Jennifer Permesly focuses on international arbitration and U.S.-based cross-border litigation. Her experience includes complex commercial disputes for international companies, as well as representation of both sovereigns and investors in investment treaty and public international law disputes. She has appeared as an advocate before arbitral tribunals constituted under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, JAMS, ICSID and ad hoc rules.
A Spanish speaker, Ms. Permesly focuses much of her practice on disputes arising out of Latin America. At her previous firm, Ms. Permesly regularly counseled energy, gas, asset management, mining, entertainment and other companies investing in or based in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, in connection with contract and investment treaty disputes.
Ms. Permesly has been named in Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America as well as referenced in Legal 500 US and Legal 500 Latin America for her skills in international arbitration. Chambers USA describes her as a young practitioner who is "firing on all cylinders," and clients describe Ms. Permesly as "very articulate, very focused and very skilled" as an advocate. Ms. Permesly also has been named one of Latin America's top 100 female lawyers by Latinvex and as a Future Leader in arbitration by Who's Who Legal, which quotes sources who state she is "consistently at the very top of her game and admired throughout the profession," and who "would be very surprised if she does not rise to the very highest levels of our field."
She serves as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading U.S.-based foreign policy think tank. She serves on the board and as the treasurer of the New York International Arbitration Center, an organization she was closely involved in establishing. Ms. Permesly frequently speaks in both Spanish and English on a wide range of topics including Argentina's sovereign debt crisis, alternative remedies in bilateral investment treaty arbitration, and the intersection of U.S. arbitration and bankruptcy, among others.
- New York
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004 (cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Harvard International Law Journal)
- B.A., Florida State University, 2001 (summa cum laude)