Adjunct Professor/Head of Publications and Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
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Claudia Frutos-Peterson is a partner 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 ( (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Dr. Björn Arp is a Fellow at American University Washington College of Law Center on International Commercial Arbitration where he also co-teaches International Commercial Arbitration. 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.
Fellow and Adjunct Professor
Hernando Otero is a Fellow at the American University Washington College of Law Center on International Commercial Arbitration where he teaches arbitration and mediation. He also serves as a mediator with the District of Columbia’s Superior Court. He has served as an arbitrator before the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and has been appointed as an arbitrator by the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Court of Arbitration, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Center’s (CAC) Court of Arbitration and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the United States. He has also appeared as counsel of record in proceedings under the ICSID Convention, the ICSID Additional Facility and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules pursuant to multilateral and bilateral trade and investment treaties (FTAs and BITs) and commercial agreements. Hernando Otero is on the London Court International Arbitration’s (LCIA) database of arbitrators and on the panel of international arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA).
Dean's Fellows (Spring 2017)
Chafica Agha (J.D. Candidate, May 2017)
Monifa Hall (J.D. Candidate, May 2018)
Heather Lui (J.D. Candidate, May 2017)