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Donald Francis Donovan

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Donald Francis Donovan is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and its Public International Law Group. Mr. Donovan has argued international law, arbitration law, commercial law, and other issues before United States and international courts, as well as international arbitration tribunals in disputes arising under both contracts and treaties. His practice includes the representation of states, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational companies. Mr. Donovan also regularly sits as arbitrator in international cases, including under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, and the ICDR, as president, chair, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator. He serves as a Member of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, a Member of the Advisory Committees of the American Law Institute for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law of the United States and for the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration and a Member of the Board of Human Rights First and Chair of its Litigation Committee. He teaches International Arbitration and International Investment Law and Arbitration at the New York University School of Law and International Investment Arbitration at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He regularly speaks and writes on international law, international arbitration, and international litigation topics.