Ena Cefo

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Ena Cefo is an Associate in the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group. She represents private companies and foreign sovereigns in the resolution of complex cross-border disputes and investigations.
Ena regularly represents clients before U.S. federal district and appellate courts and arbitral tribunals established under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology, construction, oil and gas, nuclear power, textiles manufacturing, and consumer and retail services. In addition to her robust arbitration and litigation practice, Ena also conducts investigations for multinational companies, including with regard to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, various anti-competitive laws and regulations, and other national law obligations.

At Georgetown Law, Ena was a Global Law Scholar and a member of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She also advised clients through the Harrison Institute for Public Policy, including with regard to a draft foreign investment law and the implementation of a proposed multi-national trade agreement.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BA
University of Maryland
Languages
English
Serbo-Croatian
French

Experience

International Arbitration:

  • Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration of a dispute arising under the Turkey-Uzbekistan Bilateral Investment Treaty relating to an investment in the textile industry.
  • Representing a consortium of construction companies in a series of ICC construction arbitrations and U.S. litigations relating to disputes over the expansion of the Panama Canal.
  • Represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration of a dispute arising under the Turkey-Uzbekistan Bilateral Investment Treaty relating to an investment in a shopping complex.

Commercial Litigation:

  • Representing TECO Guatemala Holdings, LLC before U.S. federal and appellate courts in litigations relating to the enforcement of ICSID arbitral awards.
  • Representing TENEX-USA, Inc. before U.S. federal and appellate courts in litigations relating to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
  • Advising a major multinational corporation on potential compliance risks in Eastern Europe.
  • Advising foreign state-owned entities and multinational corporations on litigation and discovery risks in the United States and abroad.
  • Assisted in the representation of Anthem, Inc. during a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust merger investigation.
  • Assisted in the representation of Boehringer Ingelheim in a U.S. federal antitrust litigation relating to a patent settlement agreement.