Lorena Perez McGill
Adjunct Professor of Law
Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic 1991; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center 1999
Lorena Perez McGill served until recently as a Senior Legal Officer at the Department of Legal Services of the General Secretariat of the Organization of...Continue Reading
Lorena Perez McGill served until recently as a Senior Legal Officer at the Department of Legal Services of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS). In her eleven years in the oldest regional international organization, she provided legal advice to the OAS General Assembly and Permanent Council, and to the various other OAS political bodies, as well as represented the General Secretariat on contractual and employment-related matters, and in litigation. Her experience at the OAS is complemented by her exposure to international law in the private sector, and as a volunteer at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and at the Bar of the District of Columbia (DC Bar). From 2009 through 2013, Lorena organized and spoke at various events with ASIL's International Organizations Interest Group, where she volunteered first as Vice-Chair, and later as Co-Chair. For example, she organized and participated in, a panel presentation on the administration of justice in international institutions, featuring judges and registrars from the administrative tribunals of the IMF, World Bank, IFC, OAS, and members of the UN Dispute and Appeals tribunals;and a conversation on Cuba and its re-entry into the Inter-American system. Also, from 2008 through 2010, Lorena was the Chair of the DC Bar Inter-American Legal Affairs Committee, where she organized and participated in various events related to international institutions, such as a conversation with a WTO Appellate Body member on the WTO dispute settlement system. While in private practice, she represented an investor in the jurisdictional stage of a NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, and was exposed to the works of institutions such as the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the OAS' Inter-American Juridical Committee. Lorena has taught seminars and short courses on the administration of justice in international institutions, on ethical issues in international litigation, and on investment dispute resolution in Latin America.