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David Abeshouse

David Abeshouse

Law Office of David Abeshouse

Uniondale, NY
United States
david@bizlawny.com

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David Abeshouse is a business litigator concentrating his practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR; arbitration and mediation). David serves as neutral Arbitrator on the Commercial Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Assn., the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and other major ADR forums. Here, he acts as a private judge, hearing evidence and rendering final, binding awards. He also is a forum-based and private Mediator, a neutral impartial facilitator of settlement negotiations leading to agreements resolving business disputes. David also serves as a "deal mediator," and acts as an ADR consultant to other lawyers. He trains new and experienced arbitrators and mediators as well. David is a charter member of The New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators (NYAMA; Executive Committee Member), Chapter of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN); he also is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). David is a past Adjunct Law Professor, St. John's University School of Law, teaching ADR Law, and a past Chairperson of the Nassau County Bar Association ADR Law Committee. He has been selected to the NY Metro Area SuperLawyers list for ADR Law for multiple years. For information including testimonials, publications, and speaking engagements, visit: http://www.BizLawNY.com

Last Updated: 08/10/2017
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Gerald Aksen

Gerald Aksen

Arbitrator and Mediator, *Co-Chair, NYIAC Global Advisory Board

New York, NY
United States
gerald.aksen@yahoo.com

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Mr. Aksen is a retired partner of the former law firm of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, New York. At Thelen, he headed the firm's arbitration and alternative dispute resolution practice and was the principal litigator for international clients of the firm, representing companies in arbitrations throughout the world. Mr. Aksen is co-founder and past-president of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, immediate past vice-chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a council member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. He is a 1958 graduate of New York University School of Law, where for thirty years he taught commercial and international arbitration as an adjunct professor of law. Mr. Aksen has chaired and acted as sole or co-arbitrator under the rules of numerous arbitral institutions in over 250 international arbitration cases in 22 different countries. He is experienced as a mediator, conciliator, and early neutral evaluator, and has written and lectured extensively on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Aksen is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious ABA Dispute Resolution Section's D'Alemberte/Raven Award and is consistently ranked as one of New York's notable international arbitrators, up to and including 2013, in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Global Arbitration Review, Commercial Arbitration.

Last Updated: 05/17/2017
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Arif H. Ali

Arif H. Ali

Dechert LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
arif.ali@dechert.com

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Arif Hyder Ali is the Co-chair of Dechert’s International Arbitration practice, which consists of some 30 partners and associates across the firm’s 27 offices. He splits his time between the firm’s Washington, D.C. and London offices. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where he teaches international commercial and investment arbitration. From 2007 to 2012 he was an Honorary Lecturer and Global Faculty Member of the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Mining and Petroleum Law and Policy. In 2001, he was decorated with the Order of Bahrain (II) for his role in the resolution of Bahrain’s maritime and territorial boundary dispute with Qatar before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Ali has served as lead trial counsel in international investment, commercial and construction arbitrations under many of the major international and regional arbitral regimes and covering a broad range of industries and economic activity, including foreign direct investment; privatization; the construction, operation and commercialization of thermal, nuclear, and hydro power plants; oil and gas pipeline construction and concession-related matters; mining concessions; gas pricing disputes; natural resource exploitation projects and contracts; the development and operation of tourism and hospitality projects; project finance and development agreements; contract stabilization and renegotiation issues; patents and trademarks; Internet governance and top-level domains; and information technology-related disputes. He has represented parties from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and across Asia. Mr. Ali is consistently rated as one of the world’s leading international arbitration and public international law specialists by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Public International Law, The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Lawdragon, PLC Which Lawyer?, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Washington Super Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. He is praised by peers and clients as “possessed of diamond pedigree,” a “polished maestro in his field,” a “brilliant lawyer,” a “great advocate,” and “a very intelligent and knowledgeable international arbitration expert” with “extensive knowledge of complex arbitration issues,” and a “pragmatic approach.” Clients say that he “is a real pleasure to work with,” and note “his knowledge of and sensitivity towards region-specific legal issues,” as well as “his extensive knowledge in oil and gas, energy and mining matters.” He also draws particular acclaim for his “unique case preparation methods, which are the best and most rigorous in the field” (Chambers & Partners – USA: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012; Global: 2011, 2012; Latin America: 2011, 2012) . In 2016, he was named MVPs of the Year by Law 360 for his accomplishments in international arbitration. Mr. Ali frequently sits as an arbitrator in a wide variety of international commercial, construction (industrial and civil) and investor-state disputes, involving the governing laws of different jurisdictions and under various institutional regimes. As part of his dispute resolution practice, Mr. Ali has also advised clients on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance strategies, and assisted clients in structuring resolutions to high-value and complex disputes working with bankers, insurance companies, public relations specialists, and other areas of expertise, as well as political advocacy. He has taught at law faculties and spoken at more than a hundred conferences around the world on a wide range of topics in the fields of international arbitration, public international law, dispute avoidance and risk management, evidence in state-investor and international commercial arbitration; globalization and international economic development; rule of law and international investment; and diversity and the practice of international law. From 1993 to 1996, he was a section chief at the UN Compensation Commission, a special division of the UN Security Council, and from 2000 to 2001, he served as senior counsel at the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center. Mr. Ali’s working languages are English, Spanish, French and Urdu. He is also conversant in Hindi, Bengali, and Portuguese. He is an avid Manchester United fan, cricket fanatic, secret poet, undeterred chef, and intrepid adventurer. His love for the law is only surpassed by his love for his family.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Catherine Amirfar

Catherine Amirfar

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, *NYIAC Executive Committee

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 909 7423
cmamirfar@debevoise.com

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Catherine Amirfar is a litigation partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group. Her practice focuses on international commercial and treaty arbitration, international and complex commercial litigation, and public international law. Ms. Amirfar regularly represents multinational corporations, sovereign states and international organizations in both U.S. courts and before international arbitration tribunals. Prior to rejoining Debevoise in 2016, Ms. Amirfar spent two years as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. During her tenure as Counselor, Ms. Amirfar advised the State Department on its most significant litigation matters involving international law and foreign relations, and liaised with senior officials of the Departments of Justice and Defense, the National Security Council and the Office of White House Counsel. She represented the United States before international bodies and broadly advised the State Department on international legal issues arising in the areas of human rights, armed conflict, sovereign and diplomatic immunity, international arbitration and claims settlement, and the intersection of U.S. and international law. Ms. Amirfar received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award in recognition of her contributions to the Department. Ms. Amirfar has been ranked among the leading international arbitration practitioners by Chambers Global (2014), which describes her as “very composed, intelligent and a master of investment arbitration.” Chambers USA reports that she is “wonderful, by all accounts a rising star who always delivers” (2012), is “viewed as ‘an emerging star in international arbitration’” and “plays a key role” in the firm’s public international law practice (2010). She has been described in The Legal 500 US (2011) as “highly regarded by clients and peers alike,” in Chambers Latin America (2013) as “one of the leading figures of the next generation,” who impresses sources with her “natural, educated and sophisticated arguments,” and in Legal 500 Latin America as being “very hands on” and “always pay[ing] great attention to the client.” In 2014, Ms. Amirfar was selected by Chambers USA as the Pro Bono Private Practice Lawyer of the Year and by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star.” She was a 2013 “Rising Star” in the New York Law Journal, and in 2011, she was recognized by the Global Arbitration Review in its “45 under 45,” a selection of the 45 leading figures of the international arbitration bar under the age of 45. She also has been ranked in leading directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, Legal 500 US and Legal 500 Latin America, among others. She is among the youngest advocates ever to argue before the International Court of Justice. She has written extensively on international arbitration, the relationship between international law and U.S. domestic law, international human rights and humanitarian law, investor-state disputes, and the law of consular and diplomatic immunities. She is a frequent lecturer on international law and has guest lectured at Yale Law School and NYU Law School, among others. She is a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves as Vice President of the American Society of International Law. She previously served as an officer of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Amirfar originally joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2008. From 2000 to 2002, she clerked for the Hon. D.A. Batts, Southern District of New York. She received a J.D. cum laude from New York University Law School in 2000, where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar. She served as an Editor for the NYU Law Review and was awarded top honors in the NYU Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition. She received a B.A., with honors, from Stanford University in 1995.

