Gaela Gehring Flores is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's litigation practice group and concentrates her practice on international arbitration and litigation matters. She represents both multinational corporations and sovereign states in international arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA), and in litigation and appellate proceedings before US federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Gehring Flores'practice capitalizes on her broad experience in international arbitration and litigation and on her native Spanish skills and bicultural background.
Ms. Gehring Flores also provides legal services to private sector and sovereign clients on enforcement of arbitral awards, effective contractual dispute resolution clauses and a variety of public international law issues, including foreign sovereign immunity and discovery in international proceedings.
Ms. Gehring Flores has been recognized as one of the American Lawyer's "Top 45 under 45" Top Women Lawyers in the Am Law 200 and as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review, Latin Lawyer 250, and Euromoney, among others.
Ms. Gehring Flores has provided pro bono representation before US federal courts to civil rights groups in their fight to overturn anti-immigrant legislation in Alabama, healthcare workers in matters related to violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and has represented clients seeking asylum before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Ms. Gehring Flores also was appointed to serve on the DC Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services and the DC Bar Pro Bono Program Committee.
Ms. Gehring Flores graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and summa cum laude from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While a student at the Georgetown University Law Center, she served as managing articles editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. From 1996-1998, Ms. Gehring Flores worked for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman, US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011-2013 for International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 "Leading Individual" for International Arbitration
Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 and 2012 for International Arbitration
The American Lawyer’s "45 Under 45" list of Top Women Lawyers in The Am Law 200 (January 2011)
GAR (Global Arbitration Review) 100 (2010 Edition) "Names to Know"
Named a "Young Gun" in Washington Business Journal's "Top Washington Lawyers" 2009
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Society of International Law
Appointed Member, District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program Committee
Board Member, Hispanic Bar Association for the District of Columbia
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Women's Bar Association