Victoria Shannon Sahani is an Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee
University School of Law. She is an expert on all aspects of domestic and international
dispute resolution procedures, including civil procedure, negotiation, mediation,
domestic arbitration, international arbitration, and investment treaty arbitration. Her
scholarship focuses on disruptive, paradigm-shifting, procedural phenomena like
third-party litigation funding. 

Professor Sahani is a Member of the Editorial Committee for the forthcoming 2015
Benchbook on International Law published by the American Society of International Law
(ASIL); a Member of 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; and 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 Sahani 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. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from
Harvard Law School. She is an active member of the bar in New York and the District of
Columbia. 

Articles

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Judging Third-Party Funding, Forthcoming, UCLA Law Review (2016)
 

Essays

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Third-Party Litigation Funding and the Dodd-Frank Act, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (2014)
 

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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)