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Expert resume of Don S. De Amicis

Professor, Georgetown University Law Centre; member of Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank; former General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; former partner, Ropes & Gray LLP.

Don De Amicis is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and co-directs the Center for Transnational Business and the Law.  He is a member of tribunals of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Inter-American Development Bank that hear appeals of cases involving corruption, fraud and collusion and is involved in international dispute resolution as an independent arbitrator and mediator.  Professor De Amicis serves on the faculty of the International Law Institute in Washington DC, and acts as an expert for the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Commerce Department.

He is also affiliated with Transnational Strategy Group, LLC, a business consultancy, as a senior advisor on investment, finance and trade matters.   Don previously served as Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a commercial law reform institute, a Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona Law School, and a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.  From 2011 to 2014, he was General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s international development finance institution that supports private sector investment in infrastructure through project finance and political risk insurance. For 25 years prior to OPIC, Don was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, an international law firm, with a practice that focused on corporate, finance, and restructuring matters.

Don has long been active in the American Bar Association and its rule of law initiatives; he served as chair of the Section of International Law and is currently serving on the ABA’s Middle East and North Africa Rule of Law Initiative Board.  Don is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A.) and received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.