J.D. 1973, University of Miami School of Law
B.S. 1970, State University of New York College at Buffalo
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Carolyn Lamm is a partner and litigator in White & Case's Washington D.C. office and is a prominent practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, trade matters and cross-border commercial federal court litigation. She is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and foreign sovereigns.
Professor Lamm has been recognized repeatedly for her professional expertise in international dispute resolution and leadership in the profession and she has served as lead counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases, successfully resolving numerous significant international arbitrations. She has substantial experience with ICSID and its Additional Facility, NAFTA plus AAA/ICDR, ICC, Vienna Centre, Stockholm Chamber, Swiss Chamber and in federal court litigation.
She is a member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board and has served as an arbitrator in AAA International Rules disputes. She has also rendered advice with respect to arbitration clauses and disputes under ICC rules and ad hoc arbitrations using UNCITRAL rules or agreed-upon procedures. She is a frequent lecturer on the topics of litigation, international arbitration and international trade.
Prior to joining White & Case, Professor Lamm was employed by the US Department of Justice under the Attorney General's Program for Honor Law Graduates and served as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section, Civil Division, before obtaining the position of Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division.
In 2011, she was named one of the "100 Most Powerful Women" in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine. Last year, The National Law Journal named her one of its "Most Influential Lawyers," and Legal Times named her among its "Visionaries" in 2010 for her role as president of the American Bar Association.
She is an alumnus of the University of Miami School of Law and was a member of the Inter-American Law Review. At Miami Law she teaches Investment Arbitration.