Prof. Don WallaceCo-Chair
With 60 years as an attorney, 50 years as a professor at Georgetown Law, and 46 years on the board at the International Law Institute of which he is chairman, Prof. Don Wallace is a preeminent authority in international law and foreign affairs. He has counseled government institutions, societal icons, major corporations, and everyone in between. Currently he teaches Constitutional Aspects of Foreign Affairs and Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Professor Wallace was the Regional Legal Advisor for the Middle East and Deputy Assistant General Counsel to AID in the Department of State from 1962-66, a founding board member of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, and has been the head of the International Law Institute since 1970. He chaired the Advisory Committee on World Trade and Technology to the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress from 1976-79, and is currently a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, a U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, and a correspondent of UNIDROIT and the vice president of the UNIDROIT Foundation in Rome. He has also been chair of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association and a member of the ABA House of Delegates. Recent and current activities also include assisting Rwanda with the preparation of its constitution and commercial law, teaching in China, directing a research and exchange project with Russia, serving on boards involving academic activities in Egypt, in Indonesia, in Serbia and in Bulgaria, the advisory board of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI), and serving as national chair of Law Professors for Bush and Quayle in 1988 and 1992, co-chair of Law Professors for Dole and Kemp in 1996, and during the 2000 campaign member; board of governers, Republican National Lawyers Association. He has been on the roster of World Trade Organization (WTO) panelists.
Education: B.A. Yale, 1953 (high honors); LL.B. Harvard, 1957 (cum laude)
Currently: Chairman, International Law Institute; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Of Counsel, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp
Courses Taught: Public International Law; International Business and Economic Law; GATT/WTO; International Monetary, Finance and Investment Law; International and Comparative Procurement Law; Infrastructure Projects in Developing and Transition Countries; Investor-State Dispute Settlement; Constitutional Aspects of Foreign Affairs; Conservatism in Law in America; Property.
Memberships: Member, Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law; US delegate to UNCITRAL; member, American Law Institute; vice-president and member, Board of Governors, Republican National Lawyers Association; member, Board of Directors, Bulgarian American Society; emeritus member, Board of Directors, International Development Law Institute(IDLI, now IDLO), Rome; member, IDR Group, London; member, advisory committee, ABA/UNDP International Legal Resource Center; correspondent, UNIDROIT, and vice president, Board of Governors, UNIDROIT Foundation, Rome; president, Academic Council, European Center for Peace and Development, UN University for Peace, Belgrade; member, Atlantic Council; chairman, International Council for Middle East Studies(ICMES); member, Board of Directors and Advisory Council, Global Legal Information Network(GLIN) Foundation.
Formerly: Private practice in New York City; Deputy Assistant General Counsel, regional legal advisor Middle East, acting head Private Enterprise, Alliance for Progress, and consultant, AID; chairman, Section of International Law and Practice, and member of House of Delegates, American Bar Association; chairman, advisory committee on Technology and World Trade, Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress; member, United States Delegation, U.N. Conference on State Succession in Respect of Treaties; chief United States delegate to UNCITRAL on industrial works contracts, procurement law and BOT/privately financed infrastructure projects; member, executive committee, Commercial Law Association(UNCITRAL foundation); vice president, Shaybani Society of International Law; president, member panel of arbitrators of Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration; member, Board of Directors, Institute of Investment and Arbitration, Cairo; member, advisory board, Central and Eastern European /Middle East North Africa (CEE/MENA), Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI), American Bar Association; Eisenhower Exchange alumni association; member, Research Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies; member, International Investment Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; member, Board of Trustees, and Secretary, the Media Institute; member, Legal Advisory Committee, National Legal Center for the Public Interest; member, Legal Advisory Council, AEI Legal Center for the Public Interest; alternate representative, Committee on Legal Aspects of NIEO, International Law Association; chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on the ALI Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, American Bar Association; co-chairman, joint committee with Canadian Bar Association on trade and investment, American Bar Association; chairman, Private International Law Coordinating Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, American Bar Association; liaison of American Bar Association to UNCITRAL; member-at-large, Board, Harvard Law School Association, Washington, D.C.; member, visiting committee Harvard law School (sub-committee on graduate and international programs); member, Board of Directors, International Law Students Association; member, advisory board, Indonesia Economic Law and Improved Procurement Systems (ELIPS);member, Board of Directors, Azerbaijan-American Educational, Cultural and Economic Center; president, consortium on privately financed infrastructure projects, European Center for Peace and Development, UN University for Peace, Belgrade; member, Board of Trustees, Middle East University of Science and Technology, Cairo; member, Board of Directors, Freud Foundation US, New York, New York; The Constitution Project(Guidelines for Constitutional Amendments ;War Powers Initiative; other); Legal Advisor, State of Qatar; co-director, economic and business law project with Russian (and formerly USSR) Academy of Sciences; visiting professor of law, People's University, Beijing, PRC; member, International Board of Advisors, The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; on roster of panelists of World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body; member, steering committee for law, National Association of Scholars; member, Membership Committee and Legal Affairs Committee, Cosmos Club; national chairman, Law Professors for Bush and Quayle,1988,1992; national co-chairman, Law Professors for Dole and Kemp,1996; Of Counsel, various DC law firms.
