Mr David Attanasio > Dechert LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
1900 K STREET, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20006
United States

Work Department

International Arbitration

Position

Associate

Career

David L. Attanasio concentrates his practice on international arbitration and international litigation matters, and especially those with difficult issues of public international law or foreign law. He is currently completing a book on international investment law entitled International Investment Protection for Global Banking and Finance that will be published later this year by Wolters Kluwer.

Dr. Attanasio has extensive experience in international dispute resolution under a range of procedural rules, including the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICDR, SCC, and EDF rules, as well as with ancillary litigation, including Section 1782 proceedings. His expertise covers the banking and finance, oil and gas, mining, information technology, and construction sectors as well as multiple geographic regions, including Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to his work as counsel, Dr. Attanasio is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on current topics in investor-State arbitration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Law Association (American Branch) and as Co-Chair of the International Law Association (American Branch) Investment Law Committee. He also regularly teaches at the International Law Institute’s annual program on International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Arbitration.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

  • Board of Directors of the International Law Association (American Branch)
  • Rule of Law and International Investment Law Committee of the International Law Association
  • International Law Association (American Branch) Investment Law Committee

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 2015
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, C. Phil, 2008
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 2008
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2003, summa cum laude