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Lucy F. Reed

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

New York, NY, USA


Lucy Reed is co-head of Freshfields' global international arbitration group.  Based in New York, she represents private and public clients and sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations under the major institutional and ad hoc rules. Lucy is one of seven specialists nationwide to be named a tier one international practitioner by Chambers USA (2009).  While with Freshfields, she has served as a Member of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Claims Commission and a co-director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland.  A frequent speaker and writer on international arbitration topics, she is a co-author of the Guide to ICSID Arbitration and The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR (both published by Kluwer).

In her tenure with the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. Department of State from 1985 to 1993, Lucy served as the U.S. Agent to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and the Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser for International Claims and Investment Disputes.  From 1995 to 1998, she was the first General Counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), leading multinational negotiations with North Korea.

Lucy is President of the American Society of International Law and Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.  She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association. 

Lucy received her law degree in 1977 from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was on the Law Review, and her BA magna cum laude in 1974 from Brown University.


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