Profiles: Stephen F. Clayton


Stephen F. Clayton


Adjunct Professor

Stephen Clayton's Bio

I am impressed with how Golden Gate University makes it easy for students to get the courses they want and need at the times and places they want and need them. The school has come a long way in developing an educational program that understands and works with the ways a lot of students live, work, study and achieve in the 21st century.

Stephen Clayton joined the Golden Gate University faculty in 2011. He is also currently consulting and providing training on international anti-corruption issues as well as international distribution practice and a member of the California Bar. Most of his career was spent in international practice in the U.S. and other countries including working for over 2 years at a Japanese law firm in Tokyo,3 further years for Sun Microsystems in Tokyo and 2 years as Sun's European General counsel in the UK. During most of this time he was focused on international distribution of products, services and technology, international franchising, and handled a large number of joint ventures, licensing transactions, and OEM relationships. ln 2005 he began specializing in international anti-corruption/ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance. Stephen holds a J.D. from Pacific McGeorge School of Law and an LL.M. in Asian Law from the University of Washington, School of Law.

Stephen in one word: Open

Interests & hobbies: Playing music (electric bass & singing)

Favorite musical artist: Lady Rizo

Guilty pleasure:Game of Thrones

Favorite quote: "Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil." Jerry Garcia