Author: Dear Mr. President: The Needed Turnaround in America's International Economic Affairs; International Regulation of Multinational Corporations; co-author, International Economics and Business: Law and Policy; Regulating Public Procurement: National and International Perspectives; Transnational Corporations and Legal Issues; Commentaries on Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States; Introduction to Turkish Law; General co-editor, Introduction to International Law series, Wolters Kluwer; A Lawyer's Guide to International Business Transactions, Investor-State Arbitration; member of editorial boards, author, editor, contributor articles, journals and books; Recipient: Harry Leroy Jones Award for outstanding achievement in foreign and international law, 1992; Medal of Cairo University, 1995; Leonard J. Theberge Award for distinguished and long-standing contributions to the development of private international law, 2005; Inaugural Aelex Annual Lecture, Lagos, Nigeria, 2005; Inaugural Muhammadu Lawal Uwais Annual Lecture, Abuja, Nigeria, 2006; A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr. (Sabahi et al eds., 2014)
Patrick Macrory has practiced and taught trade law in Washington, D.C., for fifty years. Mr. Macrory is a former English barrister who was at the firm of Arnold & Porter for 22 years, 15 as a partner. From 1990 to 1997 he was a senior partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and in 1997 he became a senior consultant (part-time) to that firm. His practice was in the field of trade remedies. He received his B.A.(1962) and M.A. (1964) from Oxford University. He practiced as a barrister in London before moving to the United States in 1968. He received his LL.M. from George Washington University in 1971. He is Director of the International Trade Law Center at the International Law Institute, Washington, D.C. and a partner in the law firm of Appleton Luff, with offices in Geneva, Brussels, Washington, Seattle, Singapore, Barcelona, Kampala, and Warsaw.
Mr. Macrory has written and spoken extensively on international trade law subjects. He was Co-Chairman of the International Trade Committee of the American Bar Association from 1983 to 1984. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, from 1977 to 1978, where he taught courses on various aspects of international law, including the GATT and trade law. Mr. Macrory has taught trade law courses at the Washington College of Law at American University, including a course on regional trade agreements. He has also taught courses on the subject at the International Law Institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at its affiliates in Uganda, Egypt, Turkey, and Nigeria as well as in Tokyo and Beijing. Mr. Macrory was a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary and Westfield College at London University between January and March, 2000, covering WTO law. He has lectured on trade law in many parts of the world, including Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, Nepal, Switzerland, Krygyzstan, the Bahamas, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Barbados, , and the Dominican Republic. He has designed and run seven one-month courses for groups of Chinese lawyers on WTO law, focusing on trade remedies, and a similar course for a group of Vietnamese government officials. He recently designed and ran a one-week course on dispute settlement in the WTO and under regional trade agreements.
