Independent Arbitrator and Counsel, Law Offices of Kiran N Gore PLLC
Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
Kiran brings to bear significant expertise in the worlds of art and design, legal advisory and international dispute resolution. She is uniquely qualified to serve as an arbitrator in art law disputes.
Kiran began her career in New York City’s art and design scene. She studied at the Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to consulting for a number of art and design companies, she gained experience in curatorial services, education, logistics and administration, public relations and marketing while working at several of New York City’s most renowned art galleries and museums.
Upon entering legal practice, Kiran leveraged her expertise in art and design. She spent one year working in the Office of General Counsel of Michael Kors, USA, Inc., advising on legal agreements and intellectual property matters. She has acted as a primary legal advisor and dispute resolution counsel to commercial art galleries, museums, art insurers and private art collectors. From 2011-2014, Kiran served as Pro Bono General Counsel to The Noguchi Garden and Museum, where her responsibilities included legal and operational oversight, dispute management, and advisory on provenance and other challenges. Kiran is also a past member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee.
As an international disputes advisor, Kiran’s clients have included governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals. She specializes in high value bet-the-company disputes and brings a practical and business-oriented perspective to the table.
Kiran draws upon her expertise as an educator in the International and Comparative Law Program at The George Washington University Law School and at New York University’s Global Study Center in Washington, D.C . Kiran is co-editor and co-author of two new books: The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in Investor-State Disputes: History, Evolution, and Future (Kluwer, 2022) and International Investment Law and Investor-State Disputes in Central Asia: Emerging Issues (Kluwer, 2023). She is a sought after author and speaker on international arbitration and related topics. Currently she serves as a member of the ICC Task Force on ADR and Arbitration.
Kiran is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D.) and New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, magna cum laude (B.A.).