Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Welcome newest IntLawGrrl Lucy Reed

Honored to welcome Lucy Reed (left), installed last month as the 43d President of the American Society of International Law, as the newest member of IntLawGrrls!
A partner in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lucy specializes in international commercial arbitration. She serves as an arbitrator under rules of groups like the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); co-authored the Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2004) and The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR (1999); and lectured on private international law at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2001. While at the U.S. State Department, was deputy assistant legal adviser for international claims and investment disputes and the U.S. agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.
Lucy's an advisor to private and public clients alike; as an example, she advised the government of Liechtenstein in its International Court of Justice case against Germany alleging infringement of sovereignty and neutrality in Germany's post-World War II reparations regime. She was a co-director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, a Holocaust-related tribunal. Currently she's a member of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, whose findings respecting allegations of rape and sexual assault is the subject of her 1st post below.

Heartfelt welcome!