Katie Gonzalez’s practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on Latin America.

Katie has experience representing international and domestic clients (both sovereign and private entities) in international arbitration matters, as well as in state and federal courts.

Katie joined the firm in 2017. Katie is also an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where she teaches a course on international investment arbitration.

Notable Experiences

  • Pluspetrol Peru Corporation S.A., Pluspetrol Block 56 S.A., Tecpetrol Block 56 S.A.C., and Sonatrach Peru Corporation S.A. in a complex ICC arbitration derived from an ICSID arbitration against the Peruvian State related to claims against a Peruvian buyer of gas, successfully obtaining a final award and securing payment of over $133 million arising from additional amounts owed on invoices due for hydrocarbons exports

  • Six Peruvian companies in two ICC arbitrations, governed by New York law and consolidated into one arbitration proceeding, claiming additional payments for payments due for hydrocarbon exports

  • A U.S. subsidiary of a Mexican glass manufacturer in winning a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration award against another glass manufacturer for breach of an exclusive sales agreement, including representation in ICC emergency arbitration proceedings

  • The Government of Argentina in multiple cases related to Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001, including its ongoing litigation against bond creditors

  • Mexican manufacturing company Vitro, S.A.B de C.V. and several of its Mexican and U.S. subsidiaries in defense of an antitrust litigation filed in the Eastern District of New York alleging group boycott claims

  • Over 10 international organizations in submitting an amicus curiae brief before the United States Supreme Court in a case featuring a novel interpretation of the International Organization Immunities Act, implicating both public international law and policy, and the applicability of foreign sovereign immunities under U.S. law

  • Mexican industrial conglomerate and its subsidiary in the contract renegotiation of various manufacturing supply and accommodation agreements

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Selected Activities

  • Member, ICDR Young & International Board 
  • Member, AAA-ICDR Publications Committee

  • Co-Chair of Foreign Lawyers Committee and Program Committee Member, New York International Arbitration Center
  • Secretary and Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Organizing Committee Member, New York Arbitration Week 2021
  • Organizing Committee Secretary, New York Arbitration Week 2020
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Member, Young ICCA
  • Member, ICC YAAF
  • Member, Young ITA

Publications

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Judges, Not Arbitrators, Decide If A Dispute Is Arbitrable When Multiple Agreements Conflict On The Question,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, May 28, 2024

The Influence of Common Law and American Law on the Practice and Rules of Testimonial Evidence in International Arbitration,” Principia’s Revista del Centro de Investigación y Estudios para la Resolución de Controversias No. 9, April 30, 2024 

Report on Three Private International Law Treaties, New York City Bar Association Working Group, March 18, 2024

International Bar Association Publishes Revisions to Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, March 8, 2024

Five International Arbitration Trends and Topics for 2024,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, January 4, 2024

“Arbitration and the U.S. Constitution: The Impact of Federalism and Due Process on the Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and Awards in the United States,” Arbitragem e ConstituiçaoThomson Reuters’ Revista Dos Tribunais, November 2, 2023 

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Ecuador,” Global Arbitration Review, October 2, 2023

The Lithium Triangle: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin America,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, September 25, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court Authorizes Foreign Plaintiffs To Use Domestic RICO Statute In Aid Of Enforcement Of Arbitral Awards In The United States,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, July 3, 2023  

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That An Appeal Of An Order Denying A Motion To Compel Arbitration Automatically Stays District Court Proceedings,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 29, 2023

U.S.: Waiver of Sovereign Immunity Clause,” Thomson Reuters UK Practical Law, June 15, 2023

The Waiver and Arbitration Exceptions to Sovereign Immunity Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act,” Thomson Reuters UK Practical Law, June 15, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court Holds FSIA Does Not Immunize Foreign Sovereigns From Criminal Prosecution,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 21, 2023

Commercial Arbitration: Brazil,” Global Arbitration Review, March 28, 2023

Five International Arbitration Trends And Topics For 2023,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, January 30, 2023 

What’s at Stake in Halkbank Sanctions High Court Case,” Law360, January 5, 2023

ESG-Related Disputes in Latin America: The Evolution of the Litigation and Arbitration Landscape,” Latin Lawyer, December 16, 2022

What the U.S. Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling Means for Section 1782 Discovery in Investor-State Arbitration,” December 1, 2022

Investment Treaty Arbitration: Ecuador,” Global Arbitration Review, August 1, 2022

Arbitration of Corruption Issues in Latin American Disputes,” Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review, September 15, 2022

ZF Automotive v. Luxshare – Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Jus Mundi, July 25, 2022

2nd Circuit Ruling Offers Clarity for Annulled Arbitral Awards,” Law360, July 20, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on the Applicability of Section 1782 Discovery Likely to Have Practical Impact on Arbitration in Latin America,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 6, 2022 

“Q&A: Supply Side Disputes,” Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes (eBook 2022 ed.), Financier Worldwide

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Applicability of Section 1782 Discovery Statute With Respect to Private Commercial and Treaty Arbitrations,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 15, 2022

International Organizations Immunity Ruling May Conflict With High Court Intent,” Law360, April 13, 2022

Ecuador Signs the ICSID Convention, What That Means for Ecuador and the Rest of South America,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, August 9, 2021 

Second Circuit Reinforces Its Approach To Section 1782 While U.S. Supreme Court Case On Application Of Section 1782 To Private International Arbitration Remains Pending,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, July 19, 2021 

The Scope of Immunity for International Organizations Comes Under Scrutiny Again, Two Years After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Jam v. International Finance Corporation,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 1, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Defines Contours of FSIA’s Expropriation Exception,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, February 8, 2021

NY Ruling Underscores Federal State Arbitration Law Conflict, Law360, November 6, 2020 

Supreme Court Holds That New York Convention Does Not Preclude Non-Signatories From Invoking State Law Principles To Compel Arbitration,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 3, 2020 

Second Circuit Overturns Arbitration Award Against Non-Signatory Parent Company,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 3, 2020

New York as the Preferred Law and Forum for Commercial Disputes,” (co-authored with Boaz Morag and Elizabeth Brody), Thomson Reuters Practical Law, February 6, 2020

CPLR Article 75 or the Federal Arbitration Act: Which One Applies to Arbitrations in New York and Why It Matters,” (co-authored with Boaz Morag), International Lawyer, 2019

“Who decides arbitrability? The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest words,” International Bar Association, Special E-Newsletter, March 4, 2019

Supreme Court Confirms Arbitrators Decide Threshold Issues,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, January 9, 2019

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