Lisa M. Richman focuses her practice on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and public international law. She is the global co-chair of the firm's International Arbitration Group, the Co-National Hiring Partner and previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, DC office.
Lisa’s clients have included investors, governments, corporations, state-owned entities, corporate officers and directors, and individuals in disputes seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions worldwide. Her work has included disputes conducted under ICC, ICSID, ICSID AF, AAA/ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, JAMS, DIS, LCIA, CPR, Swiss Rules and UNCITRAL Rules as well as pure ad-hoc arbitrations. She has handled disputes in a wide variety of industries with a particular focus on disputes relating to energy, oil and gas, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, licensing, securities, telecommunications, transportation, joint ventures and construction.
Lisa also has represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations and litigations in the US and around the world. Lisa is listed on the arbitrator list of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), in the LCIA’s database of neutrals, the USCIB list of arbitrators (the ICC's arbitrator list for the US) and is a member of the SIAC Users Counsel, the ITA Americas Committee and the DIS Rules Revision Committee. She also was appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators for a six-year term commencing in July 2020.
Lisa is a native German speaker, and also works in Spanish and French.
She has received recognition for her expertise as a dispute resolution specialist by, among others, Global Arbitration Review, Who’s Who Legal, Benchmark Litigation, the Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide, the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer, Juve, Super Lawyers and Law360.
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