William L. RichterRichter Law Offices1362 Pacific AvenueSuite 217Santa Cruz, California 95060, U.S.A.
BioEducation • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988. Academic Honors: Fellow, center for International Studies; Senior Book Review Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics. Authored Article entitled “Soviet Participation in GATT: A Case for Accession,” Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 20 (Winter 1988). • Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, A.M. (Soviet Studies), 1984. Academic Honors: Foreign Language Areas Scholarship. During this program, I spent one year studying Criminal Law at Leningrad State University Law School (1982-83). • Yale College, B.A. (Russian and East European Studies), 1980. Academic Honors: Graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, With Distinction in the Major; Awarded Natalia P. Semler Prize for Essay in Russian and East European Studies. Bar Admissions • California • New York Leadership • Founding Trustee (1998) and still serving as Trustee at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, an independent school Santa Cruz (co-chaired Board for 6 years) • Shakespeare Play On – Founding Board President of theater created in 2013 to carry on traditions and aesthetic of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (shut down by UCSC in 2013). Lead effort to raise $1.1MM at end of 2013. Previously served on Board of Directors of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (UCSC) from 2005-13 (Board President for 2 years) • Corporate Secretary and Pro Bono Counsel for Anna Mahler International Foundation (USA) • Director, Acumen Scientific (an infrared physics research outfit in Santa Barbara, CA) • Corporate Secretary for several medical device companies in Silicon Valley