Trey Childress presented as part of a panel at the 18th Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration on Friday 17 November. The panel discussed empirical research and international arbitration. Among other topics, the panel discussed Trey’s forthcoming article on “Challenging and Enforcing International Arbitral Awards in U.S. Federal Courts: An Empirical Study”, which will be published in the Virginia Journal of International Law. The article reports that the rates at which U.S. federal courts give effect to international arbitral awards are significantly higher than reported to date. The article’s findings will serve as a foundation for future empirical work in this area.

Further details about the publication will be released in the coming months.


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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