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F. Frederic Fouad


Adjunct Professor of Law

Teaching: Professional Responsibility


Professional and Academic Experience:

F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad’s law practice spans 30 years with a focus on Japan-related litigation and transactions. Ric began his career at Jones Day (New York) and has appeared in California, Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington courts at the trial and appellate levels. Ric also served in-house at Taisei Corporation (Tokyo), Lexington Corporation (Tokyo and Memphis), and Spartus Capital Management (New York). Ric was a 2009-2010 Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and has been an adjunct professor at Temple University School of Law (Tokyo) since 2008. Ric serves on the advisory boards of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College and the International Honors Program of World Learning, in Brattleboro, VT. He also serves on the board of Protect The Hersheys’ Children, Inc. Ric’s pro bono work includes refugee property rights restoration in post-war Sarajevo and a now 21-year effort to secure governance reforms of the $17 billion Hershey Trust.


Select Writing/Lectures:

“Charity and Children Suffer as Hershey’s Board Fends Off Lucrative Merger Bid,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 19, 2016

“Hershey’s Charity for Children Became GOP Slush Fund,” Nation Magazine, October 17, 2012 (with Matt Stroud)

“Making Bitter Chocolate Sweet: The Milton Hershey School’s Past and Hoped For Future,” Lecture, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, October 31, 2013


• J.D. 1990, New York University

• B.A. 1985, University of Pennsylvania

Office Hours:

By appointment (email is the best method of contact).