Africa Practice

Washington + 1.202.879.3959

Stuart Kerr supports Jones Day's Africa Practice. While practicing, Stuart had 35 years of experience handling legal issues throughout the developing world. He advised international organizations, corporations, and governments in scores of developing and emerging economies on legal, regulatory, trade, dispute resolution, legal reform, and technical assistance issues.

Stuart joined the Firm in 2015 after serving as the legal and regulatory director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for 10 years. MCC, founded in 2004, is an independent U.S. government development agency that provides major project grants — averaging $350 million per country — to developing countries, primarily in Africa, that demonstrate better governance practices than their peer countries. While at MCC, Stuart developed and helped implement projects in judicial reform, trade, alternative dispute resolution, and anticorruption. He also was senior counsel for Europe and Eurasia at the Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program for three years and served for 15 years as executive director of the International Law Institute, a 60-year old international nongovernmental organization with branches in several countries that serve senior government officials in 175 countries through legal training, technical assistance, research, and publishing.

Speaking Engagements

  • October 12, 2017
    The Global Rule of Law Exchange Annual Conference
  • March 2015
    Drivers of Corruption and Institutional Responses: Are Current Anti-Corruption Instruments Effective? George Washington University Law School, American Bar Association, International Bar Association
  • February 25, 2015
    Executive Roundtable Series - Commercial, Political, and Regulatory Risks: Bringing the Rule of Law to Your Foreign Investments
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