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Katherine Simpson presented as part of a panel at the September 8, 2020 USCIB/ICC Event "Uses and Misuses of Tribunal Secretaries."  ArbitralWomen Newsletter, Issue 42 (forthcoming).  Dr. Simpson provided this sample appointment test to attendees:

Global Arbitration Review, "New US List Promotes Arbitrators of African Descent" (4 September 2020)

Response by the European Commission on "CETA Arbitrator Roster - Where Are the Women?", ArbitralWomen News, July 2020.

Dr. Simpson's work in response to the gender imbalance in the CETA List of Arbitrators was cited by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration's Report of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in International Appointments and Proceedings, The ICCA Reports No. 8 (2020).

"Simpson analyzed the credentials of the individuals nominated to the roster and prepared a list of 70 equally qualified women who were similarly eligible to be placed on the list.  She noted that 'there is no shortage of qualified women in international trade law, or in international dispute resolution, generally.' ... the CETA example nevertheless shows that there are occasions where women are failing to be given the same opportunities to obtain arbitral appointments as their male counterparts."

Funke Adekoya SAN, "A 'New' List - Arbitrators of African Descent" (African Arbitration Association) (26 June 2020), available at 

Africa Legal, "A New List of Arbitrators", (24 June 2020), available at 

African Arbitration Association, Funke Adekoya SAN is included in newly created List of Arbitrators of African Descent (19 June 2020), available at 

Women Leaders in Arbitration, an Interview with Katherine Simpson, ArbitralWomen Newsletter, Issue 39, April 2020

Katherine Simpson, "Developments in International Arbitration:  Keeping the Promises of a New Era", ArbitralWomen News, Issue 38 (March 2020)

Barry Leon, "Chairpersons for CETA state-to-state disputes.  Where are the women, Canada?", The Lawyer's Daily, 10 March 2020

Global Arbitration Review, GAR Awards 2020 - the Pledge Award (19 February 2020)

Dana MacGrath, "CETA List of Arbitrators - Where are the Women?", ArbitralWomen News, 28 January 2020