Last Updated: 11/29/2016
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Stephen Anway

Stephen Anway

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 407 0146
stephen.anway@squirepb.com

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Stephen Anway represents sovereign nations and multinational corporations in investment-treaty arbitration and high-stakes international commercial arbitration. He has represented the winning party in many of the largest international arbitrations in the world over the past decade, working in more than 25 countries and representing clients in some 50 international arbitration proceedings. His work includes acting as lead or co-lead counsel in arbitrations brought under more than 10 different investment treaties, free-trade agreements, and the Energy Charter Treaty. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches international arbitration. In June 2015, The American Lawyer awarded him the 2015 Transatlantic Arbitration Award.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Aldo Badini

Aldo Badini

Winston & Strawn LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212-294-4601
abadini@winston.com

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Aldo, a first-chair trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience, focuses on antitrust and patent matters and the intersection of the two. He represents clients in the high-tech, pharmaceutical, metals/mining, and food industries. He is admitted in California, New York, and D.C., and spends a significant amount of time in Winston’s California offices. Intellectual Property Litigation Mr. Badini has been involved in numerous semiconductor, biotechnology, and medical device patent matters, including acting as lead trial counsel. His experience includes various Markman hearings, jury and judge trials, and intellectual property due diligence and licensing negotiations. His trial experience includes successfully defending a major medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement jury trial in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota where the plaintiff sought an injunction and damages in excess of $800 million. Antitrust and Trade Regulation Mr. Badini has been active in cases involving antitrust issues, including those affecting intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience litigating Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 cases in numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, health care, and electronics. He has successfully defended against predatory pricing allegations and was also trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in a landmark 10-week Sherman Act antitrust jury trial in which the court granted defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law. In that case (In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation), potential damages in the tens of billions of dollars were sought along with injunctive relief, arising out of claims that various pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers had conspired to deprive retail pharmacies of discounts for brand name prescription drugs. He also has extensive involvement in Robinson-Patman and state antitrust cases. Arbitration Mr. Badini’s arbitration experience includes the arguing of arbitrability appeals in various U.S. Courts of Appeals, and conducting arbitrations before the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). His ICSID experience includes representation of financial institutions and of sovereign states in matters involving compliance with international investment laws and regulations. Other representative international and domestic arbitrations include: a dispute between a sovereign client and an international engineering consortium regarding design defects in a coal-processing terminal; AAA contract and intellectual property dispute arbitrations; and construction arbitrations. General Commercial Litigation Representative cases include: lead trial counsel in a product liability jury trial in the successful defense of a product manufacturer; successful defense of an international bank in a sex discrimination case; lead counsel in a case against a guarantor of student loans (obtained summary judgment for our client); representation of a French bank as plaintiff in a fraud action; representation of a market research and consulting firm in a negligence and breach of contract action brought by a product manufacturer alleging improperly conducted product testing; and litigation of insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Badini received a J.D. in 1983 from Harvard Law School. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980.

Last Updated: 03/16/2017
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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

Houston, TX
United States
mark.baker@nortonrosefulbright.com

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Mark Baker is Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and a member of the Norton Rose Fulbright Global Supervisory Board. He practices in the areas of complex commercial arbitration, business litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He has extensive experience with the international and domestic arbitration and litigation of banking, financial and securities transactions. He has also represented numerous clients in matters regarding international and domestic construction contracts, power purchase and sale agreements, energy contracts, joint ventures, and project finance and development agreements. Mark has chaired, on average, eight international arbitration cases each year since 1998. Mark received the 2015 Client Choice Award , Texas, arbitration & ADR by Globe Business Publishing, and he was selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year - Houston International Arbitration: Commercial by The Best Lawyers in America. He is included in the 2012-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of international arbitration: commercial and international arbitration: governmental. In 2013-2014, he was listed as a “Texas Top Rated Lawyer” in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, Expert Guides included him in “The Best of the Best USA,” and Legal 500 Latin Lawyer–Arbitration described him as “a leading figure in oil and gas disputes” and “a real asset to his clients.” In 2011, Latin Lawyer described Mark as “one of the titans of the arbitration world globally.” In 2010, the National Law Journal named Mark as “One of the Decade’s 40 Most Influential Lawyers.” He was one of 3 energy lawyers and the only energy disputes lawyer selected for the designation. In the 2009-2012 Chambers Latin America Mark was one of the four “Leading Individuals” for international arbitration. In 2008, the AAA recognized Mark as its “Outstanding Director.” In 2007 and 2008, Mark was recognized by Latin Lawyer for his work as lead counsel in the international arbitration selected as the most significant legal dispute in Latin and South America. Mark is consistently recognized as one of the “Top 20 International Arbitration Experts” by PLC, and one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. He is internationally ranked for his arbitration work by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, Global Counsel, LawDragon, Legal 500, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the LCIA Company, a former LCIA Court Member, Vice Chairman of the LCIA North American Council, a former Executive Committee Member and Director of the American Arbitration Association and a current member of the ICC Commission. He is a former vice-chair of the IBA Dispute Resolution Committee. Mark is a frequent speaker and author on international law and international arbitration topics. Mark received his JD from Duke University Law School with highest honors and his BA summa cum laude from Yale University. More information can be found at www.nortonrosefulbright.com.

