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Dawn Yamane Hewett is a multi-lingual arbitration and litigation advocate with over a decade of experience successfully representing clients in complex investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, multi-jurisdiction litigations and high-stakes government investigations. She represents and advises sovereign governments, state-owned enterprises, and private parties with disputes from all around the world, including Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa. She has particularly deep experience in investor-state arbitrations, including those administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and under other international arbitration rules. Ms Hewett also represents clients in investigations by the federal government and in litigation in federal courts, including the Supreme Court.
A graduate of Yale Law School and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Ms Hewett lectures frequently on international law, international arbitration, anti-corruption/FCPA, trade and other topics, having spoken at industry conferences around the world and at universities such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University, American University, Seton Hall University, University of Miami, University of Washington and Universidad de Costa Rica. In 2019, she was named Seton Hall Law School’s Distinguished Practitioner of International Law.
Ms Hewett is fluent in English, Japanese and Spanish, and proficient in Portuguese, with reading ability in French.
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