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Before beginning a new chapter as an independent arbitrator on April 1, 2016, Jean Kalicki worked for 17 years at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC and New York, first as Counsel (1999 to 2007) and then as Partner (2008 to March 2016). From 1991 to 1998, she was an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in its New York and Washington, DC offices. From 1989-1990, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval, then of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Kalicki was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center from 2005-2017, and a Professorial Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty) at American University Washington College of Law from 2006-2017.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1986), concentrating in International Relations and Comparative Government, and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School (1989), serving as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Experience as Arbitrator

Ms. Kalicki has served as Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in investment and commercial cases under the rules of ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the ICC, the AAA and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the LCIA, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and JAMS International, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules and the Rules of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.  Ms. Kalicki has also served as appointing authority for the PCA.

Ms. Kalicki’s work has involved areas as diverse as international investment law, joint ventures, share purchase agreements, State contracts and regulation, distribution and sales contracts, procurement, franchise agreements and licensing, and industries as diverse as energy (electricity, oil, gas, nuclear, solar and wind), telecommunications, aviation, banking and finance, shipping and maritime, mining, construction and infrastructure development, securities and commodities, agriculture and food products, manufacturing, pesticide regulation, hotels and hospitality, and medical and scientific technology.

Ms. Kalicki is listed on the Chapter 31 Dispute Settlement Panel of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA); the list of arbitrators for the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and of chairpersons for the UK-Singapore Free Trade Agreement; the European Commission’s list of qualified chairs for EU trade disputes; and the UK’s reserve arbitrators’ list for Brexit disputes. She serves on the arbitrator panels of the AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA and CIETAC, and the Beijing, Bogota, BVI, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South China centers (CAC, BVIIAC, HKIAC, JCAA, KCAB, AIAC, SCCA, SIAC and SCIAHK), and the Institute for Energy Law’s Energy Arbitrators’ List. She was listed on the ICSID roster between 2014-2020. She is a Fellow of the CIArb and the CCA.