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Dean Koh Elected To American Arbitration Association Board

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh has been elected to the Board of Directors of The American Arbitration Association (AAA), which provides services to individuals and organizations worldwide who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. The AAA announced the election of Dean Koh and five others at its annual meeting April 30 in New York.

Dean Koh is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1985 and served as Dean since 2004. He formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and as Attorney-Adviser at the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Also elected to the AAA board were Gonzalo Biggs, a partner in the law firm of Figueroa & Valenzuela in Santiago, Chile; Wilma A. Lewis, a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP; Carole Malinvaud, a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris; Tim Martin, Vice President and Special Counsel at Nexen; and Francis McGovern, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law.

The American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit, public service organization committed to the resolution of disputes through the use of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, negotiation, democratic elections and other voluntary procedures. The AAA provides a forum for the hearing of disputes, rules and procedures and a roster of impartial experts to resolve cases. More information is available on the American Arbitration Association website.