Dr Simpson

About

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2010, Dr. Simpson has served in high-value arbitrations with leading arbitrators and attorneys. She has the experience and training to bring an international dispute to an efficient and enforceable resolution.

Dr. Simpson’s academic and professional background involves the resolution of complex international disputes – whether between states, between companies, or the combination. A true internationalist, Katherine has benefited from extensive legal training in the U.S. and Germany. While her legal education and training related to international arbitration is predominantly European, she is well-versed in the U.S. and civil law approaches to international arbitration and teaches the same at the University of Michigan Law School.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Degree: Doctoral Studies (Dr. iur., magna cum laude), Dissertation: Access to Basic Financial Services - a Comparative Analysis
Degree: Masters Degree (LL.M., summa cum laude), Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (translated:  International Business and Economic Law), Concentration: International Investment Law, Labor and Social Law

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD USA
Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Concentration: International Law

University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn, Germany
Degree: Master in European Studies

Ohio University, Athens, OH USA
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) - Political Science/International Relations
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) - Honors Tutorial College, Political Science
Certificate: Global Learning Community


ADDITIONAL, NON-DEGREE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Hague Academy of International Law, Private International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Arbitration Academy, International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris, France
  • Cologne Academies, Academy on Mediation, Cologne, Germany
  • Düsseldorf Arbitration School, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Cologne Academies, Academy on Arbitration, Cologne, Germany

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA (2016 - Present) 
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching International Commercial Arbitration and Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis

University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania (2015, 2016)
Visiting Professor, International Commercial Arbitration

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2009 - 2013)
Coach, Telders International Law Moot Court Team
Coach, Foreign Direct Investment Law Moot Court Team
Coach, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team


LANGUAGES

  • English: Native Speaker
  • German: Nearly Native Level
  • French: Basic

PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society ("AtlAS")
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration ("ICCA")
  • Member of the Peer Review Board, ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal