Donald Francis Donovan

Board Member

Donovan is co-head of the International Disputes Group in the New York office of Debevoise and Plimpton LLP. Donald serves as counsel in international disputes before courts in the United States, international arbitration tribunals, and international courts. Based on surveys of other practitioners in the field, in 2014 and 2015 Chambers Global identified him as one of the four leading public international lawyers and fourteen leading international arbitration practitioners in the world.

Donald recently completed a term as president of the American Society of International Law. He serves on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, the Advisory Committees of the American Law Institute for the Restatement of U.S. Foreign Relations Law, and for the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. In the past, he has served as the chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He teaches international arbitration and international investment law and arbitration at the New York University School of Law, and he regularly speaks and writes on international law, international arbitration, and international litigation topics.

Donald is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford Law School.