PENNSYLVANIA, JULY 14, 2021 – Arbitrator Intelligence (AI) is delighted to welcome Cherine Foty to its Advisory Board.

Cherine will advise Arbitrator Intelligence on diversity and inclusion initiatives. She will spearhead its forthcoming global diversity campaign, which will bring together stakeholders from different diversity groups. 

Commenting on her appointment, Cherine says “I am delighted to join the Arbitrator Intelligence team to collaborate on these crucial initiatives. I look forward to further contributing to the important work Arbitrator Intelligence is already doing to compile and render accessible tangible data on highly qualified arbitrators, including women and diverse individuals. I am excited to engage in coalition building around this campaign for which a number of common interests are undoubtedly shared between key actors in the arbitration community.”

We are so lucky to welcome Cherine to our team!” comments Founder and CEO Catherine Rogers. “Parties and law firms need more information about diverse arbitrators’ track records. Cherine’s history of creative leadership on diversity initiatives will elevate to new heights our commitment to generating that information.”

Cherine Foty is a Senior Associate in International Arbitration in Paris. She will be transitioning to a new position based in Washington, D.C. in September. Cherine obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School, and a LL.M. in French and European Law from the Sorbonne Law School in Paris.  

She is a dually qualified common law and civil law lawyer, a member of the New York and Paris Bars, and a US-French dual national.  Cherine is a Board Member of ArbitralWomen, a Steering Committee Member and Board Liaison of the Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners, and a Steering Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Africa Sub-Committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations.  She is also a member of the Rising Arbitrators’ Initiative.  She is a recognized leader on diversity initiatives.

ArbitralWomen Co-Founder Mirèze Philippe comments that “Cherine is a kind of ‘scout’ who volunteers spontaneously when a call is made to do a job. She commits and she delivers. Committing on many fronts does not seem to be a cause of concern for her, she just does it. Her engagement with the three groups, ArbitralWomen, Arbitrator Intelligence and Green Arbitration, will be an opportunity for continued cooperation between the three initiatives.” 

The new appointment is the latest in a series of exciting developments for AI, which welcomed Ambassador William C. Eacho to its Board of Directors and announced its Presiding and Co-Arbitrators of the Year and Distinguished Arbitrators earlier this year.

The value of Arbitrator Intelligence and its Reports has been recognized by the international arbitration community in:

  • An ICCA Report addressing the lack of diversity among international arbitrators. An entire paragraph (page 65) is dedicated to Arbitrator Intelligence and how our reports will enhance diversity; and
  • An UNCITRAL Working Group III paper on arbitrator selection (para. 27, fn20) that identifies Arbitrator Intelligence as an important tool for promoting transparency and accountability in arbitrator selection.

About Arbitrator Intelligence

Arbitrator Intelligence is a global information aggregator that collects and analyzes critical information about international arbitrator decision making. Arbitrator Intelligence collects unique quantitative and qualitative feedback about key features of arbitrator decision making from thousands of parties and counsel across the globe. Feedback is collected through the Arbitrator Intelligence Questionnaire (AIQ). Topics include timing and duration, case management and procedural orders, document disclosure, rulings on jurisdiction and interim relief, damages analysis, and legal methodologies. Data analytics from this information provide parties and counsel with exclusive and critical insights about arbitrators’ track records to improve arbitrator selection and case strategy. To learn more about Arbitrator Intelligence, please visit www.arbitratorintelligence.com or contact Founder and CEO Catherine Rogers at catherine.rogers@arbitratorintelligence.com.