Carl S. Bjerre serves as Wallace L. & Ellen A Kaapcke Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, and specializes in commercial law, with an emphasis on secured transactions, investment securities and other financial market transactions.
Professor Bjerre is a member of the Uniform Law Commission and of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code. He is also immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Investment Securities subcommittee. He has been a member of the United States delegation for the negotiation of the Geneva Securities Convention; a member of the UNIDROIT Study Group on Principles for the Netting of Financial Instruments; a member of the UCC Article 9 Joint Review Committee, and an expert witness and consultant in various substantial commercial law disputes. He is a past chair of the AALS Section of Commercial and Related Consumer Law. Bjerre practiced transactional finance law for six years with the multinational law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City before joining the U of O faculty.
Apart from the law, Bjerre is chair of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra's Artistic Advisory Group, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season.