Maria Chedid is Global Co-Chair of the 50-member international arbitration practice at Arnold & Porter.
In addition to having served as counsel in high stakes commercial and investment arbitrations for nearly 30 years, Maria sits as an arbitrator and guest-lectures on international arbitration at leading law schools.
She is consistently recognized for her arbitration expertise by Chambers Global; Chambers USA; Legal 500 US; Law360 MVP; Superlawyers; Legal Media Expert Guide; World's Leading Technology Arbitrators; California's Top 100 Women Lawyers of the Year; GAR Who's Who Legal; and Lawdragon 500 Global Litigation Lawyers.
Clients “commend her handling of complex disputes” and “praise her ‘highly effective advocacy,'” while peers note that she is “superbly prepared,” “exceptionally talented,” “relentless,” “very thorough,” and “largely unflappable.”
Maria is one of two U.S. representatives appointed to the ICC Court of Arbitration; Co-Chair of the ICDR California Advisory Committee; an Officer of the LCIA Users’ Council; a Member of the U.S. National Committee for the SIAC Users Council; and founding President and Co-Chair of the California International Arbitration Council. She has published extensively on arbitration issues and frequently speaks about international dispute resolution and advocacy at conferences and universities worldwide.