In 2001 Mr. Macrory designed a course for the U.S. Foreign Service Institute to instruct foreign service officers and other U.S. government officials on monitoring compliance with the WTO and other trade agreements. Mr. Macrory has presented this course three to five times a year at the FSI’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, as well as at U.S. embassies in various parts of the world, including Tokyo, Beijing, and Kampala. The course has received extremely favorable reviews; several participants have described it as the best FSI course they had ever taken.
Mr. Macrory has had considerable experience with free trade agreements. He represented Israel in the negotiation of the U.S./Israel FTA, the first modern U.S. FTA. He represented Mexican business interests with respect to the implementation of NAFTA. He worked with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat with respect to the Services Protocol to the Pacific Islands FTA, drafting text and advising individual countries with respect the negotiations. He also worked with the Secretariat in connection with the Economic Partnership Agreement being negotiated with the EU. He helped the Government of Botswana prepare for the negotiation of a Services Protocol to the Southern Africa Development Community. He has also designed and run workshops on negotiation of trade agreements in Botswana, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, and Myanmar.
Mr. Macrory has carried out many consulting projects on trade issues. For example, he advised the People’s Bank of China on WTO aspects of banking law reform in a project financed by the Asian Development Bank. He led a team that provided WTO training to 250 senior Chinese judges in another ADB-financed project. He has advised the Government of Armenia on aspects of Armenia’s accession to the WTO, in a project financed by USAID. A few years ago Mr. Macrory designed and ran a series of workshops for different service sectors in Jordan focusing on how they can use international trade agreements to expand exports.
Mr. Macrory was Editor-in-Chief of a major work on the World Trade Organisation, published in May 2005 by Springer under the title “The World Trade Organization – Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis”. The book contains more than eighty chapters, providing comprehensive legal, political, and economic analyses of the WTO, written by many of the leading academics, practitioners, and government officials in the world. Two former Directors-General of the WTO, two members of the Appellate Body, and a number of members of the WTO staff, contributed chapters to the book, and another former Director-General wrote the foreword.. Mr. Macrory himself wrote the chapters on anti-dumping and import licensing. One review of the book described it as “the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals
Mr. Macrory is also the co-editor of a two-volume book called “A Business Guide to Trade and Investment”. The book, which has been jointly published by the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Law Institute, is designed to help businesses understand how they can benefit from international trade and investment agreements. The first volume, dealing with trade was published in November 2017, and the second (investment) in the fall of 2018. Peter Van Den Bossche, a former member of the WTO Appellate Body, described the first volume as “a most welcome addition to the publications on international trade law and policy”. The book will be published in Chinese in the Fall of 2019.
• A Business Guide to Trade and Investment (co-editor)_(ICC and ILI, 2017-18)
• “Making Trade in Services Supportive of Development in Commonwealth Small and Low-Income Countries” (with Sherry Stephenson), Commonwealth Economic Paper 93 (October 2011).
• The World Trade Organization – Legal, Economic and Political Analysis (editor-in-chief) (Kluwer 2005)
• “Chapters 19 and 20 of NAFTA: An Overview and Analysis of NAFTA Dispute Settlement”, in Kennedy (ed.), The First Decade of NAFTA: The Future of Free Trade in North America (Transnational Publishers 2004)
• “NAFTA Chapter Nineteen – A Successful Experiment in International Dispute Resolution” (C.D. Howe Inst., 2002)
• “WTO Dispute Resolution and LDCs”, in WTO Globalization and Nepal (Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies, 2001)
• "Department of Commerce Investigations Under the Antidumping Statute," (with Claire Reade and Spencer Griffith) in Ince and Glick (eds.), Manual for The Practice of United States International Trade Law (Kluwer Law International 2001))
• “Developing Countries and the WTO” (paper delivered at WTO Conference sponsored by Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies, November 2000)
• “U.S. Restrictions on Imports of Winter Vegetables from Mexico”, Fla. J. Int. Law (1997)
• “The Judicialization of Dispute Resolution in International Trade Law – A Practitioner’s View.,” Proceeding of the 1996 Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law.
• "Administration of the U.S. Antidumping Law by the U.S. Department of Commerce," The GATT, The WTO and the Uruguay Round Amendments Act (P.L.I. 1995)
• “Facing the pluralist challenge : human rights and democratization in Kenya's December 1992 Multi-Party Elections” : based on a pre-election mission of the International Human Rights Law Group (co-author).
