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Yale Law School, J.D.
Yale Journal of International Law, Executive Editor
Kirby Simon International Human Rights Fellow

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in Political Science and French
Institute of International Studies Merit Scholarship
Laurel Burley Merit Award in French
Regent’s and Chancellor’s Scholar
Alumni Leadership Scholar

Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France, Study Abroad


New York


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Alisa Shekhtman
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6068
FAX: +1 212 697 1559

Alisa Shekhtman is an associate in the International Arbitration and Litigation Groups.  Ms. Shekhtman has experience in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations across a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on construction disputes.  She has represented sovereign States and State-owned entities in investment treaty arbitrations and commercial arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Her pro bono work includes work with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Prior to joining Curtis, Ms. Shekhtman served as an intern at the Public International Law and Policy Group in Washington, D.C. 

While in law school, Ms. Shekhtman was Co-President of the Yale Society of International Law, as well as a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team and the Nonprofit Organizations Clinic. 

In addition to English, Ms. Shekhtman is fluent in Russian, French, and Spanish, and proficient in Italian.


American Society of International Law
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ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
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