Dr. Grigera Naón, presently an independent international arbitrator and consultant on arbitration and business and international law matters, is a former Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and a practitioner in the field of international commercial arbitration and international business law for over thirty years. Dr. Grigera Naón has also widely published in those areas, including a book on “Choice-of-Law Problems in International Commercial Arbitration” (1992) and lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law (2001) on the same topic.
Claudia Frutos-Peterson is a Consultant in the Washington office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP where she concentrates her practice in International arbitration. Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Frutos-Peterson worked as legal counsel at the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). As Counsel at ICSID, Ms. Frutos-Peterson served as secretary of tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism. In March 2003, Ms. Frutos-Peterson published a book on international commercial arbitration in Latin America. She is adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law teaching International Commercial Arbitration. Ms. Frutos-Peterson received her law degree at the University of Nuevo León, in Monterrey, Mexico. She also received a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law and a Doctorate in International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, with highest honors, from the University of Paris-I (
M. Susana Castiglione
Susana Castiglione is the Assistant Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration where she is responsible for the Center’s activities including the International Arbitration Summer Program, Seminar and Lectures as well as providing research and support for all international arbitration courses and activities at WCL.
Ms. Castiglione is a lawyer from Argentina where she litigated environmental, tort, malpractice, and labor law cases for more than ten years. She also worked at the Argentine Library of Congress as a legislative researcher and as a congressional aide. In 1992 she joined Kattan Environmental Law Firm where she conducted public interest advocacy. In addition she taught Civil Law and Environmental Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Ms. Castiglione also works as an independent consultant on international and comparative health law issues for international organizations. She has several legal publications, including: Background Paper on Insolvency and Health Expenses (2010). Legislation for the Control and Management of Hospital Infections (2007), Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations (2004), Non-Intentional Injuries (2004), Legislation on Occupational Risks and Safety in Central America (2003) and Pesticide in Central America: Analysis of Legislation and National and International Mechanisms of Enforcement, Focus on Gender” (1999). Susana holds an LLM degree from American University Washington College of Law.
Arbitration Competition Coordinator
Nikola Koritz, esq.
Dean's Fellows (Spring 2014)
Daniel Parga (J.D. Candidate, May 2014)
Xi Liu (LL.M. Candidate, May 2014)
Melodie Arian (J.D. Candidate, May 2014)