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Bailey Roe concentrates her practice in international dispute resolution and represents sovereign States in investment treaty arbitrations. She also handles other forms of international commercial disputes.

Bailey advises clients on a broad range of topics, including investment law, contract and treaty interpretation, legal privilege and confidentiality, psychology in law, and sovereign immunity. In addition to her work resolving disputes, she is a committed member of the Washington, D.C. Pro Bono culture, working on immigration matters at Arnold & Porter and serving on several committees of the Washington Council of Lawyers.

In addition to her work at Arnold & Porter, Bailey is an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law. In this role, she teaches international commercial arbitration advocacy and coaches the law school’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot court team.

Experience

  • The Republic of Peru in an investment arbitration filed at ICSID by Lupaka Gold Corp. pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty arbitration, involving a dispute in the mining sector and claims of over US$100 million.
  • The Republic of Peru in an investment arbitration filed at ICSID by subsidiaries of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty, involving a dispute in the oil and gas sector and claims of up to US$2.65 billion.
  • The Republic of Korea in an investment arbitration filed at ICSID under bilateral investment treaties by subsidiaries of U.S. private equity fund Lone Star (LSF-KEB Holdings SCA et al.), involving a dispute in the banking sector and claims of US$4.4 billion. In an award issued in 2022, the tribunal dismissed all but one of the claims asserted, and granted the claimants less than 5% of the amount claimed.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2021, cum laude
  • B.A., American University, 2016

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty, American University Washington College of Law
  • Coach, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition, American University Washington College of Law
  • Member, American Society of International Law
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Member, Washington Foreign Law Society
  • Member, Washington Council of Lawyers
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