Caroline EdsallLittleton


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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.


  • Alhambra Resources obtains arbitration award against Republic of KazakhstanJones Day represented Alhambra Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company in an arbitration against Kazakhstan under the auspices of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
  • GE Energy secures unanimous Supreme Court victory in significant international arbitration caseJones Day represented GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. ("GE Energy") in its unanimous win in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.
  • DIRECTV and component manufacturers prevail on summary judgment in patent infringement caseJones Day representing The DIRECTV Group, Inc., as well as numerous manufacturers of components used in DIRECTV's systems, prevailed by obtaining summary judgment rulings holding: (1) that a covenant not to sue between DIRECTV and Global was breached by Global's filing of this lawsuit; and (2) that the component manufacturers did not infringe Global's patents.
  • IPO's amicus curiae brief embraced by Federal Circuit ruling that laches remain relevant to patent casesIn its September 18, 2015 decision in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products, the en banc Federal Circuit ruled that laches retained a role in patent infringement suits – a position advanced by the Intellectual Property Owners Association amicus curiae brief, which had been authored by lawyers at Jones Day.