Faculty

Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón is the director of the Center on International Commercial and a distinguished practitioner-in-residence at American University Washington College of law where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues in International Commercial Arbitration.

Grigera Naón is a renowned independent international arbitrator and consultant on business and international law matters. He was previously special counsel with White & Case LLP, secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and senior counsel with the International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C. He has published and lectured widely on international commercial arbitration topics.

Dr. Björn Arp is an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law. Currently, he is also editor-in-chief of the Law of the Sea Reports and a partner at Aparicio, Arp & Associates LLC, in Washington, D.C. He taught Public International Law, European Union Law, and Investment Arbitration at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, from 2000 to 2010. In 2007 Arp was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. His publications and research have focused on international investment protection and human rights.

Dr. Perry Wallace is a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law, where he specializes in international commercial arbitration, environmental law, corporate law and finance. He has extensive experience in litigation, including service as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, and in alternative dispute resolution, including numerous appointments as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the Columbia University School of Law. His professional affiliations include membership in the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), where he served for several years on the ITA Academic Council.

Dr. Renata Brazil David is an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches business law and arbitration and a member of the advisory board of the Brazil-US Legal and Judicial Studies Program.

Dr. Brazil David is also the director of legal affairs of the International Telecommunication Satellite Organization (ITSO), an intergovernmental organization with 149 member countries. She is a Brazilian national, who received legal education in Brazil, England and the US. She holds a LL.M. in International Trade Law from the University of Essex in England and a S.J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She has published articles on arbitration in leading law journals and she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, with intermediate abilities in French.