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Catherine Amirfar

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Catherine Amirfar is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group, Co-Chair of the Public International Law

Group and member of the firm’s Management Committee. Her practice focuses on international commercial and treaty arbitration, international litigation and public international law. She regularly appears in U.S. courts and before international courts and arbitration tribunals. With over fifteen years of experience, Ms. Amirfar is recognized as a top practitioner in international disputes globally. Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2016, Ms. Amirfar spent two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award in recognition of her contributions to the Department. Ms. Amirfar currently serves as President-Elect of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), for which she has been co-hosting a podcast called “International News Behind the Headlines”, and currently is a member of the American Law Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, the State Department’s Advisory Council on International Law, and the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. She is a member of the ICCA Governing Board and serves as Co-Chair of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration.