Specialist in international law and international dispute resolution
Ruth is a specialist in international law and international dispute resolution. She is a member of the LCIA, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Arbitrator of the Centro de Arbitraje de México, an accredited CEDR mediator and a General Editor of the journal, Arbitration International.
Ruth speaks, reads, and writes Spanish, French, and Portuguese fluently.
Over the past twenty years, Ruth has served as an arbitrator, as an advocate for multinational clients with international arbitration claims (commercial and
investor-State), as counsel working for international tribunals (ICSID and the ICJ), as a director of a private equity company investing in companies with
international arbitration claims and as a scholar and editor of publications on international dispute resolution. Ruth has been involved in investor-State arbitration disputes involving cultural heritage issues.
While serving as Managing Editor of International Legal Materials at the American Society of International Law, Ruth edited and published articles concerning cultural heritage and wartime art expropriation. Ruth served as a Reporter for the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Issue Conflict in International Arbitration. Her academic work addresses a broad range of issues including evidentiary challenges in international disputes, most favored nation
treatment, taxation, transparency, ethics, damages, enforcement, litigation finance, sanctions, and sovereign debt. Her latest publications include: “Insolvência, Arbitragem Internacional e Financiamento de Disputas de Arbitragem: Algumas Considerações da Perspectiva do Financiador,” Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (on-line) (February 2022) and “From Lena Goldfields to Crystallex: A Proposal for Collective Financing of Sovereign Award Debt,” Arbitration International, Tribute Issue in Honor of Johnny Veeder Vol. 2 (June 2021). Ruth has guest lectured on topics of international law and litigation finance at Stockholm University and Columbia University.
Ruth is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and has served as co-chair of the ITA Programs Committee. She is a member of ASIL and ICCA.
Ruth is admitted to the bar in New York, Washington, DC and Connecticut. She has a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California, Berkeley, a JD from George Mason University and a BA from the University of Virginia.