Vanessa Lantin is a management consultant and U.S. legal advisor and attorney in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She works with small international businesses to enhance productivity while ensuring compliance. Ms. Lantin works in the areas of strategic planning, business process analysis and improvement, the development of standard operating procedures, and general contract management issues. She also counsels on judiciary policy, legislation, administrative operations, and contract issues. Ms. Lantin is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland Global Campus in Germany. She previously spent nine years with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts as a special advisor to U.S. bankruptcy judges and senior attorneys, and she was a career law clerk for bankruptcy courts in the Memphis, Tenn., area. Ms. Lantin received her B.Sc. cum laude in business administration from Wake Forest University in 1994 and her J.D. in 2003 from the University of Memphis.