Vikki is the Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL), and Assistant Dean of Online Programs at Pace Law School in New York City. Her work focuses on the promotion of the commercial rule of law and access to justice by leveraging technological innovation to (1) provide high-quality educational opportunities and online legal resources in international commercial law and dispute resolution; and (2) facilitate the development of online dispute prevention, management and resolution systems.
Vikki is responsible for maintaining the online CISG Database (www.cisg.law.pace.edu) and also co-chairs the technology committee of the dispute resolution section at the American Bar Association. Vikki was part of the US delegation at UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) for its Working Group III on ODR. She is the editor of the UNCITRAL CISG Digest and sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and the Journal of Technology in International Arbitration. Nikki is also a Fellow at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution. In 2015, Vikki organized the International Forum on ODR in 2015 in New York.
Over the last few years Vikki has developed, and now manages, several online certificate programs on ADR and ICL including the IICL online Certificate Programs on International Commercial Law, International Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Mediation Advocacy (http://law.pace.edu/IICL-certificate-program). These programs annually draw professionals from over 20 countries. In 2013, she launched the first global online Vis pre-moot to help prepare students for the Vis Moot competition. It now runs annually, attracting over 80 teams from over 30 countries.
Vikki has practiced law in New York and Germany, focusing on construction law arbitration and litigation. She was also an international case manager at the ICDR at the American Arbitration Association in New York, and has worked as a research fellow at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne in Germany.