Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook; J.D., New York University
B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York, Stony Brook; J.D., cum laude, New York University. Professor Brancato served as...Continue Reading
B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York, Stony Brook; J.D., cum laude, New York University. Professor Brancato served as Research Editor of the NYU Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif. Professor Brancato has served as an Attorney Adviser International for the Office of the Legal Adviser in the Department of State since 1980. Currently she practices in the Legal Office for Human Rights and Refugees, where she specializes in UN human rights organs including the Human Rights Council, disability rights, treaty negotiation and ratification, Inter-American human rights, genocide, and domestic human rights litigation under the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victims Protection Act. She previously served in the Legal Office for Consular Affairs specializing in citizenship law, the Legal Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation specializing in diplomatic, consular and international organization immunities, the Legal Office of Political-Military Affairs, and the Legal Office for East Asian and Pacific Affairs within the Office of the Legal Adviser. Prior to joining the Department of State, Professor Brancato clerked for the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She has served as an attorney for both Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, and Bingham Dana & Gould in Boston, and was detailed from the State Department to serve in the White House Counsel's Office in 1998. Her publications include The Rights of Police Officers: An ACLU Handbook and articles in the NYU Law Review and Belgian Banking Journal. She has taught, in addition to Human Rights Law, International Law, Immunity under International Law, and Moot Court.