Last Updated: 07/22/2015
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Hannah Banks

Hannah Banks

Mayer Brown LLP

New York, NY
United States
hbanks@mayerbrown.com
Last Updated: 03/16/2017
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Chiann Bao

Chiann Bao

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Hong Kong
China
sg@hkiac.org

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Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Bao served as the secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), where she managed hundreds of arbitrations before tribunals in Asia, with a specific focus in China. During her tenure, HKIAC was recognized as the most frequently used arbitral institution outside of Europe, the most improved institution and the third best arbitral institution worldwide by the 2015 International Arbitration Survey, conducted by Queen Mary University of London. Ms. Bao was instrumental in overseeing key initiatives such as the revision of the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules, the establishment of the tribunal secretary accreditation program, and the opening of the HKIAC Seoul and Shanghai offices. Ms. Bao worked at an international law firm in New York before joining HKIAC in 2010 where she advised clients in ad hoc and administered arbitrations. She was an adjunct professor at Hong Kong University (2014-2016) and is a frequent lecturer and author on international arbitration. In 2016, Ms. Bao was named to Asian Legal Business’ “40 Under 40” list. Ms. Bao was named as one of the Most Highly Regarded Individuals by Who’s Who Legal in its “Future Leaders - Arbitration 2017” report, in which they quoted her as being a “leading light in the local arbitration community” and “one of the superstars of Asian arbitration.” Speeches and Presentations Speaker, “Setting up a World Class Autonomous Arbitration Institution: Looking Beyond Bricks and Mortar,” NITI Aayog Conference, New Delhi, India, October 22, 2016 Speaker, “China Arbitration Chronicles: Schwarzenegger Style or Crossfit: Practitioners, In-house Counsel, Arbitrators,” CIETAC Conference, Hong Kong, October 19, 2016 Speaker, “The Rise of International Commercial Arbitration and Developments in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Asia’s Response,” APRAG Conference, Bali, Indonesia, October 6-8, 2016 Speaker, “International Commercial Arbitration: An Overview,” NEXT Conference, Seoul, South Korea, September 23, 2016 Speaker, “Mediation, ADR and Third Party Funding: Modern Way to Incentivize Settlements?” IBA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., September 20, 2016 Panelist, “New Frontiers in International Arbitration: Regional and Cross-cultural Perspectives,” IBA40, Washington, D.C., September 18, 2016

Last Updated: 05/17/2017
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Marc Beaumont

Marc Beaumont

Arbitrator and Mediator

Windsor, Berkshire
United Kingdom
mcb@windsorchambers.com

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Marc Beaumont is a leading, senior barrister in the UK, specialising in regulatory work and commercial litigation. He has a diploma in international commercial arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and is a Fellow of the Institute. He is an innovator, having designed a new method of instructing English barristers known as the Bar public access scheme. As an Arbitrator, he is proactive and conscientious, firm but fair. He is also an experienced Mediator. He is a panel Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, where he specialises in arbitrations about professional football. He is a panel Arbitrator at the Kuala Lumpur Arbitration Centre. He is UK Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practise as a foreign consultant in New York. He is a member of the Rivkin Law Group in New York City, where he practises as an international arbitrator. He is a founder member of the New York International Arbitration Center. Please also see his personal website at www.windsorchambers.com

Last Updated: 02/17/2017
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George Bermann

George Bermann

Columbia Law School, *Co-Chair, NYIAC Global Advisory Board

New York, NY
United States
gbermann@law.columbia.edu

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George A. Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and the director for the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA) at Columbia Law School. A Columbia Law School faculty member since 1975, Bermann teaches courses in transnational dispute resolution (international arbitration and litigation), European Union law, administrative law, and WTO law. He is an affiliated faculty member of the School of Law of Sciences Po in Paris and the MIDS Masters Program in International Dispute Settlement in Geneva. He is also a visiting professor at the Georgetown Law Center. At the Law School, he founded both the European Legal Studies Center and the Columbia Journal of European Law. Bermann is an active international arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes; chief reporter of the ALI’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration; co-author of the UNCITRAL Guide to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards; chair of the Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC); co-editor-in-chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; and founding member of the governing body of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a member of its standing committee. He has been a visiting scholar at the European Commission Legal Service in Brussels; the French Conseil d'Etat; the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany; and Princeton University’s Center for International Studies. His published works include: “International Arbitration and Private International Law,” Hague Academy of International Law; Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts; “Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration”; Transnational Litigation: Cases & Materials on European Union Law; and Introduction to French Law. Among his most recent articles are “Yukos v. Russia: Unanswered Questions” and “International Standards as a Choice of Law Option.” Bermann has a J.D. and a B.A. from Yale University and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. He holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Fribourg in Switzerland and Versailles-St. Quentin in France.

Last Updated: 05/17/2017
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Frances Bivens

Frances Bivens

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 450 4935
frances.bivens@davispolk.com

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Ms. Bivens is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department and has experience in a broad range of high profile commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts around the country and arbitrations around the globe. She also regularly handles regulatory matters for clients in a variety of industries and performs internal investigations for companies and boards.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Nigel Blackaby

Nigel Blackaby

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
nigel.blackaby@freshfields.com

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Nigel is co-head of our global international arbitration group. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state under bilateral investment treaties, with a focus on Latin America. Nigel has represented states and foreign investors in arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, LCIA, AAA and UNCITRAL, both in English and Spanish, including landmark cases such as CMS v Argentina, BG Group v Argentina and SGS v Pakistan. Nigel is a former president of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration, an editor since 1995 of Arbitration International and a founding member of the LCIA Latin America Users’ Council. Nigel is a leading writer on arbitration as co-author of Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration (5th edition, Oxford, 2009), Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2nd edition, Kluwer, 2010), and International Arbitration in Latin America (Kluwer, 2003). He is an adjunct professor of arbitration at the Washington College of Law, American University in Washington, D.C. Nigel speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has law degrees from the University of Exeter (UK) and the Université d’Aix-Marseille III (France). He joined the firm in 1991 and was elected partner in 2001. He is qualified as an English solicitor and Special Legal Consultant of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Last Updated: 09/03/2015
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Kenneth Bond

Kenneth Bond

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, *NYIAC Secretary

New York, NY
United States
kenneth.bond@squirepb.com

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Kenneth W. Bond has 35 years of experience as transaction counsel involving infrastructure and project finance including economic and industrial development, public utility, privatization of public facilities and public purpose facilities. He represents and advises public sector issuers, corporations and financial institutions in the areas of public funds and public debt management, public sector energy projects and policy, and the development of financial services products. Ken serves on the Executive Committee of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the Council of the State and Local Government Law Section of the American Bar Association, having served as chair of the Public Finance Committee of the Section from 2006 to 2011, and a member of the Legal and Legislative Committee of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association. Ken is a governor of The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., having served as secretary from 1993 to 2010. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission and co-chair of its Committee on State Fiscal Reform. Ken is an adjunct professor of state and local government finance law at Albany Law School and is on the advisory board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.

Last Updated: 03/16/2017
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Gary Born

Gary Born

WilmerHale LLP, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

London
United Kingdom
gary.born@wilmerhale.com

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Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, is one of the world's preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has served as counsel in over 600 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 200 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Mr. Born is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. Among many accolades, he received the GAR inaugural "Advocate of the Year" award, the Client Choice award for "Best International Arbitration Practitioner" in 2012 and 2014 and the inaugural Best Lawyers "London Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year" award. He is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve "starred" status for international arbitration in Chambers and Partners' guides and the sole practitioner in London. Mr. Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Second Edition, Kluwer 2014), the leading treatise in the field, which has received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and OGEMID's Book of the Year award for 2009. He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia and North America. Mr. Born is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). He is President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a member of the International Arbitration Committee of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and a member of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center's Court of Arbitration. He is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Board of Trustees of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. He has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the Advisory Committee of the ALI's Restatement of US International Arbitration Law, the Advisory Committee of the ALI Restatement of US Foreign Relation Law (Fourth) and as co-chair of the ABA International Section, Committee on International Aspects of Litigation.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Henry Burnett

Henry Burnett

King & Spalding LLP

New York, NY
United States
hburnett@kslaw.com

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Harry Burnett focuses on international commercial and investor-state arbitration matters, along with general domestic and international litigation. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Harry represents clients in a broad array of international disputes and frequently serves as an arbitrator in international disputes.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Timothy Cameron

