ArbitralWomen Announces Advisory Council Appointments

30 June, 2022

30 June 2022 – ArbitralWomen is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members of its Advisory Council. The Advisory Council, composed of several former ArbitralWomen Board members and officers, provides advice and guidance to the Board of ArbitralWomen.

The new members will join ArbitralWomen’s Advisory Board with effect from 1 July 2022, upon stepping down from the Board of ArbitralWomen, and include Dana MacGrath, Immediate Past President of ArbitralWomen, and independent arbitrator at MacGrath Arbitration, based in New York, together with:

  • Juliette Fortin, Immediate Past Treasurer, and Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, based in Paris
  • Yasmine Lahlou, Partner at Chaffetz Lindsey, based in New York
  • Amanda Lee, Immediate Past Communications Director, and Consultant at Costigan King, based in London
  • Donna Ross, Founder of Donna Ross Dispute Resolution, based in Melbourne
  • Patricia Nacimiento, Head of the German dispute resolution team at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in Frankfurt
  • Rose Rameau, Managing Partner of Rameau Law, based in Washington, DC

We look forward to supporting the Board of ArbitralWomen going forward” said Ms. MacGrath.

The Advisory Board is composed of a number of former members and officers of the Board of ArbitralWomen, including Lorraine Brennan, President from 2010 to 2012, Dominique Brown-Berset, President from 2012 to 2014, Gillian Carmichael Lemaire, Newsletter Director from 2014 to 2018, Karen Mills, who held several roles on the Board from 2005 to 2020, and Gabrielle Nater-Bass, Vice-President from 2014 to 2018.

“We are delighted to welcome 7 new members to the Advisory Council, each of whom is an experienced practitioner in international dispute resolution and has made an invaluable contribution to ArbitralWomen during her tenure on the Board.  ArbitralWomen will benefit greatly from their continued involvement and I and the other Board members from their guidance and advice” said Louise Woods, 2022-2024 ArbitralWomen President and Head of International Disputes – Europe at Vinson & Elkins in London.

Further information about the members of the Advisory Council is set out below:

ArbitralWomen Advisory Council

(new members indicated by an asterisk):

Name Nationality(ies) City(ies) of Residence
Lorraine Brennan American New York
Dominique Brown-Berset Swiss Geneva
Gillian Carmichael Lemaire British and Scottish London
Juliette Fortin * French Paris
Yasmine Lahlou * American, French and Moroccan New York
Amanda Lee * British London
Dana MacGrath * American New York
Karen Mills American Jakarta
Gabrielle Nater-Bass Swiss Zurich
Rose Rameau * American and Haitian Washington, DC
Donna Ross * American and Australian Melbourne

ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international dispute resolution. For almost 30 years, ArbitralWomen has developed many programmes and opportunities to support and promote women in international dispute resolution as well serving as a leader in the efforts to overcome gender bias in the legal profession.

Of note is ArbitralWomen’s Diversity Toolkit™, a unique training programme designed to help practitioners identify bias and explore ways to address and overcome it, which was shortlisted for the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Award.

ArbitralWomen has a mentorship programme and a parental mentorship programme and regularly promotes the achievements and activities of its members in its News Alerts, on its webpage dedicated to news about its members, and in its periodic Newsletters.