Professorial Lecturer in Law
Marinn Carlson is co-leader of Sidley Austin LLP’s global International Arbitration practice. Ms. Carlson focuses her practice in international investment disputes, with an emphasis on investor-state arbitration. She represents both cross-border investors as well as respondent governments in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations under investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements, including NAFTA. Ms. Carlson counsels clients in sectors ranging from financial services to energy to infrastructure development on the implications of international trade and investment rules for their global operations. She also represents corporate clients from around the world in a wide range of institutional and ad hoc international commercial arbitrations, including under ICC and SCC rules among others, and has represented clients in U.S. litigation with international ramifications before the United States Supreme Court and various courts of appeal. In addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law and speaking at conferences and seminars on topics related to international arbitration, Ms. Carlson is a regular faculty member in Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) workshops around the globe teaching international arbitration cross-examination skills, a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the CAIR Coalition, a Washington, D.C. legal services organization focused on immigrants’ rights.