Caroline Pignatelli

Special Counsel

Caroline Pignatelli focuses on international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation. She has experience in a range of complex arbitration disputes (both domestic and international, commercial and investment-treaty and mass arbitrations) and commercial litigation disputes, including disputes in the energy and banking sectors (including representing lenders and official committees in chapter 11 cases and adversary proceedings), as well as disputes concerning joint ventures and long-term cooperation agreements. Caroline's practice includes challenging arbitral awards in courts in the United States under the Federal Arbitration Act. Caroline is also active in Cooley’s pro bono practice.

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  • Emory University School of Law
    JD, with honors, 2007

  • Yale University
    BA, 2002

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New Jersey

New York


  • Legal Aid Society