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CAROLYN B. LAMM

Chairman of the Board, AUCC
Company: White & Case LLP

Carolyn B. Lamm concentrates in international arbitration, international trade matters and international commercial litigation, and has substantial experience in federal court litigation, administrative law, and government contracts. She is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and sovereigns. Ms. Lamm is a member of the Firm's Partnership Committee.

Ms. Lamm has served as lead counsel in numerous significant international arbitrations including:

  • Representing the Republic of Indonesia through the final stages of the first trial, the annulment proceeding and the resubmission proceeding (including the retrial) of Amco Asia et al. v. Republic of Indonesia, ICSID Arb. 81/1, which resulted from the revocation of a foreign investment license that permitted an investor to construct and operate a hotel in Jakarta;
  • Representing the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in an ICSID arbitration, Fraport v. Philippines, and in an ICC arbitration, PIATCO v. Philippines, as a result of the alleged nullification of a concession contract and expropriation of an international air terminal;
  • Representing PSEG in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Turkey arising as a result of acts of the Government of Turkey in violation of the US/Turkey Bilateral Investment Treaty;
  • Representing the Government of Bulgaria in an ICSID arbitration, PLAMA v. Bulgaria, arising out of the privatization of a refinery project;
  • Representing more than 190,000 Italian holders of Argentine sovereign bonds in an ICSID arbitration brought against the Argentine Republic;
  • Representing RWE Nukem, Inc. in an AAA arbitration with US Energy concerning contracts to import uranium;
  • Served as lead counsel to claimant in the AppsTech Cameroon v. MTNC ad hoc arbitration;
  • Served as lead counsel to Zeromax in ROZ Trading v. Coca-Cola Export Company, Government of Uzbekistan and Zeromax, a Vienna Chamber arbitration;
  • Served as special counsel in the ICSID arbitrations Klöckner AG v. Cameroon and MetalClad v. Mexico;
  • Served as a member of the arbitral tribunal in the ADF v US case filed by a Canadian investor under Chapter 11 of NAFTA;
  • Appointed as an agent of the Attorney General of Canada to represent the Government of Canada in the first potential host state/investor arbitration under NAFTA that was successfully resolved; and
  • Advice regarding various confidential ICSID and arbitration matters.

Ms. Lamm 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 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.

Recently, Ms. Lamm has served as lead counsel in the following litigation matters related to arbitration and sovereign clients:

  • KBC v. Pertamina et al representing the Government of Indonesia and its Ministry of Finance with respect to the wrongful restraint of hundreds of millions of dollars in liquid natural gas and refined product revenues in New York Banks, defenses under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and New York Convention. KBC v. Pertamina, 313 F.3d 70 (2d Cir 2002);
  • Ministry of Petroleum of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, amicus in Spectrum Stores v. CITGO, and Saudi Aramco and related entities in Fast Break Foods v. Saudi Aramco, PDVSA, et al.;
  • Proceedings before the US Department of Commerce, Court of International Trade and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit representing the Ministry of Petroleum of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco for dumping and subsidizing crude oil. Case dismissed by the US Department of Commerce;
  • Proceedings against the Republic of Uzbekistan in antidumping and related proceedings concerning the importation of uranium before the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission. After ten years of proceedings, case dismissed against Uzbekistan;
  • Case against OPEC for violation of antitrust laws representing Ministry of Petroleum of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco raising jurisdictional defenses including immunity, Act of State and Political Question. Case dismissed without prejudice;
  • Case in US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Government of Hungary, APVRT, for alleged expropriation of certain properties in 1948 and again in 1991 as a result of privatization. Dismissed after jurisdictional motion raising Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Political Question and Act of State defenses;
  • Proceeding against the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation and Techsnabexport (the Russian uranium exporter) on major claims regarding alleged contracts to implemented the HEU Agreement in the US (District Court, Southern District of New York), Switzerland and Sweden (arbitration). Case dismissed after raising jurisdictional defenses under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Act of State, Political Question and national security grounds;
  • Representing AO Techsnabexport in a proceeding initiated in District Court of Maryland and Fourth Circuit for termination of agreements related to highly enriched uranium return feed contracts. GNSS v. AO Techsnabexport, 376 F.3d 282 (4th Cir. 2004);
  • Representing RWE Nukem, Inc. in case initiated by World Wide Minerals arising out of contracts in Kazakhstan. Case dismissed. World Wide Minerals, Ltd. v. Republic of Kazakhstan, 296 F.3d 1154 (D.C. Cir. 2002); World Wide Minerals Ltd. v. Republic of Kazakhstan, 116 F. Supp. 2d 98 (D.D.C. 2000);
  • Representing RWE Nukem, Inc. in Tenth Circuit initiated by US Energy arising out of certain partnership agreements. Obtained remand to arbitral tribunal after ten years of litigation over enforcement of an ambiguous award. Represented Nukem successfully in remanded arbitration proceeding. US Energy v. Nukem, 400 F.3d 822 (10th Cir. 2005);
  • Represented George Washington Corporation and George Washington Life Insurance Company in shareholders' derivative class action (Rule 23) with respect to allegations of securities fraud in Middle District of Florida. Case dismissed;
  • Case against the Export Import Bank of Indonesia, Bank Indonesia and the Government of Indonesia in the Southern District of New York alleging massive prime bank fraud. Dismissed under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act;
  • Representing various Indonesian ministries and government-owned corporations in several different cases in the US District Courts in financial cases raising precedent-setting issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in the US District Court for Arizona; and 9th Circuit; US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and 2nd Circuit and Eastern District of North Carolina. All Dismissed. Phaneuf v. Republic of Indonesia, 106 F.3d 302 (9th Cir. 1997), Storr v. National Defense Sec. Council, 164 F.3d 619 (2d Cir. 1998), Velasco v. Republic of Indonesia, 370 F.3d 392 (4th Cir. 2004); and
  • Represented PT Jamsostek in alleged reinsurance fraud, dismissed on the basis of subject matter jurisdictional issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (after motion and trial).

