KATHERINE CONNOLLY advises government and commercial stakeholders on all aspects of international trade law and policy, with a focus on the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has represented sovereign clients through each stage of the WTO dispute settlement process on issues ranging from trade remedies, customs valuation, SPS/TBT regulations, environmental and other policy justifications, and national security.
Katherine’s experience also covers legal and policy issues arising at the intersection of trade, business, and sustainability. She focuses on, among others: new international rule-making on sustainable trade; business and human rights; national and international supply chain regulation; and emerging regulation on carbon-pricing and offsets.
Before joining Sidley, Katherine spent two years as a dispute settlement lawyer at the WTO Secretariat, supporting panels on disputes arising under the WTO trade remedies agreements.
Prior to her time at the WTO, Katherine also completed an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. During her studies, Katherine received speaker prizes for her participation in both the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law.