Catherine Amirfar

Deputy Chair, High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom and Co-Chair, Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group

Catherine Amirfar is Deputy Chair of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. Catherine is also Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and the Public International Law Group, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Her practice focuses on public international law, international commercial and treaty arbitration, and complex international commercial litigation. With over twenty years of experience, Ms. Amirfar has argued before federal and state courts throughout the United States, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and arbitration tribunals sitting around the world. She has deep expertise representing states, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and multinational companies. In 2020, Ms. Amirfar was appointed as President of the American Society of International Law.