Professor Seth Freeman, J.D, practiced corporate and securities law in large New York firms for six years following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984. Since 1991 he has taught law and business at several schools. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School. He teaches in the full time MBA, the Executive MBA program and the EMBA Global Program. He also teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs.
Prof. Freeman is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business.
He also serves as a visiting professor of International Negotiation at several programs abroad, including:
- Bordeaux École de Management in France
- Zhongshan University's Executive MBA program in Guangzhou, China
- Beijing University's Executive MBA program in Beijing and Shenzhen
His main subject is negotiation and conflict management. He has also taught courses on the economics of complex decisions, securities regulation, corporate law, and general business law.
Prof. Freeman also serve as a trainer and consultant on negotiations for organizations such as UBS, Stew Leonard's, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Spire Capital.
He has also been an active student of mediation and other forms of alternatives dispute resolution, and have served as a mediator for the Queens Mediation Center.
Prof. Freeman is married to his wife Cary, who is an actress. They live on the Upper West Side. They attend All Angels' Church.
His work in private practice included transactions involving initial public offerings, corporate restructurings and aircraft financing. He graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with a degree in economics.