Lee C. Buchheit retired in 2019 after a 43-year legal career. During his career, Buchheit worked on more than two dozen sovereign-debt restructurings. He led the legal teams advising Greece in the 2012 restructuring of government bonds totaling more than 206 billion euros — the largest sovereign-debt workout in history. He also advised the Republic of Iraq in the 2004-2008 restructuring of $140 billion of debt accumulated by the Saddam regime. He holds a variety of academic appointments. In addition to his work at the University of Edinburgh Law School, he is a visiting professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in London.
- Dipl. Intl. Jur.Cambridge University1976
- J.D.University of Pennsylvania Law School1975
- A.B.Middlebury College1972
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Ruth Mason, Can the ‘California Effect’ Survive in a Hyperpartisan America? (The New York Times Magazine)