Caroline Edsall Littleton is a former Supreme Court clerk who practices in the fields of international commercial and investment arbitration.
Caroline has represented U.S., Japanese, and Saudi Arabian companies in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitrations in the agricultural, construction, defense, shipping, and telecommunications sectors. Her experience also includes representing Canadian and Dutch companies in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration against Kazakhstan as well as four Turkish claimants in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan.
Recently, Caroline helped secure a unanimous win for the client in GE Energy v. Outokumpu, where the Supreme Court held that the New York Convention allows the enforcement of arbitration agreements by nonsignatories under domestic doctrines such as equitable estoppel.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Caroline served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Anita B. Brody. She also completed an internship at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
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- University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (LL.M. in French and European Law 2014; mention très bien); Yale University (J.D. 2010; Notes Editor, Yale Law Journal; Articles Editor, Yale Journal of International Law; B.A. in History summa cum laude 2006, with distinction in major; Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
- Law Clerk to: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2012-2013); Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2011-2012); and Judge Anita B. Brody, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010-2011)
- French and Spanish