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How to Build a Career in International Arbitration

 A discussion with practitioners

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:20-2:20 pm


Ana Conover, ICSID Legal Counsel

Ms. Conover joined ICSID in August 2015. Prior to joining ICSID, she worked as a consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its International Investment Agreements (IIA) Section in Geneva, Switzerland (2014 - 2015) and as an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in Mexico City (2011 – 2013). 


Ms. Conover holds degrees from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva (MIDS LL.M.), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (LL.B.).


José A. Moreno, Founding Partner at Altra Legal ​

Dr. Moreno, a 1993 Harvard LL.M, has acted in many of the most important recent commercial and financial transactions in Paraguay. He is a member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT, a global organization in charge of regulating topics related to contracts, stock markets, civil transnational processes and other aspects of private law, and is a member of the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he teaches courses on international contracts and has published articles on investment, arbitration, contracts, banking law and stock markets, fusions and acquisitions and other matters.

Dr. Moreno has broad experience leading teams in his previous law firm (in which he acted as Executive Director for more than 20 years, leading various rankings at different times), in international organizations, and in local guilds.

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José Arvelo, Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

José Arvelo specializes in cross-border disputes and has extensive experience representing clients in high-stakes international arbitrations, transnational litigation, and white collar investigations.

Mr. Arvelo has served as counsel and advisor to multinational companies from diverse industries and foreign sovereigns in investor-state and commercial arbitrations, as well as in complex transnational and multi-district litigation in the United States. He has represented clients prosecuting high-value claims in arbitral proceedings conducted in English and Spanish, and has litigated transnational legal disputes in U.S. courts concerning foreign law, the Alien Tort Statute, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, among other issues.


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