The American 

Law Institute 88th Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 

2011. San Francisco

Guy Miller Struve

Guy Miller Struve, a partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City, will receive the Institute’s John Minor Wisdom Award, recognizing an ALI member’s outstanding contributions to the work of the Institute, on May 16 at the Annual Meeting. A member of Davis Polk’s litigation department, Mr. Struve has represented clients in trials, appeals, and other litigation in such areas of law as antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, commercial, constitutional, criminal, derivative, employment, intellectual property, liability insurance, mergers and acquisitions, products liability, professional liability, regulatory, RICO, securities, tax, and torts.

Mr. Struve received his A.B., summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1963. In 1966 he obtained his LL.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Chief Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he joined Davis Polk in 1967, becoming a partner in 1973. From 1987 to 1994, he also was a part-time associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, who in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up, called Mr. Struve an “incisive legal scholar,” a “keen analyst,” and “the counselor on whom I relied the most for professional acumen and personal advice.”

Mr. Struve currently serves as chair of the Committee on Civil Litigation of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is also co-chair of the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council. Mr. Struve previously served as chair of the Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation of the New York City Bar, and chair of the Committee on Federal Courts of the New York City Bar.

A member of the Institute since 1974, Mr. Struve serves as an Adviser for the Restatement Third, Torts: Economic Torts and Related Wrongs, and he was also an Adviser for the ALI’s project on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. An active and conscientious participant in the Institute’s Annual Meetings, he is also involved in more than a dozen Members Consultative Groups, contributing many substantive and stylistic comments on project drafts. His daughter, Professor Catherine T. Struve of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is a member of the Institute and recently was elected to its Council, and his son Andrew H. Struve, an attorney in Los Angeles, is also an ALI member.

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