Madeleine Schachter works on global healthcare issues by providing strategic, ethical, and policy advice to non-profits and NGOs, teaching Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College, serving on an Institutional Review Board where she reviews proposed biomedical research, and as a member of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Ethics Committee. She previously practiced law for 30 years, most recently as a partner and Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, where she worked exclusively on global pro bono and community service, diversity, and sustainability matters. Her pro bono work included travel to and advice on international humanitarian issues and legislative reform in Yemen, Nepal, The Philippines, Sierra Leone, Bulgaria, and China. Madeleine is the author of four books, Global Social Investment: A Practical Handbook for Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Law of Internet Speech, Informational and Decisional Privacy, and The Law Professor’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to Teaching Law, and her work has also been published in several legal treatises and medical journals. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, teaching courses on Internet regulation, media law, and privacy.
She earned her B.A. degree, Summa C** Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, at the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in both Medical Ethics and Political Science. Madeleine received a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law, where she was a Root Tilden Scholar. She has also been a tutorial student in classical ballet.