About the Author
James Ottavio Castagnera, J.D., Ph.D., has spent more than 25 years practicing, writing about, and teaching law. He has been a labor lawyer and litigator with a major Philadelphia firm and the general counsel/corporate secretary for the then-largest convenience store chain in New Jersey and for the nation’s number one econometric forecasting organization. He has published 17 books, as well as some 50 professional/scholarly articles and book chapters. He has been a frequent commentator in newspapers, magazines, and on the internet. His teaching has taken him to the University of Texas-Austin, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Widener University School of Law. Currently legal counsel to a New Jersey university and president of a freelance writing firm, in 2007 he was an Academic Fellow on Terrorism in Israel under the auspices of the Foundation for Defense of Democracy.