Mr. Liebman has over 20 years of experience with international business development, start-up companies, and international product sourcing, distribution, and logistics. He has worked in a wide range of industries including computer software and hardware, specialty foods, and beverages, notably having established and managed the international headquarters of a $25 million US-based importer, developing and managing supply channels of thousands of products supplied by over 100 factories in over 15 countries, and has extensive experience working in highly regulated industries. Before Ulysses, he worked as a Research Associate in the World Business Division at SRI International, and co-founded WSN, a technology company focused on the wine industry. Scott earned an MIA from Columbia University in international political economy and East Asian studies (Dean's Fellow 1988-1989) and a BA from Dartmouth College.
A veteran in classical brand management and business development, Jim has over 20 years of experience in building brands. Previously Jim was based in Tokyo as an internal consultant for Kao Corporation, a $9 billion multinational consumer products company. During his 10 years with Kao he focused on brand management and business development in Asia, and also served as Marketing Manager at the Andrew Jergens Company, Kao's largest subsidiary in the US. His work in Asia focused primarily on expanding relationships with global retailers and building global brands. Jim is also the co-founder of WSN, a technology company focused on the wine industry. Mr. McClellan received his BA from Haverford College, and holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
John R. Liebman, Principal, is of counsel to McKenna Long and Aldridge, L.L.P. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Mr. Liebman also practices from the firm's offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Washington, D.C. and Brussels. His 38 years in practice has focused on international business transactions, trade regulation, trade finance, and government relations. He is a member of the firm's Information, Privacy and Security Practice Group, and as a member of the President's Export Council Encryption Subcommittee, has figured prominently in the private sector's efforts to reform government regulation of encryption software exports. Mr. Liebman was associated previously with the U.S. Department of State, Agency for International Development, and is the past chair of the International Law Sections of the California State Bar and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. He is the recipient of the Order of the Southern Cross from the Brazilian government and the Stanley P. Olafson Bronze Plaque from the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Liebman also served as a member of the California State World Trade Commission, and is an adjunct professor of law at U.C.LA. He earned his law degree at UCLA and his baccalaureate from Dartmouth College.