Trey Childress has co-authored a blog post titled “Do National Courts Really Give Effect to 90% of All International Arbitral Awards?”, recently published by Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

The blog post explains an empirical study that assesses the rate at which U.S. federal courts give effect to international arbitral awards. Based on the data, the study concludes that U.S. federal courts are more likely than previously assessed by other empirical studies to give effect to international arbitral awards. The blog post is based on the Trey’s co-authored article, “Challenging and Enforcing International Arbitral Awards in U.S. Federal Courts: An Empirical Study”, which is forthcoming in the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Trey contributed to the blog post and article alongside Christopher R. Drahozal (The University of Kansas School of Law), Jack Coe (Pepperdine University School of Law), and Catherine A. Rogers (Bocconi University).

To view the full piece, click here.


Trey is Of Counsel based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, public international law, and private international law (conflict of laws). Trey has briefed and argued cases as counsel before the International Court of Justice and courts throughout the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. He has also consulted as an expert on various matters before international arbitral tribunals and courts outside of the United States.Trey is a tenured professor of law at the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where his scholarship and teaching focuses on international arbitration and litigation.

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