George L. Bustin '70
Former Visiting Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels
George Bustin is a senior counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (New York and Brussels) and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School. Bustin has taught a graduate seminar in the Wilson School on institutional and legal aspects of the relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation, with a focus on European energy policy. From 1982 until 2007, Mr. Bustin was a partner of Cleary Gottlieb based primarily in Brussels. From 1993 until 2007 he was one of the principal outside legal advisers to the Russian Ministry of Finance in connection with the restructuring and repayment of Soviet-era sovereign debt in the context of the Paris Club. Mr. Bustin also acted for other sovereign and corporate clients in Europe and the United States and has published on legal subjects relating to the EU and to Russia. Mr. Bustin holds degrees from Princeton University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) . He is a senior adviser to the European law committee of the ABA's Section of International Law and Practice.