Regularly serving as lead counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases, Carolyn Lamm focuses her practice on resolving significant international arbitrations involving international corporates and sovereigns. Additionally, she serves as lead counsel in arbitration-related litigation matters.
Her practice concentrates on international dispute resolution through international arbitration, litigation and international trade proceedings, advising clients in matters with ICSID and its Additional Facility. She also advises on other international arbitral proceedings involving States, as well as commercial arbitral fora including AAA/CDR, ICC, Vienna Centre, Stockholm Chamber, Swiss Chamber and in federal court litigation.
Carolyn is the Distinguished Faculty Chair of the University Of Miami School Of Law, White & Case LLM Program in International Arbitration, where she teaches International Investment Arbitration.
Appointed by President Clinton to the US Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID arbitration, she later received appointment from the Government of Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Panel. Active in leading arbitration professional bodies, she is a former member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board, and is a current member of the ICCA Governing Board, where she serves as Chair of the Cross Institutional Task Force on Gender Issues in International Arbitral Appointments and as a member of the Judiciary Committee. She also holds membership in the Council of the American Law Institute, serving on the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of International Arbitration and as a Counselor for the Restatement Fourth on Foreign Relations. Carolyn has served as an arbitrator in AAA International Rules, ICSID and NAFTA Chapter 11 disputes. She is also a founding member of the American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Carolyn is a past President of both the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association, serving two terms as the American Bar Association's Representative to the International Bar Association. Additionally, she is President of the American Bar Endowment.
Prior to joining White & Case, Carolyn was employed by the US Department of Justice under the Attorney General's Program for Honor Law Graduates. During her career with the Department of Justice, she served as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section, Civil Division, before obtaining the position of Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division.