Emily Doll focuses her practice on International Arbitration. She has experience with investor-state and international commercial arbitrations under the rules of a variety of leading international institutions, including ICSID, PCA, SIAC, SCAI and UNCITRAL. Emily has assisted in the representation of clients at all phases of arbitration, including researching and advising on the selection of arbitrators; developing arguments and drafting memorials; overseeing cross-border document production, collection and disputes; developing evidence, including evidence given by witnesses and experts; participating in procedural and merits hearings; and assisting in securing the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. In addition, Emily has represented and advised clients in a wide range of civil litigation and pro bono matters.

Emily also has a diverse educational background. In the course of her education at the University of North Carolina, she received scholarships to study at the National University of Singapore, Mahidol University International College (Salaya, Thailand), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). She also received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Language Fellowship to study Italian language and culture in Urbino, Italy.

Emily is proficient in Italian language and is admitted to practice in North Carolina and the District of Columbia.


Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Represented a foreign sovereign in an international commercial arbitration administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) regarding various contractual claims and defending against counterclaims valued by respondents at $468 million. The client was made whole, recovering approximately $40 million in damages and costs, and every counterclaim was dismissed.
  • Represented a foreign sovereign against alleged $1 billion expropriation claim under relevant bilateral investment treaty and administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). All claims were settled without compensation to the claimant. Multiple attempts to rescind the settlement were defended and defeated in subsequent procedures. 
  • Representing a United States food service company against a Swiss company regarding intellectual property and contractual matters in an international commercial arbitration in Zurich and administered by the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI).
  • Representing a foreign sovereign against alleged $200 million expropriation claim, alleged under multiple bilateral investment treaties and consolidated for administration under the ICSID Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States ( ICSID Convention).

Bar admissions

2015, North Carolina

2016, District of Columbia


  • J.D., 2015, University of North Carolina School of Law
    • with honors and pro bono distinction
    • Executive Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law
    • Executive Board, Holderness Moot Court
    • Order of Barristers
    • Gressman-Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award
  • B.A., 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • with distinction
    • Phi Beta Kappa
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