Ronald A. Brand is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He regularly teaches courses in international business transactions, international trade law, and transnational litigation, as well as an introduction to American law course for foreign law students. His books include Fundamentals of International Business Transactions; International Civil Dispute Resolution; Beyond the Draft UNCITRAL Digest; Private Law, Private International Law, & Judicial Cooperation in the EU-US Relationship; and Forum Non Conveniens: History, Global Practice, and Future Under the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. Professor Brand was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Special Commissions and Diplomatic Conference of The Hague Conference on Private International Law that negotiated and concluded the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. He is a past Chairperson of the Interest Group on International Economic Law of the American Society of International Law, a former Fulbright Scholar in Belgium, and a former Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna.
David Epstein is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he covers sports science, medicine, and Olympic sports. His investigative pieces are among Sports Illustrated's most high-profile stories. An avid runner himself, he earned All-East honours on Columbia University's varsity track squad. This is his first book.