Prior to joining White & Case, Ms. 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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar, 1983
District of Columbia Bar, 1976
Florida State Bar, 1973
US Supreme Court
US Claims Court
US Court of International Trade
US District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits

Education
JD, University of Miami School of Law, 1973
BS, English and Exceptional Education, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association, President
State Delegate, District of Columbia, 2005-Present 
The University of Miami, Edward T. Foote Alumnus of Distinction Award, 2009
The University of Miami School of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2009
"Lawyer of the Year 2008" by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia
House of Delegates, 1982-2005
Board of Governors, 2002-2005
Member, Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Past Chair, DC Circuit Representative to the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
Past Chair, Committee on Scope and Correlation of Work
Past Chair, Rule of Law Project
Past Chair, Task Force on the Judiciary, International Litigation Committee
Secretary and Member, Council of the Section of Litigation
Member, Special Committee on Implementation of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Past Chair, Committees in the Sections on International Law and Practice, and Business Law
Past Chair, ABA Young Lawyers Division
District of Columbia Bar: President, 1990, Board of Governors, 1997-1998
Member, National Conference of Bar Presidents
Bar Association of the District of Columbia: Former Secretary, Board of Directors, BADC
Secretary of State's Committee on Private International Law
Secretary of State's Study Group on the Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments
Past Chair, Conference on State Bar Delegates
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
US Member, NAFTA 2022 Committee on Private Dispute Resolution, 1998-2005
Council Member, American Law Institute
Board Member, American Turkish Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair, Dispute Resolution Interest Group, American Society of International Law

Awards and Recognition
National Law Journal, 50 Most Influential Women in America
Law Alumni Achievement Award
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
National Law Journal, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in America

Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
Who's Who in American Women
Who's Who in Finance and Industry
Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
- listed as "Most Highly Regarded Individual"
Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitrators
Chambers Global: Guide on the World's Leading Lawyers, International Arbitration Leaders
Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, International Arbitration
Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in International Commercial Arbitration
Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in International Commercial Litigation
PLC Which Lawyer?
Competition Law Handbook, Dispute Resolution: Leading Lawyers Worldwide - listed as "Highly Recommended Individual in Washington, DC"
Attorney of the Year "Good Scout" Award, National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America, 2009
PLC Cross-Border Quarterly 2006, "Top 20 Arbitration Specialists:  In a Leagues of Their Own"
The Best Lawyers in America
"2002 Woman Lawyer of the Year" Award by Women's Bar Association of Washington, DC

