Gonzalo Freixes

Associate Dean for the Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA Programs, Senior Lecturer

Phone: (310) 794-6640

Fax: (310) 825-3165

gonzalo.freixes@anderson.ucla.edu

Biography

Gonzalo Freixes is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting Area and is currently the Associate Dean of the Executive MBA and Fully Employed MBA Programs, and of Global Immersion Programs for all three UCLA Anderson MBA Programs.  Mr. Freixes also serves as Faculty Director for the Applied Management Research Program for the full-time MBA Program. He holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Loyola Law School and a Master in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Freixes teaches business law, international business law, business ethics, corporate and individual taxation, and real estate law & taxation in the MBA Program and in the Undergraduate Accounting Minor Program.  Mr. Freixes has lectured in Brazil, Spain, France, Holland, Argentina, South Africa, Belgium and Chile on international business & tax subjects. Previously, he taught International Business Law and Business Law at California State University, Northridge.  Mr. Freixes also directs the Price Center’s UCLA Summer Entrepreneurship Institute for undergraduate students, where he also teaches a course in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.  He frequently lectures in the subjects of taxation, corporate governance, business ethics, international business law and trial advocacy.

In 2011, Mr. Freixes received the Neidorf Decade Teaching Award from the UCLA Anderson faculty and in 2006, he received the Fully Employed MBA class Outstanding Teacher Award.  He is the Faculty Advisor and Coach for the UCLA Mock Trial Program.  UCLA won the national mock trial championship in 2004, 2005 and 2011.  He also served as a writer and consultant for the pilot of a Fox TV reality series, “The Partner.”

Mr. Freixes currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Executive MBA Council and was Chair of the Board in 2012. He was an elected official with the Newhall School Board of Trustees (serving 2 years as its President) and also served on the State Bar of California’s Judicial Nominees Commission for three years, where he evaluated the California Governor’s judicial nominees for the Supreme, Appellate, Superior and Municipal Courts.

Education

JD Law, 1979, Loyola Law School
M.A. Business Taxation, 2008, USC

Interests

Business Law, Taxation, Business Ethics, Governance, International Law and Taxation, International Trade, Latin America, Law, Political and Legal Strategy, Start-Up Companies