Colette M. van der Ven

ColetteColette van der Ven is an associate at Sidley. She counsels and represents governments, businesses and trade associations on all aspects of international trade law with a particular focus on WTO law and WTO dispute settlement, as well as businesses in connection with international commercial arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Colette was a summer associate at the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, where she worked with the legal division.

Colette holds a joint JD/MPP from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, respectively, and an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. At Harvard, Colette served as the co-President of the Harvard Law and International Development Society and co-founded the Trade Innovation Initiative, which helps small businesses overcome their trade barriers.