Ko-Yung Tung (コー・ヤン・タン：董 克勇) is Senior Counsellor at the international law firm of Morrison &Foerster, resident in its New York office. An eminent international lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors. he counsels sovereign governments as well as multinational corporations. In addition, he is a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School, where he teaches a course on international law and economic development (on leave 2010-11). Mr. Tung served as Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank (1999 -2003) and as Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2000 – 2003). Mr. Tung also held a number of high-level appointments, including as a member of the Presidential Commission on United States Pacific Trade and Investment Policy and the East-West Center Board of Governors, of which he was Chairman.
Mr. Tung currently serves as a board member of nongovernmental organizations and academic centers, including the Morin Center forBanking and Financial Law at Boston University Law School; The London Forum of Economic Law and Development of the University of London, Human Rights Watch-Asia, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law. He also was a member of the Trilateral Commission, and on the board of the International Development Law Organization in Rome (IDLO) and Transparency International-USA.
School in 1973. He was also a Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo. Mr. Tung is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States Supreme Court. He has written extensively, and is a frequent speaker, on global and international issues; his most recent publication is a chapter entitled “Foreign Investors vs Sovereign States: Towards a Global Framework, BIT by BIT” in International Economic Law and National Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2010).