Ms. Carolyn B. Lamm

Member, ICCA Governing Board


General Bio

Carolyn B. Lamm is a partner of White & Case LLP based in Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair, International Arbitration Americas.  Ms. Lamm previously was as a member of the Firm’s Partnership Committee and currently is a member of the Firm’s Strategic Global Council.

  • Her practice concentrates in international dispute resolution through international arbitration, litigation, and international trade remedies. She sits as an arbitrator in a variety of  arbitrations including: ICSID, ICDR and AAA arbitrations.
  • Ms. Lamm is a past President of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association; Chair of the Board of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Board, American-Turkish Council and American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce.  
  • Ms. Lamm was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Panel and later by the Government of Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID arbitration.
  • She was a member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board, and as a U.S. member of the NAFTA 2022 Committee; she is also a member of the American Law Institute’s Council and its Advisory Committee on Restatement on International Arbitration and a Counselor on the ALI Restatement 4th on Public International Law; and, a Counselor to the Executive Board of ASIL.
  • Ms. Lamm is currently a Visiting Professor teaching International Investment Arbitration, University of Miami, School of Law.
  • Ms. Lamm is a member of ICCA’s Governing Board.

She has been recognized repeatedly for her professional expertise in international dispute resolution and leadership in the profession by numerous sources including:

  • 2013 National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers in the US”
  • 2012 Lawyer of the Americas Award, University of Miami;
  • October 2011 Washingtonian Magazine “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington” and “One of 30 Top Lawyers in DC”;
  • 2011 National Law Journal “Most Influential Lawyers” in ADR;
  • 2010 Legal Times “Visionary” and “Most Influential Women” Awards;
  • The University of Miami, Edward T. Foote Alumnus of Distinction Award, 2009;
  • The University of Miami School of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2009;
  • “Lawyer of the Year 2008” by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia;
  • National Law Journal, 50 Most Influential Women in America;
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America;
  • National Law Journal, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America;
  • Attorney of the Year “Good Scout” Award, National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America, 2009;
  • Woman Lawyer of the Year” Award by Women’s Bar Association of Washington, DC;
  • Chambers USA Award for Excellence: Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession, 2008;
  • 2 Honorary Doctor of Laws Degrees (SUNY, Drexel).

Named for her expertise in International Arbitration in:

  • Chambers, USA-Band I;
  • Best Lawyers;
  • Euromoney Guide’s Leading International Arbitrators;
  • Who’s Who Legal