Beatrice Walton

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Beatrice Walton is an associate in the Litigation Department at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. She previously served as a judicial fellow at the International Court of Justice and as a law clerk to two federal appeals court judges. She received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

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U.S. Immunity of International Organizations Since Jam v. IFC: New Challenges and Opportunities

In 2019, the Supreme Court reset the U.S. law of immunities for international organizations with its landmark judgment in Jam v. International Finance Corporation. That case overturned the long-held understanding that the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA), 22 U.S.C. §§ 288 et seq., entitled international organizations designated under it to virtually absolute immunity from U.S….

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