On October 2, 2104, Frederick Acomb and Chip Brower co-moderated a panel discussion at Wayne State University Law School. The panel was entitled “Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration.” It was sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies. Panelists included the following:
- Jack Coe, who is faculty director of the master of laws concentration in international commercial arbitration at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is an associate reporter for the Restatement (Third) on the Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He earned his law degree from Loyola Marymount School of Law and master of laws at University Exeter. He holds the diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law and a doctorate from the London School of Economics. He consults with governments and multinational corporations on commercial and direct investment disputes under NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties. Coe has authored numerous articles; is a regular speaker in Europe, Latin America and Asia; and has helped organize numerous conferences and programs on international dispute resolution.
- Jeremy Sharpe, who is chief of investment arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He represents the United States in investor-state and state-to-state disputes arising under U.S. international investment agreements and advises on the negotiation of such agreements. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, he teaches courses on international dispute resolution. He previously practiced arbitration with White & Case in Washington, D.C. He earned his law degree from New York University School of Law and master of laws from Harvard Law School.
- Abby Cohen Smutny, who is a partner of White & Case and recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in international arbitration. She has represented clients in dozens of arbitrations before all major arbitral forums. She handles commercial contract disputes, as well as disputes arising under various trade agreements and treaties. She is senior vice chair of the International Trade Administration and a member of the executive committee of the American Society of International Law. She earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
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