Udodilim Nnamdi

Washington, DC
Udodilim Nnamdi is a member of the International Litigation & Arbitration Department. Her practice centers on representing and advising sovereign States on matters of public international law and international investment law. Udodilim is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a member of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2021
  • University of Amsterdam, L.L.M., 2021
  • Howard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2016

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia 


  • Igbo


  • Chevron Corp. & Texaco Petroleum Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador. Representing Ecuador in an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration under the Ecuador-United States bilateral investment treaty regarding a $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron for environmental damages in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
  • Representing a human rights activist suing under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Alien Tort Statute.


  • Co-author (with T. Pasipanodya, S. Hwang, & K. M’ziani), “USA: Investor State Arbitration 2022” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Investor-State Arbitration 2022, Global Legal Group (ed.), 4th Edition (2021)

Honors & Involvement

  • American Society of International Law, Member