Anne Marie Whitesell is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration practice group. She is based in the Washington, D.C. office but works closely with the Paris office.
Ms. Whitesell has been recognized as a Notable Practitioner for International Arbitration by both Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers USA 2012, referral guides to leading lawyers based on the opinions of their clients and peers. She has also been listed in Commercial Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2012 and recommended as a National International Arbitration Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation 2012. Additionally, in 2012, Ms. Whitesell was recognized by Legal 500 Latin America International Arbitration and named one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Female Litigators in America.
Before joining Dechert, Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from more than 120 countries. She also worked closely with the 126 members of the International Court of Arbitration, who hailed from 88 different countries, and contributed to the institution’s profile and reputation around the world.
Ms. Whitesell has practised with law firms in both the United States and in France and has acted in numerous international arbitration cases both as counsel and arbitrator. Previously, she was also a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II).
Smith College, A.B.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
District of Columbia
Member of the Advisory Board of Arbitration Place, Toronto
Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and of the ICC Arbitration Rules Revision Task Force
Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Member, International Advisory Council, Cheung Kong Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Shantou University, China
Adjunct Faculty Member, Georgetown Law School
Member of the Advisory Board, Heidelberg Center for International Dispute Resolution, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Member of the External Advisory Board of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at the American University Washington College of Law
Member of the Advisory Board, Georgetown Law School International Arbitration Society
Member of the International Bar Association and of the IBA Arbitration Committee
Member of the IBA working party for UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration Rules Revision)
Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Member of the International Club of Arbitrators
Member of the Venezuelan Arbitration Committee
Member of the London Court of International Arbitration
Member of the Arbitration Committee of the United States Council for International Business
Member of the American Society of International Law
Member of the District of Columbia Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee
Former Vice President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI)
Former Honorary Lecturer of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland
Publications and Lectures
Author and/or co-author of numerous articles on international arbitration, Ms. Whitesell is a regular speaker on programs concerning international arbitration. She has lectured in many training programs for government officials, judges, lawyers as well as at universities.