Rosine M. Plank-Brumback is an IIEL Consulting Senior Fellow and the principal interviewer in the IIEL’s oral history project on the world trading system. From 1998 to 2014, she worked at the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), serving as Principal Specialist in the Secretariat for Legal Affairs, and prior as the senior policy advisor to the Executive Secretary for Integral Development, and as a trade specialist providing technical support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations.

Ms. Plank-Brumback has held positions in the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, at the U.S. Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, and at the GATT Secretariat in Geneva where she was a counsellor in the Agriculture Division during the Tokyo and Uruguay Rounds.  She was panel secretary to three GATT panels.

She has been appointed by the State Parties to the roster of arbitrators under several free trade agreements.  She joined the International Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre of Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association in 2019.

Her most recent consultancy was with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), analyzing the NAFTA dispute settlement provisions for antidumping and countervailing duty determinations, which were renegotiated in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Her most recent published articles are on Access to Medicines and Incentives for Innovation: The Balance Struck in the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Intellectual Property (Patent and Data Exclusivity) Protection for Pharmaceutical Products, UNECLAC and Perspective Series 16 (United Nations, 2016), and on GATT panels in A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO: The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

She holds a B.S.F.S. in international affairs from the Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University and a J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was the Edward D. Berger scholar and received the Dean’s Achievement Award for Alternative Dispute Resolution.