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Catherine Gibson
Catherine H. Gibson
Washington +1 202 662 5191 cgibson@cov.com Download V-card

Kate Gibson advises clients on a broad range of international arbitration and trade-related issues, drawing on her experience in the U.S. government and in international and domestic courts.

Ms. Gibson’s practice focuses on helping clients solve challenges in doing business abroad. She has counseled clients on matters arising out of U.S. free trade agreements, treaties of the World Trade Organization, as well as a range of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

  • Advise beverage company on trade issues in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East under U.S. free trade agreements and World Trade Organization treaties.
  • Counsel film and media company on rights and remedies under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Advise clients on public international law and investment issues related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  • Advise clients on the negotiations of the United-States China bilateral investment treaty.
  • Represent client in post-arbitration proceedings in U.S. court seeking to confirm arbitral award.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented mother at two-day trial in divorce matter related to child custody, child support, and alimony.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of International Law, Member
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Assistant Editor for North America

Previous Experience

  • Legal Adviser to the Honorable O. Thomas Johnson, Jr., Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (2012-2014)
  • Trial Attorney (Honors Program), U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch (2010-2012)