Anne Marie Whitesell


In 2014, Anne Marie Whitesell became professor and director of international dispute resolution programmes at Georgetown University Law Centre. She had already served for several years as an adjunct professor at the university. Whitesell joined Georgetown from Dechert in DC where she spent six years as of counsel in the firm’s international arbitration department. Prior to that she headed the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration where she supervised approximately 1,100 cases each year involving parties from over 120 countries.

Ms. Whitesell received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Doctorate in Law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously taught at the Université de Paris I and the Institut de Droit Comparé. Ms. Whitesell has practised with law firms in both the United States and in France, and has acted in numerous international arbitration cases. She serves as a member of various boards, associations and committees related to dispute resolution. She is also the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the International Law Institute. Ms. Whitesell is admitted to the New York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.