Regulation Workshop: Victoria Sahani
The Impact of U.S. Federal Common Law on Investment Treaty Arbitration
Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University
About the Speaker
Victoria Shannon Sahani is a tenured associate professor of law at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a faculty fellow with the university's Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center and the Center for Law and Global Affairs. She is also an active member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.
Professor Sahani has published articles in the UCLA Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and the Journal of International Arbitration, as well as book chapters in books published by Cambridge University Press, Brill / Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, and Wolters Kluwer. She is co-author of Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (with Lisa Bench Nieuwveld) (Wolters Kluwer, 2017). She received the 2014 Francis Lewis Law Center Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship and the 2015 Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship Award for Teaching given by Washington and Lee University School of Law. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Education published by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, and the Advisory Council of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC Legal Funding).
Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Sahani served for five years as Deputy Director of Arbitration and ADR in North America for the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Prior to joining the ICC, Professor Sahani served as an associate attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco, where she specialized in complex tax credit and municipal bond financing arrangements for affordable housing and community development real estate transactions, as well as matters involving American Indian tribes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to New Orleans in January 2006 to assist the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Fair Housing Project with two housing discrimination claims.