Maria Chedid has been an international arbitration practitioner for more than 20 years, acting as counsel in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations before a variety of arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, AAA, JAMS, ICSID, IUSCT, and UNCC.
In 2014, Ms. Chedid was named one of California’s Top 100 Women Lawyers. In Chambers USA, she is described as “superbly prepared and relentless,” and has been praised for her “highly effective advocacy,” the “quality of her written and oral presentation,” her “capabilities in IP disputes,” and her “dedication to the needs of the client.”
Ms. Chedid currently serves as president of the Northern California International Arbitration Club. She is a frequent speaker and author on arbitration topics, and has taught international arbitration as an adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Law School and as a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley Law School.
Ms. Chedid’s arbitrations have involved disputes relating to licensing, distribution, technology, energy, infrastructure, political risk insurance, construction, government contracts, joint ventures, and taxation; and parties from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. She has also represented clients in U.S. courts in cases involving a variety of multijurisdictional and cross-border litigation issues, such as Alien Tort Statute matters, enforcement of foreign judgments, and forum non conveniens matters.