Shruti Rana is associate professor of law at the University of Maryland Law School. She focuses on international and comparative business and commercial law and has extensive practice, advocacy, policy, and scholarly experience in these areas. Rana is currently a visiting professor at Berkeley Law. In addition to the United States, Rana has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Finland, Japan, China, Malaysia, and India. While in private practice, she worked on a variety of high-profile deals and cases focusing primarily on commercial and corporate issues. She has practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, and Quinn Emanuel LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco. She also clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning at the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rana has extensive experience in the policy arena. She has worked for the United Nations, where she focused on treaty monitoring and compliance issues, and has worked on a variety of innovative projects involving corporate social responsibility, microcredit, and technology policy, as well as law reform projects in the areas of corporate law and gender equity. She frequently lectures on these topics at universities and other fora around the country and globally. She is a board member of the American Society of Comparative Law and is chair of the society’s linkages and advisory committee. Rana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (with university and departmental honors), where she was a Regents’ Scholar. She earned an MSc from the London School of Economics (graduating with distinction). She received her JD from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an AAUW Selected Professions Fellow.