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Chambers USA recognizes firms and individuals for their practice as both counsel and arbitrators in our International Arbitration section. Individuals are ranked in the International Arbitration: Counsel and International Arbitration: Arbitrators tables, depending on whether we are recognising them for their work serving as counsel or sitting as arbitrators. They may be included in both tables, if appropriate. Firms are ranked for their overall International Arbitration offering in either International Arbitration: Elite or International Arbitration: Highly Regarded. Chambers USA International Arbitration also includes a spotlight table highlighting those firms and individuals particularly noted for their arbitral enforcement expertise. This is designed to complement the core rankings. There is no Public International Law coverage in the Chambers USA guide, and so investment treaty arbitration mandates are included within Nationwide International Arbitration. Our core International Arbitration rankings recognise firms and individuals for their handling of both commercial and investor-state international arbitrations. These include disputes seated across the globe and held under a wide range of institutional rules, as well as ad-hoc proceedings. Examples of these disputes include ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICSID and LCIA proceedings. These may be held before either a sole arbitrator or a panel. Chambers USA does not recognise domestic arbitrations; these would instead usually appear in state commercial litigation tables. Chambers USA also includes separate coverage of insurance and international trade disputes, and so would not prioritise this work within International Arbitration. 

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Senior Statespeople
  1. W Michael Reisman
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Band 1
  1. James H Carter
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    James H Carter
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    "He's a terrific arbitrator who's very fair, knows the procedure and isn't afraid to take hard decisions." "He's superb - he's a very thoughtful and sophisticated arbitrator."
  2. Lawrence Schaner
    1
    Lawrence Schaner
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    "Lawrence is terrific - he's careful, thoughtful, collegial, excellent to work with, candid and thorough in discussions." "He's at the very top tier of sought-after arbitrators. He's an intellectual, his writing is crisp and concise, his analysis is strong and he makes an excellent chair." "He is really amazing - he's very meticulous, knows the rules really well and raises insightful thoughts and ideas."
  3. Charles N Brower
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  4. Edna R Sussman
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  5. Elliot E Polebaum
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  6. George A Bermann
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  7. Jean E Kalicki
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  8. John Fellas
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  9. John M Townsend
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  10. Richard F Ziegler
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  11. William W Park
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. David W Rivkin
    2
    David W Rivkin
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    "David is incredibly sage and insightful. We seek his counsel across a vast range of issues - he's always so thoughtful and responsive." "He is one of the most precise attorneys I've ever worked with and is nothing but a pleasure. He's right on the money with every issue and defines a precise and accurate strategy."
  2. 2
    Doak Bishop
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    "Doak is extremely knowledgeable and is hugely dedicated to his cases. He's a real workhorse and is utterly charming." "He is a dean of arbitration law; he's very intellectual and a prolific writer and speaker. He's a high-profile and superb lawyer who has done top work on multinational, sophisticated cases."
  3. Donald Francis Donovan
    2
    Donald Francis Donovan
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    "Donald is a real star and a leading light in the field." "He's world-class; he does a spectacular job in taking care of clients and letting us know what the team is doing and how they're doing it." "Donald is an excellent, well-prepared, smart and controlled arbitrator, as well as a great advocate."
  4. Joseph E Neuhaus
    2
    Joseph E Neuhaus
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    "Joseph is fully committed to the client. He is brilliant and has great attention to detail, while at the same time not losing focus on the overall strategy." "He's a brilliant arbitrator who has the intellectual firepower to deal with complexities."
  5. 2
    Marc Goldstein
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Marc Goldstein centers his practice on commercial arbitrations and is active in a range of sectors such as construction, energy and mining.
  6. Mark A Cymrot
    2
    Mark A Cymrot
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Mark Cymrot maintains an active practice both as arbitrator and counsel for international disputes, with particular expertise in commercial matters. He is also skilled at confirming arbitral awards at state courts.
  7. Robert B Davidson
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    Robert B Davidson
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    "Bob is one of the strongest arbitrators in the market. He runs an efficient and fair process and is analytically very strong." "He's a very smart, sensible and helpful arbitrator." "Bob is very experienced, careful, respectful of counsel and careful in his approach - he's delightful."
  8. Stephanie Cohen
    2
    Stephanie Cohen
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Stephanie is absolutely outstanding. She's very detail-orientated, she commands the position of chair very well, she's pleasant to work with and considers the opinions of the wings." "She's really vigorous in her intellectual analysis of a problem, methodical, and is someone that parties can really count on to dive in and become a master of the law."
  9. Brian King
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  10. Claudia T Salomon
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  11. Eric Schwartz
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  12. Mark C. Morril
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  13. Mark Kantor
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  14. Michael D Nolan
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  15. Paul Friedland
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  16. Robert H Smit
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  17. Stanimir A Alexandrov
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    C Mark Baker
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    "Mark cuts through the complex issues." "He has extensive connections in the arbitration world and is the driving force at the firm."
  2. Christina G Hioureas
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    Christina G Hioureas
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Christina has excellent commercial awareness and can keep the big strategic issues in mind while also retaining command of the detail of the case." "She is a skilled investigator, case strategist, and disciplined team leader. She leaves no stone unturned in her representations and puts to best use the strength of each team member." "Christina is able to investigate and distill complex technical information into clear and persuasive arguments. She exhibits diligence and creativity and is a formidable advocate for her clients."
  3. Daniel Schimmel
    3
    Daniel Schimmel
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Daniel is a pleasure to work with, he's very smart, well prepared, practical and fair-minded - he's everything you'd want in an arbitrator." "Daniel is an engaged, creative and meticulous lawyer." "He's an excellent arbitrator who is thoroughly prepared, highly intelligent and extremely incisive in his questioning."
  4. Kenneth B Reisenfeld
    3
    Kenneth B Reisenfeld
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Ken is a very strong arbitration attorney with a high attention to detail and good strategic instincts. He leaves no stone unturned." "He carefully plans his arbitrations and has an ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the facts and the legal theories, and craft the pleadings to maximum advantage."
  5. Matthew Draper
    3
    Matthew Draper
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Matthew is a prepared, conscientious and organized arbitrator." "Matt is very knowledgeable regarding arbitration procedure and practice. He is well known within the arbitration community as a smart, affable and serious arbitrator." "He's a real rising star; he's a very smart lawyer with a calm demeanor, parties trust him and he is a great choice for international commercial arbitrations."
  6. Richard H Silberberg
    3
    Richard H Silberberg
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    "Richard is a smart, thorough, thoughtful, courteous, fair, and decisive arbitrator." "Rich brings not only his intellect, but common sense to his work. He's also an exceptional writer and would be my go-to on any complex commercial dispute as arbitrator." "He makes excellent contributions and is a pleasure to work as well."
  7. Tai-Heng Cheng
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    Tai-Heng Cheng
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Tai-Heng is a brilliant, elegant and fantastic lawyer who really knows the market both in Asia and North America." "He's a calm and measured attorney, and his standout quality is his encyclopedic knowledge of arbitral procedure." "Tai-Heng is a very eloquent, sensible and knowledgeable lawyer."
  8. Aníbal Martin Sabater
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  9. Ank Santens
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  10. Anne Marie Whitesell
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  11. David Lindsey
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  12. Grant A Hanessian
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  13. Horacio Grigera Naón
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  14. James Hosking
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  15. Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  16. Lucy Reed
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  17. Michael Collins KC
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  18. Oscar M Garibaldi
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  19. Thomas J Brewer
    International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    USA 2022 | Band 3