Anthea Jay Kamalnath is a LL.M. Candidate at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement. She is licensed to practice law in New York and California.

Prior to this, Anthea served as a Senior Advisor & Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York where she was awarded by the U.S. Department of State and Ambassador Samantha Power for her successful negotiating skills in the UN General Assembly and advancing U.S. countering human trafficking goals, including the first-ever thematic session on human trafficking in armed conflict in the UN Security Council. The selected speaker for the session, Ms. Nadia Murad, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. Anthea’s other duties included working as a negotiator and U.S. expert in the Commission on the Status of Women, High Level Political Forum, NGO Committee, and UN Democracy Fund, as well as running election campaigns for the UN Committee Against Torture.

Anthea was a Special Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris. She was also one of the youngest foreign policy advisors for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Anthea holds a LL.B. Honors from University College London and a LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is also an alum of the University of Cambridge, Newnham College (where she received a first in Sociology and a first in Social Anthropology for Part I of the Archaeology & Anthropology Tripos) and Choate Rosemary Hall.

She is a member of the U.S. Council for International Business – the International Chamber of Commerce’s Arbitration Committee, the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the International Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Anthea has served on the editorial boards of the UCL Jurisprudence Review and the Journal of Politics and Law. Her law school senior thesis on law and neuroeconomics was published in the Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics.


United States of America

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Areas of Expertise

International Dispute Settlement
Private International Law
Public International Law
Investment Law
Multilateral Negotiations
Government Policy Advisement

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New York (2020), California (2016)