Harald has more than twenty years of experience in transactional practice at major global law firms, focused on structuring and executing complex corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining the Institute to pursue his research interests, Harald represented companies and investment banks in IPOs, high yield and investment grade bond offerings, equity and debt tender offers, and other financing and derivative transactions. Most recently, Harald's practice included work on multiple SPAC IPOs and other SPAC-related matters. In his practice, Harald also counseled clients on critical disclosure and financial reporting matters, an area in which he authored several publications. His 2017 article on debt restructurings was cited and followed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Marblegate Asset Management v. Education Management. He has also written for Forbes and has been cited by WSJ Pro Bankruptcy. Harald holds law degrees from the University of Vienna (J.D. and S.J.D. equivalents) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.).