Ko-Yung Tung

Senior Counsellor, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, and Visiting Lecturer at Law, Yale Law School; former Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank

Ko-Yung Tung is Senior Counsellor with the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP and also Visiting Lecturer of Law at Yale Law School where he teaches a course on "Globalization, Development, Poverty, and the Law". He served as the Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank and the Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. His private law practice involves sovereign lending, international investments and disputes, and cross-border financial transactions. Mr. Tung serves as a board member of numerous public and private entities, including Human Rights Watch-Asia, Transparency International-USA, International Development Law Organization in Rome, London Forum on Development Law, and Eisai Inc. (a global pharmaceutical company based in Japan). In the past he has served as a member of President Clinton's Commission on United States Pacific Trade and Investment Policy, and the Trilateral Commission, and was the Chairman of the East-West Center Board of Governors. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Tung has served as a faculty member at Salzburg Seminar sessions, most recently at Session 420, Trade, Aid, and Development: Policy Tools for Poverty Reduction, 2004.


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