Pat Childress focuses his practice on international dispute settlement, particularly investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He has represented foreign investors as well as respondent governments in proceedings before ICSID and its Additional Facility, as well as in arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Pat has also represented clients in commercial arbitrations under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration.

Pat has been invited to speak on international arbitration-related matters at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, George Washington University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, as well as various other professional events and conferences. He has also served as an arbitrator in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Competition, and as a judge at the international finals of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Pat also teaches classes on international arbitration to foreign government officials at the International Law Institute.