Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international
business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business
Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research
explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance. 

With a better understanding of the workings of private power in the global governance
regime, Professor Danielsen hopes to develop new and more complex notions of economic
participation, political pluralism and distributive justice in the creation and operation
of the rules that shape global economic activity and more effective, participatory and
accountable strategies for harnessing corporate power to enhance economic well-being and
social welfare, particularly in the developing world. 

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Danielsen was executive vice
president and general counsel of Europe Online Networks S.A., a pioneer in the provision
of broadband Internet and interactive multimedia services to consumers across Europe.
Previously, Professor Danielsen was a partner at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston, where
his practice focused on the representation of US and European public and privately held
business with respect to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic
partnerships and joint ventures, content and technology licensing and corporate strategy.



Busting bribery: sustaining the global momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (with David Kennedy), School of Law Faculty Publications (2011)


Economic Approaches to Global Regulation: Expanding the International Law and Economics Paradigm, School of Law Faculty Publications (2011)

The recent economic crisis has demonstrated with startling clarity the importance of developing a more...



Local Rules and a Global Economy: an Economic Policy Perspective, School of Law Faculty Publications (2010)

This article explores the growing significance and theoretical implications of ‘local rules’—such as Chinese labour...



Corporate power and global order, School of Law Faculty Publications (2006)

In this chapter the author suggests that our understanding of transnational regulation and global governance...



How Corporations Govern: Taking Corporate Power Seriously in Transnational Regulation and Governance, Harvard International Law Journal (2005)

It would seem to be a relatively uncontroversial claim among scholars, activists,and policymakers that corporations...