Lisa Richman is hailed as “one of the best lawyers in the international arbitration space” by peers who note that her “preparation is meticulous and superb”.
Lisa M Richman is a litigation partner at McDermott Will & Emery; and co-chair of the firm’s international arbitration and dispute resolution group, and its global gender diversity committee. For over 15 years, Lisa has focused her career on international dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on international commercial arbitration and public international law. She has handled disputes in a wide variety of industries including disputes relating to energy, oil and gas, intellectual property, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, licensing, securities, telecommunications, transportation, joint ventures and construction.
Lisa’s clients have included investors, governments, corporations, corporate officers and directors, and individuals in disputes seated 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, Swiss Rules and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as pure ad hoc arbitrations.
Lisa also has represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations, litigations and mediations in the US and around the world. Complimenting her dispute resolution expertise, Lisa has managed internal investigations and has helped a variety of companies to resolve government investigations, including World Bank Sanctions proceedings.
Lisa has been recognised by clients, peers and others in the industry as one of the “most highly regarded” international arbitration specialists in the United States, and she is praised for being “excellent” and “focused” in arriving at creative solutions for her clients. She is listed on the arbitrator list of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the LCIA’s database of neutrals and the USCIB Arbitrator Database (the ICC arbitrator roster for the US); she is also a member of the SIAC Users Council, the ABA international law section planning committee, and the organising committee of Kiev Arbitration Days; she previously served on the ITA Americas committee, the CPR arbitration committee and the DIS Rules revision committee.
She speaks and writes regularly on international arbitration-related topics. For example, in 2019, Lisa presented international arbitration workshops by invitation of the faculty at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. Also in 2019, Lisa was invited to speak at international conferences hosted in the US, Japan, Russia, China, Europe, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Wolters Kluwer published her book, Arbitrating under the 2014 LCIA Rules: A User’s Guide, in April 2015. In June 2019, she published a chapter on NAFTA and USMCA in the fourth edition of The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review. For a more complete list of Lisa’s publications, please visit https://www.mwe.com/people/richman-lisa-m/.
Lisa is a native German speaker, and also speaks Spanish and French.