Timothy Cameron

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
tcameron@cravath.com

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Timothy G. Cameron is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. His practice encompasses a broad range of litigation that in recent years has included antitrust litigation; general commercial litigation; securities litigation; shareholder derivative litigation; arbitration (domestic and international); alien tort claims and international torts; and tax litigation. Mr. Cameron has particular expertise representing non‑U.S. clients in a wide variety of litigation (including class actions) in federal and/or state courts in the United States, and in arbitrations. He has extensive experience dealing with complicated cross‑border issues that can arise involving non‑U.S. defendants, including jurisdictional issues, reconciling a defendant’s document preservation, collection and production obligations with the potential application of local (non‑U.S.) law, class certification issues involving foreign putative class members, and the difficulties of obtaining testimony from witnesses located outside the United States. Mr. Cameron represented Vivendi, S.A. in a landmark four‑month securities class action jury trial in federal court in New York, which addressed many of those same issues. Mr. Cameron was selected as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2008‑2016) and was named to Lawdragon’s list of 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation (2009‑2017) and The Best Lawyers in America (2014‑2017) for his litigation work. Benchmark Litigation named him a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area in its 2016 edition. Mr. Cameron was recommended by The Legal 500 United States for commercial litigation (2015). He was also ranked by Super Lawyers for business litigation (2014‑2016). Cravath was named the number one “Heavyweight Champion” in Litigation in the Financial Times 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report based on Mr. Cameron’s successful defense of Vivendi, S.A. in the GAMCO case – the first public market purchase case in which the presumption of reliance was successfully rebutted in a securities fraud case at a trial on the merits. Examples of Mr. Cameron’s current and recent cases include: Representing Big Lots, Inc. and certain of its directors and officers in shareholder derivative suits and a related putative class action litigation in state and federal courts in Ohio. Representing Chemed Corp. and individual defendants in putative securities class action litigation (now settled) as well as shareholder derivative actions in Delaware and Ohio. Representing Vivendi, S.A. since 2002 in several matters, including (a) long‑running complex securities litigation in federal court in New York, which culminated in a four‑month jury trial in October 2009; (b) a four‑week jury trial in New York federal court over securities and contract claims brought by Liberty Media relating, in part, to a transaction involving USA Networks; and (c) a securities fraud case brought by GAMCO Investors, Inc., which culminated in a 2013 bench trial. Represented AWB Limited (now Agrium Asia Pacific Ltd.) in five separate actions in New York and Texas federal courts relating to AWB’s participation in the U.N. Oil‑for‑Food Programme in Iraq. The actions involved various claims against AWB, including antitrust, civil RICO, FCPA, Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act claims, as well as third‑party claims for contribution. All five actions were disposed of on motions to dismiss. Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) in an antitrust price‑fixing class action lawsuit in Maryland federal court. Represented a European auto parts manufacturer in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association arising out of a disputed joint venture between the company and a Mexican auto parts manufacturer. Mr. Cameron was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He received an LL.B.(Hons)/B.Com degree in 1994 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; an M.ComLaw degree with first class honors in 1997 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; and an LL.M. degree in 1998 from the University of Chicago Law School. From February 1994 to September 1997, Mr. Cameron practiced law at Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co., in Auckland, New Zealand. He joined Cravath in 1998 and became a partner in 2005. Mr. Cameron is a member of the Board of the New York International Arbitration Center and a member of the International Bar Association. Since 2010, he has co‑authored a chapter in the book The Dispute Resolution Review, published annually. He was also a contributing editor of Chambers Legal Practice Guide: Litigation 2014, published in July 2014. Mr. Cameron may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1120 or by email at tcameron@cravath.com.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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James Carter

James Carter

WilmerHale LLP, *NYIAC Chair

New York, NY
United States
james.carter@wilmerhale.com

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James H. Carter is a Senior Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he serves as counsel and as an arbitrator. Mr. Carter has participated in more than 150 international commercial and investment arbitration cases. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, is a Vice Chair of the New York International Arbitration Center and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, President of the American Society of International Law and Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Theodore Cheng

Theodore Cheng

Fox Horan & Camerini LLP

Princeton, NJ
United States
tcheng@foxlex.com

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Theo Cheng is a partner at the international law firm of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP where he practices in general commercial litigation, intellectual property, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He heads the firm's Trademarks and Unfair Competition Practice. With nearly 20 years of experience handling a broad array of business disputes in federal and state courts, he counsels high net-worth individuals and small to middle-market business entities in industries as varied as high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, food and hospitality, retail, and financial services. Mr. Cheng typically formulates and advises clients and their in-house counsel on litigation and dispute resolution strategy, often striving to suggest innovative and creative ways to resolve conflicts. In addition to achieving favorable outcomes through motion practice and trials in both federal and state courts, he has successfully resolved numerous matters through facilitated negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations, including commercial and business disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, wage-and-hour disputes, and intellectual property infringement. Mr. Cheng is an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Resolute Systems, and serves on the rosters of various federal and state courts. As a neutral, he has conducted over 250 arbitrations, mediations, and inquests. He received a 2013 AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellowship and serves on the Boards of the AAA and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR. In 2007, he was named one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is the current President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey. Mr. Cheng is a member of several professional associations, for which he serves on various litigation, intellectual property, and ADR sections and committees. He is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Cheng received his A.B. cum laude in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Board. Before joining the firm, he was a senior litigator at several prominent national law firms. He was also a marketing consultant in the brokerage operations of MetLife Insurance Company, where he was designated a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, as well as a Series 7 General Securities Representative. Mr. Cheng served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen

Independent Arbitrator

New York, NY
United States
cohen@cohenarbitration.com

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Stephanie Cohen is an independent arbitrator based in New York City. Previously, Stephanie was Counsel at White and Case LLP in New York, where she represented parties in complex international and domestic commercial arbitrations and investment treaty cases and litigated several high profile matters before U.S. federal and state courts. Stephanie is a member of the ICDR/AAA International Panel of Arbitrators and has served as chair of the arbitral tribunal, sole arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator, acting in cases under the ICC and ICDR Rules. Stephanie is admitted to practice law in Ontario and New York, and is a Canadian citizen. Stephanie was a member of the ICDR subcommittee responsible for the 2014 revisions to the ICDR’s International Arbitration Rules. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Advisory Board of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and she is Co-Chair of ICC Canada's Annual International Arbitration Conference. Her dispute resolution experience includes construction delay on power projects, financial services agreements, insurance coverage (in the coal mining and class action securities contexts), aircraft equipment leases and component exchange agreements, demurrage, a toll road concession project, medical technology licensing, shareholder agreements, and executive employment agreements, among other matters. For more information, please visit www.cohenarbitration.com.

