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.

Notable Experience

  • Three Peruvian companies in two complex ICC arbitrations derived from an ICSID arbitration against the Peruvian State related to claims against a Peruvian buyer of natural gas and now involving, among other issues, 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

  • Alternative Director, New York International Arbitration Center
  • Organizing Committee Member, New York Arbitration Week 2021

  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, New York International Arbitration Center
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Member, Young ICCA
  • Member, ICC YAF


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 ConflictLaw360, 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