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Laura Abrahamson

Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS

Ms. Abrahamson has experience as an arbitrator, advocate and client in more than 100 arbitrations and major litigation matters and more than 50 mediations within the U.S. and significant jurisdictions around the world, including matters involving antitrust, complex commercial contracts, energy, engineering and construction, environmental, labor and employment, insurance coverage, intellectual property, securities and sports and entertainment.

Prior to joining JAMS, Ms. Abrahamson served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and global head of litigation at AECOM, an American multinational firm that provides engineering, design, consulting and construction services, where she oversaw complex, cross-border disputes under the rules of major institutions. Previously, Ms.

Abrahamson spent nearly 20 years in-house at Occidental Petroleum (OXY), where she led major litigation and domestic and international arbitration efforts.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ms. Abrahamson currently serves on the board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch; on the executive board of the California International Arbitration Council; on the board of trustees of the Institute for Corporate Counsel; as a member of and arbitrator for the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport; on the List of Arbitrators for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); as a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) panel; and as an arbitrator for the Public Works Contract Arbitration Program (PWCA).

SLAM 2022 Judge - Arbitrator, SLAM 2023 Judge - Arbitrator