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Dr. Katherine Simpson, Arbitrator, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Katherine Simpson

Simpson Dispute Resolution

Ann Arbor, MI  
Tel: (301) 741-5399
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Recognized to Michigan Chapter for Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Maryland, New Jersey, New York

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/7/24)54
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Dr. Katherine Simpson, Esq., FCIArb., is an arbitrator with a broad dispute resolution practice

She has served as sole arbitrator in disputes valued at up to $10 million, and has served in cases conducted pursuant to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Large and Complex Cases, International (ICDR), Commercial, Employment, and Consumer Rules. Dr. Simpson is also an Arbitrator on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Panel and on the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals. She is an Arbitrator Member of the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) and a Recommended Arbitrator for the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr. Simpson’s efforts to address the lack of diversity in the selection of ADR neutrals have twice been shortlisted for Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) annual awards.  Dr. Simpson currently serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), Chair of the Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee for the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI).  Dr. Simpson teaches Conflict Resolution and Management at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) as a Postdoctoral Associate, and is the Editor in Chief for Kluwer Arbitration International Commercial Templates and Examples series. 

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


Dr. Simpson is licensed to practice law in Maryland and New Jersey, US. 

  • Dr. iur., International Banking Law from University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2015)
  • LLM. oec,. International Business, Labor, and Social Law from University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (2010)
  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2008)
  • Master, European Studies, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2005)
  • B.A. and M.A. Degrees, Political Science, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA (2004)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arbitrator, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, U.K.
  • Vice Chair, Ray Corollary Initiative, Inc.
  • Chair, Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section
  • Fellow and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (ABF)
  • Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS)
  • Member, ArbitralWomen
  • Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member, Energy Arbitration Club (formerly Oil & Gas Arbitration Club)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (North American and London Branches)

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