Duncan Pickard

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Duncan Pickard is an associate in the Public International Law and International Dispute Resolution Groups of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he represents States, international organizations, companies, and individuals in a range of international matters. Before joining Debevoise, he clerked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Duncan holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Organizations Interest Group.

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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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