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Mallory Silberman's practice focuses on dispute resolution between sovereign States and foreign investors. To date, Ms. Silberman has served as counsel in more than 30 investment treaty arbitrations, including more than 20 at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Among her past and present clients are the governments of Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, the Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, the Philippines, the Slovak Republic, and South Korea. Ms. Silberman also has represented investors, including Daimler Financial Services, EDF, and Mercer International. In 2017, Ms. Silberman was named one of the top 100 female attorneys working on matters involving Latin America by Latinvex, and a "Future Leader" in international arbitration by Who's Who Legal, which noted: "Mallory Silberman is described as 'one of the best advocates I have seen.' She is praised for her 'creative mind' and deemed 'great to work with.'"

In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Silberman is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where, since 2012, she has taught a substantive and oral advocacy course on international arbitration. She frequently speaks at industry conferences, and is a recurring guest lecturer for an intensive arbitration course held annually at American University Washington College of Law. She speaks Spanish and Italian, and reads basic French and Portuguese.

Experience

  • Representing the Dominican Republic in an arbitration pursuant to Chapter 10 of DR-CAFTA.
  • Representing the Czech Republic in six ongoing arbitrations relating to the renewable energy sector.
  • Representing the Republic of Korea in an investment dispute involving the Lone Star funds, and relating to bank regulation and taxation matters.
  • Representing an American investor in a NAFTA proceeding against the Government of Canada.
  • Representing the Republic of Chile in the long-standing Pey Casado arbitration.

Perspectives

The End of NAFTA as We Know It?
Hispanic National Bar Association, Noticias
Damages in International Arbitration Workshop
3rd Annual Harvard International Arbitration Conference, The Future of International Arbitration: Rising to the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow, Harvard Law School
Tips for Second-Chairing an Oral Argument
GAR: The Guide to Advocacy
What are Appropriate Remedies for Findings of Illegality in Investment Arbitration?
2016 ICCA Congress Paper
Y-ADR Mock Procedural Hearing under CPR Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes
CPR's Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) Program, Washington, DC
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Recognition

Latinvex
Latin America: Top 100 Female Lawyers (2017)
Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" for International Law (2015-2017)
Who's Who Legal
Arbitration: Future Leaders (2017-2018)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2009, with honors
  • BA, Syracuse University, 2006, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Languages
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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