Stuart L. Pardau earned his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara, his Masters Degree in International Politics from Cambridge University and his law degree from Stanford University. For close to ten years, Professor Pardau was the Chief Counsel of J.D. Power and Associates, one of the leading market intelligence and consulting firms in the world. He continues to provide legal counsel to a variety of firms, particularly in the intellectual property, corporate transactional and data security areas. Currently, his primary areas of academic research are in the fields of copyright and legal ethics. Professor Pardau is also affiliated with the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica where he is a member of Rand's Institute of Civil Justice, Southern California Leadership Council.