Before founding Risk Alternatives, Ted was a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to that, Ted spent more than 20 years in the Washington DC office of the international law firm of Jones Day. He is a member of the American Law Institute, where he serves on the Member Consultative Group for the ALI’s current project on Principles of the Law: Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations. Ted is also a member of the National Standards for Excellence® Council.
Ted has served on the Arlington Economic Development Commission and the boards of the Leadership Center for Excellence, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Latino Student Fund, Washington Humane Society, and the Hispanic Bar Association of DC Foundation, and was a member of the DC Bar Litigation Section Steering Committee.
Ted speaks regularly before large and small groups throughout the United States on risk management, board governance, civic engagement, ethics, and numerous other issues. He is the author of three editions of a leading law school casebook on class actions and other multi-party dispute resolution.
He received his B.A. in economics summa cum laude from Wake Forest University, and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.