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Jaquith, Julianne

Julianne Jaquith

Partner

juliannejaquith@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 713-221-7027 , Direct Tel: +1 202-538-8191
Houston
Tel: +1 713 221 7000 Fax: +1 713 221 7100
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 538 8000 Fax: +1 202 538 8100

Julianne Jaquith is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Houston and Washington, D.C. offices. She joined the firm in 2017 from another international law firm.  Julianne represents clients in international arbitration proceedings, including sovereign governments and foreign corporations in investor state disputes, international commercial arbitration matters, and cross border litigation.  Her experience spans many sectors, including energy, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, and post-merger and acquisition disputes.  She has experience with matters administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under other international arbitration rules, including UNCITRAL, ICDR/AAA, ICC, and JAMS.

Julianne has had a leading role in high-stakes investor state and commercial arbitrations, as well as cross border litigations.  While her practice focuses on disputes involving Latin America, she has also handled disputes in various countries throughout the world.  Clients frequently praise her diligence, commitment to getting the best outcome, oral advocacy skills, and leadership.  Legal 500 has named her as a recommended lawyer for international arbitration (2021 and 2023) and international litigation (2023).

Prior to law school, Julianne also spent a year living in Ibarra, Ecuador as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.  She also spent two years prior to law school as an Honors Paralegal in the Networks and Technology Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

  • B-Mex, LLC and various U.S. investors
  • Shareholders of Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro
  • Odebrecht
  • AT&T
  • Counsel to B-Mex and various other U.S. claimants in a NAFTA investment treaty arbitration under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules against Mexico concerning the gaming industry. B-Mex, LLC and Others v. United Mexican States, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/16/3 (Case conducted in Spanish and English).
  • Counsel to the Shareholders of Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Mexico under the NAFTA involving the oil and gas sector in Mexico. Alicia Grace and others v. United Mexican States, ICSID Case No. UNCT/18/4 (Case conducted in Spanish and English).
  • Counsel in an UNCITRAL ICDR international arbitration for a Latin American wholesale and retail distributor of sporting retail clothing and footwear against a U.S. manufacturer.
  • Counsel for a South American group of construction companies in multiple treaty arbitrations against the Republic of Peru for the expropriation and illegal treatment of the clients’ projects in Peru.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration for a Brazilian energy company against a Chinese solar panel manufacturer.
  • Counsel in a CPR arbitration for an NFL football team against an accounting firm.
  • Counsel in a AAA arbitration for a live entertainment and ticketing platform against an NFL football team and their stadium to require the team to perform their obligations under a term sheet and to recover funds paid to the team under a reservation of rights.
  • Counsel for AT&T in various post-acquisition disputes against Grupo Salinas for its failure to indemnify AT&T for various tax liabilities. 
  • Counsel for the government of Mongolia in an investment treaty arbitration against Chinese investors for revocation of a mining license.  The case was dismissed in full on jurisdictional grounds.
  • Counsel to a Philippine resort and casino against a US company in a commercial arbitration related to the termination of a management contract.
  • Counsel to a Hong Kong-based satellite operator against a Korean telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration to invalidate the sale of a satellite to the satellite operator. 
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    (J.D., 2014)
  • Hamilton College
    (B.A., World Politics, summa cum laude, 2008)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • William J. Bristol, Jr. Scholar
    • Senior Prize in World Politics
    • Milton F. Fillius Jr. /Joseph Drown Prize Scholarship for academic success, leadership, and likelihood to make a significant contribution to society in the future.
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The State Bar of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • First Circuit
  • Spanish
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
    • Associate, 2014-2017
  • Lawdragon 500, Leading Energy Lawyers - Global Energy Disputes, 2024
  • Legal 500 USA Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration “Recommended Lawyer”, 2021 and 2023; International Litigation “Recommended Lawyer”, 2023

Publications

  • David Orta, Julianne Jaquith, Gregg Badichek, and Woo Yong Chung, “Commercial Arbitration Know-How” in Global Arbitration Review (2023).
  • David Orta, Julianne Jaquith, Gregg Badichek, Ana Paula Luna Pino, and Woo Yong Chung, “Commercial Arbitration Know-How” in Global Arbitration Review (2022).
  • David Orta and Julianne Jaquith, “Commercial Arbitration Know-How” in Global Arbitration Review (2021).
  • Co-author, “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Americas” in Global Arbitration Review of the Americas (2020).
  • Co-author, “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Americas” in Global Arbitration Review of the Americas (2019).
  • Dawn Yamane Hewett and Julianne Jaquith, International Arbitration, American Bar Association, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2019, Vol. 53 (arbitration in Japan).
  • Co-author, Women’s Interest Network, American Bar Association, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2019, Vol. 53.
  • Dawn Yamane Hewett and Julianne Jaquith, International Arbitration, American Bar Association, International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2018, Vol. 52 (Third Party Funding in Singapore and Hong Kong).

Lectures

  • Panelist “Mastering the Art of Advocacy: Strategies for Success in International Litigation and ADR,” American Bar Association Houston Energy Conference, February 28, 2024.
  • Panelist “Looking Backward and Forward: Investment Arbitration and Regional Investment Agreements in the Americas,” South Texas College of Law’s Centennial Symposium, “Crossroads of International Arbitration, Finance, and Investment,” October 20, 2023.
  • Panelist, Commencing an Arbitration: Practical Insight into the Initiation of an International Arbitration Proceeding, Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), October 2, 2023.
  • Panelist, “Incorporación de partes y consolidación de procedimientos arbitrales paralelos” in Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje for the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA) (2021).
  • Moderator, “Hamilton Women in Law: Navigating a Career in the Legal Industry” at Hamilton College (2019).
  • Professional Activity
    • Arbitral Women
    • Young ITA Programs Co-Chair
  • Pro Bono Activity
    • Handle pro bono immigrants’ rights cases