is a partner of the firm, based in San Francisco, who regularly serves as lead counsel in international commercial and investment arbitrations. She also sits as an arbitrator, and serves as one of two US representatives appointed to the ICC court. She is a co-chair of the ICDR California Advisory Committee; a member of the US National Committee for the SIAC Users Council; an officer of the LCIA Users Council; and founding president and co-chair of the California International Arbitration Council. Maria has consistently been named in the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s 'Tech List' of the world’s leading technology arbitrators, and frequently speaks about and teaches international dispute resolution and advocacy at conferences and universities worldwide. She is a dual national of Lebanon and the US and is fluent in Arabic.
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