Victoria Shannon is an Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University
School of Law. She is an expert on third-party funding of litigation and arbitration,
international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, alternative dispute resolution
(ADR), and civil procedure. Professor Shannon was recently appointed to the Academic
Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), made up of the top
academics in the field of international arbitration from around the globe. She is also a
Member of the Task Force on Third-Party Funding jointly organized by the International
Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), which is the premier international commercial
arbitration policy and membership organization, and Queen Mary University of London. 

Prior to joining W&L, Professor Shannon served for five years as Deputy Director of
Arbitration and ADR in North America for the International Court of Arbitration of the
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and assisted the United States Council for
International Business (USCIB) in nominating arbitrators, mediators, and experts for ICC
Cases. 

Professor Shannon holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree
from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the bar in New York, New Jersey and the
District of Columbia. 

Articles

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Harmonizing Third-Party Litigation Funding Regulation, Forthcoming, Cardozo Law Review (2015)
 

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Recent Developments in Third-Party Funding, Journal of International Arbitration (2013)
 

Books

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Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration (with Lisa Bench Nieuwveld) (2012)
 

Book Chapters

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The 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration (with Jason Fry), Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2011 (2012)
 

Blog Contributions

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Overcoming the Perils of Disclosing Privileged Information to Funders and Disclosure in International Arbitration, A Model Litigation Finance Contract: Litigation Funding in Theory and Practice (2013)
 

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The Funder as Co-Counsel: A Glimpse into the Future of Law Firm Ownership, A Model Litigation Finance Contract: Litigation Funding in Theory and Practice (2013)
 

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Disclosure of Funding Arrangements: An Example from New Zealand, A Model Litigation Finance Contract: Litigation Funding in Theory and Practice (2013)
 

Presentations

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Careers in International Arbitration, American Society of International Law (2014)
 

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´╗┐´╗┐Optimal Dispute Systems for Third-Party Funding, Washington & Lee Works-in-Progress Roundtable for Third-Party Funding Scholars (2013)
 

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Role of the institutions in safeguarding the integrity of the arbitration proceedings, Ethical Issues in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Current Developments (2013)
 
Electrabel v. Hungary, New York City Bar Association, International Law Committee (2013)