Phone: (646) 371-9156
201 West 72nd St. #6A
New York, NY 10023
Areas of Expertise:
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Partnerships
Until April 2016, Ms. Kalicki was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, serving as counsel in high-stakes international disputes. Over more than 25 years, she has conducted arbitrations involving six continents, across a wide range of industries and disputed issues, addressing issues of public international law and the laws of dozens of different countries.
Ms. Kalicki is Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a former Board member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and the Board of Directors of SICANA, Inc. (ICC North America), and a member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and many other institutions around the world. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) and teaches arbitration and advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law.
Ms. Kalicki was selected as Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017, and one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” in 2016. She is among Chambers Global’s 2017 “Most In-Demand Arbitrators” for Public International Law and Chambers USA’s 2017 Band 1 Arbitrators, and was Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in New York (2017) and Washington DC (2016).
Before beginning a new chapter as independent arbitrator in April 2016, Jean Kalicki worked for 17 years at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC and New York, first as Counsel (1999-2007) and then Partner (2008-March 2016). From 1991-1998, she was an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and Washington, DC. From 1989-1990, she served as law clerk for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval, then of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Kalicki has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2005 and a Professorial Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty) at American University Washington College of Law since 2006.
See extensive list of arbitrator appointments in investor-State, international commercial and complex US commercial disputes, at www.kalicki-arbitration.com
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Ms. Kalicki is admitted to practice law before the courts of New York and Washington, DC, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Jean Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in international arbitration. Most recently, she was named Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017; one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” in 2016; among Chambers Global’s 2017 “Most In-Demand Arbitrators” for Public International Law and Chambers USA’s 2017 Band 1 Arbitrators (2017); Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in both New York (2017) and Washington DC (2016); and one of Who’s Who Legal’s inaugural “Thought Leaders-Arbitration” (2017). In 2015-2016 she was also Euromoney’s Benchmark National Litigation Star for International Arbitration; Corporate Livewire Award’s “Regional Arbitrator of the Year”; Expert Guide’s “Best of the Best USA”; and one of National Law Journal’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Champions.
In past years she was named one of Euromoney’s top 30 commercial arbitration attorneys in the U. S. (2013), and among Global Arbitration Review’s top 30 women in arbitration worldwide (2007).
Ms. Kalicki has been ranked annually since 2007 by Chambers USA, which has described her as “a celebrated presence in the market” who “is considered outstanding by market sources” and has “tremendous energy” in both commercial and investment arbitration, and as “a thorough, meticulous and highly motivated arbitrator” who is “gifted at identifying key issues” and “knows how to use legal analysis to structure the best argument possible.” She has also been ranked by Chambers Global for both International Arbitration and Public International Law, and by Chambers Latin America.
She has been selected repeatedly as a leader in her field by Who’s Who Legal and International Who's Who of Business Lawyers; Legal 500 US; Washington, DC Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; Washingtonian Magazine; and by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.
Ms. Kalicki has served as Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in investment and commercial cases under the rules of ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the ICC, the AAA and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the LCIA, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and JAMS International, as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL Rules and the Rules of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Kalicki is listed on the arbitrator panels of ICSID, the AAA/ICDR (Commercial and International Panels, Large Complex Case Roster and Energy Arbitrators List), the ICC, the LCIA, and the Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Kuala Lumpur and BVI arbitration centres (HKIAC, SIAC, KCAB, KLRCA and BVIIAC); the CPR Roster of Distinguished Neutrals (National, International, Energy, and Banking Panels); and the Institute for Energy Law’s Energy Arbitrators’ List. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the CCA, and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Ms. Kalicki is a Vice President of the LCIA Court, a member of the ICCA Governing Board and co-Chair of its Program Committee for Sydney 2018, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration (US National Committee) and the Board of Directors of SICANA, Inc. (ICC North America), and a former member of the AAA Board of Directors.
For more than a decade, she served as Chair of the DC Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee. She previously served as Chair of the Chartered Institute’s Washington, D.C. Chapter and as Chair of the USCIB’s Arbitration Subcommittee for Washington, DC. She teaches regularly as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and as a Professorial Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty) at American University Washington College of Law’s Summer Program on International Arbitration. Ms. Kalicki serves on the Editorial Boards of Global Arbitration Review and the ICSID Review, as a featured contributor to Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and as an Associate Editor of Transnational Dispute Management.
She has served on numerous task forces, working groups and committees. Currently she is a member of the AAA’s Arbitrator Council and the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings. In past years, she has served on the ICCA-ASIL Joint Task Force on Issue Conflicts in Investor-State Arbitration, the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration, the ICC Task Force on Reducing Time and Costs in Complex Arbitration, and the ICC Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. She is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and former Member of its Executive Committee; she served as Co-Chair of the ITA Programs Committee and Membership Committee, and Co-Chair of the 2010 ITA Workshop. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the English-American Litigation Forum.
Ms. Kalicki is a member of the International Arbitration Club of New York and the New York International Arbitration Center; of the London International Arbitration Club and the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL); and of the International Arbitration Institute of Paris. She was a Founding Member of ArbitralWomen Association.
Ms. Kalicki graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1986, concentrating in International Relations and Comparative Government, and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989, serving as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Ms. Kalicki Ms. is co-editor of Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st century (Brill Nijhoff and TDM-OGEMID 2015), and a frequent writer and speaker on arbitration topics. A full list of her articles, chapters and blog posts, along with her many speeches and panel presentations, appears on her website, www.kalicki-arbitration.com.