Deborah Burand is the director of the International Transactions Clinic and co-director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship. She writes and lectures on issues related to impact investing; social finance innovations such as social impact bonds; social entrepreneurship; international finance; microfinance and microfranchise; and developing sustainable businesses at the base of the economic pyramid. She was formerly director of the International Transactions Clinic that she cofounded at The University of Michigan Law School in 2008. In 2010-11, Burand took a leave of absence from Michigan Law to serve as general counsel to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States. Prior to joining Michigan Law, she worked in the microfinance sector. Earlier in her career, she was a senior attorney in the international banking section of the Federal Reserve Board's Legal Division; and then at the US Department of the Treasury where she was first the senior attorney/adviser for international monetary matters, and later the senior adviser for international financial matters. She also practiced law at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling.
Deborah is a member of the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia. She earned her BA, cum laude, from DePauw University and a joint graduate degree, JD/MSFS with honors, from Georgetown University.