Publications
"Life Receivables Trust v. Syndicate 102 at Lloyd's of London," 12 International Arbitration Law Review at N-25, 2009 (co-authored with Damon Martichuski)
"Sokol Holdings Inc. v. BMB Munai Inc.," 12 International Arbitration Law Review at N-23, 2009 (co-authored with Lauren Matherne)
"Interim Measures and Dismissal Under the 2006 ICSID Rules," The Future of Investment Arbitration, Roger P. Alford and Catherine A. Rogers, ed., OUP, forthcoming 2008 (co-authored with Hansel Pham)
"Invista North America S.A.R.L. v. Rhodia Polymide Intermediates S.A.S.," International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. II, No. 1, 2008
"The New Frontier of Investor-State Arbitration: Annulment of NAFTA Awards," International Arbitration Law Review, 2008 (co-authored with Chiara Giorgetti)
Editorial: IALR Special Issue on U.S. Law, January 2008 (co-authored with Eckhard Hellbeck)
"Inoperative Arbitration Agreements Under the New York Convention," Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards - The New York Convention 1958 in Practice, 2006 (Co-authored with Jeremy K. Sharpe)
"When to Arbitrate Rather than Litigate," The International Litigation Manual, Barton Legum ed., American Bar Association, 2005 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Dispute Resolution in Washington, DC," Getting the Deal Through, 2005 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck, Amanda Johnson Miller and Sabina Sacco)
"US Energy Corp and Crested Corp v Nukem Inc and Cycle Resource Investment Corp-Case Remanded to Arbitration Panel Almost One Decade Later," 8 International Arbitration Law Review at N-29, 2005 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Nicor International Corporation v. El Paso Corporation," 7 International Arbitration Law Review at N-69, 2004 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck and Epaminontas Triantafilou)
"Bridas SAPIC v. Government of Turkmenistan," 7 International Arbitration Law Review at N-55, 2004 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck and Anna L. Kovina)
"Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the United States and England," Transatlantic Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, John Fellas ed., Oceana, 2004 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck, Kamilla Tokhtaeva and Michael Polonsky)
"Rule 44.1 and Proof of Foreign Law in Federal Court," Litigation, the Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Vol. 30, No. 1, Fall 2003 (Co-authored with K. Elizabeth Tang)
"Post-Confirmation Remand of Arbitral Award to Arbitrator for Clarification Permitted," International Arbitration Law Review, N-51, 2003, also published in the IBA Committee D Newsletter, and in White & Case's International Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards under the New York Convention: Recent Developments," International Arbitration Law Review, November 2002 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Action to Confirm Foreign Arbitral Award Dismissed for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction-Base Metal Trading, Limited v. Novokuznetsky Aluminum Factory," 5 International Arbitration Law Review, 2002 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Defining the Party - Who is a Proper Party in an International Arbitration before the AAA?,"  5 International Arbitration Law Review 84, Aug. 2002 (Co-authored with Jocelyn Aqua)
"In the Matter of the Arbitration Between P.M.I. Trading Limited v. Farstad Oil, Inc.-Arbitrators' Reliance on Parties' Agreement Rather than on Common Trade Usage is not Manifest Disregard of the Law," 4 International Arbitration Law Review at N-18, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Existence of Arbitration Agreement Properly Determined by Court-US Titan v. Guangzhou Zhen Hua Shipping Co., Ltd.," 4 International Arbitration Law Review at N-9, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"American Arbitration Association Develops New E-Commerce Dispute Management Protocol," 4 International Arbitration Law Review at N-1, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Sandvik AB v. Advent International Corp.