As a Harvard Law student, Karen Halverson Cross served as editor of the Harvard
Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Thereafter, a Fulbright scholarship took her to
Yugoslavia to study economic reform in Eastern Europe. She returned to the U.S. to
practice with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, focusing on international joint
ventures, project finance, and various projects with the Russian Government. 

Her scholarship addresses issues of contract law, international dispute resolution and
international economic law. The U.S. State Department awarded her a summer grant in 1996
to conduct research on Russian methods of dispute resolution at the Institute of State
and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and she was selected as a Fulbright
Distinguished Chair in 2008. 

Professor Cross joined the faculty in 1994. She teaches Contracts, International
Commercial Dispute Resolution, WTO Law and International Business Transactions. In
addition, she has taught in the LL.M. program in international business and trade law at
the Catholic University of Portugal, the University of San Diego's summer program in
Moscow and the MBA program for Executives and International Managers at the University of
Illinois at Chicago. In the spring of 2012, she taught International Business
Transactions in the Department of Legal Studies at Central European University in
Budapest, Hungary. 



The Extraterritorial Reach of Sovereign Debt Enforcement, Berkeley Business Law Journal (2015)

Contributions to Books

Sovereign Arbitration, Sovereign Debt Management (2014)

Forthcoming and Prepublication Versions


Extraterritoriality, Immunity, and Sovereign Debt, Society of International Economic Law 2014 Bern Global Conference (2014)
Extraterritoriality, Immunity and Sovereign Debt, 50th Anniversary of the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting (2014)
Extraterritoriality, Immunity, and Sovereign Debt, JMLS Faculty Works In Progress Series (2014)
Arbitration of Mass Sovereign Debt Claims: Abaclat v. Argentine Republic, American Society of International Law 2012 Midyear Meeting (2012)