Waide Warner

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2017


Waide Warner is a Lecturer on Law and Senior Advisor to the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, where he works on matters related to digital access, government use of technology and civic innovation. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he focuses on infrastructure investment policy. Since 2014, he has been a Senior Counsel of Davis Polk & Wardwell. As a Davis Polk Partner for more than 25 years, he led the project finance practice, advising on a broad range of U.S. and international financings, restructurings, and joint ventures in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, including a number of transnational undersea fiber optic cables. In 2014 and 2015, he was a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Project Finance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association's Committee on Banking Law, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University School of Law, and a member of the Task Force on Multi-Lateral Development Banks at the Center for Strategic Studies. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, was a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Chicago and received a law degree with honors from Rutgers Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Marion C. Matthes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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