Geoffrey McGovern is director of Intellectual Property and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research has focused on matters of civil justice, statutory compliance, alternative dispute resolution, environmental policy, asbestos litigation, health care law and policy, and defense acquisitions. Past RAND research includes a series of extensive studies of asbestos personal injury bankruptcy trusts; examinations of state judicial resourcing and management; as well as a study of alternative dispute resolution in Australia. Prior to joining RAND, McGovern was a Fulbright Fellow in Finland. He is on the lecturing faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy, and received his Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University in New York and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.