• "United States and European Community Antidumping Law: Similarities and Differences," University of Miami Year Book of International Law, with Edwin Vermulst and Paul Waer (1991)
• Boltack and Litan (eds.), Down in the Dumps: Administration of the Unfair Trade Laws, contributor (1991)
• Jackson and Vermulst, Antidumping Law and Practice, contributor (1989)
• "The Prospects for U.S. Trade Legislation in 1987," The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (1987)
• "Recent Developments in Department of Commerce Administration of the U.S. Antidumping Law”, The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (1986)
• "Section 103 of the Revenue Act of 1971 and the Houdaille Case: A New Trade Remedy," North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (1984)
• "The Houdaille Case: An Attack on Japanese Industrial Policy," The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, with Robert E. Herzstein (1982)
• Current Aspects of International Trade Law (American Bar Association), co-editor (1982)
• "Some Recent Developments in U.S. Trade Law and Administration," The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (1980)
• "The 1916 Antidumping Act: Recent Court Decisions and Proposed Legislative Amendments," The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (1980)
• "United States Trade Law: An Overview and Some Topical Issues," The Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (1978)
• "The Pre-Colombian Art Caper: Are Museums Collecting or Stealing Art?" District Lawyer (1977)
• "The United States-Canadian Automotive Products Agreement: The First Five Years," Law and Policy in International Business (1970).
Neha DagleyVice Chair
With fifteen years spent in the field of commercial, real estate and civil litigation in the United States, Ms. Dagley has represented a wide array of clients in dispute resolution proceedings both inside and outside the courtroom, whose international interests are as vast as their domestic ones. In an already robust career, Ms. Dagley’s crowning achievement has been the representation of more than 90 individuals and entities in an arbitration proceeding involving civil theft of escrow deposits paid in connection with a development outside of the United States, which resulted in an arbitration award of $20 million.
Dagley Law’s practice areas include, commercial and business litigation, personal injury litigation (in co-counsel capacity), corporate and business transactions, and advising on USPTO trademark filings and related matters. As an experienced U.S. business lawyer, Ms. Dagley knows first-hand the importance of building cross-border relationships with lawyers from other jurisdictions so that clients and business associates have trustworthy resources globally.
Ms. Dagley is a member of The Florida Bar; she currently serves as Chair of the India Subcommittee to The Florida Bar’s International Law Section (Asia Committee). She is also a Charter Member and Officer of TiE Miami. TiE Global is a non-profit venture devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. Additionally, she serves as President of the Australia United States Lawyers Alliance (AUSLA).
Jaspreet Kaur is an Indian Advocate, currently based in Washington, D.C pursuing her LL.M in Human Rights and International Dispute Resolution at American University Washington College of Law. Jaspreet has experience working with international organizations including the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (Prison Reforms Programme) in West Bengal, India where she has made valuable contributions to the ongoing work in the Prison Reform Programme in the state of West Bengal by assisting the High Court Legal Services Committee (HCLSC) of the High Court of Calcutta, in rendering legal aid services to indigent inmates as CHRI’s representative while holding meetings with lawyers providing free legal aid and HCLSC officials to follow up on legal aid cases and documenting such progress through detailed reports.
She is the US representative of BSM Legal Advisors & Strategy Consultants LLP and is currently working with The American University, Washington College of Law (WCL)'s Project on Addressing Prison Rape which has been funded by the US government and private grantors to address and respond to sexual abuse of people in custody. The Project on Addressing Prison Rape has continually provided training, technical assistance and guidance to high-level corrections decision makers on key issues in addressing and responding to The Prison Rape Elimination Act 2003 of the US. She is actively engaged in various projects related to Human Rights and has been regularly invited by the International Law Institute & World Bank for many important conferences. Jaspreet was recently a part of a high level delegation from India and has held meetings with Judges, Attorneys, Law firms, bar associations, officials of multilateral and US institutions like the US Capitol. These meetings were focused on strengthening India - US relationships on the legal front.