Professor of Law
International Economic Law
Public International Law
Professor Arato’s research and teaching interests include international economic law, public international law, international organizations, contracts, and private law theory. He has written extensively on the law of foreign investment, international trade, the law of treaties and treaty interpretation, and the law of international organizations. He is currently working on a project on the private law dimensions of international investment law which will culminate in a monograph with Oxford University Press, titled The Private Law of Investment Treaties. He is also a co-editor of an open-access casebook on international trade law: The Law of the World Trade Organization (with J.H.H. Weiler, S. Cho, & I Feichtner, 2016-2017 edn.).
At Brooklyn Law School, Professor Arato serves as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. He also serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and as Co-Chair for the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, and as a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Academic Council. Since 2018, Professor Arato has served as an Observer Delegate (on behalf of ASIL) to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform).
Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 2015, Professor Arato was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He previously worked as an associate in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where his practice focused on international investment disputes and international commercial arbitration.