Don S. De Amicis
Woolf Fellow, The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Harvard College; J.D., Harvard Law School.
Professor De Amicis is currently teaching courses at Georgetown, Leiden University and the International Law Institute. As a senior advisor with Transnational Strategy Group, he...Continue Reading
Professor De Amicis is currently teaching courses at Georgetown, Leiden University and the International Law Institute. As a senior advisor with Transnational Strategy Group, he advises businesses on investment, finance and trade matters. In 2014, he was the Wolfe/PRIME Finance Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, where he conducted research into international arbitration of complex financial transactions. From 2011 to 2014, he was General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, where he managed project finance projects, political risk insurance contracts, and dispute resolution matters in over 100 foreign countries. Prior to OPIC, he had been a senior partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, an international law firm, with a practice that focused on four principal areas: corporate, finance, restructuring and international. He has long been active in the American Bar Association and its rule of law initiatives, and served as chair of the Section of International Law. Publications include a chapter in The International Lawyer's Deskbook on Creditors Rights' and Bankruptcy;an article on Bondholder Workouts In and Outside of Bankruptcy, 12 Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2003; and a co-authored article Forward: The Limits of Globalization, 36 The International Lawyer 2003. He has spoken at numerous conferences on project finance and political risk insurance, international arbitration, international rule of law issues, structured finance, and restructuring and bankruptcy matters.