USA Guide Rankings

USA - Nationwide International Arbitration: The Elite Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

Chambers USA highlights the premier international arbitration practitioners across the nation within its Nationwide International Arbitration tables. Leading attorneys recognized for their expert skills serving as counsel in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations are included in our International Arbitration: Counsel table, home to long-established standouts such as José Astigarraga, Carolyn Lamm and Abby Cohen Smutny. We provide separate coverage of the country's most renowned arbitrators in our International Arbitration: Arbitrators table, where global leaders such as Charles Brower, Jean Kalicki and George Bermann can be found alongside up-and-coming arbitrators such as Christina Hioureas.

This area of the Chambers USA guide also draws attention to the first-class law firms renowned for their handling of both commercial and investor-state mandates, with worldwide giants such as Debevoise & Plimpton and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer highlighted in our International Arbitration: The Elite table. This Elite table also shines a light on top-drawer boutiques such as Chaffetz Lindsey and Three Crowns. The USA 2021 guide saw the introduction of an International Arbitration: Highly Regarded table, which allows further coverage of notable firms with increasing presence in this highly competitive market. These well-respected practices include Jenner & Block, Cooley and Jones Day.

The final area of coverage in this market is our International Arbitration: Enforcement spotlight table. This highlights esteemed firms and individual attorneys for their specialized handling of arbitral enforcement mandates, and includes big-ticket names such as Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Norton Rose Fulbright. Chambers USA also provides dedicated coverage of leading US-based mediators in our Nationwide Mediators table, as well as several focused ADR tables within our state litigation tables.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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King & Spalding LLP

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White & Case LLP

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Arnold & Porter

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Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Dechert LLP

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Foley Hoag LLP

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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WilmerHale

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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King & Spalding LLP

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White & Case LLP

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Arnold & Porter

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Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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Dechert LLP

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Foley Hoag LLP

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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WilmerHale

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