Catherine A. Rogers

Professor of Law and Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar at Penn State Law and Professor of Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law and Director, Institute for Ethics, Regulation & The Rule of Law, Queen Mary, University of London
(814) 863-3513
University Park
Penn State Law

LL.M., Yale University
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Catherine A. Rogers is a scholar of international arbitration and professional ethics at Penn State Law, with a dual appointment as Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics and Regulation. Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor. Professor Rogers has taught, lectured, and published on these topics around the world, including as an invited participant at two Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Fora. Her book, Ethics in International Arbitration, was recently published by Oxford University Press.

Professor Rogers is a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. She has been appointed by the ICC Palestine to the Court of Arbitration for the Jerusalem Arbitration Center, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Judicial Academy. Professor Rogers also co-chairs, together with William W. “Rusty” Park, of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration.  She is regularly engaged in capacity-building activities to promote arbitration and the rule of law in developing and emerging economies. She is also the founder and director of Arbitrator Intelligence, a non-profit organization developing informational resources to increase transparency, fairness and accountability in the arbitrator selection process.

Before entering academia, Professor Rogers practiced international litigation and arbitration in New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco.


Ethics in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, forthcoming August, 2014)

The Future of Investment Arbitration (editor, with Roger P. Alford) (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Complex Litigation: Litigating for Social Change (casebook with Kevin Johnson and John V. White) (Carolina Academic Press, 2008)

Book Chapters

“Guerilla Tactics and Legal Ethics” in Guerilla Tactics in International Arbitration (Kluwer Press, 2013) 

“The Restatement as ‘New Rules,’” in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2012)

“Transnational Litigation and Ethics,” International Litigation and Strategies(Barton Legum, ed., 2012) (with Detlev Vagts)

“International Arbitration’s Public Realm,” in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2011)

“The Ethics of Advocacy,” in The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2010)

“Cross-Border Bankruptcy as a Model for Regulation of International Attorneys,” in Making Transnational Law Work in a Global Economy: Essays in Honour of Detlev Vagts (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

“The Ethics of International Arbitrators,” in The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration (Juris Publishing, 2008)


“The Politics of International Arbitrators,” ___ Santa Clara J. Int’l Law ___ (2013) (symposium contribution)

“A Response to Professor Brower,” ___ Buffalo L. Rev. ___ (2013) (invited response to Hollow Spaces by Professor Charles Brower) (with George Bermann, Jack C. Coe and Christopher Drahozal) 

“When the Bad Guys Are Wearing Hats,” 1 Stanford J. Complex Lit. 487 (2013) (symposium contribution)

“Restating the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration,” 113 Penn St. L. Rev. 1333 (2009) (with George Bermann, Jack C. Coe and Christopher Drahozal).

“Lawyers Without Borders,” 30 U. Penn. Int’l L. Rev. 1035 (2009)

“The Arrival of the Have-Nots in International Commercial Arbitration,” 8 Nevada L.J. 341 (2007) (symposium contribution)

“Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration,” 54 Kansas L. Rev. 1301 (2006) (symposium contribution)

“Arbitrating Antitrust Claims in the United States and Europe,” (with Niccolò Landi), 133-14 Concorrenza E Mercato 455 (2005-06)

“The Vocation of International Arbitrators,” 20 Am. U.J. Int’l L. 959 (2005)

“Regulating International Arbitrators: A Functional Approach to Developing Standards of Conduct,” 41 Stan. Int’l L. Rev. 53 (2005)

“Proposals to Expel Palestinians from the Occupied Territories as Catalyst for a Civil Adjudication Campaign,” 7 J. Gender Race & Just. 167 (2003)

“Context and Institutional Structure in Attorney Discipline: Developing an Enforcement Regime for Ethics in International Arbitration,” 39 Stan. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (2002)

“Fit and Function in Legal Ethics: Developing a Code of Attorney Conduct for International Arbitration,” 23 Mich. Int’l L. .J. 341 (2002)

“Gulliver’ s Troubled Travels, or The Conundrum of Comparative Law,” 67 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. (1998) (Review Essay)

“The Role of Arbitration in Resolving Transnational Disputes: A Survey of Trends in the People’s Republic of China,” 15 Berk. J. Int’l L. 329 (1997) (with Frederick Brown)

Other Publications 

“Peace, One Dispute at a Time: The Jerusalem Arbitration Center,” New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Spring 2012)

The International Arbitrator Information Project: From Ideation to Operation,” Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, (2012)

The International Arbitrator Information Project: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” Kluwer International Arbitration Blog, (2012)

Peace through Commerce?: The Idea of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center,” International Law Grrls Blog (Nov. 4, 2011)

“International Arbitration Needs Enforceable Conduct Rules,” 21 Alternatives to High Cost Litigation 97 (2003)