Juliette Passer is an accomplished senior executive steeped in International, and the ability to help companies accelerate their penetration and growth in the United States and abroad. She has performed successfully in that role for over twenty-five years, also serving as counsel to the legal implications and nuances of these expansions. Additionally, Juliette brings to the equation an extensive background in working with governments, and political organizations as well as multilateral institutions, to achieve these corporate goals for private companies. As such, she brings a unique business and legal understanding of international business transactions and business and political environments in architecting cross-border investments. She is particularly adept knowledgeable in markets including the former USSR, Eastern and Western Europe, China, Turkey, and Panama. Finally, Juliette has extensive experience on numerous private Boards, and is available for suitable Board engagements.
Following the completion of her legal studies, Juliette gained her early legal and international experience as corporate Associate with the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton, as well as Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP. She gained exposure to corporate finance, general corporate practice, and international development for clients. Her responsibilities included negotiating lending, stock purchase, licensing, distribution and joint venture agreements, in addition to opening a Moscow office. She trained Russian attorneys under the auspices of the American Bar Association and Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation. Juliette is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Today, Juliette is General Counsel of the International Project Development Group, a New York practice specializing in the broad range of domestic and international transactions, representing both US and foreign clients. Since 1996, they have been counsel in sectors ranging from aviation, to pharmaceuticals, telecomm, manufacturing, entertainment, and petrochemicals and have done business in 50 countries.
Additionally, Juliette has brought her expertise to thousands of individuals through her teaching engagements, seminars and courses. She has lectured US and international audiences on issues of law and commerce, with a particular expertise in emerging markets and the Internet.
Juliette is an experienced Board Director, having served on twelve Boards, including Avialeasing Aviation, Always for Me, Amatex, and numerous non-profits, including Global Partnership for Sustainable Transportation.
Juliette completed law studies from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating cum laude, and serving as President of the International Law Society. She also undertook special studies in Soviet Law at the Columbia School of Law. She holds a Master of Arts in Music Education and a B.M. in Harp Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Juliette has two grown children, resides on Long Island, and enjoys studying Eastern philosophy, scuba diving, ballroom dancing, and playing the harp.