Senior International Arbitration Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in New York

First-chair litigator brings wealth of experience in complex international disputes.

January 31, 2013

New York … Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Claudia T. Salomon has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Litigation Department. Salomon joins Latham with almost two decades of experience in complex international disputes. She has extensive experience advising in investor treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases.

Salomon has first-chaired numerous commercial arbitrations around the world, including representing private entities in New York, Paris, Houston, Singapore, London and Miami. She also brings a wealth of experience advising on investment treaty arbitration, having represented a number of sovereign states, including Oman, Thailand, Georgia and the Czech Republic.

Jimmy Brandt, Latham & Watkins’ Office Managing Partner in New York, said: “Claudia is a well-respected lawyer in the international arbitration community. Her reputation and significant experience will be invaluable to our accomplished New York litigation capability and our clients.”

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, Global Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group, added: “I'm delighted to welcome Claudia to the firm. She has an excellent reputation around the globe, will be a great addition to the team and will play a major role in enhancing Latham’s international arbitration practice.”

“The depth of quality across a wide range of practices at Latham & Watkins along with the strong firm brand, will allow me to grow my practice. I am excited to be part of incredible growth for this practice and to continue the firm’s expansion of its International Arbitration Practice Group,” said Salomon.

Salomon is highly regarded in the international arbitration bar. Global Arbitration Review named her among the world’s top 30 women in international arbitration and among its “45 under 45” in international arbitration. She is also recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer, with the guide describing her as a “fantastic lawyer” and noting “she is excellent in terms of both obtaining results and her level of client service.”

Salomon joins the firm from DLA Piper. She received her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1994 and her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1991. She serves on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and has previously served as chair of the Young Arbitrator’s Forum.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 31 offices, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the website at www.lw.com.

Notes to Editor

 1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Mohammed Al-Sheikh.

Contacts

James E. Brandt, Office Managing Partner, New York, +1.212.906.1278

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, Global Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group, Hamburg, +49.40.4140.3259