Sally Harpole has held the following positions and titles in professional organizations

  • Board Member, California International Arbitration Council (from 2019)
  • California Supreme Court International Commercial Arbitration Working Group (2017-2018)
  • Commission Member (2011-2013) and International Advisory Board (from 2016)
    • China international Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Member of the Court
    • CAA (Chinese Arbitration Association) International Arbitration Centre
  • Council Member (2000 to 2012)
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Executive Committee, Board of Directors (1995 to 2011)
    • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Co-chair (2007 & 2008) and Advisory Board member (2009 & 2010), Arbitration Committee
    • International Bar Association
  • Chartered Arbitrator
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Director, Executive Committee Member (2015 to 2019)
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North America Branch
  • Fellow and Co-chair, International Arbitration Committee
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow and former Council Member
    • Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Trustee, (2011-2017)
    • Yale China Association
  • President (by election in 1985 and 1986)
    • American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China, Beijing
  • Chairman, Law Committee and Vice Governor (1993 to 1999)
    • American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Member and former Council Secretary
    • Mexican Business Association of Hong Kong
  • Council Member, International Section (1981 to 1983)
    • American Bar Association
  • Council Member, International Section (1981 to 1983)
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Honors and Recognition

Sally Harpole has been ranked as a leading international arbitrator and lawyer in numerous surveys based on recommendations by peers, clients and experts. The following are examples where she has been repeatedly cited for excellence:

  • CIETAC Honors Arbitrator (awarded in 2018, the first foreign arbitrator to receive this honor)
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500
  • Global Arbitration Review (GAR)
    • Top Arbitrators in Asia
    • Top Women in Arbitration
    • Top 100 Arbitrators Worldwide
  • Chamber’s Leading Lawyers – Asia Business & Arbitration categories
  • The World’s Leading International Arbitration Experts
  • The World’s Leading Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in the Law – Hong Kong
  • Who’s Who in International Commercial Arbitration

She was twice awarded for outstanding service by the American Arbitration Association.