The University of Pittsburgh School of Law announced the appointment of Charles Kotuby to Executive Director of the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) and Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He will assume this new role on September 1. Kotuby will be teaching courses in international arbitration and overseeing CILE's day-to-day functioning, including the LLM and SJD programs and the long-term planning of CILE programming.
“It is wonderful having Chuck Kotuby back at CILE. The diversity of his education, experience, and legal practice offers immense benefits to our students,” said Ronald Brand, Academic Director, CILE, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor, and John E. Murray Faculty Scholar. “He brings a combination of scholarship and real-world practice that is hard to find and will help move CILE to the top of international programs for both students and practitioners.”
Previously a Partner in the Global Disputes practice of Jones Day in Washington DC, Kotuby spent 20 years as an international law counsel representing multinational corporations and sovereign states in complex international disputes. He has acted in international arbitrations and litigations across a range of regions and industries, and has appeared as counsel in international matters before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Justice of the European Union, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and other arbitral tribunals.
Kotuby has published extensively on international arbitration and international law issues, authoring or co-authoring more than two dozen articles and book chapters over the last 20 years. Before his time in private practice, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany, and a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Weis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2002 to 2004.
Kotuby is a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the United States Government Delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group III on Reforms to Investor-State Dispute Settlement. He is also a member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law and an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.
“We are truly delighted to welcome Professor Kotuby back to his alma mater on a full-time basis. As someone who has always had one foot in academia and the other in practice, he is uniquely positioned to ensure that our students have the best opportunities to learn and grow and, as a result, are among the best prepared to tackle the challenges of the future,” said Pitt Law Dean Amy J. Wildermuth. “With his proven track record of success, we are very fortunate to have Professor Kotuby to help us guide our programs to new heights.”
Kotuby graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree. During undergrad, he was a three-year letterman on Pitt’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Team. He earned an LLM from the University of Durham and graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.