Given the rise in international commercial relationships and agreements, the importance of arbitration, particularly international arbitration, has grown exponentially, positioning arbitration as the preferred method of conflict resolution due to its confidential and efficient nature. In the USA, a host of attorneys specialize in international arbitration. These lawyers represent various sectors, including finance, energy, transportation and more. This article puts the spotlight on some of the leading international arbitration counsel lawyers across the country.
Their expertise spans across major sectors and their ability to effectively present cases, thoroughly prepare legal documents, strategize exceptionally, and ensure successful arbitrations is second to none. Representing sovereign states, corporations, and individual clients, these lawyers are known for their intellectual prowess, diligence, and committed advocacy. They navigate international laws and conventions, corporate intricacies, and intricate dispute resolutions with elaborate understanding and precision.
Moreover, many of these profiled lawyers have been praised by their peers and clients for their formidable skills and comprehensive knowledge in the field of international arbitration. It is this combination of understanding, skill, dedication and a strategic approach that not only positions these lawyers at the pinnacle of the profession but also makes them a preferred choice for clients worldwide.
Charline O. Yim
Currently with the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Charline O. Yim is a New York-based lawyer who has made her reputation through her work on investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, often under the auspices of the ICC and ICSID. Yim has been praised as an extremely dedicated and professional lawyer who handles her cases very well.
David Attanasio is a Washington-based associate at Dechert LLP. Specializing in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, Attanasio represents sovereign states and corporations. He is recognized for his detail-oriented and thorough approach, bringing great insight to international arbitration issues.
Based in New York, Lee Rovinescu is a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and specializes in the representation of corporations from the energy and power sectors. Known for his deep thinking and quality work-product, Rovinescu is praised for his attentiveness to his clients’ needs and concerns.
Mallory Silberman is a lawyer at Arnold & Porter who is well-placed to handle complex investment treaty arbitrations, often representing states across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Silberman is highly regarded as an important team player with a promising future.
Jose Garcia Cueto
Based in Clifford Chance US LLP, Jose Garcia Cueto excels in both investor-state and commercial arbitrations. His experience includes a particular strength in Latin America-related disputes. Cueto is recognized as a bright, aggressive advocate with deep knowledge of construction arbitration and superior presentation skills.
Maria Ramirez is a Miami-based partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Her practice has a heavy focus on Latin American disputes, and she is well-versed in handling arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, ICDR, and UNCITRAL. Ramirez has been praised as a diligent and detail-oriented lawyer with impeccable submission and pleading skills.
Eugenie Rogers, based in Dallas, is part of Baker McKenzie. Specializing in commercial arbitrations, she efficiently manages large projects in sectors such as transportation, construction, and energy. Rogers is complimented for her high intelligence, her ability to quickly grasp complex topics and her persuasive skills.
Washington-based Nicola Peart is a senior associate at Three Crowns LLP. She has made her mark in handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Peart has been recognized as a fabulous lawyer, for her organization, diligence, and exceptional writing skills.
Danielle Morris is part of WilmerHale and represents clients from diverse sectors such as financial services, oil and gas, and construction. Known for her impressive, calm, and methodical approach, Morris excels in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
Lastly, Lauren Friedman, a partner at King & Spalding LLP, specializes in international investment and commercial arbitrations, with a particular focus on Latin America. Friedman has been recognized as a high-quality lawyer based in New York.
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