Ananda V.Burra Ph.D.


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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.


  • High net worth family seeks counsel on settlement affecting worldwide assetsJones Day provided advice in relation to the enforcement of a multibillion dollar judgment against an ultra high net worth family with assets settled on multiple trusts throughout the world, including in relation to worldwide freezing and receivership orders over trust companies and their assets in the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 10, 2019
      Arbitral Awards and Challenges to Arbitral Awards, International Dispute Resolution Institute
    • September 25, 2018
      US Law and International Commercial Arbitration: A Changing Landscape
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