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Danielle Morris

Counsel

Morris, Danielle

Danielle Morris is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the International Arbitration Practice. She joined the firm in 2012.

Ms. Morris' practice spans both private and public international law. She has experience in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations and represents clients in various sectors, including mining, oil and gas and automotive. She advises clients on the substantive protections and dispute resolution mechanisms under various investment treaties, both bilateral and multilateral, and has represented both investors and States in investor-State arbitrations. Ms. Morris has also advised an African State regarding a boundary mediation.

Past Experience 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Morris was a litigation associate in the international arbitration practice group at a law firm in Washington DC. In that position, she focused on investor-State arbitration, including an investment dispute under the Spain-Russia bilateral investment treaty. She was also a member of the trial team in a US securities litigation that resulted in a favorable judgment of almost $1 billion.

From 2008–2011, Ms. Morris was an attorney adviser with the United States Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. As a member of the NAFTA team, she argued part of the United States' case in Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd. v. United States. She also worked on Case No. A/15(II:A), a State-to-State arbitration under Paragraph 9 of the Algiers Accords currently pending before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.

Ms. Morris is the author of "The Regulatory State and the Duty of Consistency," in The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration (Brill 2015), and "Revolutionary Movements and De Facto Governments – Implications of the 'Arab Spring' for International Investors," 28(4) Arb. Int’l 721 (2012).

 

Professional Activities

Ms. Morris co-taught the seminar "International Arbitration" at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the Spring 2017 semester.

Publications & News

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March 22, 2016

Investment in Iran After Implementation Day

Danielle Morris and Desley Horton identify factors investors should consider, including the use of international arbitration in resolving potential disputes and maximizing protection for foreign investment in this article published by Commercial Dispute Resolution, March-April 2016, pp. 43-46.

July 17, 2015

Enforcing arbitral awards in Sub-Saharan Africa–Part 2

An article by Steven Finizio, Danielle Morris and Kay Weinberg, published by Lexis@PSL Arbitration, 17 July 2015.

July 7, 2015

Enforcing arbitral awards in Sub-Saharan Africa–Part 1

An article by Steven Finizio, Danielle Morris and Kay Weinberg, published by Lexis@PSL Arbitration, 7 July 2015.

January 1, 2015

The Regulatory State and the Duty of Consistency

A chapter by Danielle Morris, published in The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration, edited by Shaheeza Lalani & Rodrigo Polanco Lazo.

June 11, 2013

Implications of the “Arab Spring” for International Investors in the Energy Sector

The Energy Law Advisor, Volume 7, Number 1 (June 2013)

December 2, 2012

Revolutionary Movements and De Facto Governments – Implications of the ‘Arab Spring’ for International Investors

Arbitration International, Volume 28, Number 4, p. 721, (December 2012)

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Education

JD, Yale Law School, 2007, Editor, Yale Law Journal, Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review

BA, Humanities, summa cum laude, Yale University, 2002, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

Languages

Italian

Clerkships

The Hon. Mark R. Kravitz, US District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2007 - 2008

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