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Catherine A. Rogers

Catherine A. Rogers

Professor of Law and Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar​
Affiliate Professor, School of International Affairs
Professor of Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law, and Director, Institute for Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

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(814) 863-3513

LL.M., Yale 
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Catherine A. Rogers is a scholar of international arbitration and professional ethics at Penn State Law, with a dual appointment as Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics and Regulation. Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, the intersection of markets and regulation in guiding professional conduct, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor. Professor Rogers teaches, lectures, and publishes on these topics around the world, including as an invited participant at two Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Fora.

Professor Rogers is a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Among other appointments, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, the International Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) Academic Forum on ISDS, and Oxford University Press’ Investment Claims Advisory Board.  Professor Rogers co-chaired the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, and is the founder of Arbitrator Intelligence, a global information aggregator and legal tech start-up that aims at improving transparency, fairness, and accountability in arbitrator selection. Professor Rogers also regularly engages in capacity-building activities to promote international dispute resolution and the rule of law in developing and emerging economies.

Before entering academia, Professor Rogers clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced international litigation and arbitration in New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.


ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration Joint Report (co-editor and co-author with Stavros Brekoulakis and William Park) (ICCA Reports Series, 2018)

Classics in International Arbitration (edited volume in Series Classics in International Law edited by W. Michael Reisman) (Brill, forthcoming 2019)

Ethics in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, August, 2014)

The Future of Investment Arbitration (editor, with Roger P. Alford) (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Complex Litigation: Litigating for Social Change (casebook with Kevin Johnson and John V. White) (Carolina Academic Press, 2008)

Book Chapters

"Arbitrators and Rules on Professional Responsibility in Borderless Practice for the Cambridge Companion on International Arbitration (forthcoming 2019, Cambridge University Press)

"Chapter on Ethics" in International Commercial Contracts (forthcoming 2019, Oxford University Press)

"International Arbitration, Legal Elites, and Local Courts" (with Christopher Drahozal) in Empirical Perspectives on the Legitimacy of International Investment Tribunals (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019)

"Transparency in Arbitrator Selection" in Austrian Yearbook of Arbitration (Kluwer, 2015)

"Arbitrator Selection, Transparency and Stakeholder Interests," 46 VICTORIA U. WELLINGTON L. REV. 1179 (2015) (write up of Annual New Zealand Dispute Settlement Lecture of 2013)

"Arbitrator Challenges:  Too Many, or Not Enough?" in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2014) (with Idil Turner)

"The Ethics of International Arbitrators" in The Leading Arbitrators Guide to International Arbitration (2nd Edition) (Juris 2014) (with Jeff Jeng)

"Transnational Litigation and Ethics" in International Litigation and Strategies (2nd Edition) (Barton Legum, ed., 2014) (with Detlev Vagts)

“Guerilla Tactics and Legal Ethics” in Guerilla Tactics in International Arbitration (Kluwer Press, 2013) 

“The Restatement as ‘New Rules,’” in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2012)

“Transnational Litigation and Ethics,” International Litigation and Strategies(Barton Legum, ed., 2012) (with Detlev Vagts)

“International Arbitration’s Public Realm,” in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2011)

“The Ethics of Advocacy,” in The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2010)

“Cross-Border Bankruptcy as a Model for Regulation of International Attorneys,” in Making Transnational Law Work in a Global Economy: Essays in Honour of Detlev Vagts (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

“The Ethics of International Arbitrators,” in The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration (Juris Publishing, 2008)


"The World is Not Enough," essay currently under submission for publication (2018)

"International Arbitration, Judicial Education & Legal Elites," ___ MO. J. of Disp. Res. ___  (2015) (symposium contribution)

"Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration: The ICCA Queen Mary Task Force," Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration (2014) (with William W. "Rusty" Park)

"Fraport v. Philippines, ICSID, and Counsel Disqualification: The Power and the Praxi: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide v. The Republic of the Philippines, Decision on Disqualification of Counsel, 18 September 2008," (case note) Journal of World Investment and Trade (2014) (with Alexander Wiker)

"A Reply to 'Hollow Spaces,'" 62 Buffalo Law Rev. 177 (2014) (invited response) (with George Bermann, Jack C. Coe and Christopher Drahozal)

“The Politics of Investment Arbitrators,” ___ Santa Clara J. Int’l Law ___ (2013) (symposium contribution)

“A Response to Professor Brower,” ___ Buffalo L. Rev. ___ (2013) (invited response to Hollow Spaces by Professor Charles Brower) (with George Bermann, Jack C. Coe and Christopher Drahozal) 

“When the Bad Guys Are Wearing Hats,” 1 Stanford J. Complex Lit. 487 (2013) (symposium contribution)

“Restating the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration,” 113 Penn St. L. Rev. 1333 (2009) (with George Bermann, Jack C. Coe and Christopher Drahozal).

“Lawyers Without Borders,” 30 U. Penn. Int’l L. Rev. 1035 (2009)

“The Arrival of the Have-Nots in International Commercial Arbitration,” 8 Nevada L.J. 341 (2007) (symposium contribution)

“Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration,” 54 Kansas L. Rev. 1301 (2006) (symposium contribution)

“Arbitrating Antitrust Claims in the United States and Europe,” (with Niccolò Landi), 133-14 Concorrenza E Mercato 455 (2005-06)

“The Vocation of International Arbitrators,” 20 Am. U.J. Int’l L. 959 (2005)

“Regulating International Arbitrators: A Functional Approach to Developing Standards of Conduct,” 41 Stan. Int’l L. Rev. 53 (2005)

“Proposals to Expel Palestinians from the Occupied Territories as Catalyst for a Civil Adjudication Campaign,” 7 J. Gender Race & Just. 167 (2003)

“Context and Institutional Structure in Attorney Discipline: Developing an Enforcement Regime for Ethics in International Arbitration,” 39 Stan. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (2002)

“Fit and Function in Legal Ethics: Developing a Code of Attorney Conduct for International Arbitration,” 23 Mich. Int’l L. .J. 341 (2002)

“Gulliver’ s Troubled Travels, or The Conundrum of Comparative Law,” 67 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. (1998) (Review Essay)

“The Role of Arbitration in Resolving Transnational Disputes: A Survey of Trends in the People’s Republic of China,” 15 Berk. J. Int’l L. 329 (1997) (with Frederick Brown)

Other Publications 

“Peace, One Dispute at a Time: The Jerusalem Arbitration Center,” New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Spring 2012)

The International Arbitrator Information Project: From Ideation to Operation,” Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, (2012)

The International Arbitrator Information Project: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, (2012)

Peace through Commerce?: The Idea of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center,” International Law Grrls Blog (Nov. 4, 2011)

“International Arbitration Needs Enforceable Conduct Rules,” 21 Alternatives to High Cost Litigation 97 (2003)