Elizabeth Silbert


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Elizabeth Silbert

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Elizabeth Silbert is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group, with a particular focus on the energy, construction, and technology industries.  Her experience spans from the initial stages of drafting arbitration agreements and maximizing investment protections to the final phases of award recognition, enforcement, and set-aside.  She has substantial knowledge related to interim measures, remedies, and award enforcement.  Mrs. Silbert has represented clients in cases before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL Rules. She also serves as an adjunct law professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “A Case for Dispositive Motions in International Commercial Arbitration,” BCDR International Arbitration Review (Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution), Apr. 2015 (co-author)

  • Panelist, “Compensation, Damages and Valuation in International Investment Law and Arbitration,” ATLAS Conference, Enhancing Business Opportunities in Africa:  The Role, Reality, and Future of Africa-Related Arbitration, Nov. 2014

  • Moderator, “The Effective Use of Technology in Hearings,” ICC Young Arbitrators Forum: A Discussion of Theoretical and Practical Issues Facing Young Practitioners, Nov. 2014

  • Speaker, “Arbitration Clauses in Trans-Border Contracts: Common Pitfalls and Tips for the International Lawyer,” Mercer Law Review Symposium on International Trade, Oct. 2013

  • Co-Moderator, “Do We Need Investment Treaties?,” ILW Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 2013

  • “A Guide to Interim Measures in Investor-State Arbitration,” Arbitration International, Sept. 2013 (co-author)

  • Quantum Quarterly, Issue 5, 2Q 2013

  • New York Centre Hears First Cases ,” Global Arbitration Review, July 22, 2013

  • Guest lecturer in courses on Transnational Law, Washington & Lee School of Law, Mar. 2013

  • Panelist, Professional Development Institute, University of Texas School of Law, Feb. 2012

  • “Breaking New Ground: Interim Measures in International Arbitrations involving Energy Investments,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Global Business Publications Ltd., June 1, 2011 (co-author)

  • Presenter, “A Day in the Life of an International Lawyer,” University of Houston Law School International Law Society

  • Quantum Quarterly, May 2010


  • Atlanta Representative, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, North America Regional Coordinating Committee 2014-2016

  • Member, Advisory Council for the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration & Mediation

  • ICDR Young & International

  • LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group

  • USCIB, Trade & Investment Committees
French (proficient)

J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University
B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas