Geraldine R. Fischer is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Centre from International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). At CIL, Ms. Fischer focuses her research on investment issues related to the ASEAN region.
Ms. Fischer began her legal career as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce where she negotiated several bilateral and regional international trade and investment agreements.
Subsequently, she entered into private practice where she represented sovereign States and corporate clients in international arbitration proceedings. She also successfully defended foreign sovereign States in disputes brought before U.S. federal courts.
Ms. Fischer holds a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and a B.A. in Economics, International Relations, and Spanish from Tufts University. She is currently pursuing a LL.M. in Asian Legal Studies at NUS. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She also has knowledge of Portuguese, and is also studying Mandarin.