Mark Feldman


Mark Feldman’s scholarship examines the relationship between multinational enterprises and international economic law rights and obligations. Professor Feldman’s articles have been cited in reports by the OECD, UNCTAD, RIETI, the World Economic Forum, the European Parliament, the International Bar Association, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Professor Feldman’s articles also have been cited in many leading journals, including Arbitration International, British Journal of Political Science, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, German Law Journal, ICSID Review, Journal of International Economic Law, NYU Journal of International Law & Politics, Stanford Law Review, and Virginia Journal of International Law. Professor Feldman frequently presents on international economic law issues, particularly in Asia, including speaking engagements in Beijing, Xi’an, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Manila, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Seoul. Professor Feldman currently serves as a Global Associate at the National University of Singapore Centre for International Law, as a vice chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Academic Council, as a member of the ITA Executive Committee, and as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy (OUP). Professor Feldman previously served as a member of E15 Initiative Task Force on Investment Policy (World Economic Forum/ICTSD) and as Chief of NAFTA/CAFTA-DR Arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. As Chief, he represented the United States as a Respondent or non-disputing Party in more than a dozen investor-State disputes and provided legal counsel supporting the negotiation of U.S. bilateral investment treaties and investment chapters of free trade agreements (including TPP and U.S.-China BIT negotiations). His government experience also includes service as a law clerk to Judge Eric L. Clay on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho during South Africa’s transition to democracy. In the private sector, he practiced law for several years at Covington & Burling. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and recipient of the Parker School Certificate in International and Comparative Law.

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Responding to Incorrect ISDS Decision-Making: Policy Options

Editors' Note:  This is the latest post in our ongoing series of posts (see introduction here, first post on costs here, second post on duration of proceedings here, third post on the diversity deficit in investment arbitration here, fourth post on the impartiality and independence of arbitrators here,…

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