Faculty - White & Case International Arbitration LL.M.

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The University of Miami School of Law is proud to say that the professors in the International Arbitration LL.M. program are globally-renowned international arbitration practitioners and academics, who are consistently recognized in top international arbitration rankings, such as the Who’s Who LegalChambers & Partners, the Legal 500, and Best Lawyers for International Arbitration.

Admission to the program is highly selective, which allows for heightened attention and effective mentoring from faculty and staff who help students start or advance their careers in international arbitration.

Program Leadership

Sandra Friedrich

Lecturer in Law
Assistant Dean, International Graduate Law Programs; Director, International Arbitration Institute

s.friedrich@umiami.edu

(305) 284-5691
Sandra Friedrich is the Assistant Dean, International Graduate Law Programs and Director of the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Graduate Program and Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute and a Lecturer in Law. Previously, she practiced law at Latham & Watkins in New...

Carolyn B Lamm

Lecturer
Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration LL.M.; Adjunct Faculty International Arbitration Institute

cbl41@miami.edu

Carolyn Lamm is a partner and litigator in White & Case's Washington D.C. office and is a prominent practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, trade matters and cross-border commercial federal court litigation. She is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and...

Albert Van Den Berg


Distinguished Faculty Co-Chair, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program

avandenberg@law.miami.edu

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a partner in Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium. He is and has been sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations (ad hoc, AAA/ICDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DRCAFTA, ECT, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAFTA, NAI, OHADA, SCAI, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL), relating...

Program Faculty

Jose Astigarraga

Lecturer

j.astigarraga@umiami.edu

Described as “a brilliant strategist who always has absolute command of the subject matter and is always prepared,” José Astigarraga is an experienced advocate who represents clients in international business disputes. The Global Head of Reed Smith’s International Arbitration Practice, Astigarraga...

Mark D Beckett

Lecturer

mdb266@miami.edu

Mark Beckett is head of the International Arbitration Practice at Cooley LLP and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he has taught International Commercial Arbitration for the last ten years. He represents clients in investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations across a variety of industries. He is the...

Gary Born

Lecturer

gxb734@miami.edu

Gary Born is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and the world’s pre-eminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has served as counsel in over 675 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc...

Daniel Gonzalez

Lecturer

deg60@miami.edu

(305) 542-9528
Professor Daniel E. González is a partner at Hogan Lovells and the Global Head of the firm's international arbitration practice. He dedicates his full-time practice to international commercial litigation and arbitration, and has a broad background in finance, accounting, and securities that clients depend...

Jonathan C. Hamilton


Distinguished Faculty Chair, International Arbitration Institute; Adjunct Faculty, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M.

jxh1784@miami.edu

Jonathan C. Hamilton is the Distinguished Faculty Chair of Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute and he teaches in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Hamilton is a leading global authority on international disputes and investment, as well as on complex negotiations and...

Alex Kaplan

Lecturer

axk1637@miami.edu

Mr. Alex Kaplan is Legal Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an organization of the World Bank Group and the leading global institution for the resolution of investor-State disputes. In this role, Mr. Kaplan acts as secretary of arbitral tribunals and ad hoc committees. He also contributes...

Carolyn B Lamm

Lecturer
Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration LL.M.; Adjunct Faculty International Arbitration Institute

cbl41@miami.edu

Carolyn Lamm is a partner and litigator in White & Case's Washington D.C. office and is a prominent practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, trade matters and cross-border commercial federal court litigation. She is involved primarily in the representation of foreign corporate clients and...

Ziade Nassib


Ngz4@miami.edu

Nassib G. Ziadé is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution. He is the president of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal and a member of the Sanctions Panel of the Geneva-based Global Fund. He has served as tribunal chair or co-arbitrator in over 30 major arbitrations relating to...

Luis M O'Naghten

Lecturer

l.onaghten@miami.edu

(305) 284-3111
Luis M. O'Naghten is a partner in the Miami office of Hughes Hubbard. His primary area of practice is international complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented parties in disputes before United States courts and before international arbitration panels (under ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules) in a wide...

Jan Paulsson

PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair Emeritus

j.paulsson@miami.edu

Professor Jan Paulsson is the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair Emeritus at the University of Miami School of Law. Professor Paulsson is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, a board member of the American Arbitration Association, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Court, a board...

David Rivkin

Lecturer

dxr1140@miami.edu

David W. Rivkin is a partner and former Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group. He served as President of the International Bar Association in 2015-2016, the first American to serve in that role in 25 years. Mr. Rivkin is consistently ranked as one of the top international dispute resolution...

John H Rooney, Jr.

Lecturer

j.rooneyjr@miami.edu

(305) 284-4764
John H. Rooney, Jr. is presently a sole practitioner in Miami, having been a partner at Shutts and Bowen LLP, Miami. He has spent more than twenty years advising clients on international business. Rooney has experience in transactions, litigation and arbitration and is an International Neutral Arbitrator, certified by the American...

Luke Sobota


lukesobota@law.miami.edu

Luke Sobota is active in investor-state, inter-state, and commercial arbitrations. He is working on several investor-state arbitrations that involve claims of expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, and denial of justice—as well as applications for interim measures. He is advising two sovereign clients on issues of public...

Samuel A. Stern

Lecturer

sxs3023@miami.edu

Samuel A. Stern is a litigator and trial lawyer specializing in civil and criminal litigation on behalf of individuals and corporations. He has extensive experience arguing cases across many different forums ranging from state and federal trial courts to appellate courts. Prior to founding Stern LLC he previously worked at...

Marc Raymond Suskin

Lecturer

mrs355@miami.edu

Marc Suskin is a partner in the litigation department and focuses on international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. He has represented international corporations in complex commercial disputes under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, AAA, JAMS, SIAC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL rules, as well as investors and sovereign states in public...

Albert Van Den Berg


Distinguished Faculty Co-Chair, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program

avandenberg@law.miami.edu

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a partner in Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium. He is and has been sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations (ad hoc, AAA/ICDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DRCAFTA, ECT, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAFTA, NAI, OHADA, SCAI, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL), relating...

In Memoriam

Rudolf Dolzer was a professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn, a pioneer of international investment law, arbitrator, and published extensively on issues of international investment law, including bilateral investment treaties and principles of international investment law. He taught courses on the Law of International Treaties and International Investment Agreements in Miami Law's International Arbitration LL.M. Program prior to his passing.

Martin Hunter was a barrister at the Essex Court Chambers practicing in the field of international arbitration. He was a partner at Freshfields for 27 years and co-founded the firm’s first arbitration group in the mid-1980s. Professor Hunter was also a well-known author who co-authored Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration with Alan Redfern in 1986. He taught a popular course on “Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration” in Miami Law's International Arbitration LL.M. Program prior to his passing.