Nancy M. Thevenin serves as an international arbitrator and mediator, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an adjunct professor of the International Commercial Arbitration course at St. John's University School of Law. She is a past chair of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section and is designated by the Republic of Haiti to serve on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. Ms. Thevenin also serves as an external general counsel for the United States Council for International Business (“USCIB” also known as “ICC USA”), the U.S. national committee to the ICC, and manages ICC USA’s Arbitration & ADR Committee.
Ms. Thevenin advises on arbitrations, mediation strategy, dispute boards, expertise proceedings, ad hoc cases and use of emergency arbitrator procedures. Her experience includes arbitrations under various institutional rules and advising on early resolution of matters that would otherwise become formal disputes. Ms. Thevenin’s experience includes handling disputes for multinational companies and governments in the construction and engineering, financial services, commercial real estate and aviation industries, often involving issues concerning mergers and acquisition, sales, distribution, licensing, technology transfer, and leasing agreements.
A graduate of Cornell University and Tulane Law School, Ms. Thevenin started her practice as an international litigation and arbitration practitioner in Miami, Florida, then served as deputy director of arbitration and ADR for North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration in New York, and thereafter, was a special counsel in and global coordinator of Baker & McKenzie’s International Arbitration Practice Group. Ms. Thevenin practices in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.