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Expert resume of Professor Charles K. Whitehead

Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School and Founding Director, Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell Tech; former senior legal and business positions with Citigroup, Salomon Brothers, and Nomura Securities International, with experience in the New York, London, and Tokyo markets (USA)

Before entering academia, Professor Whitehead held senior legal and business positions in the financial services industry in New York and Tokyo, including as a Managing Director of Nomura Securities International, Salomon Brothers, and Citigroup. Professor Whitehead also practiced in the London office of a prominent U.S. law firm. He was the first Citigroup Country Officer for Japan, overseeing corporate and retail banking, investment banking, trust banking, asset management, insurance, consumer finance, and credit cards. Professor Whitehead was also head of Citibank’s Corporate Bank in Japan and the Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup’s investment bank in Japan (a joint venture with Nikko Securities, Japan’s second largest investment bank).

Among other things, Professor Whitehead has had responsibility for aspects of legal/compliance, structuring, and trading in the equity, fixed income, and commodity derivatives markets. In addition, he has substantial regulatory and banking experience in the cash equity and fixed income markets for a range of U.S. and non-U.S. private and public credits.

Professor Whitehead was alternate member of the ISDA External Review Panel of the U.S. Determinations Committee for CEMEX, and a member of the ISDA External Review Panel for Caesars Entertainment and Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp.

As an academic, Professor Whitehead was a Research Fellow at Columbia Law School before joining the Boston University School of Law and Cornell Law School. Professor Whitehead is a co-author (with John C. Coffee, Jr. (Columbia Law School) and Hillary A. Sale (Georgetown Law School)) of the principal Securities Regulation casebook in the United States.