Don S. De Amicis’ professional career has focused on advising corporations, financial institutions, and investment funds on investment, finance and trade matters. In February 2014, he concluded his service as Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the international development finance institution of the United States government, where he was a member of the senior management and political team developing strategies for promoting U.S. private investment in emerging markets. He worked closely with colleagues at the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce; at USAID, USTR, and the Export-Import Bank; and at the international financial institutions and foreign governments on investment transactions and broader government initiatives such as Power Africa.
Prior to OPIC, Mr. De Amicis spent over 25 years as a partner at Ropes & Gray, an international law firm, where he represented businesses on regulatory and transactional matters and provided advice on strategies to achieve key business objectives. He acted for major U.S. and foreign business on a wide-range of investment and financing matters, both domestic and international. He also has served as Chair of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association and as Woolf Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, a research institution.
Mr. De Amicis is currently on the board of directors of a business involved in hedging foreign exchange risk. He also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching International Business Transactions, and is on the faculty of the International Law Institute teaching on international investment and finance topics, including private equity and public-private partnerships.
Mr. De Amicis received his J.D. law degree from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.
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