Edward A Silver
Ed Silver rejoined the Office of the General Counsel in January 2006, practicing in the area of international transactions and counseling, major procurements, information technology, and corporate and academic governance. His clients include the Columbia Global Centers, the Earth Institute, and other international activities and entities of the University. He formerly was an Associate General Counsel at Columbia from 1990 to 1995, at which time his work included major research agreements, clinical trials, large procurements, and other academic and commercial contracts. In 1995, Ed joined the legal department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, later becoming the lead attorney for the Midwest consulting region. Following an acquisition of the consulting practice by IBM in 2002, Ed was the “competency leader” in the IBM counsel’s office for the worldwide Financial Services Sector, and was later promoted to Manager of Global Contracts Development. He started his career as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore (1984-1988), and later as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster (1988-1990).
Mr. Silver received his undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa in the Social Sciences from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1980, and his J.D. from New York University in 1984. He is admitted to practice law in New York State.