2021 Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 

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Carolyn Lamm, Partner at White & Case will deliver the 16th WCL Annual Lecture: Arbitrator Impartiality and Independence vs. Inter-Dependence: Myth vs. Reality and its Impact.

Carolyn Lamm regularly serves as lead counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases, successfully resolving significant international arbitrations involving international corporations and sovereign clients. She also serves as lead counsel in arbitration-related litigation. 

Her practice concentrates on international dispute resolution through international arbitration, litigation and international trade proceedings. She advises clients in matters with ICSID and its Additional Facility, and other international arbitral proceedings involving States, and commercial arbitral fora including AAA/CDR, ICC, Vienna Centre, Stockholm Chamber, Swiss Chamber and in federal court litigation. 

She is the Distinguished Faculty Chair at the University of Miami School of Law in the White & Case LLM program in International Arbitration, where she teaches International Investment Arbitration. Carolyn is also a fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America dedicated to the highest standards of trial advocacy, professionalism, and the administration of justice.

Carolyn was appointed by President Clinton to the US Panel and later by the Government of Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID arbitration. She was a member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board, and is currently Vice President of the American Bar Endowment, a member of the ICCA Governing Board, an Emeritus member of the Council of the American Law Institute, and has served as an arbitrator in AAA International Rules, ICSID and NAFTA Chapter 11 disputes. Carolyn is a founding member of the American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. 

Carolyn's exceptional record in international dispute resolution and her leadership in the profession have been repeatedly recognized by numerous sources including most recently by: Who's Who Legal – Thought Leader in Arbitration 2020; LMG Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards 2019 – Best in Commercial Arbitration; The Legal 500 US 2019 – International Arbitration Leading Lawyers Hall of Fame; 2019 Lawdragon Hall of Fame; 2018: ABA Rasmussen Award winner, Advancement of Women in International Law; Who's Who Legal – Thought Leader in Arbitration. 2017: Who's Who Legal – Thought Leader in Arbitration; Euromoney's Expert Guides Women in Business Law. 2016: Law360 – The 5 Most Influential Female International Arbitrators; Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation (5th ed.) 2014: Best Lawyers - US International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year; 2013 National Law Journal's (NLJ) 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the US; 2012: Lawyer of the Americas Award, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review. Legal Times 2010 Award Visionary and Most Influential Women; The University of Miami, Edward T. Foote Alumnus of Distinction Award, 2009; The University of Miami School of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2009; "Lawyer of the Year 2008" by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia; NLJ, 50 Most Influential Women in America; Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America; NLJ, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America; Woman Lawyer of the Year" Award by Women's Bar Association of Washington, DC.

Carolyn is a past President of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association and until recently, was the ABA's Representative to the International Bar Association. 

Prior to joining White & Case, she was employed by the US Department of Justice under the Attorney General's Program for Honor Law Graduates and served as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section, Civil Division, before obtaining the position of Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division. 

Throughout her career, Carolyn has been highly active in professional associations. A thought leader in her field, she is a sought-after lecturer and author on topics related to litigation, international arbitration and international trade.