Professor De Amicis is the faculty co-director of the Center on Transnational Business and the Law and the faculty director of the Executive Securities and Financial Regulation LL.M. program. He joined the faculty on a full-time basis in 2019 following a career as a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, an international law firm, and as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (now the Development Finance Corporation), the U.S. government’s bilateral development finance institution. He has taught comparative law at the University of Arizona Law School, lectured at numerous foreign law schools, including Leiden University and the National Law University, Delhi, India, been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and served as the Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a commercial law reform institute.
Professor De Amicis is an external member of sanctions committees of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Inter-American Development Bank that hear appeals of administrative decisions sanctioning parties for fraudulent, corrupt or collusive practices. His activities in the field of impact investing include serving on a board of directors of a corporation that supports microfinance institutions operating internationally through financial products that hedge local currency risk.
Long been active in the American Bar Association, where he chaired the ABA Section of International Law, Professor De Amicis is involved in the ABA’s international rule of law programs, currently serving on the ABA’s Middle East and North Africa Council. He also participates in commercial law reform projects in foreign countries as an expert for the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Professor De Amicis is a member of the Editorial Board of The Business Lawyer and the External Advisory Board of The International Lawyer.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Frenzied Dealmaking Opens Doors for Corporate Law Graduates," coverage by LLM Guide, September 1, 2021, featuring Professor Don S. De Amicis.
“,” coverage by Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 4, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Don De Amicis.