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Anne Marie Whitesell


Contact Information

T: +1 (202) 662 9471

F: +1 (202) 662 9487


Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  

Ms. Whitesell serves as President, Co-arbitrator and Sole Arbitrator in international arbitration matters.  Additionally, she acts as an arbitration consultant for parties and counsel in international cases as well as a legal expert in court proceedings regarding arbitration.  She is a member of various boards and committees related to dispute resolution and the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the International Law Institute. 

Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007.  She practised with law firms in both the United States and in France, where she was counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration cases.  She previously taught at the Université de Paris I, the Institut de Droit Comparé and Georgetown. 

Ms. Whitesell received her A.B. from Smith College, her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Doctorate in Law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in France.  She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Selected Memberships and Positions

  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ICC Arbitration Rules Revision Task Force                                                                               

  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration

  • London Court of International Arbitration 

  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board Panel of International Arbitrators

  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (AAA) Panel of International Arbitrators

  • Center for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, List of International Arbitrators

  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute Rules Revision Committee

  • Advisory Board, Georgetown Law Center International Arbitration Society 

  • Advisory Board, Heidelberg Center for International Dispute Resolution, Germany

  • Advisory Board, American University Washington College of Law Center on International Commercial Arbitration 

  • IASC Academic Council – Madrid

  • Advisory Board, Brill Research Perspective Series, International Law and Arbitration

  • General Editor, ILI Series on International Law, Arbitration and Practice, Juris Publishing, Inc.

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Korea Trade

  • Board of Directors, SICANA – ICC International Court of Arbitration

  • Advisory Board, Arbitration Place, Toronto

  • Washington Foreign Law Society

  • International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee

  • American Bar Association

  • Arbitral Women

  • Former Vice President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institution (IFCAI) 

  • Former Honorary Lecturer, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland

  • Former Member of the International Advisory Council, Cheung Kong Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Shantou University, China

  • Former Board Member, Ecole Doctorale – Université de Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Nationalities:  U.S.A., France 

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