LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Gould School of Law has tapped Brian Peck, a top international trade specialist in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration, to launch a new center focusing on transnational law and addressing challenges facing the global business regulatory framework.
Peck, who served as deputy director of international affairs and business development for California Gov. Jerry Brown and senior director at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, assumes his new position as director on Nov. 15. The USC Center for Transnational Law and Business promotes world-class policy analysis and debate to help international businesses navigate the complex matrix of varied trade and compliance policies around the world. "The reality of business is global," said Dean Andrew Guzman, an international law scholar. "Though laws are made at the national level, businesses act across borders and so must adapt to regulations and requirements that vary from place to place and time to time. The mission of the Center is to engage in cutting edge research in the area of international law and business and to bring academics, business people, lawyers, and government officials together to discuss and debate the most important topics in the field." The new center will serve USC as well as the broader international business law community. "The center will facilitate expanded interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching and research to address critical problems and challenges in transnational business, and that will make doing business around the globe easier," Peck said.