Meg Kinnear is secretary-general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), joining in June 2009. She previously served as senior general counsel (2006–2009) and director general of the Trade Law Bureau of Canada (1999–2006). Prior to this, Meg was the executive assistant to the deputy minister of justice of Canada (1996–1999) and counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (1984–1996). She has frequently spoken on and published material about international investment law and procedure, including as a co-author of Investment Disputes Under NAFTA (Kluwer Law Publications, 2006; updated editions released in 2008 and 2009). Meg holds degrees from the University of Virginia (LL.M.) and McGill University (LL.B.). She is admitted to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the District of Columbia Bar.