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White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005-3807
United States
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Carolyn Lamm White & Case LLP

A top international arbitration firm‘, White & Case LLP‘s extensive international network ensures that it is involved in headline-grabbing cases worldwide, with its US partners routinely teaming up with practitioners in key global arbitration centers, including London, Paris and Geneva. The firm’s comprehensive practice breadth is another significant differentiator and clients praise its ‘expertise and experience in all types of arbitration cases before the most renowned international arbitration institutions‘. A leader in investor-state arbitration — for both sovereigns and corporates — the group also houses a top-notch commercial arbitration practice. In Washington DC, global group head Abby Cohen Smutny impresses with her ‘deep knowledge of public international law and international investment law‘; she represented Israel Chemicals, as co-counsel, in its UNCITRAL Rules investment treaty arbitration against Ethiopia, under the Netherlands-Ethiopia BIT. Other go-to arbitration specialists in Washington DC include Carolyn Lamm, who heads the practice for the Americas, and Jonathan Hamilton, who has a formidable record in Latin America-related work. In New York, Paul Friedland is a prominent name for high-stakes commercial and investment disputes; he teamed up with New York-based Americas disputes head Ank Santens to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia an ICSID arbitration brought by Samsung Engineering under the Korea-Saudi BIT. Among the firm’s ‘strong bench of up-and-coming younger lawyers‘ are New York-based Damien Nyer, who is noted for his experience in matters involving sovereigns, and Brody Greenwald, who transferred to Los Angeles in 2020 to expand the firms international arbitration capabilities in California.