2013 Summer Program
CLAUDIA FRUTOS-PETERSON, International Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Washington
Claudia Frutos-Peterson is an International Counsel in the Washington office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP where she concentrates her practice in International arbitration. Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Frutos-Peterson worked as legal counsel at the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). As Counsel at ICSID, Ms. Frutos-Peterson served as secretary of tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism. In March 2003, Ms. Frutos-Peterson published a book on international commercial arbitration in Latin America. She is adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law teaching International Commercial Arbitration. Ms. Frutos-Peterson received her law degree at the University of Nuevo León, in Monterrey, Mexico. She also received a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law and a Doctorate in International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, with highest honors, from the University of Paris-I ( (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
MICHAEL EVAN JAFFE, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington
During his more than 30 years as a trial lawyer, Mr. Jaffe has focused on dispute resolution internationally in arbitrations under various international arbitral regimes and domestically in court and arbitration proceedings. A significant part of his work has involved representing owners, contractors and other stakeholders in projects ranging from infrastructure and energy facilities to sports stadiums and a wide variety of commercial structures. He has acted as counsel in numerous international and domestic arbitrations, has been counsel in mediations involving both international and domestic matters and has served as an arbitrator involving projects in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Jaffe is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He has been lead counsel, in a wide array of construction industry and commercial litigation matters. He has been widely recognized as a leading trial lawyer. Among the publications recognizing him are the 2008 and 2009 PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (“Highly Recommended”), the 2003 through 2009 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the 2008 and 2009 Super Lawyers (Washington, DC Edition), and the 2007-2009 PLC Cross Border Dispute Resolution Guide. He has, in addition, been recognized in various other “Best Lawyers” guides.
JEAN KALICKI, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington
Jean Kalicki is a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, specializing in international arbitration as both arbitrator and counsel. As arbitrator she has served as Chair, sole and co-arbitrator in dozens of investment and commercial disputes, and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of many leading international arbitral institutions, in the United States, Europe and Asia. As counsel, she has particular experience in investment treaty disputes and has represented both States and investors, in roughly equal numbers, at ICSID and under the UNCITRAL Rules, in cases arising under BITs, FTAs including NAFTA and the Energy Charter Treaty. She has represented parties on five continents as well as the United Nations.
Ms. Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in the field. Selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for international arbitration (2010-2013) and as one of Global Arbitration Review’s top 30 women in arbitration worldwide (2007), she has been described as “acelebratedpresence in themarket” who is “creative and business-minded” with “great presence before a tribunal” (Chambers USA 2013), and “is considered outstanding by market sources, and has particular expertise in ICSID arbitrations” (Chambers USA 2012). She is noted to be “a thorough, meticulous and highly motivated arbitrator” (Chambers USA 2011), who is "simply superb" (Legal 500, 2008), and "an incredible investigator and researcher who is gifted at identifying key issues" and "knows how to use legal analysis to structure the best argument possible" (Chambers USA 2008).
Ms. Kalicki is a member of the AAA’s Board of Directors, the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and is listed on numerous rosters of arbitrators maintained by leading institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. She is the long-time Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. She teaches arbitration and advocacy as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University's Washington College of Law.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Kalicki was associated from 1991 to 1998 with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in its New York and Washington, DC offices. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
LEONARDO GIACCHINO, Partner, Solutions Economics, LLP, Washington
Dr. Leonardo Giacchino provides valuation and economic analysis and advisory services in litigation matters. He has worked in more than 30 countries on over 100 projects addressing economic, financial and regulatory issues. Dr. Giacchino has testified in numerous forums: international courts (investment and commercial arbitrations), federal and state courts and before public utility commissions in many countries. He is in Who’s Who Legal as one of the world's top international arbitration experts and is a former faculty member at the UF, Duke and UCA. He is also the coauthor (with Dr. Jonathan Lesser) of Fundamentals of Energy Regulation (PUR, 2007) and Principles of Utilities Corporate Finance (PUR, 2011).
HORACIO A. GRIGERA NAON, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington
Professor Horacio Grigera Naón is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at American University Washington College of Law where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues in International Commercial Arbitration. He also serves as an independent international arbitrator and consultant on business and international law matters, and is former Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. He has been a practitioner in the field of international commercial arbitration and international business law for over twenty-five years.
