Mr. Willig has been providing legal services and advice to lenders, investors and governments in the areas of international, cross-border and domestic energy and infrastructure projects for almost 40 years. Prior to forming his own boutique law firm. Mr. Willig was the Chair and/or founder of project finance and energy practices at three major international law firms and was a principal participant working with Sen. George Mitchell in the creation of DLA Piper, serving as the Global Head of its Commercial Group. His educational background in comparative law, civil law, as well as common law, has provided a unique perspective to his clients on the different aspects of legal systems and cultures outside the US, and their assessment of risk. Mr. Willig serves as an advisor to the International Journal of Law and Economics, is a former member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and was a Mombusho Scholar at the University of Osaka, Japan from 1973-75. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) from Brooklyn College, a Ph.D in comparative legal history and a J.D., both from the University of Pennsylvania.