Last Updated: 05/26/2016
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Jeffery Commission

Jeffery Commission

Vannin Capital

Washington, DC
United States
+1 202 320 3646
jpc@vannin.com

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Jeffery is qualified in New York, with degrees in common law and civil law from McGill University, as well as an LLM in international dispute settlement from University College London. He has 15 years of experience as counsel, acting in numerous high-profile cases for a wide variety of clients involving a range of industries including power, oil and gas, technology, consumer goods, and public concessions. He was previously a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2008 until 2016, resident in the firm’s London, New York and Washington, DC, offices. Prior to joining Freshfields, he practiced litigation and arbitration with Shearman & Sterling and Linklaters in New York, and worked as a research assistant for Philippe Sands QC in London. Specializing in investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, he has been counsel in numerous multi-million and multi-billion dollar bilateral investment treaty arbitrations under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, and international commercial arbitration proceedings under ICC, LCIA, and NAI arbitration rules. Jeffery is also the author of numerous academic articles on international investment law. He is co-author of a forthcoming monograph entitled Procedural Issues in International Investment Arbitration, scheduled to be published in 2017. Jeffery frequently speaks at international conferences on investment law issues, including those of the American Society of International Law, the International bar Association, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Last Updated: 10/04/2016
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Thomas Creel

Thomas Creel

Law Offices of Thomas L. Creel, PC

New York, NY
United States
Tom@creeladr.com

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Currently a full-time arbitrator, specializing in patent, other intellectual property and technology disputes. Has served as arbitrator for over 30 years in scores of such proceedings. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers as an arbitrator. The arbitrations have concerned a broad range of technologies, from biotechnology and computer technology to medical devices, electronics and chemistry. He is listed on the approved arbitrator panels of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association (Blue Ribbon Patent Panel and certified arbitrator), Center for Public Resources (Technology Panel), World Intellectual Property Organization, International Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his activities in technology areas, he has authored scores of decisions relating to anti- cybersquatting of trademarks as an arbitrator under the rules adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Recognized for his capabilities in both patent litigation and as an arbitrator, Mr. Creel has been appointed by several federal district judges to serve as a Special Master to provide proper patent claim construction, supervise all pretrial discovery, review documents on claims of privilege and recommend rulings on summary judgment motions. He is the editor of The Guide to Patent Arbitration, published by BNA Books. Mr. Creel also frequently writes and speaks on ADR of IP disputes, covering topics such as ''How to Avoid Disputes Through Use of ADR'' and ''ADR in the 21st Century.'' He was the chairperson of the ADR Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc.

Last Updated: 03/16/2017
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Greg W. Curry

Greg W. Curry

Thompson & Knight LLP

Dallas, TX
United States
Greg.Curry@tklaw.com

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Greg Curry focuses his litigation practice on complex commercial (including real estate and construction), oil and gas, insurance coverage, and environmental matters. Greg is recognized annually by his peers as one of the top lawyers in Texas. He has an active trial practice, having secured significant settlements and judgments for plaintiffs and defending numerous complex cases with substantial monetary claims. He serves as National Coordinating Counsel for civil royalty cases for one of the largest natural gas producers in the U.S. Greg has represented clients in matters in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio, Arizona, and Washington. He practices before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in federal bankruptcy courts, and before arbitration panels. Greg works on a number of high profile and high risk domestic and international arbitrations. In addition to his practice, Greg serves as Thompson & Knight’s Firm-wide Trial Practice Group Leader.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson

Arbitrator and Mediator, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

New York, NY
United States
sclarke@jamsinternational.com

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Robert Davidson is a full-time arbitrator and mediator, and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice. He has sat in over 150 domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as a member of tripartite panels in both institutional and ad hoc settings. Cases arbitrated have involved complex commercial and financial business issues, including contract actions, disputes under APA and SPA agreements, construction, insurance and reinsurance claims, oil and gas disputes, securities, tax, real estate, intellectual property, employment disputes, and sports matters. Over the course of his career as a litigation partner at a major international law firm, Mr. Davidson acted as counsel for clients in numerous arbitrations involving a variety of disputes, including serving as lead counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, including 11 cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (more than any other lawyer), cases before the U.N. Compensation Commission (established to determine claims against Iraq arising out of the first Gulf war), cases before domestic panels, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, and ad hoc panels. Mr. Davidson has also mediated numerous commercial disputes involving securities, intellectual property, tax, employment, construction, real estate, aircraft leasing, and other commercial matters.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Andrew Derman

Andrew Derman

Thompson & Knight LLP

Houston, TX
United States
Andrew.Derman@tklaw.com

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Andy Derman is the Firm's International Energy Practice Group Leader and serves as Chairman and Board Member of Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services, LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the Firm that provides technical, economic, and commercial advisory services to the energy sector. With a concentration on oil and gas investment projects and cross-border transactions, he focuses on providing legal and commercial support in connection with acquisitions, divestments, trades, and mergers; strategic commercial and business advice; large infrastructure projects, including LNG, GTL, and refineries; nationalization/expropriation; anti-corruption (FCPA) and sanction advice; unitizations; boundary (onshore and offshore) disputes; exploration, development, and production operations; production sharing contracts; negotiations; and dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, and expert testimony). Andy has assisted clients in more than 50 countries on six continents and offers clients a comprehensive understanding of oil and gas activities through experience in a broad spectrum of countries and companies. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as in-house counsel and later an executive for a large international oil and gas company for nearly 20 years. Andy's practice is equally divided between providing clients with traditional legal representation (contract negotiation and drafting) and business development/commercial counseling (the identification and capture of oil and gas opportunities). According to one client quoted in the prestigious Chambers Global 2017 directory by Chambers & Partners, Andy is "a top international lawyer with a global focus who combines commercial and legal skills." Additionally, he was recently honored with the Legacy Award by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Andy is a frequent teacher and lecturer at conferences, seminars, and universities on oil and gas related topics. For more than 25 years, he has taught host government contracts (production and sharing agreements, licensing systems, and service contracts) and industry contracts (joint operating agreements, accounting procedures, confidentiality agreements, study and bidding agreements, unitization agreements, lifting agreements, etc.) at the Advanced Financial Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. Andy is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Matthew Draper

Matthew Draper

Draper & Draper LLC

New York, NY
United States
347-442-7788
matthew.draper@draperllc.com

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Matthew E. Draper is an experienced international arbitration practitioner. His practice focuses on a wide range of commercial disputes, including those related to natural resources, energy and water. Matthew has represented U.S. and foreign clients in courts and international commercial arbitrations across various industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, and construction. He regularly advises clients on the enforcement of international arbitration awards in US courts and on investor-State disputes. Matthew also has significant experience representing financial services firms before industry arbitration panels and regulators. Matthew serves on the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the global arm of the American Arbitration Association. Matthew is Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources. He is a member of the User's Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and the International Bar Association's Arbitration Committee. Before co-founding Draper & Draper, Matthew was a litigator and international arbitration practitioner for a decade in New York City at WilmerHale, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Chaffetz Lindsey. Matthew also has significant public international legal experience. From 2002 to 2003 Matthew served as a Junior Legal Officer in the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, a division of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, where he advised the High Commissioner on public international legal issues. Matthew has authored numerous articles on a variety of international treaty law topics, and advises clients on various treaties, including the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a variety of other bilateral and multilateral trade and investment treaties. Matthew splits his time between the firm's New York City and Santa Fe offices. EDUCATION Matthew is a graduate of Princeton University (magna cum laude) and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Matthew served as the Articles-Submissions editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and received a Certificate of Achievement from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. ADMISSIONS Matthew is admitted to practice in New York state court, the United States Supreme Court, and the Federal district courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

Last Updated: 09/22/2015
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Hagit Elul

Hagit Elul

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 837 6476
hagit.elul@hugheshubbard.com

