He was a valedictorian in high school and a flop academically in college due to a hectic social schedule. Then became the top disc jockey in the country, and the scoring leader of Liga del Norte's 1959 basketball championship season, while once again rising academically in law school. He became the Managing Partner and motor of Colombia's most important law firm at the time, and negotiated its merger with Baker & McKenzie, the world's largest law firm, where 5 years later he would be one of the seven members of Baker & McKenzie's world-wide Executive Committee.
He has gone through three marriages, and in between, brought down dozens of governmental decrees and regulations, as well as the Andean Pact's restrictive Foreign Investment Statute, negotiated with kidnappers for the release of Beatrice Foods' top man in Colombia, went to jail for this client, came out as a hero in the corporate world, and was later arrested again in London. In his farewell litigation as a lawyer, he went against the world's largest tobacco manufacturer, and won.
Jimmy Raisbeck very candidly and honestly reveals the highs and lows of his most interesting life to end up answering his own question as to whether he would do it all over again.
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James W. F. Raisbeck, born 1937, Bogota, Colombia.
Grade school and high school, Millersburg Military Institute, Millersburg, Kentucky, Jan. 1946-May 1953.
College: Duke University (1953-54) and Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio (1954-58)
1958-65, leading disc jockey in Colombia; 1959-60 TV variety show host
1959, basketball champions Liga Del Norte, Colegio Americano, Bogota
Law school, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, l960-64. Practise of law: 1965-1978, Raisbeck & Raisbeck, Bogota; 1978-79, Raisbeck Lara Rodriguez & Rueda; 1979-95, Baker & McKenzie, Bogota
[For the full bio, read the book which is my auto-biography]
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