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Don S. De Amicis is New OPIC General Counsel

Don S. De Amicis, New OPIC General Counsel
Don S. De Amicis
November 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Don S. De Amicis has been appointed the new general counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield announced today.
“Don De Amicis is a superb addition to the OPIC leadership team. His long experience at the highest levels of finance and international law, providing recognized leadership on many of the issues central to OPIC’s work, will no doubt serve the agency well as we continue to grow,” Ms. Littlefield said.
De Amicis had been a senior partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, LLP, where he worked since 1983. Based first in Washington, D.C. and then Boston, his practice focused on four principal areas—finance, restructuring, corporate and international—and his clients included some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and investment funds.
De Amicis, a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, has long been active in the American Bar Association, where he has served on the Board of Governors, on the Executive Committee of the ABA’s Center for Human Rights, and as chairman of  the Section of International Law.
De Amicis succeeds Deborah Burand, who is returning to the University of Michigan Law School, where she will be co-directing the International Transactions Clinic and leading a seminar on ‘impact lawyering.’
“I would like to thank Deborah Burand for her stellar service as general counsel to OPIC. Deborah’s keen legal mind, superior advice across a wide range of OPIC issues, and strong leadership were invaluable to the agency and me personally,” Ms. Littlefield said. “I join my OPIC colleagues in wishing her the very best in her return to the University of Michigan Law School.”