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Hagit M. Elul is a New York-based partner practicing in the fields of litigation and arbitration. Handling high-stakes international litigation and arbitration disputes involving financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and professional services has led to Hagit’s being named on multiple lists of rising stars. She has represented a wide range of international clients in contract and licensing disputes, among them a Hong Kong accounting firm, a Chinese investment firm, a Georgian company in a dispute with a Russian company, and several energy companies in South America. Hagit has served as counsel in arbitrations under all major institutional rules and advised sovereigns on public international law matters and investment and bilateral treaty disputes. She also has an active appellate practice, which includes her service on the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Pro Bono Panel. After graduating cum laude from Columbia Law School, Hagit clerked for the United States District Court.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Bruce Ewing

Bruce Ewing

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

New York, NY
United States
ewing.bruce@dorsey.com

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Bruce Ewing handles complex intellectual property and commercial disputes that are critical to his clients. Bruce is the head of the Trial Department in the New York office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. His principal area of focus is in the litigation of intellectual property disputes, primarily in the fields of trademarks and copyrights. He has represented numerous companies, both large and small, in the prosecution and defense of claims for trademark and trade dress infringement, trademark counterfeiting, trademark dilution, cybersquatting, copyright infringement and false advertising. Bruce also focuses on commercial disputes involving intellectual property, with a particular focus on licensing matters. Bruce has represented numerous suppliers and manufacturers of apparel, accessories, jewelry and related items, as well as theatrical producers, publishers and entertainment figures, in commercial cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference and related causes of action. Other experience includes counseling regarding various intellectual property matters, the prosecution of applications for trademark and copyright registration, licensing matters, the preparation of rules for contests and sweepstakes, and a broad range of general commercial and contract litigation.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Dai Wai Chin Feman

Dai Wai Chin Feman

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

New York, NY
United States
chinfeman.daiwai@dorsey.com

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Dai Wai advises and represents clients with respect to diverse commercial issues, ranging from contracts, to copyrights, to competition. As a litigator, Dai Wai routinely handles disputes before federal courts, state trial and appellate courts, FINRA, and the AAA. He has particular experience with complex commercial, soft intellectual property, and antitrust disputes. His practice also includes business torts, employment and trade secrets, consumer protection, and insurance. Dai Wai routinely advises clients with respect to risk and litigation avoidance. He advises clients on legal issues pertaining to the internet and e-commerce, including formation and implementation of employee policies and agreements, website terms and conditions, and dispute resolution provisions. Also experienced in transactional matters, Dai Wai has represented purchasers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, as well as various parties in commercial agreements. Additionally, Dai Wai participates in Project Enterprise, through which he provides pro bono representation to minority-owned small businesses in commercial transactions. During law school, Dai Wai interned for the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Jonathan Fitch

Jonathan Fitch

Fitch Law Partners LLP

Boston, MA
United States
617-542-5542
jwf@fitchlp.com

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Jonathan W. Fitch, managing partner, has over 34 years of experience representing clients in complex domestic and international business disputes involving: international commercial agreements; intellectual property; technology license agreements; trademark and patent agreements; distribution and supply agreements; software licensing; technology support agreements; executive employment contracts; employment discrimination; proprietary information; invention assignment; non-solicit and non-competition agreements; non-disclosure agreements; UCC sale of goods and secured transactions; shareholder claims; valuation of minority shareholder interests; securities purchase agreements; valuation of corporate assets; corporate governance; valuation of goodwill; brand value; royalties; accounting and finance; fiduciary duties; securities; high-frequency trading; medical devices; venture capital; private investment firms; commercial leases; commercial loan and mortgage agreements; valuation of commercial real estate; construction contracts; coverage under policies of insurance; professional liability and malpractice; interests in general and limited partnerships, closely held corporations, joint ventures, and hedge funds; internal investigations; environmental contamination; fraud; fraudulent transfer; unfair or deceptive trade practices; unfair competition; product liability; and business torts. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Mr. Fitch as a " Lawyer of the Year 2009 ." In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Fitch was named a " Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer " in a list published by the Thomson Reuters rating service in Boston Magazine. He is regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Fitch has been named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" annually since 2004, has been ranked at the highest level of legal ability, AV Preeminent®, by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory® since 1984, and receives the rating of " Superb Attorney " by Avvo. Mr. Fitch has tried approximately 40 jury and bench trials in the federal and state courts of the Commonwealth. He has extensive experience as well as an advocate for clients in domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Fitch has successfully used the process of mediation for resolving hundreds of cases that began in the courts or in arbitration. In representative engagements, Mr. Fitch: - as defense counsel resolved thousands of asbestos-related claims for personal injuries and property damage in negotiated settlement, mediation or trial for the manufacturer of an asbestos-containing cement. - successfully defended a technology company in Brazil in an international arbitration case where plaintiff claimed over $100,000,000 in damages for unfair trade practices. - reached a multi-million dollar settlement for our clients who were minority investors in a hedge fund company. The case settled after a jury trial had begun. - obtained a settlement of approximately $20,000,000 for our client in an arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the ICDR). The Arbitrator found that the opposing party wrongfully terminated an agreement with our client pursuant to which it was granted an exclusive right to create and operate a telematics technology in the People's Republic of China. The settlement was reached before the damages phase of the arbitration commenced. -in three other international arbitrations and pre-arbitration proceedings, reached favorable settlements: for the CEO of a London-based international investment company; for the owner of a wind turbine with UCC claims against the manufacturer based in the Netherlands; and for a South African technology services company in a dispute with its American supplier under a long term technology supply, patent and licensing agreement. - won a summary judgment award - affirmed on appeal- of $2,943,320 for the firm's client, a museum, against its former president, who had stolen assets of the museum by means of a sophisticated, fraudulent scheme. - obtained a jury verdict on multiple counts in Middlesex Superior Court on behalf of individuals who had been defrauded in the purchase of a home. Judgments against all defendants exceeded $4,000,000. - represented the interests of a Swedish Credit Union in a RICO action pending in federal court in Florida. - successfully defended the interests of the owner of a valuable parcel on Nantucket in a series of two trials and three appeals brought by an abutter seeking to foreclose any development of the property. - in mediation, successfully settled a multi-faceted estate dispute involving over $20 million in assets held in trusts, limited partnerships and a corporation in Central America. - won a temporary restraining order in federal court, which led to an outstanding settlement for our client, a foreign exchange trading company. The client recovered the full extent of its liquidated damages under a software license agreement with the defendant Massachusetts technology company. Mr. Fitch's international practice focuses on counseling, negotiation, litigation, mediation and arbitration for corporate clients in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Dubai and South Africa with respect to a variety of commercial contract and other business issues. Mr. Fitch has extensive experience as an emergency arbitrator, sole arbitrator, panelist and panel chair in both domestic and international matters. As an arbitrator, Mr. Fitch has sat on a number of multi-million dollar claims involving, for instance, exclusive technology supply and service agreements, at-will employment, proprietary information, medical devices, invention assignment, non-solicit and non-compete agreements. He was chair of a panel in a close corporation matter involving valuation of a 50% shareholder interest, terms of buyout, and fiduciary duty, freeze-out, waste and derivative claims. He also acted as sole arbitrator in an ICDR case involving a securities purchase agreement between US investors and a corporation located in China. He is a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association® and of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution®. The institutional clients Mr. Fitch has appeared for include Airgas Corporation, Tracker do Brasil LTDA (Brazil), VSR Group (Latin America, Asia and Europe), The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Fluent Trading Technologies Ltd., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Massachusetts Electric Company, Boston Edison Company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Education Development Center, Inc., Parexel International Corporation, Kington Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong), J. Baker, Inc., Lycos, Inc., Independence Seaport Museum, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Sankaty Head Golf and Beach Club, Inc. and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Mr. Fitch is the author of The Limitations on American-Style Discovery in International Arbitration in Strategies in International Arbitration (Aspatore, Thomson Reuters 2012), "Foreign Judgments Law Due for Update", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 41 MLW 159, 2012, and "The Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments in Massachusetts," 81 Mass. Law Review 65 (1996). He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He frequently lectures at several local law schools on alternative dispute resolution and law firm management topics. In 2015, Mr. Fitch was the moderator of a panel discussion on "International Arbitration: Hot Topics and Smart Contract Terms" at a seminar hosted by the New England Legal Foundation. He was also moderator of a panel discussion in 2016 on “Best Practices in Arbitration: The Role of the Arbitrator” sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association.” Mr. Fitch currently serves as the Arbitration Liaison of that Section. Mr. Fitch's reported appellate decisions run the gamut of complex civil matters; examples are Latino PAC, Inc. v. City of Boston, 716 F.2d 68 (1st Cir. 1983), stay denied, 463 U.S. 1319 (1983), (election enjoined because districts violated one person, one vote), Heghnian v. Parexel International Corp., 2003 WL 25586579 (1st Cir. 2003)(upholding dismissal of employment discrimination claims), FDIC v. Elio, 39 F.3d 1239 (1st Cir. 1994) (appointment of trustee in fraudulent conveyance), McCord v. Jet Spray International Corp., 874 F.Supp. 436 (1994)(enforcement of foreign judgment), Batischev v. Cote, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 1103 (2011) (Chapter 93A award affirmed) Conte v. Marine Lumber Co., Inc., 66 Mass. App. Ct. 505 (2006), Rev. Denied, 447 Mass. 1109 (Sept. 11, 2006)(claims of estoppel by deed and adverse possession defeated) and Poddell v. Lahn, 38 Mass. App. Ct. 688 (1995) (methodology for determining common area allocations). Jonathan W. Fitch co-founded the firm in 1984 after beginning his career as a trial lawyer at Bingham, Dana & Gould. Mr. Fitch is a graduate of Williams College, (B.A., cum laude), Yale School of Management, (M.P.P.M.) and Boston College Law School, (J.D.). He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Martin Flumenbaum

