Anthea Jay Kamalnath, Esq. is an international attorney, licensed to practice law in California and New York, and studied law in four countries. She holds a LL.B. Honors from University College London and a LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Anthea specialized in international arbitration at both the 2021 Paris Arbitration Academy and the MIDS LL.M. Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement, a joint program of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. She is also an alum of the University of Cambridge, Newnham College and Choate Rosemary Hall. 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. Dept 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 served as a U.S. negotiator and expert on the Commission on the Status of Women, NGO Committee, High Level Political Forum, 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 CA Dept of Justice in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris. She was a foreign policy advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She is a member of the USCIB-ICC’s U.S. National Arbitration Committee, the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the International Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the CA Lawyers Association. She is a former senior editor of the UCL Jurisprudence Review and the Journal of Politics and Law.
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