Jean Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in international arbitration. She was named Chambers’ only 2019 “Star Arbitrator” (above Band 1) in the USA, and a Band 1 (“Most In-Demand”) Arbitrator for Global and Public International Law (2017-2019); 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” for 2016; and several times as one of Who’s Who Legal‘s inaugural “Thought Leaders” and “Thought Leaders-Global Elite.” In 2018 she was named “Most Innovative Investment and Commercial Arbitrator – USA” by Acquisition International; in 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 described her in 2019 as an “unbelievably effective arbitrator” who is “extremely smart, very responsive and really at the top of her game,” and in past years variously as “the complete package that one looks for in an arbitrator,” “very highly respected in both commercial and investment arbitrations,” “a celebrated presence in the market,” “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”; it stated in 2019 that 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 by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.