(RALEIGH, N.C.)—Catharine Biggs Arrowood, a partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, has been reappointed by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) to its prestigious International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.
ICDR is the international division of American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a leading provider of dispute resolution services to companies around the world. There are more than 660 panel members who hear arbitration cases, most located outside the United States. Ms. Arrowood was the first ICDR panel member from North Carolina and was originally appointed in 2009.
ICDR reported 994 case filings in 2011, a 12 percent increase over the prior year and continuing a six-year trend of steady growth as more businesses of all sizes expand operations across borders, particularly in the Pacific Rim.
Selection to the international arbitration panel is based on caseload, diversity of parties and their counsel, and personal qualifications of candidates, including international expertise and reputation.
Ms. Arrowood has served on the AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators since 2003; less than two percent of AAA commercial panel members also work on the ICDR panel.
Ms. Arrowood has practiced law for more than three decades, focusing on Antitrust and Business Torts. She also is a leader of the International Arbitration Team in Parker Poe’s Litigation Department.
Ms. Arrowood has been president of the Wake County Bar Association and of the 10th Judicial District of the North Carolina State Bar, as well as Parker Poe’s management committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has chaired its International Committee. Ms. Arrowood has been named among Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite.” In 2011, she became the sixth recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer award.
She earned a JD, cum laude, in 1976 and a BA, cum laude, in 1973 from Wake Forest University.
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