Rose Marie Dennis has over 30 years of international legal experience working as a lawyer with various international organizations and private practice in international administrative law.
Rose served as a Legal Counsel at the African Development Bank for over 13 years, providing legal advice and representing the Bank at high level international meetings and negotiations, and assisted in administrative investigations into disciplinary matters. She also served as Secretary to the Bank’s Staff Appeals Committee. Rose was in private practice in the United States of America from 2003 to 2011, primarily in the area of international administrative law and was Legal Advisor to the International Monetary Fund Staff Association Committee. She has served at three UN peacekeeping missions as a Legal Officer and Conduct and Discipline Officer. She was also Counsel with the UN Office of Staff Legal Assistance at the UN Secretariat, where she successfully represented staff at all levels of the UN internal justice system, including conducting legal research and analysis on complex legal issues and litigating before the UNDT and UNAT.
Rose holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1980), a Juris Doctor (JD) from Boston College Law School (1978), and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University (1975). She is an Accredited Mediator to international standards in civil and commercial mediation and a Certified Workplace and Employment Mediator trained at the London School of Mediation (2017).
She is admitted to practice law as a member of the Liberia National Bar Association, Montserrado County (1980); District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington, D.C., USA (1981); United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Bar (1997); and United States Supreme Court Bar (1998).