Ricardo Ampudia represents clients in a wide variety of international disputes, including investor-State, commercial, and State-State arbitration, as well as litigation in matters pertaining to international trade, international human rights, and international criminal law proceedings before INTERPOL.
Mr. Ampudia's experience covers numerous international investment and trade agreements, as well as a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, healthcare, internet and technology (including disputes against ICANN), oil and gas, electricity and heat generation, textiles, steel manufacturing, and transportation. His experience also includes representation of clients in the procurement of public contracts and related civil and criminal investigations.
He has advised clients and clerked for tribunals in high-profile proceedings in various languages and under various arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC, ICC, DR-CAFTA, HMAA, and the ICDR.
Prior to founding International Dispute Resources LLC, Mr. Ampudia worked in the litigation department of a major international law firm in Washington, DC.
Mr. Ampudia is Co-Founder of the Georgetown International Arbitration Alumni group. He has also given graduate-level lectures on international commercial arbitration at Georgetown Law.
During law school, he was an intern at the General and Administrative Law Division of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the War Crimes Research Office, and the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Master of Laws, International Business and Economic Law & Certificate in International Dispute Resolution
- American University, Washington, DC, Juris Doctor. Executive Board, American University International Law Review.
- Davidson College, Davidson, NC, Bachelor of Arts. Ratliff Award in Economics.