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Kate McNulty is an associate in the Washington office who helps clients navigate complex international arbitrations and international trade matters. She has represented corporate clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, including under ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICDR rules. She also provides legal and strategic advice to clients on global policy and international trade issues relating to the negotiation, implementation and enforcement of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, including in the areas of intellectual property, market access, regulatory trade barriers, government procurement, and investment.

  • Advising international companies and trade associations on the obligations of foreign governments under various WTO and free trade agreements.
  • Counseling clients on trade enforcement, investment, and market access barriers in major global markets, including China.
  • Representing a leading Ukrainian financial group in an investment treaty arbitration arising out of Russia’s expropriation of tourism-related assets in Crimea.
  • Representing a Peruvian mining company in an ICC arbitration arising out of contracts for engineering, procurement, and construction management services in connection with a major mining project in Peru.

Pro Bono

  • Advising an international association on the obligations of foreign governments to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and due process, arising under international treaties and conventions.
  • Advising an intra-state organization on legal and administrative matters regarding implementation of pollution mitigation efforts across state borders to preserve environmental and natural resources.
  • Advising on legal issues relating to intra-state conflicts and peace negotiations in Africa.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of State, Office of Multilateral Trade Affairs, Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Hon. Charles N. Brower, International Arbitrator and Judge ad hoc for the International Court of Justice, Judicial Intern
  • Superior Honor Award, U.S. Department of State (2018)
  • Meritorious Honor Award, U.S. Department of State (Multiple)