Charles N Brower has been a judge of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal for 36 years; has served as judge ad hoc of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; and currently serves as judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in three contentious proceedings. He also is an arbitrator member of Twenty Essex Chambers in London. He has served as acting legal adviser of the US Department of State, and as deputy special counsellor to the president of the United States. He was, for many years, a partner at White & Case LLP. He has specialised in international arbitration for 50 years and is a chartered arbitrator and fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. In 2009, Judge Brower was awarded the American Society of International Law's Manley O Hudson Medal for "pre-eminent scholarship and achievement in international law ...without regard to nationality". In 2010 he received the Stefan A Riesenfeld Award of the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in recognition of "outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of international law". In 2013 he received the American Bar Association's section of international law's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Pat Murphy Award of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration of the Center for American and International Law for "exceptional civic contributions and extraordinary professional achievements in international arbitration". In October 2014, he became the first inductee into the Legal Media Group Euromoney "Hall of Fame" for "significant contributions to commercial arbitration during his career". In 2015, Judge Brower received Global Arbitration Review's Lifetime Achievement Award.