Gonzalo Freixes, J.D. joined the faculty at UCLA Anderson in 1990. He is a Lecturer in the Accounting Area and is currently the Associate Dean of the Executive MBA and Fully Employed MBA Programs, and of the Global Immersion Programs for all there UCLA Anderson MBA Programs. He holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Loyola Law School and a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Freixes teaches business law, international business law, business ethics, corporate and individual taxation in the MBA Program and in the Undergraduate Accounting Minor Program. He has also served as a field study advisor in the Global Access Program and Applied Management Research Program, and is the current director of the Executive MBA Strategic Management Research Program.
Mr. Freixes has lectured in Spain, France, Argentina, Holland, Belgium and Chile on international business & tax subjects. Previously, he taught International Business Law and Business Law at California State University, Northridge. He has developed several new courses and workshops at UCLA Anderson in the areas of International Regulation of Business, Real Estate Law & Taxation, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.
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 regulation, taxation 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 new Fox TV reality series, “The Partner.”
Mr. Freixes currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as Vice-Chair of the Executive MBA Council and was recently appointed to the California Board of Accountancy's Ethics Curriculum Committee. 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.