PROF. WON KIDANE
Professor Dr. Won Kidane has represented African Governments in a wide array of international litigation and arbitration matters ranging from infrastructure, construction, railway, and oil and gas to commodities trading. He has represented SOEs at critical stages of relationship formation ranging from contract negotiations, dispute prevention, contract management, mediation, and conciliation to arbitration and court litigation. He has also counseled companies in private equity ventures, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution. Professor Kidane is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Washington State.
Professor Kidane is a Fulbright Scholar who holds a tenured faculty position as an Associate Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law where he has taught since 2008. Prior to that Professor Kidane taught at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law for three years. Before joining the legal academy in the United States, Professor Kidane practiced international arbitration and litigation with the global law firms of Piper Rudnick (now DLA Piper) and later Hunton & Williams in their Washington, DC offices. Professor Kidane is the author or co-author of four books and dozens of law review articles in leading international law journals. His book on China-Africa Dispute Settlement is the first of its kind. His fourth book on the culture of international arbitration by Oxford University Press is widely considered a groundbreaking work in the field. Professor Kidane has also taught law in South Africa, Ethiopia, and China. He is a member of many organizations including the Academic Council of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, the American Society of International Law, and the Academic Forum on Investor-State Arbitration Reform. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree from Georgetown, a Juris Doctor degree (JD) with honors from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Georgia School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from Addis Ababa University.e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org