B.A., Harvard; J.D., Harvard
Professor De Amicis joined the faculty in 2019 following a lengthy career as a partner at Ropes
& Gray LLP, an international law firm, and as General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s bilateral development finance institution. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law since 2014, and also taught at the University of Arizona Law School and served as the Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a commercial law reform institute. In 2014, Professor De
Amicis was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He presently serves on tribunals of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Inter-American Development Bank dealing with issues of fraud, corruption and collusion, sits as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes, and serves on the board of a corporation that supports impact investments internationally through financial products that hedge local currency risk.
Professor De Amicis has long been active in the American Bar Association, where he chaired the Section of International Law. He has been actively involved in rule of law initiatives, and currently serves on the ABA’s Middle Eastern and North Africa Council. He also serves as an expert for the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Commerce Department on commercial law reform projects in foreign countries.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
Book Chapters & Collected Works
“Q&A with National Law Center's new exec director,” coverage by Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 4, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Don De Amicis.