Martin Flumenbaum

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 373 3191
mflumenbaum@paulweiss.com

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A senior partner in the Litigation Department (which he chaired for six years), and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Martin Flumenbaum has achieved national recognition as both an outstanding litigator and corporate advisor. He regularly advises U.S. and international clients on a broad range of litigation issues, with an emphasis on securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, intellectual property, antitrust and white-collar matters. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. EXPERIENCE Significant lead trial counsel representations include: AIG in a number of high profile matters, including the negotiation of AIG's settlements involving brokerage practices and accounting issues with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Insurance; Banque Populaire Group and Caisse d'Epargne Group in connection with the final settlement reached by their jointly owned monoline subsidiary, CIFG Holding, Ltd., with credit default swap counterparties and bondholders holding 98 percent of its collateralized debt obligation (CDO) exposure. The agreement successfully resolved approximately $12 billion in potential exposure; Électricité de France S.A., (EDF), the largest nuclear energy company in the world, at trial and in its settlement with Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy Group in a regulatory proceeding before the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) involving the proposed $8 billion merger of Exelon and Constellation; Fitch, Inc. in a number of high profile matters including an industry-wide settlement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and the dismissal of more than a dozen securities cases involving the rating of non-prime residential mortgage-backed securities; Hollinger International Inc. in achieving a major victory in a highly publicized trial in Delaware involving a takeover battle with controlling stockholder Conrad Black, and in its £729.5 million ($1.3 billion) sale of London's prestigious Daily Telegraph newspaper. Martin won a battle for corporate control involving Hollinger International, as well as a $30 million verdict against Conrad Black; Michael Milken in proceedings involving the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission; Skanska USA in a grand jury investigation relating to minority business subcontractors, that resulted in a non-prosecution agreement; Weight Watchers International in several significant trademark infringement actions, including a false advertising suit against Jenny Craig, Inc. and a trademark infringement lawsuit against Nestlé U.S.A., Inc., the manufacturer of Lean Cuisine products, and Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, the manufacturer of Skinny Cow products; and Has won multi-million dollar verdicts in multiple arbitrations, including a three-month international arbitration which was tried in both the United States and Singapore, in which his client recovered nearly $100 million. Martin regularly serves as trial and litigation counsel on commercial disputes, investigations and various federal securities matters for IBM, Fitch Ratings, Skanska, EDF, Aris Capital, TowerBrook Capital, Banque Populaire, Weight Watchers International, Metromedia, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Fimalac, Emmis Communications, Malaysian Broadcast Network Satellite System and others. In January 2006, Mr. Flumenbaum's representation of Hollinger International and American International Group (AIG) was featured in a cover story in The American Lawyer, "The Lifesavers," in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best litigation firm in the United States for the period in which Mr. Flumenbaum chaired the department. In 2005, Martin was profiled by the National Law Journal for his work on Hollinger and other key cases, and featured in the publication's special feature, "Winning: 10 Profiles of Successful Strategies From Some of The Nation's Top Litigators." Martin has also been recognized as one of the leading litigators in the United States by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers and Legal 500 and selected by Best Lawyers in America as one of the leading lawyers in the United States in three separate categories, including "Bet The Company" litigation. In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, he was ranked in Tier 1 for New York general commercial litigation, noted for being "a superb and focused litigator." Mr. Flumenbaum was named National Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation for Antitrust and General Commercial litigation, as well as a Local Litigation Star for New York. In addition, he was recently recognized by the 2011 Legal 500 as a "top-notch and deeply experienced" white-collar defense lawyer. Martin is a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a public interest civil rights organization in New York, and since 1985 has written a monthly column for The New York Law Journal, titled "Second Circuit Review," which discusses significant decisions and legal trends in the federal courts. He has lectured on the attorney-client privilege and on the corporate and individual sentencing guidelines. From 1979 to 1982, Martin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, in which capacity he tried numerous criminal cases, concentrating in matters involving securities fraud, commodities fraud and tax fraud. He was also the lead prosecutor in the successful tax prosecution of Sun Myung Moon in 1982. In 1974, he became law clerk to Judge Whitman Knapp of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the firm in 1975 following his clerkship and became partner in 1983.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Paul Friedland

Paul Friedland

White & Case LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 819 8917
pfriedland@whitecase.com

