Lindsey D. Schmidt is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation, International Arbitration and Judgment and Arbitral Award Enforcement Practice Groups.
Ms. Schmidt focuses her practice on international arbitration and has extensive experience in both international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitrations. She has a wide range of experience in all areas of international arbitration, but particularly in disputes relating to mining, steel, telecommunications, insurance, aviation and financial services. She represents clients across the globe in a variety of arbitration proceedings, including those before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Ms. Schmidt also has significant experience in complex litigation, and advises clients on pursuing complex and creative, multi-jurisdictional enforcement strategies of arbitral awards.
Ms. Schmidt was named a 2022 Commercial Arbitration “Rising Star” by Euromoney, which recognizes individuals “who have been rising to prominence within their chosen specialisms.” In 2020, Law360 named her a “Rising Star” in the International Arbitration category and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Schmidt was also part of the team named International Arbitration Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2020 for its work on the Ipek Interim Measures Award.
Ms. Schmidt worked in the firm’s London office prior to joining the New York office, where she represented clients in the Grand Cayman Courts on international disputes arising out of alternative investments and investment management agreements, and involving English, Middle Eastern and offshore jurisdictions.
Ms. Schmidt earned her Juris Doctor in 2008 from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as Interschool Editor of the Fordham Moot Court Board and team captain of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She was also a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with high honors from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Fordham University - 2008 Juris Doctor
Pennsylvania State University - 2005 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar