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MARINN CARLSON focuses her practice in international investment disputes–in particular, investor-state arbitration–as well as international commercial arbitration. She has represented foreign investors and respondent governments from around the world in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations under investment treaties and trade agreements, including NAFTA. She has represented corporate clients in a wide range of institutional and ad hoc international commercial arbitrations. She counsels clients in sectors ranging from financial services to energy to infrastructure development on the implications of international trade and investment rules for their global operations. She has also represented clients in U.S. litigation with international ramifications, and as amici curiae in foreign affairs, intellectual property, and Commerce Clause cases before the United States Supreme Court and various courts of appeal.
Ms. Carlson speaks at conferences and teaches classes, workshops, and seminars on a wide range of topics in international arbitration, including investor-state arbitration case law and practice, as well as arbitration advocacy skills. She is an adjunct professor at the American University's Washington College of Law teaching investment treaty arbitration, a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA), the Budget and Finance Chair (and previously an Executive Council member) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and she serves on the Board of Directors of the CAIR Coalition, a Washington, D.C. legal services organization focused on immigrants' rights.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Carlson clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and also worked in several organizations with a focus on international trade and its intersection with environmental policy.
Last Updated 27th July 2017