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Jean E. Kalicki

Jean E. Kalicki

Arnold & Porter LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Jean Engelmayer Kalicki

Jean Kalicki is a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, focusing on international arbitration. She has served as Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as on ad hoc tribunals. As counsel, she has particular experience in investment treaty cases and represents both States and investors before ICSID and under the UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes under investment treaties and free trade agreements. In commercial cases, she has represented clients (including the United Nations) in disputes involving five continents.

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 U.S., Europe and Asia. She is the long-time Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee, teaches arbitration and
advocacy as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University's Washington College of Law, and is the co-editor of Transnational Dispute Management’s groundbreaking 2014 Special Issue, “Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: In Search of a Roadmap.”

Ms. Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in the field. Selected as one of Global Arbitration Review’s top 30 women in arbitration worldwide (2007), Euromoney’s top 30 commercial arbitration
attorneys in the U S. (2013), and among the “Best Lawyers in America” for international arbitration (2010-2013), she has been described as “a celebrated presence in the market” 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). She has been selected repeatedly as a leader in her field by the
International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers.

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.

Practice Areas

International Arbitration


JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1989
Editor, Harvard Law Review, Harvard Law School, 1987-1989
BA, summa cum laude, Harvard College, 1986


District of Columbia
New York
Supreme Court of the United States


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