Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's International Arbitration Group, has been appointed a Bok Visiting International Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. The Bok Visiting International Law Professors program annually brings top internationally recognized experts to campus and is designed to enrich the law school's curriculum with global perspectives. Professors are selected for their contributions to their fields by the law school's faculty, who serve as their hosts.
Born, a Penn Law graduate, commented on the appointment: "It is a unique honor and privilege to teach at my alma mater and I am very much looking forward to teaching a new generation of students at the institution where my own interest in the law was first ignited." Born was recently appointed an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, where he has taught International Commercial Arbitration for the past nine years.
Born is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer, 2nd edition, forthcoming 2014), the standard work in its field. He is the recipient of the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit, as well as other awards, for International Commercial Arbitration. Born is also the author of International Arbitration: Cases and Materials (Aspen 2011), International Civil Litigation in United States Courts (Aspen 5th edition 2011) and International Arbitration: Introductory Principles and Practice (Kluwer 2012).
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP has one of the world's leading international arbitration practices, having been involved in more than 600 proceedings in recent years. The firm has successfully represented clients in four of the largest institutional arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations to arise in the past decade, and also prides itself on consistently achieving its clients' objectives in all cases, through efficient staffing and the use of in-house know-how and precedents.