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Josefa Sicard-Mirabal

International Court of Arbitration®
Arbitration and ADR, North America
New York, NY, USA

Josefa Sicard-Mirabal serves as Director of Arbitration and ADR in North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration. In this capacity, she represents and promotes ICC dispute resolution services in the United States and Canada, and advises North American attorneys and companies on all phases of arbitration, including negotiation of arbitration clauses, requests for arbitration, procedural issues and enforcement of arbitration awards.

Ms. Sicard-Mirabal began her legal career in the Dominican Republic, first as a judge in a small claims court and subsequently as chief justice of the Civil, Commercial and Labor Court. She is Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School in New York City, teaching Introduction to Investment Arbitration. Ms. Sicard-Mirabal was Professor of Law at the Universidad Tecnológica del Cibao (1984-1988), teaching International Public Law and Comparative Law. Since 1989, she has been in private practice in the United States, serving as Of Counsel in the New York office of Winston & Strawn and in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, and was associated with the New York office of Thelen Reid and Priest. In 2011, Ms. Sicard-Mirabal was appointed as External Member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Ms. Sicard-Mirabal received a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. She continued her legal studies at Fordham University School of Law in New York. She is admitted to the New York State bar and the Dominican Republic bar.  She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

She has been named one of the "20 Leading Latinas in Business" by Hispanic Enterprise magazine in its September 2007 issue, one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business Magazine in its October 2006 issue, and is a recipient of 2007 "Corporate Leadership Award" of the Dominican Women's Development Center and a 2006 recipient of the DTM Magazine Latino Trendsetters Award.

Ms. Sicard-Mirabal founded and chairs a non-profit organization created primarily to serve as a liaison between Dominican companies seeking access to the U.S. and international capital markets and American companies wishing to invest in the Dominican Republic.  She has appeared on numerous television programs, local and foreign newspapers, and is frequently asked to speak on public events and seminars.


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