2005 Summer Session: Faculty

Each year the International Arbitration Program will gather a distinguished faculty of leading practitioners in the area of international arbitration on the practical and theoretical aspects of specific international arbitration topics. This year's faculty experts include:

Faculty experts for this year's summer session include:

Henri Alvarez
Vancouver, Canada
Henri Alvarez is a leading arbitrator that articled at the firm now know as Fasken Martineau and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1981. After spending two years studying international law and arbitration at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, he rejoined the firm and practices in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Mr. Alvarez has expertise in the field of international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, in which he has taught a course at the Faculty of Law at the British Columbia since 1985. He is an experienced arbitrator and has acted as an arbitrator and as counsel in international and domestic commercial arbitration involving investments, trade, franchising, licensing, distributorship, construction, forestry and general commercial disputes. He has also acted as a mediator in both, international and domestic matters on numerous occasions. He is a Chapter 19 Panelist under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Henri is the Co-chair of the firm's Latin American and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.

Lorraine Brennan
New York, USA
Lorraine Brennan serves as an advisor to ICC's International Court of Arbitration, and promotes awareness and use of ICC dispute resolution services. Based in USCIB's New York headquarters, she advises North American attorneys and companies on all phases of ICC arbitration, including negotiation of arbitration clauses, requests for arbitration, procedural issues and enforcement of arbitration awards. Prior to joining ICC, Ms. Brennan served as USCIB's Director of Arbitration and Intellectual Property, as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Irving Ben Cooper in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as a litigation associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York and as a litigation associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston.

Dr. Ronald Goodman
Washington, DC, USA
Dr. Ronald Goodman is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn LLP. He is co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group and has extensive experience representing private sector and government clients in disputes involving corporations or sovereign states before international tribunals, with a particular focus on commercial, investment, project, energy and construction matters. He also advises governments with respect to law reform, restructuring, treaties, privatization, and project finance. Mr. Goodman has successfully handled a wide variety of international dispute resolution procedures, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the United Nations Compensation Commission, as well as various national procedures. A multi-lingual practitioner, he has handled cases involving claims by clients located throughout the world, in both developed countries, as well as in emerging markets. Goodman is a member of numerous international arbitration associations, has written articles related to international arbitration, and has spoken widely on the subject. Goodman earned his juris doctor from Columbia University School of Law, his doctorate from Princeton University and his bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Louis B. Kimmelman
New York, USA
Louis Kimmelman is a partner in the New York office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. He is co-chair of the firm's International Dispute Resolution practice and focuses on the arbitration and litigation of a broad range of complex commercial and construction disputes. He also serves as Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the United States Council for International Business. Mr. Kimmelman has extensive experience in representing U.S. and foreign parties as well as sovereign entities in international disputes before state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, American Arbitration Association, and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. Many of these disputes involved issues relating to the jurisdiction of U.S. courts, the doctrine of forum non conveniens, anti-foreign suit injunctions, forum selection and choice-of-law clauses, the extraterritorial application of U.S. law, sovereign immunity, discovery in the international context, and the enforceability of arbitration agreements and arbitration awards.

Dr. Julian Lew, Q.C.
London, UK
Julian Lew has been working in the area of international arbitration for more than 30 years. He now practices as a barrister and international arbitrator from Chambers at 20 Essex Street, London. He is also the Head of the School of International Arbitration, and a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He is appointed regularly an arbitrator in international disputes and has been a chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under most of the major arbitration systems. He also advises and represents clients, in international arbitrations in London and in many other countries around the world. These arbitrations include proceedings under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, Stockholm Institute and UNCITRAL Rules. The subject matter of these arbitrations is wide-ranging involving most international commercial transactions, including international investment, state contracts, energy generating, supply and development arrangements; distribution, agency, intellectual property licensing agreements; construction, engineering and infrastructure projects, international trade and project finance. He has written extensively and lectured on all aspects of international commercial arbitration. His latest publication is Comparative International Commercial Arbitration published May 2003 (co-author).

Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón
Washington, DC
Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón, is Director of the International Arbitration Program at American University Washington College of Law, serves as an independent international arbitrator and consultant on business and international law matters, and is former Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He has been a practitioner in the field of international commercial arbitration and international business law for over twenty-five years. Dr. Grigera Naón has published and lectured widely on these topics, 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. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, a a member of the Advisory Board of The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a former Special Counsel with White & Case LLP and a former Senior Counsel with the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. He holds LLM and SJD degrees from Harvard Law School, LLB and LLD degrees from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires and is a member of the Argentine Federal, New York, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court Bars.

Anne Marie Whitesell
Paris, France
Anne Marie Whitesell is Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France. Previously, she worked at the ICC Court as Deputy Secretary General and Counsel. Anne Marie Whitesell received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Doctorate in law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has practised with law firms in the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II).

Other faculty experts to be designated by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).