The International Arbitrator as Transnational Judge - WAMR 2013 Vol. 7, No. 1

Donald Francis Donovan
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June, 2013
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DONALD FRANCIS DONOVAN is a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, where he concentrates his practice in international disputes before U.S. courts, international arbitration tribunals, and international courts. Based on surveys of other practitioners, Chambers Global 2013 recently identified him as one of the eleven leading international arbitration practitioners and five leading public international lawyers in the world, and he is similarly ranked in other publications. He has argued before the International Court of Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court, international arbitration tribunals constituted under both treaty and contract in venues throughout the world, and other federal and state courts throughout the United States. He regularly sits as arbitrator in ICC, ICDR, ICSID, and other cases. Mr. Donovan currently serves as President of the American Society of International Law. He served from 2000-2005 as Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; he recently concluded two terms as Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and remains a Member of its Governing Body; and he has long served on the Board of Human Rights First and as Chair of its Litigation Committee. He teaches international arbitration and international investment law and arbitration at the New York University School of Law. Mr. Donovan joined Debevoise after serving as law clerk to Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court and as legal assistant to Judge Howard M. Holtzmann of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Mr. Donovan may be contacted at