Jean Kalicki is widely recognized for her leadership in international arbitration. Most recently, she was named Global Arbitration Review‘s “Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator” for 2017, and one of Law360’s “Five Most Influential Female International Arbitrators” for 2016. She was one of Chambers Global‘s 2017 “Most In-Demand Arbitrators” for Public International Law and Chambers USA‘s Band 1 Arbitrators (2017 and 2018); Best Lawyers‘ “Lawyer of the Year” for International Arbitration-Governmental in both New York (2017) and Washington, DC (2016); and one of Who’s Who Legal‘s inaugural “Thought Leaders” (2017 and 2018). 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 Chambers USA , which has described her as “a celebrated presence in the market” who “is considered outstanding by market sources” and has “tremendous energy” in both commercial and investment arbitration, and as “a thorough, meticulous and highly motivated arbitrator” and a “very fair and very balanced” arbitrator who is “very focused on the detail.” She has also been ranked for both International Arbitration and Public International Law by Chambers Global, which described her as “extremely well organized, efficient and professional,” as well as by Chambers Latin America.
She has been selected repeatedly as a leader in her field by Who’s Who Legal (who noted in 2018 that peers describe her as an “absolutely top notch” arbitrator in both investment and commercial cases) and 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.