Maria I. Pradilla Picas focuses her practice on the arbitration and litigation of complex, international commercial and investment disputes, with a particular focus on Latin America and the CIS region. She has represented clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICSID, and the ICC rules. Her experience spans numerous international investment and trade agreements, including arbitrations pursuant to the Energy Charter Treaty and the USSR-Canada BIT, as well as a wide range of industries.
Ms. Pradilla Picas is co-founder of the Georgetown International Arbitration Alumni group. Prior to joining Jones Day, Ms. Pradilla Picas was co-chair of International Arbitration Month at Georgetown University Law Center. She was a member of Georgetown's Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot team, and continues to participate as an arbitrator and co-coach.
Ms. Pradilla Picas has a background in International Business and Economics, a Master in International Business, and a JD from Georgetown University. She was born and raised in Venezuela and is a native Spanish speaker.