Victoria Donaldson

Photo July 15Victoria Donaldson is Chief Legal Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat. She has worked at the Secretariat since 1999, with all former and current members of the Appellate Body. Prior to joining the WTO, Victoria practiced trade and competition law at Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, and worked as in-house counsel for Carrier Corporation European & Transcontinental Operations in Paris . She served as law clerk to Mr Justice Peter de Carteret Cory at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1993-94. She has contributed to books on WTO dispute settlement, writing in particular on procedures for appellate review. Victoria is a member of the faculty for the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Programme at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, where she has taught on dispute settlement, and on subsidies and countervailing measures. She has been a Visiting WTO Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and has lectured at the University of Melbourne Law School, the National Law University in Jodhpur, and the Universidad Externado in Bogotá. She frequently serves as a judge for university moot court competitions relating to international trade law. Victoria holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard University, an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, B.A. and M.A. degrees in law from the University of Oxford, and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University, and is a Member of the New York Bar.