Brand-Manatt Lecture

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Join the International and Comparative Law Program, the American Society of International Law, the GW Law International Law Society, and the George Washington Law Review, as they host the Fall 2022 Brand-Manatt Lecture delivered by the Honorable John B. Bellinger, Arnold & Porter, with welcoming remarks from Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and Professor Sean D. Murphy.

Upon request, the Law School will submit applications to state bar associations for continuing legal education credits. Since crediting is decided by the state bars, no advance assurance can be given that credit will be granted in all cases. Please email Leah Calabro if interested in CLE at [email protected].

Honorable John B. Bellinger

John Bellinger heads the firm's Global Law and Public Policy practice. He joined the firm in 2009, after holding several senior Presidential appointments in the US government, including as the Senate-confirmed Legal Adviser to the Department of State and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House in the George W. Bush Administration.

Mr. Bellinger represents individuals, corporations, and sovereign governments in litigation in US courts and before international institutions. He has extensive experience in US foreign relations litigation involving the Alien Tort Statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and the diplomatic and official immunities of foreign governments and government officials. He advises clients on other public international law matters, including treaties and international agreements as well as international humanitarian law and human rights law. He also counsels US and foreign clients on national security legal and policy issues, including US and multilateral financial sanctions and asset controls, the extraterritorial application of US criminal and civil laws, and transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

The Brand-Manatt Lecture

The Brand-Manatt Lecture was established by Joseph L. Brand, JD ’63, and Ambassador Charles T. Manatt, JD ’62, in 2016. Mr. Brand is a partner in the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs and a former trustee of the George Washington University. The late Mr. Manatt, the founder of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips was the former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Previous Brand-Manatt lecturers include: Miguel de Serpa Soares (2017); Harold H. Koh (2018); and Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito (2019).

Media Contact

Media interested in attending should contact Rachel Larris at [email protected].


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.