J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., Haverford College
Lisa M. Richman is Global Co-Chair of McDermott Will & Emery’s International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Co-National Hiring Partner and previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and public international law.
Professor Richman represents corporations, governments, government-owned entities and individuals in international and domestic arbitrations, litigations and mediations in common law and civil law jurisdictions worldwide. Her work has included disputes conducted under ICC, ICSID, ICSID AF, AAA/ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, JAMS, DIS, LCIA, CPR, DIAC, Swiss Rules and UNCITRAL Rules as well as pure ad-hoc arbitrations. She has handled disputes in a wide variety of industries with a particular focus on disputes relating to energy, oil and gas, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, infrastructure, life sciences, licensing, securities, telecommunications, transportation, joint ventures and construction.
She also sits as arbitrator and was designated to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators for a six-year term in July 2020, is listed on the arbitrator list of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), in the LCIA’s database of neutrals, the USCIB Arbitrator Database (the ICC arbitrator roster for the US). In addition, Professor Richman is a member of the SIAC Users Counsel and of the Organizing Committee of the Kiev Arbitration Days; she previously served on the ITA Americas Committee, the ABA International Law Section Planning Committee, the CPR Arbitration Committee, and the DIS Rules Revision Committee. She speaks regularly at conferences and law schools around the world, including by invitation of the faculty at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School.
Peers and clients have described Professor Richman as “one of the best lawyers in the international arbitration space”, “brilliant and energetic” and “amazing”. GAR Arbitration 2021, Future Leaders Ranking. She is a native German speaker, and also works in Spanish and French.