Caroline Kelly's practice focuses on international dispute resolution. Ms. Kelly represents sovereign States in ICSID arbitrations and commercial clients in arbitrations administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR). Ms. Kelly advises clients on a range of international legal matters, including treaty interpretation and diplomatic relations. She also has experience in domestic litigation and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Ms. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Global Law Scholar and served as Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Upon graduation, Ms. Kelly was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, Ms. Kelly interned at the Office of International Affairs within the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice and represented an individual in asylum proceedings through the Center for Applied Legal Studies.


  • The Republic of Chile in the long-standing Pey Casado arbitration.
  • European airframe manufacturer in an arbitration of a contractual dispute (ICDR).
  • Federated States of Micronesia on its relationship with the United States and other matters.


Investment Treaty Arbitration Panama: 2019 (pdf)
GAR Insight
International Arbitration (USA) 2019
Chambers Global Practice Guide
Investment Treaty Arbitration 2018: Panama (pdf)
GAR Insight


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2017, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, International Studies, Boston College, 2014, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • District of Columbia

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