Natalie Reid is a partner in the firm's litigation practice and focuses on international arbitration, public international law, and complex commercial litigation matters. She regularly acts as counsel in arbitrations arising under the rules of the major arbitral institutions. A Jamaican national, her recent representations include disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties in South Asia and East Asia.
Prior to joining Debevoise in 2006, Ms. Reid was an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and clerked for the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was admitted to the bar in New York in 2004, and is admitted to appear before the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Second and Ninth Circuits. Ms. Reid has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (2011-2014), and is currently a member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. She also served as co-chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, and a 2012 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Ms. Reid is the author or co-author of a number of publications concerning public international law and international arbitration, including the three-volume International Criminal Law Practitioner Library (Cambridge University Press, 2007-2010), and articles in The Arbitration Review Of The Americas 2015, and the ICCA Congress Book 2014 (forthcoming 2015).
Ms. Reid received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was co-managing editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. She received her A.B., magna cum laude, in International Relations from Brown University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
NATALIE L. REID'S SELECT REPRESENTATIONS
Claimant Tethyan Copper Company (jointly owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta Minerals) in an ICSID arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and an ICC arbitration against the Pakistani province of Balochistan in disputes regarding a copper and gold mining project in the west of Pakistan.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation in arbitration and litigation of dispute concerning breach of an insurance claim settlement agreement.
An investment firm in two investment treaty cases against the Government of Laos arising under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules.
Alternative asset managers in arbitration of a dispute arising out of partnership and employment agreements.
Prudential Financial, Inc. in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits arising from regulatory inquiries into death benefit payment practices and compliance with unclaimed property laws.
Phoenix Life Insurance Company and The Phoenix Companies, Inc. in a putative class action in the District of New Jersey relating to reductions of policyholder dividend scales.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. United States, arguing that the continued detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay and the procedures of the military tribunals established to try those prisoners breached the international treaty obligations of the United States.
The United Nations in Brzak v. United Nations, successfully asserting its rights under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and corresponding U.S. law; obtaining dismissal of suit filed in the Southern District of New York against the Organization and several employees; successfully defending the appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and successfully opposing the petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
Chemical Weapons Convention Negotiators and Experts as amici curiae in Bond v. United States, arguing that the individual criminal acts of the petitioner fell within the expansive scope of conduct prohibited by the Convention and the federal statute implementing the Convention in the United States.