Dr. Grigera Naón has published and lectured widely on these topics, including a book on "Choice-of-Law Problems in International Commercial Arbitration" (1992) and lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law (2001) on the same topic. He is also an adviser for the American Law Institute’s new Restatement of the Law (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration, a member of the Advisory Board of The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a former Special Counsel with White & Case LLP and a former Senior Counsel with the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. Professor Grigera Naón holds LLM and SJD degrees from Harvard Law School, LLB and LLD degrees from the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires and is a member of the Argentine Federal, New York, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court Bars.
JACK MCKAY, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington
Mr. McKay is a member of Pillsbury's Litigation/Arbitration group with more than 30 years of experience in courts across the United States and in dozens of arbitrations, domestic and international. His clients include significant businesses in the United States and abroad.
Litigation in disputes concerning technology and energy contracts has been a staple of Mr. McKay's practice. He has litigated the development, sale and implementation of computer hardware and software; represented the manufacturer of the primary mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope; and directed the most significant litigation to date over the transportation and storage of spent nuclear fuel. Energy related work has included international litigation/arbitration for foreign clients in disputes regarding coal deliveries, importation issues, and intellectual property rights. Mr. McKay has complemented this experience by litigating a wide variety of joint venture, partnership and other contractual agreements created to exploit business opportunities.
Mr. McKay serves as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, and lectures on international arbitration conducted under the rules of the ICC and other dispute resolution rules.
MONIQUE SASSON, Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and of World Trade and Arbitration Materials, New York
Monique Sasson is the Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and the Co-Managing Editor of World Trade and Arbitration Materials.
Ms. Sasson initially qualified as an Italian Avvocato and practiced at Chiomenti Studio Legale in Rome, where she appeared before arbitral tribunals and Italian courts. In 2000 she joined Herbert Smith’s international arbitration and litigation practice group in London. She qualified as an English solicitor (and subsequently as a solicitor advocate), and acted in a number of international commercial arbitration cases as well as litigation matters. In 2006 Monique began a doctoral programme in public international law at the University of Cambridge, with a concentration on investment treaty arbitration. Her doctoral thesis studied the roles of municipal law and international law in investment treaty awards. In 2009 she obtained her Ph.D. and in 2010 she published a monograph titled Substantive Law in Investment Treaty Arbitration: the Unsettled Relationship between International law and Municipal Law (Kluwer).
LAWRENCE SHORE, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York
Laurence Shore is a dual U.S./U.K. qualified partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Shore's practice focuses on international arbitration. He has been the lead advocate in a large number of arbitration cases under, for example, the ICC, LCIA, AAA, UNCITRAL and SWISS Rules. He also has sat as an arbitrator in cases under the ICC, Cairo Regional Centre, and LCIA Rules. In addition to his work as an arbitration practitioner, Mr. Shore has tried cases in the United States courts and in England's High Court.
Chambers Global 2009 and Chambers Europe 2008 ranks Mr. Shore as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration. Mr. Shore is a co-author (with C. McLachlan and M. Weiniger) of International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles (Oxford University Press, 2007). He also serves on the Editorial Board of International Arbitration Law Review, and holds the appointment of Visiting Professor in the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Shore was the global head of international arbitration at a major law firm in London. Mr. Shore earned his Juris Doctor in 1989 from, Emory University School of Law. He previously earned a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in history, both from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Shore received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
ANNE MARIE WHITESELL, Of Counsel, Dechert LLP Paris - Washington
Anne Marie Whitesell is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration practice group. She is based in the Washington, D.C. office but works closely with the Paris office.
Ms. Whitesell has been recognized as a Notable Practitioner for International Arbitration by both Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers USA 2012, referral guides to leading lawyers based on the opinions of their clients and peers. She has also been listed in Commercial Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2012 and recommended as a National International Arbitration Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation 2012. Additionally, in 2012, Ms. Whitesell was recognized by Legal 500 Latin America International Arbitration and named one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Female Litigators in America.
Before joining Dechert, Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from more than 120 countries. She also worked closely with the 126 members of the International Court of Arbitration, who hailed from 88 different countries, and contributed to the institution’s profile and reputation around the world.
Ms. Whitesell has practised with law firms in both the United States and in France and has acted in numerous international arbitration cases both as counsel and arbitrator. Previously, she was also a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II).