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Professor Rogers’ panel at World Bank conference addresses ethics in international arbitration

Professor Rogers' panel considered ethical conduct of counsel in international arbitration and had the participants address a series of hypothetical ethical dilemmas that she developed.
Rogers' panel at the colloquium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law Professor Catherine A. Rogers participated in a panel on Dec. 7 at the 35th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, jointly organized by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution-American Arbitration Association Foundation (ICDR-AAA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration.

This year’s conference focused on best practices in key areas of international arbitration. Rogers’ panel, “Assessing the Ethical Conduct of Counsel in International Arbitration,” had the panelists address a series of hypothetical ethical dilemmas developed by Rogers. Joining her on the panel were Julie Bédard of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Jean Kalicki of Kalicki Arbitration; Abby Cohen Smutny of White & Case LLP; and Eric P. Tuchmann of ICDR-AAA, who moderated.

The colloquium was held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and featured the leadership of ICSID, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and ICDR-AAA discussing priorities and trends at their respective institutions. The keynote address was delivered by Dyalá Jiménez Figueres, Costa Rica’s minister of foreign trade.

Rogers, the Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar at Penn State Law, also serves as professor of ethics, regulation & the rule of law and director of the Institute for Ethics, Regulation & the Rule of Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is co-chair of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, which was released in April, and a reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.

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