Vance Center Committee Welcomes King & Spalding’s Viren Mascarenhas

February 2019

King & Spalding partner Viren Mascarenhas has joined the Vance Center Committee, whose members guide and participate in pro bono representation and promotion, the Women in the Profession program, the African Legal Fellows program, and the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights in the Americas, among other activities.  Douglas Cassel, King & Spalding counsel, is supporting Mascarenhas, focusing with him specifically in the Business and Human Rights initiative, which Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste directs.  Mascarenhas worked with Jean-Baptiste previously on several complex pro bono matters for the Human Rights and Access to Justice Program.

Mascarenhas is a partner in King & Spalding’s New York office, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.  He is a specialist in public international law and international arbitration, focusing on both investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, and currently teaches an upper-level seminar on International Commercial Arbitration as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Viren served as a law clerk to H.E. President Rosalyn Higgins at the International Court of Justice, and as a Legal Officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a hybrid war crimes tribunal based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  He previously was a member of the arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and the litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.