Dr. Ananda Burra is a U.S.-trained litigator and an international disputes lawyer. He represents clients in high-stakes disputes between investors and sovereign States. Ananda also advises non-U.S.-based clients on New York litigation and arbitration exposure.
Ananda is currently assisting with five investment arbitration representations, representing both States and investors, as well as one investment dispute mediation. In addition, he has advised on third-party funding of investment claims. Ananda has transnational litigation experience and has represented a U.S. bank in a letter of credit dispute with an Indian entity, a sovereign State entity on New York law exposure in court-ordered bankruptcy settlements, and a major Latin American entity on judgment enforcement in the United States. Before joining the Firm he worked on immunity, territorial disputes, environmental law, and complex international regulatory matters.
Ananda has an active pro bono docket in asylum and antidiscrimination matters. His representations include complex trial court civil rights litigation as well as appellate assistance.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Ananda clerked at the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial branch of the United Nations tasked with adjudicating interstate disputes. He holds a Ph.D. in the history of international law and held academic fellowships at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Virginia School of Law. Ananda has spoken at more than a dozen conferences on topics related to international law.
- April 2019
J. Egerton-Vernon; A.V. Burra "Is Denial of Justice the Only Substantive Standard Theory of Liability for Judicial Measures?" TDM 2 (2019)
- September 25, 2018
US Law and International Commercial Arbitration: A Changing Landscape
- University of Michigan (Ph.D. 2017; J.D. magna cum laude 2014; Order of the Coif; Michigan Law Review; Bishop Prize in International Law; M.A. 2012; Phi Kappa Phi; Centennial Scholar); Williams College (B.A. cum laude 2007)
- New York, District of Columbia, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Law Clerk to Her Excellency Judge Joan Donoghue and His Excellency Judge Giorgio Gaja, International Court of Justice (2014-2015)