Olga Gidalevitz represents public and private companies, financial institutions, and banks in connection with banking and finance transactions, LIBOR transition preparedness, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Olga gained over a decade of experience on the international circuit, having worked in Dubai, Egypt, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Most notably during this time, Olga was the first woman to receive an award from the Saudi National Lawyer Committee for initiating vast reforms of legal education in Saudi Arabia while serving as a university law department chair in Jeddah.
Olga has worked as a law professor in Saudi Arabia and in the United States, where she taught courses on international trade and Islamic law. She has also developed and taught courses on trade, energy, and climate change at the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR), with a focus on capacity building and public officials training.
Olga's Ph.D. and post-doctoral research focused on climate change and ESG matters, a topic she has published and lectured on extensively.
Olga is a qualified lawyer in Russia and in Illinois.
Select Publications Prior to Jones Day
The Potential of Tariff Policy for Climate Change Mitigation: Legal and Economic Analysis, 48 Journal of World Trade, Issue 5, pp. 1007–1037
International Trade Regulation and the Mitigation of Climate Change: World Trade Forum, Cambridge University Press 2009
Article XXI and XXV in Wolfrum, R., Stoll, P., & Feinäugle, C. (Eds.), WTO - Trade in Services. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Nijhoff.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. 2019; LL.M. 2017); University of Bern (Switzerland) (Ph.D. summa cum laude 2009; Master of International Law and Economics summa cum laude 2005); Moscow State Academy of Law (Bachelor of Law with honors 2002); Russian Institute of Finance and Economics (Bachelor of Economics 2000)