Areas of Practice
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Practice-Specific Experience
  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Pomona College, B.A., 1973
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Lucinda A. Low

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8051
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Lucinda Low is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Over the course of her legal practice, she has been involved in AAA, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, and other institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. She was one of the first US lawyers to argue a claim before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Her arbitration experience encompasses representation of investors and host states, as well as service as an expert witness and as an arbitrator.

Ms. Low has previously served as an advisor to the Government of Canada on trade and investment matters, acting as a reader for the Trade Law Bureau in its successful defense of the Chemtura v. Canada case brought under Chapter 11 of NAFTA. She has extensive experience with NAFTA in both trade and investment matters, as well as with treaties and other international agreements more generally. She served on the panel of arbitrators in the BSE Chapter 11 case (Canadian Cattlemen v. United States), the first class action-type claim under NAFTA Chapter 11, and is currently advising clients on other investor-state disputes.

She currently serves on the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Public International Law, and as the President of the American Society of International Law. Ms. Low is the presidential appointee to the Panel of Conciliators of ICSID and recently was appointed to serve on ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators by the president of the World Bank.


  • Band 1, Chambers USA, International Trade: FCPA Experts (Nationwide), 2010-2017
  • Chambers Global, International Trade: FCPA Experts (US), 2010-2017 (Band 1); Fraud and Corporate Investigations (Latin America), 2016-2017
  • Chambers Latin America, Corporate Crime & Investigations: Latin America-wide, 2016-2018
  • Global Investigations Review, "Outstanding Career Award," 2017
  • Global Investigations Review, "Women in Investigations: One Hundred Investigation Specialists from Around the World," 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in AmericaInternational Arbitration: Governmental and International Trade and Finance Law, 2010-2018
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2013-2017
  • Latinvex, Top 100 Female Lawyers, 2017
  • The Legal 500 US, Dispute Resolution: International Trade, 2016-2017
  • The Legal 500 US, Litigation: International Trade, 2012
  • The Legal 500 US, Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2015
  • Euromoney's Expert Guide to Women in Business Law, 2013, 2015
  • Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers, 2015
  • Named to Ethisphere’s Attorneys Who Matter Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Served as arbitrator appointed by the United States in The Canadian Cattlemen for Fair Trade (CCFT) v. The United States of America, a multi-million dollar, multiple-claim UNCITRAL arbitration arising under the NAFTA, 2005 - 2008.  In addition to Ms. Low, James L. Bacchus and Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel served on the Tribunal. 
  • Chair, ABA Section of International Law & Practice, 1996-1997

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Professional Affiliations

  • Arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID, 2017-2023
  • Presidential appointee, Panel of Conciliators, ICSID, 2016-2022
  • President, ICSID tribunal panel in UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Zagrebačka Banka d.d. v. Republic of Croatia (ARB/16/31), 2017
  • Arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Board of Directors, Coalition for Integrity (formerly Transparency International - USA)
  • President, American Society of International Law, 2016-present
  • Advisory Committee on International Law, US Secretary of State, 2002-2010, 2012 - present
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Inter-American Bar Association, 1998-2008