Donald Francis Donovan delivers fall lecture

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Donald Francis Donovan, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and international law expert, will speak Friday, Oct. 24 on "Suing the USA: The Consular Relations Cases in the US Supreme Court and International Court of Justice." The lecture, to be held at 4:00 p.m. in Room 3034, will be followed by an open reception.

Mr. Donovan concentrates his practice in international disputes before federal and state courts in the United States, international arbitration tribunals, and international courts. He was recently identified as one of the four leading international arbitration practitioners in the eastern United States in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2002-2003, and has been recognized as a leader in his field in An International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitrators.

Mr. Donovan serves as Vice-President and one of two U.S. members of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), as Chair of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and as Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business. He joined Debevoise after serving as law clerk to Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and as legal assistant to Judge Howard M. Holtzmann of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. He received his B.A. in 1977 from the University of Virginia and his J.D. in 1981 from Stanford Law School.