Lorraine M. Brennan
As Managing Director, Lorraine Brennan is responsible for the strategy, growth, and development of JAMS International.
A litigation lawyer by training, Lorraine first practised law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York, then Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, and became a partner in 2006 at Kilpatrick Stockton in New York, where she was also the Director of the International Dispute Resolution Group. She is currently the President of Arbitral Women, a group dedicated to promoting and advancing women in the field of international dispute resolution.
Prior to joining JAMS International, Lorraine was Senior Vice President, Programs and International, of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) in New York. She was previously Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she acted as the American advisor to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris.
From 1997-1999, Ms. Brennan served as the Director of Arbitration and Intellectual Property and Legal Counsel at the United States Counsel for International Business (USCIB). She remains one of eight U.S. Members of the NAFTA 2022 Committee on Private Commercial Disputes.
She is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School and a former Adjunct Professor at Cornell University Law School, and a Visiting Professor at Shantou University Law School in Guangdong, China.
She is an accredited mediator and frequent speaker on international dispute resolution at conferences and seminars throughout the world.