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Hodgson Named President-Elect of the American Society of International Law

March 30, 2023

Arnold & Porter International Arbitration partner Mélida Hodgson recently was voted president-elect of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

Hodgson will serve as president-elect during 2023-2024 before being installed as president for the 2024-2026 term. Hodgson currently serves as a vice president of ASIL.

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization that aims to "foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice." ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Hodgson is a recognized investor-state and commercial arbitration practitioner, counseling governments, state-owned entities and corporate entities on international investment protection, business disputes and World Trade Organization dispute resolution. With three decades of experience practicing at the intersection of international arbitration and sovereign obligations, Hodgson represents clients operating anywhere in the world across the range of arbitration forums, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.