Susan D. Franck
Associate - Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering's International Group (1999-2001);
Senior Associate - Allen & Overy International Arbitration Group (2002-2004);
Scholar-in-Residence - UNCTAD (Spring 2010);
Visiting Associate Professor - Vanderbilt University (Fall 2010);
Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Current member of Executive Council; Former Chair);
American Society of International Law (current member; former member of Executive Council);
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
American Law Institute (Elected Member);
Arbitration Costs: Myths and Realities in Investment Treaty Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Susan D. Franck is a leader in the fields of international economic law, alternative dispute settlement, and the empirical analysis of international law. Ms. Franck has made major contributions, both scholarly and in the area of policy, to the advancement of the study of international law and dispute resolution. Having previously practiced law as a member of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and Allen & Overy’s international practices, Ms. Franck currently acts of Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Working alongside the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Ms. Franck coordinated the Joint Symposium on International Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution, the purpose of which was to explore the resolution of conflicts arising from investment treaties. Ms. Franck was responsible for compiling the resulting UNCTAD publication summarizing the Symposium.
Ms. Franck has presented her research to many of the world’s major international organizations, including the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the United Nations Commission on Trade and Investment (UNCTAD).