Jean Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in international arbitration. She was named Global Arbitration Review‘s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017; one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” for 2016; among Chambers’ Band 1 (“Most In-Demand”) Arbitrators” (Global, USA and Public International Law, 2017-2018); Best Lawyers‘ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in both New York (2017 and 2019) and Washington, DC (2016); and one of Who’s Who Legal‘s inaugural “Thought Leaders” (2017-2018) and “Thought Leaders-Global Elite 2019.” In 2018 she was named “Most Innovative Investment and Commercial Arbitrator – USA” by Acquisition International; between 2015-2016 she was also Euromoney’s Benchmark National Litigation Star for International Arbitration; Corporate Livewire Award’s “Regional Arbitrator of the Year”; Expert Guide’s “Best of the Best USA”; and one of National Law Journal’s 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Champions. In past years she was named one of Euromoney’s top 30 commercial arbitration attorneys in the U. S. (2013), and among Global Arbitration Review’s top 30 women in arbitration worldwide (2007).
Ms. Kalicki has been ranked annually since 2007 in various Chambers publications, which have described her variously as “a celebrated presence in the market” who is “very highly respected in both commercial and investment arbitrations” and is “absolutely first-rate, highly regarded and in-demand”; “super smart, very articulate and very sensible,” with “tremendous energy” and “extremely well organized, efficient and professional”; as “a thorough, meticulous and highly motivated arbitrator” and a “very fair and very balanced” arbitrator who is “very focused on the detail”; and as “the complete package that one looks for in an arbitrator.” Who’s Who Legal who noted in 2018 that peers describe her as an “absolutely top notch” arbitrator in both investment and commercial cases.
She also has been ranked regularly as a leader in the field by International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Legal 500 US; Washington, DC Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; Washingtonian Magazine; and by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.