Anna Gelpern Joins Georgetown Law Faculty

May 21, 2013 —

Professor Anna Gelpern Professor Anna Gelpern

Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to welcome Anna Gelpern as a new member of its full-time faculty.

“A prolific scholar and dedicated teacher, Anna Gelpern is widely recognized in academia and government as one of the foremost experts in international financial law and institutions,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “We are pleased to welcome her to our distinguished faculty.” 

Gelpern, who served as a visiting professor at Georgetown Law during the 2012-2013 academic year, comes to the Law Center from American University Washington College of Law, where she taught international finance, contracts, and financial institutions. She has published articles on financial integration, debt contracts and development, and has co-authored the leading law text on international finance.

Gelpern has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and sovereign borrowing, most recently as an expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a fellow at the Center for Law, Economics & Finance at George Washington University Law School. She also held a visiting appointment at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2011.

Prior to joining American University, she taught at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. She held several positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where her portfolio included international debt, development, international financial institutions and financial crisis response. Earlier she practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and London.

Gelpern earned an A.B. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

With 118 full-time members, the Georgetown Law faculty is the largest in the nation. The Law Center’s faculty teaches the most diverse curriculum of any law school as well, with hundreds of courses ranging from public interest and constitutional law to corporate, international and trade law.