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Lorraine M. Brennan, Esq.

Representative matters [fa icon="caret-right"]

Ms. Brennan has served as Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator, Chair of the Tribunal, Secretary to
the Tribunal, and counsel in a number of cases under different institutional rules, including
JAMS, UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA, and Ad Hoc proceedings. Recent Cases include:

  • Chair of the Tribunal in UNCITRAL Case (international) involving breach of contract
    between bio-tech companies
  • Chair of the Tribunal in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract matter between
    various LLCs and partners in multi-million dollar commercial property transaction
  • Co-arbitrator in patent litigation dispute between technology companies
  • Emergency Arbitrator in matter between Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company and top
    executive regarding breach of separation agreement
  • Sole Arbitrator in multiple breach of business commercial contact disputes
  • Sole Arbitrator in shareholder dispute involving valuation of a stock put, breach of
    contract, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Co-arbitrator in Broker/Dealer dispute
    Sole Arbitrator in multiple financial services dispute
  • Sole Arbitrator on multiple breach of services agreement matters
  • Mediated and settled two multi-million dollar wrongful termination suits brought
    against multi-national financial institution
  • Successfully mediated FLSA and racial discrimination case involving 16 plaintiffs and
    multi-national clothing manufacturer
  • Mediated numerous disputes under Asbestos Trust Agreement
  • Neutral reviewer on numerous Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    claims related to SuperStorm Sandy
  • As Partner and Director of the International Arbitration Practice Group for Kilpatrick
    Stockton, LLP she advised clients on all phases of arbitration, both domestic and
    international, and worked on international and domestic arbitration matters
  • As Managing Director of JAMS International she was responsible for the opening of the
    JAMS International office in London and the strategic growth and development of JAMS
    International and the International panel including the development of partner
    relationships with foreign licensees
  • As Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, for the ICC International Court of
    Arbitration, she advised North American companies, law firms and parties on all
    phases of ICC arbitration, including negotiating and drafting arbitration clauses,
    substantive and procedural rules for filing requests for arbitration before the ICC Court,
    and enforcement of arbitration awards
  • As Senior Vice President of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and
    Resolution, she worked with the corporate Board of Directors on international
    development projects including the creation of an Asia/Pacific Advisory Committee to
    develop CPR’s work in Asia/Pacific and develop a mediation platform in Brazil. She
    managed a grant from General Electric to execute international projects in Asia and
    Eastern Europe; coordinated European Advisory Committee and European projects to
    develop mediation and arbitration in Europe, drafted a survey on the use of mediation
    in the Asia/Pacific region and met with leading Asian institutions including CIETAC,
    BAC, HKIAC, VIAC and AMCHAM Beijing and Shanghai to promote CPR’s work in
  • As an Associate for the firm of Killarney, Brody and Fabiani, Choate, Hall & Stewart, and
    the firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy she litigated complex commercial cases
    in both State and Federal Courts including bankruptcy litigation, shareholder derivative
    cases, insurance and reinsurance matters, breach of contract, lender liability, trusts
    and estates, and conducted numerous due diligence reviews. She served as counsel
    on numerous arbitrations, both domestic and international, as well as counsel on
  • One of eight members appointed by US State Department to the NAFTA 2022 Advisory
    Committee on Private Commercial Disputes
Honours, memberships and professional activities [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Listed in the 2017 Experts Guide (Commercial Arbitration)
  • Member, City Bar of New York
  • JAMS Liaison to the ABA Section of International Law
  • Vice-Chair, ABA International Section Committee on Mediation
  • Vice-Chair, ABA International Section Committee on Arbitration
  • Co-Chair, ABA Dispute Resolution Section International Committee
  • Member of the Steering Group for the International Litigation Committee
  • Sits on Public Panel at FINRA
  • Member, NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (1999-present)
  • President, Arbitral Women (2008-2010); Board Member and Founding Member
  • Current Advisory Member to the Board
  • Former Chair, Women’s Interest Network, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair, Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Former Co-Chair, International Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 2000-2002
  • Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Georgetown University Law Centre, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor of Law, International Business Transactions, Shantou University Law School (Guangdong, China), 2006-2010
Background and Education [fa icon="caret-right"]

Background and Education

  • Managing Director, JAMS International, 2011-2013
  • Senior Vice President, Programs and International, International Institute for Conflict
    Prevention and Resolution, 2008-2011
  • Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, 2006-2008
  • Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration,
  • Director, Arbitration and Intellectual Property and Legal Counsel, USCIB (ICC National
    Committee), 1997-2000
  • Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 1992-1994
  • Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 1989-1992
  • Senior Law Clerk, The Honorable Irving Ben Cooper, U.S. District Court SDNY, 1987-
  • Associate, Killarney, Fabiani & Brody, 1985-1987


  • Masters of Art in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Co-
    Administered by Harvard and Tufts Universities, 1997
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Droit: Mention: European Studies, Institut
    Universitaire De Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List), 1984
  • B.A., French Literature, Cornell University (Dean’s List), 1981


  • Proficient in French, working knowledge of Spanish
Presentations and Media [fa icon="caret-right"]


Matthew Rushton
Deputy Managing Director
JAMS International, 70 Fleet Street,
London, UK EC4Y 1EU

T: +44 207 936 3538
F: +44 207 936 3325


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“Ms. Brennan is tenacious, fair, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable in the ADR field, both domestic and international. She is always prepared and works diligently to achieve a good result for the parties.”