Rankings & Recognition

Jean Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in international arbitration. She was named Chambers’ only “Star Arbitrator” (above Band 1) in the USA for 2019 and 2020, and a Band 1 (“Most In-Demand”) Arbitrator for Global and Public International Law (2017-2021); Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017; Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in both New York (2017 and 2019) and Washington DC (2016); one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” in 2016; and for many years as one of Who’s Who Legal’s “Thought Leaders” and “Thought Leaders-Global Elite.

Ms. Kalicki has been ranked since 2007 in Chambers, which described her between 2019 and 2021 as “one of the most impressive arbitrators out there,” an “unbelievably effective arbitrator” who is “has superb judgment,” is “really at the top of her game,” who “is always well prepared and asks penetrative questions,” is “extremely thorough and strong on procedure,” “looks at details and is a very creative thinker” and is “collaborative and collegial,” and who “stands out in terms of even-handedness and responsiveness.” Chambers described her variously in the past as “the complete package that one looks for in an arbitrator,” “very highly respected,” a “celebrated presence,” “very fair and very balanced,” “absolutely first-rate, highly regarded and in-demand,” “super smart, very articulate and very sensible,” “extremely well organized, efficient and professional,” “thorough, meticulous and highly motivated,” with “tremendous energy” and “very focused on the detail.”  Who’s Who Legal described her in 2020 as “exceptional,” “thoughtful, creative and a great problem solver,” and as “an extremely impressive arbitrator who is prepared ahead of time – firm but fair in how she handles proceedings and on top of every detail”; in 2019 it said she “stands out as one of the best-prepared and most diligent presiding arbitrators in the market,” with peers reporting that “[t]he deep and efficient analysis in her rulings is extremely impressive and reassures the parties that she has understood both the big picture and the finer details.”

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 Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.