-Party Claiming Invalidity of Contract Cannot Enforce Contract's Arbitration Clause," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-73, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Karen L. Suter v. Munich Reinsurance Company-Service of Suit Clauses," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-63, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"International Cultural Property Society v. Walter de Gruyter & Co. Berlin-New York-Action to Enjoin Foreign Arbitration," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-46, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Publicis Communication v. True North Communications, Inc.-Recognition and Enforcement of an Arbitral Tribunal's 'Order'," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-45, 2000; reproduced in LCIA News, vol. 6, issue 1, at 9, 2001 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"US Supreme Court Holds that Venue Provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act are Permissive-Cortez Byrd Chips Inc. v. Bill Harbert Construction Co.," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-35, 2000 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"US Court of Appeals Grants Petition to Preserve Evidence in Aid of Arbitration-In the Matter of Deiulemar Compagnia Di Navigazione SpA for the Perpetuation of Certain Evidence," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-33, 2000 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
"Arbitration Clause Extends to Non-Signatory by Estoppel-International Paper Company v. Schwabedissen Maschinen & Anlagen GmbH," 3 International Arbitration Law Review at N-31, 2000 (Co-authored with Eckhard R. Hellbeck)
In Personam Jurisdiction; FSIA Jurisdiction Forum Non Conveniens, PLI Coursebook on International Arbitration and Litigation, February 2000, February 1999
"Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases-Advice from the Experts," observations on jurisdiction and Forum Selection Sponsored by the West Group, ABA Annual Meeting, 2000-Present
"Enforcement of Judgments," Chapter 51, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, West Group, July 1998, 2nd edition 2005
"The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes: Responses to Problems and Changing Requirements," Arbitration, Journal of the LCIA, February 1998 at PS22 (Co-authored with Abby Cohen Smutny)
"Enforcement of US Export Controls: Cops and Robbers Go High Tech," Review of International Business Law, April 1987
"International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes:  Responses to Problems and Changing Requirements," XII, Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Nov. 1997 (Co-authored with Abby Cohen Smutny)
"The Implementation of ICSID Arbitration Agreements," ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal, Spring 1996
"A Primer on the US False Claims Act," published by Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Jul. 1995 (Co-authored with Paul L. Friedman and G. William Currier)
"Revisiting the Federal False Claims Act," 26 National Contract Management, Jun. 1995 (Co-authored with Abby Cohen Smutny)
"Dispute Resolution in Turkey:  Structuring an Effective Framework for Joint Ventures," Middle East Executive Reports, Sept. 1993
"Jurisdiction of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes," ICSID Review Foreign Investment Law Journal, April 1992 (Co-authored with Abby Cohen Smutny and James Varanese)
"Indonesia:  Asia's Best-Kept Trade and Investment Secret," Export Today, Nov./Dec. 1991
"Recent Developments in US International Trade Law," International Business Review, then Canadian-US Business Law Review, 1987-92
"ICSID Arbitration Awards: Post Award Review and Enforcement Proceedings," 5 International Litigation Quarterly No. 3, September 1989
"Recent Developments in International Arbitration," Federal Bar News & Journal, July/August 1989
"Government Practice in the 1980's," Florida Bar Journal, Jan. 1980
"Springing Grand Jury Secrets," 4 Litigation, Summer 1978

