Foley Hoag Partner Mélida Hodgson Invited to ICDR Panel of Arbitrators

January 11, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP partner Mélida Hodgson was recently invited to join the panel of arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

ICDR is the international division of the American Arbitration Association, a not-for-profit organization that provides services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. ICDR provides conflict-management assistance in more than 80 countries, and its services include assisting in the appointment of mediators and arbitrators, organizing hearings and providing users with information on dispute resolution.

Selection to the panel of arbitrators is the result of an extensive review, including examination of personal qualifications such as international expertise and reputation. Panel members are expected to work with ICDR to further the appropriate use of international arbitration and ICDR procedures.

Hodgson is a member of Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration group, and is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on investor-State and commercial arbitrations, as well as counseling governments and state-owned entities with respect to international investment protection obligations, World Trade Organization dispute resolution and international trade policy issues.

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