Dr. Karen Hudes

Dr. Karen Hudes is an international lawyer and development economist whose practice focuses on financing of development projects, judicial and legal reform, nonprofit organizations, corporate law and dispute resolution. Dr. Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association. She has managed judicial reform and legal reform projects in various continents and coordinated projects with bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, including global partnerships between the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, and UNICEF.