Ester Grenness

Ms. Grenness attended the University of Baltimore where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in jurisprudence. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Grenness attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she graduated cum laude in May 2019. Ms. Grenness was a member of her law school’s Journal of International Law, and her student comment on reforming the investor-State dispute settlement regime was published in 2018. She also participated as a student fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center for International and Comparative Law. An avid learner, Ms. Grenness is continuing her education with an LL.M. in international dispute resolution at Queen Mary University of London, and she expects to complete the program in May 2022.

Ms. Grenness attended law school as a non-traditional student, which is one who works while attending law school. Accordingly, in addition to her legal education, Ms. Grenness has over fifteen years of experience with most time spent on federal government contracts and interpretation of the procurement laws. Ms. Grenness’ practice area focuses on business law with some personal injury and real estate law as well.

Ms. Grenness is also a contributing member in an investment treaty working group on the ABA Section of International Law’s International Arbitration Committee where she has been a member since 2016. She was a contributor to an evaluation of the EU’s Investment Court System proposal in three free trade agreements, which resulted in a working paper that government negotiators use for guidance in trade discussions with the European Union.