B.A., Syracuse; J.D., University of North Carolina
Mallory Silberman is an internationally recognized figure in the field of international arbitration. While in private practice, with the firm of Arnold & Porter, she became known as a standout oral advocate and a “clear future leader.” (Who’s Who Legal).
As counsel, Professor Silberman was “among the world’s most experienced young practitioners of investment arbitration” (Who’s Who Legal), and represented not only well-known corporations, but also nearly eight percent of the countries in the world — including Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, the Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, the Slovak Republic, South Korea, Sweden, and Türkiye. Among other things, the relevant arbitrations involved intellectual property issues, transportation concessions, telecoms licenses, renewable energy, mining, bank regulation, environmental protection, taxation, and public health measures.
In 2019, at age 34, Professor Silberman was named one of the top five “under 40” international arbitration attorneys worldwide (Law360). Her work has also been recognized by Chambers USA (Rising Star in International Arbitration, 2022); Who’s Who Legal (Global Leader in Arbitration, 2022-2023) (Future Leader in Arbitration, 2017-2021); Latinvex (Latin America’s Top 100 Female Attorneys, 2017-2022); The Legal 500 Latin America (Next Generation Partner in International Arbitration) (four times); The Legal 500 US (twice); Super Lawyers (Rising Star in International Law) (seven times); and others.
In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Georgetown since 2012, Professor Silberman has also been the chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the DC Bar for the past several years. She frequently speaks at industry conferences; is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; participated, as a delegate, in the process for amending the 2006 ICSID Rules; is a part of the Task Force currently working to update the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration; and is a member of the Peer Review Board of the American Review of International Arbitration.