Speaking Engagements
"MFN Treatment - What Are Its Limits in the Investment Context," Juris Conference - Investment Treaty Arbitration, A Debate and Discussion, Washington, DC, May 17, 2007
"The Brave New World of Remedies in Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration," ABA Section of International Law, Washington, DC, May 2, 2007
"Locating International Pro Bono Opportunities" 2007 Pro Bono Institute Seminar, Washington, DC, March 3, 2007
"Persuasion:  Differences with Civil and Common Law Arbitrators," "Arbitration in Las Americas," International Center for Dispute Resolution, Coral Gables, FL, February 23, 2007
"Multi-Partite Actions in International Investment Arbitration" Yale Law School Law and Globalization Breakfast Series, New York, NY, November 29, 2006
"Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Oil and Gas Disputes" ICDR - International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Conference, Washington, DC, November 15, 2006
"Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues" Seminar, International Commercial Arbitration, American University, Washington, DC, October 11, 2006
"Enforcement Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act" Seminar, EMTA, New York, NY, October 5, 2006
"Nondues Revenue" and "Disaster Response" ABA Section Officers Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2006"Interim Measures and procedural Issues in Host State Investor Arbitration," Institute of Transnational Arbitration,  Dallas, TX, June 2006
"Keeping the People You Want," relating to her work on the American University's Advisory Committee on the Women Attorney Retention Project, Hildebrandt's Conference on Recruitment, Retention and Professional Development, May 18, 2006
"Geological Strata of International Law," Moderator, American Society of International Law, March 30, 2006
"Issues of Fraud and Corruption in International Arbitration," Symposium on Trade and Investment, Manila, The Philippines, February 2006
"Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards," Faculty Program on Arbitration Under Bilateral Investment Treaties, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, Nov. 28, 2005
"Arbitration vs. Litigation: Advice From the Experts," ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Aug. 9, 2005
"Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration," Lecture, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, Jun. 21, 2005
"Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration," Chair, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Apr. 1, 2005
"Arbitration v. Litigation," Annual Section on International Law Meeting, Washington, DC, Mar. 31, 2005
"The Applicable Rules of Law to Disputes Between State Entities and Private Companies-The Interaction Between Contract Arbitration and Treaty Arbitration," 21st Joint Colloquium On International Arbitration, Paris, France, Nov. 19, 2004
"Applicable Substantive Law in ICSID Arbitrations Brought Under Bilateral Investment Treaties," 20th Joint Colloquium On International Arbitration, Washington, DC, Nov. 14, 2003
"The International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Recent Developments," American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Uzbekistan, Sept. 24, 2003
"Developments and Trends in International Arbitration," ALI Meeting, Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2003
"The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Under the New York Convention:  Recent Developments," International Arbitration Conference, Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2003
"Arbitration Under Bilateral Investment Treaties," ABA Section of International Law Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 11, 2003
"International Arbitration: Making It Work For You," Global Project Super Conference, London, England, May 15, 2003
"Arbitration Under Bilateral Investment Treaties," General Electric Corporate Litigation Council Meeting, Naples, FL, Mar. 11, 2003
"Cross-Border Dispute Resolution," NAFTA 2022 Committee Outreach Program, Quebec, Canada, Nov. 1, 2002
"Defining a Party to an International Arbitration," ICSID/AAA/ICC Symposium, World Bank, Paris, France, Nov. 16, 2001
"Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Awards Under the New York Convention," ICC Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 5, 2001
"Choosing the Forum: Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases," ABA Annual Meeting, Advice From the Experts Program, Chicago, IL, Aug. 5, 2001
"Recent Issues in International Commercial Arbitration," Commentator and Chair ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, DC , Apr. 5, 2001
"Evidentiary Issues in International Arbitration Between Host States and Investors," 4th IBA Arbitration Day, Mexico City, Mexico, Mar. 9, 2001
"Presenting Evidence in International Arbitration Proceedings," ICSID/AAA/ICC Symposium, Washington, DC, Nov. 9, 2000
"International Litigation and Arbitration: In Personam Jurisdiction," PLI Program, New York, NY, Feb. 2000, Feb. 1999
"Interim Measures in International Arbitration," NAFTA Program, Mexico City, Mexico, Jun. 1999
"Recent Developments in International Arbitration," ABA Section of International Law & Practice, Toronto, Canada , Aug. 1998
"Consent in International Arbitration and Implications for Enforcement," LCIA/AAA Joint Symposium, London, England, Mar. 1998
"Comparative Analysis of Arbitration v. Litigation to Resolve International Disputes," Panel on Spanning the Pacific: International Dispute Resolution, Section of Litigation, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA , Aug. 1997
International Arbitration Seminar, Moderator ABA Section of Litigation Meeting, Washington, DC, Apr. 1997
"Recent Developments in ICSID Arbitration," Symposium on The Resolution of International Trade and Investment Disputes in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mar. 1997
"Federal Judicial Appointments in the District of Columbia," Panel Chair and Moderator DC Bar Midyear Meeting, Feb. 1997
"Oil Pipelines to and through Turkey Seminar," Moderator American Turkish Council Annual Business Symposium, Feb. 1997
"Role of Lawyers in the Legal Process, The Bar's Role in the Judicial Appointment Process," Panelist, Federal Judicial Center Seminar for Judges from China, Washington, DC, July 31, 1996
"Pipeline," Seminar, Moderator Business Symposium, American Turkish Friendship Council, Washington, DC, Mar. 6-9, 1996
"From Depositions in Denmark to Judgment Debtors in Japan: Discovery and Execution in Cross-Border Litigation," Moderator ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, Jan. 1996
