Carolyn Lamm is Co-Head of White & Case's International Arbitration practice in the Americas. She regularly serves as lead counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases, successfully resolving significant international arbitrations involving international corporations and sovereign clients. She also serves as lead counsel in arbitration-related litigation and international trade proceedings.
She advises clients in matters with ICSID and its Additional Facility, and other international arbitral proceedings involving States, and commercial arbitral fora including AAA/CDR, ICC, Vienna Centre, Stockholm Chamber, Swiss Chamber and in federal court litigation.
She is the Distinguished Faculty Chair at the University of Miami School of Law in the White & Case LLM program in International Arbitration, where she teaches International Investment Arbitration and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University. Carolyn is also a fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Carolyn was appointed by President Clinton to the US Panel and later by the Government of Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID arbitration. She was a member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board, and is currently President of the American Bar Endowment, a member of the ICCA Governing Board, an Emeritus member of the Council of the American Law Institute, and has served as an arbitrator in AAA International Rules, ICDR, SIAC, ICSID and NAFTA Chapter 11 disputes. Carolyn is a founding member of the American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Carolyn is a past President of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association and until recently, was the ABA's Representative to the International Bar Association.
Prior to joining White & Case, she 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.
Carolyn received her JD from the University of Miami School of Law and her BA in Exceptional Education and English minor from State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Recent matters include representing:
- The Russian Federation as part of the global counsel team an in litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to resist the enforcement of the US$50 billion+ Yukos arbitration awards, the largest awards in the history of arbitration.
- Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) and its European partners, WeBuild , Sacyr, and Jan de Nul, in disputes with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) regarding the construction of new locks at the Panama Canal.
- Saudi Aramco to challenge enforcement of an alleged US$18 billion arbitral award and other US cases.
- The Republic of Uzbekistan in eight separate arbitrations brought by investors over a wide range of industries including mining & metals, cement, commercial property, textiles, and construction & infrastructure.