Ms. Hodgson is a partner in the International Litigation and Arbitration Department of Foley Hoag LLP (Washington, DC office). Her focus is on investor-State dispute settlement and commercial arbitrations, as well as counseling governments and state-owned entities with respect to international investment protection obligations, World Trade Organization dispute resolution, and international trade policy issues. She also serves as an arbitrator of international trade disputes initiated under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA and was appointed to the list of panelists eligible to hear WTO disputes.
Ms. Hodgson is a former Associate General Counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In that capacity, in addition to litigating disputes, she was part of the team that developed the 2004 US Model BIT, the 2001 NAFTA interpretation of Chapter 11, and was involved in the negotiations of the investment chapters in the Australia, DR-CAFTA, Panama, and Singapore free trade agreements, as well as the Uruguay-United States BIT. She works in the English (native), Spanish (native) and French (working knowledge) languages.