"Most Recent Developments in International Dispute Resolution: GATT/WTO, NAFTA, etc.," ABA Section of Litigation Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Aug. 9, 1995
"Doing Business in Uzbekistan and Turkey," Chair American Turkish Friendship Council Business Symposium,  Washington, DC, 1995; Moderator, Jan. 19-20, 1995
"Legal Aspects of Trade and Investment in Uzbekistan," American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce/Government of Uzbekistan Joint Seminar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct. 12-13, 1994
"Dispute Resolution under NAFTA," ABA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Aug. 8, 1994
"Business Opportunities in Uzbekistan," Moderator American Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Business Symposium, Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 1994
"Report on Economic Progress and Foreign Investment in Turkey," American Turkish Council Annual Business Symposium, Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 1994
"Turkey in a New Era of Leadership," Chair American Turkish Friendship Council Business Symposium, Washington, DC, Jan. 1994
"Emerging Issues in Arbitration," ICSID, AAA and ICC Symposium, Coral Gables, FL, Oct. 25, 1993
"Litigation in the Federal Courts," ALI-ABA Program on Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in the Federal Courts, Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 1993
"Dispute Resolution Under NAFTA: A Comparative Approach," Moderator AAA Arbitration Day, New York, NY, Apr. 1993
"Turkey in an Unprecedented Era of Change," Chair American Turkish Friendship Council Business Symposium, Washington, DC, Jan. 1993
"Turkey in the EC and the Impact of Regional Trading Alliances on Turkey:  EFTA, NAFTA and other Agreements," Moderator AFTC Seminar, Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 1992
"Turkey:  A Regional Power for Peace Expansion Through Trade," Chair, American Turkish Friendship Council Business Symposium, Washington, DC, Feb. 1992
"Dispute Resolution in International Joint Ventures," Defense Industry Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 1991
"Implications for Multinational Corporations of Uruguay Round, EC 1992 and NAFTA," TENECO Biannual Counsel Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, May 1991
"International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Approach from the Common Law Side," AAA Arbitration Day, New York, NY, Apr. 1991
"Trade and Investment in Turkey for the 1990's," American Friends of Turkey, Washington, DC, Feb. 1991
"Directives and Legal Changes as a Result of EC 1992," ABA Section of Litigation, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 1990
"Ethical Concerns for Practice Abroad or Foreign Lawyers in the United States, Section of Business Law," International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Strasbourg, France, Sept. 1990
"International Arbitration as a Means to Settle Global Disputes: A Mock Arbitration of the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute," Co-Chair ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Aug. 1990
"Implications of the Developments in Eastern Europe for Japanese Business," Institute for International Business, Tokyo, Japan, July 1990
"Implications of EC 1992 and Uruguay Round for Indonesia," International Trade and Investment Development Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia, July 1990
"Recent Developments in International Trade: Implications of EC 1992, Uruguay Round and Developments in Eastern Europe," Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden, May 1990
"Re-exporting Opportunities through Turkey," AFOT Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Feb. 1, 1990
"Canadian-United States Free Trade Act," IBA Program, Strasbourg, France, Oct. 1989
"Implications and Directives: Europe 1992," Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables, FL, Oct. 1989
"Post-Award Enforcement Review and Annulment of Arbitral Awards," ABA Annual Meeting Program on Judicial Intervention in Arbitral Proceedings, Aug. 1989
"Training the New Lawyer; Non Deposition Discovery and Depositions," Chair ABA Section of Litigation, Oct. 1987
"Ethical Concerns for US Lawyers Representing Clients Abroad or Practicing Law Abroad; Contrasts With US Practice," IBA, Section of Business Law Annual Meeting, London, England, Sept. 1987
"International Arbitration: Annulment Proceedings Under the ICSID Regime," IBA, Section of Business Law, Committee D Program, New York, NY, May 6, 1987
"Arbitration of Patent Disputes," Washington Patent Law Society, Washington, DC, March 4, 1987
"Litigating Under the International Trade Laws," Chair Sponsored by Section of Litigation, ABA Annual Meeting, Aug. 1986
"ICSID Arbitration: The Proceedings," Seminar for Embassy Officials, Washington, DC, Nov. 20, 1985
"Associate Training Programs," ABA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July 1985
"Conducting Discovery Abroad," Chair ABA Section of Litigation, Young Lawyers Division, ABA Annual Meeting, London, England, July 1985
"Government Contracts:  Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Criminal and Civil Fraud Charges," Faculty Member ABA Division of Professional Education and ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Washington, DC, Feb. 1985, May 1984
"Fourth Annual Intensive Program on Trial Preparation and Advocacy Before Boards of Contract Appeals and the US Claims Court," Vice Chair ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Washington, DC, Jan. 1985
"Effective Discovery Techniques," Chair ABA and ALI, London, England, July 1984
Fifth Annual Rules of Civil Procedure Conference, Faculty Member Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and Washington Bar Association, Washington, DC, Dec. 1982
ABA National Institute on Affirmative Action, Faculty Member Washington, DC, May 1980
National Institute of Trial Advocacy Programs, Faculty Member: Bar Association of the District of Columbia, FTC, Federal Bar Association, DOJ Advocacy Institute, ABA Public Contract Section and
White & Case Programs

Publication Activities
International Arbitration Law Review, Editorial Bord (2006-Present); Recent Developments Reporter (2002-2006)
ALI, The Practical Litigator, Editorial Board (2001-Present)
Inside Litigation (Prentice Hall Law & Business, publisher), Editorial Advisory Board (1993-2000)
Canadian US Business Law Review, Editorial Board, 1987-92

Languages
English
French
Russian

Citizenship
United States