José Ricardo Feris is the Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France. He also acts as Secretary of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group. Before being appointed Deputy Secretary General he held the positions of Deputy Counsel, Counsel in charge of Latin America and the Iberian Region, and Managing Counsel.
He received his law degree “magna cum laude” from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic and his LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University, where he was Graduate Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. He is admitted to practice in the Dominican Republic. His experience in international dispute resolution includes being a law clerk to Judges Rezek and Kooijmans at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He also worked for the Legal Advisor to the President of the Dominican Republic and represented the Dominican Republic before the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas’ negotiation rounds. In 2006 he was recognized by Junior Chamber International as “Outstanding Young Dominican.” He has also been identified by Latin Lawyer as one of the most noteworthy careers of the Latin American diaspora. In addition to Spanish, his native language, he speaks English, French and Portuguese.[:]