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Mr. Friedland is (since 2002) global head of the White & Case International Arbitration practice group, which is ranked No.1 by Chambers and GAR. Mr. Friedland has been repeatedly ranked in the top tier by Chambers Global and other industry publications. Paul has served as counsel or as arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state. He has argued ground-breaking cases, including the successful representation of SGS in an ICSID claim against Paraguay, which resulted in a landmark decision that expands the potential protection afforded to foreign investors under international law. Paul's leadership positions include: American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee, 2011-14; Chair of Law Committee, 2008-14; Chair of Subcommittee on ICDR Rules revision, 2013-14), International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee Co-chair, 2014-15), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Court member, since 2013), and London Court of International Arbitration (Court member, 2006-10). A frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration topics, Paul is the author of Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts (2d. ed. 2007), which has been described as a "must-have for all practitioners working in the burgeoning field of international arbitration" (N.Y. Law Journal, April 2008). Paul also has broad experience of US litigation, having secured favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients in two jury trials and one bench trial.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Elliot Friedman

Elliot Friedman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

New York, NY
United States
elliot.friedman@freshfields.com

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A partner in our international arbitration practice, Elliot focuses on international arbitration (commercial and investor-state) and international litigation, with a particular focus on disputes in the energy and natural resources sector. He has handled international arbitrations before virtually every major arbitral institution. Elliot’s experience includes disputes involving long-term energy contracts, bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, distribution agreements and intellectual property, among others. Elliot also represents companies in transnational litigation in US courts, including the enforcement of arbitral awards. Recently, Elliot represented BG Group in its victory before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the first ever case concerning a bilateral investment treaty to be considered by the Supreme Court.

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Emmanuel Gaillard

Emmanuel Gaillard

Shearman & Sterling LLP, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Paris
France
egaillard@shearman.com

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Emmanuel Gaillard founded and heads Shearman & Sterling’s 100-lawyers International Arbitration practice. He has advised and represented companies, States and State-owned entities in hundreds of international arbitrations. He also acts as arbitrator and expert witness. Emmanuel Gaillard is universally regarded as a leading authority and a star practitioner in the fields of both commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Professional directories and publications have noted his “standout reputation,” “incredible wealth of knowledge and experience” and “fantastic record in the field.” The 2013 editorial of the Who’s Who Commercial Arbitration comments that “’[t]he one and only’ Emmanuel Gaillard is among the most highly regarded individuals in the research overall, and sources were effusive in their praise: ‘There is no one in this profession better or even equally formidable. He eclipses everyone.’”

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Michael W. Galligan

Michael W. Galligan

Phillips Nizer LLP

New York, NY
United States
mgalligan@phillipsnizer.com

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Michael W. Galligan is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Department at Phillips Nizer LLP, where he practices primarily in the areas of domestic and international estates and trusts, U.S. and cross-border estate and income tax planning, private international law, and immigration. Mr. Galligan concentrates his practice in complex U.S. and international estate planning and the administration of U.S. and non-U.S. trusts, estates and other wealth transfer and wealth preservation vehicles. In addition to clients who are U.S. citizens and residents with family members and property holdings located only in the United States, his clients include U.S. citizens and residents with property holdings abroad; non-U.S. citizens and residents who own property and invest in the United States; families whose members are citizens and residents of different countries and often own property in different countries; non-U.S. persons planning to become U.S. residents; and U.S. citizens and residents leaving the United States permanently or temporarily. He also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with these matters. With the assistance of qualified counsel in the relevant jurisdictions, Mr. Galligan has worked on cross-border wealth transfer, trust and succession projects involving well over thirty countries worldwide. In connection with the international aspect of his practice, Mr. Galligan also advises clients on immigration law and directs Phillips Nizer’s services to clients who need specialized assistance in obtaining or maintaining legal immigration status in the United States as well as close coordination of their immigration goals with their tax and estate planning objectives. Mr. Galligan is a graduate of the Columbia University Law School (J.D., 1985), where he was an Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of San Francisco and also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious Studies from the Yale University Graduate School and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. Galligan regularly lectures and writes articles and reports in the area of domestic and international estate planning and administration, including: "The Hague Convention on Trusts and the Uniform Trust Code," Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions (Fourth Edition, 2016); "'Forced heirship' in the United States of America, with particular reference to New York State," Trusts & Trustees (February 2016); "U.S. Residence: A Tale of Two (or More) Definitions," New York Law Journal (August 5, 2013); “Adjusting the Globe’s Tilt Just a Little: Foreign and U.S. International Taxpayers After the First Fiscal Cliff of 2013,” Leimberg’s Estate Planning Newsletter (http://www.leimbergservices.com/, March 4, 2013); "U.S.A. Tax Effects of a Hindu Undivided Family,” Legal Era, an Indian-based legal publication (October 2010); “International Estate Planning for U.S. Citizens: An Integrated Approach,” Estate Planning, a Thomson Reuters publication (October 2009); "Ties to U.S. and Canada: Differences in taxation of transfers affect bequests and gifts," New York Law Journal (September 17, 2007); “Buying USA: Ways of minimizing US transfer taxes on US property interests of non-US persons,” in STEP USA (June 2007); “Modern Inheritance Develops in China: U.S. investments are affected by changes in requirements on ownership and disposition of property,” New York Law Journal (February 13, 2007); "You Must Remember This: Ten key principles to keep in mind when planning for U.S. clients with non-U.S. family or property, and non-U.S. clients with U.S. family or property," Trusts & Estates (December 2005); "Making Sense of Four Transatlantic Estate Tax Treaties: US-Netherlands, US-Germany, US-France and US-UK," New York State Bar Association International Law Practicum (Spring 2004); "International Charitable Giving and Planning Under U.S. Tax Law," Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal (May – June 2004); "Ten Important Points to Remember About International Estate Planning," New York State Bar Association International Law Practicum (Spring 2003); “U.S. Trust Law and the Hague Convention on Trusts,” New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Newsletter (Fall 2000); "Foreign Trusts and U.S. Estate Planning: A Client-Centered Analysis," published in the Journal of Asset Protection (July/August 1999); and “Maintaining a Trust’s U.S. Tax Status,” New York Law Journal (March 24, 1999). Mr. Galligan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the New York International Arbitration Center. Mr. Galligan is ranked by Chambers and Partners in their 2016 inaugural edition of Chambers HNW, a ranking of high net worth legal practitioners worldwide. He appears within the Private Wealth Law New York category. Mr. Galligan is included in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Who's Who Legal: Private Client. He has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009 in Trusts and Estates, and has appeared in the Super Lawyers® -- Metro New York edition since 2006 in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, International and Immigration. Mr. Galligan currently serves as a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, the largest voluntary state bar association in the United States with over 75,000 members and, in that capacity, also serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Association’s Committee on Membership as well as to its Committee on LGBT People and the Law. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Galligan served as Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA International), which counts among its members over 2,200 international legal practitioners from New York and around the world. He was a member of the NYSBA Task Force on New York Law in International Matters and a contributor to the Task Force’s Report, which was approved by the NYSBA House of Delegates in June, 2011. He continues to actively support the “Three Missions” that the NYSBA International adopted during his chairmanship: (1) Custodian of New York Law as an international standard, (2) Guardian of the New York Convention on Arbitral Awards and the international arbitral process and (3) Monitor of international law developments in the United Nations system. In this connection, he has also authored: "Why Choose New York Law?" (New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2016, Vol. 9, no.1; published by the New York State Bar Association) “Choosing New York Law as Governing Law for International Commercial Transactions” (Appendix A and Appendix B), New York State Bar Association, International Law Practicum (Autumn 2013); International Practice Comparative Charts with Annotations (September 2012) Prior to joining Phillips Nizer as a member of the firm in 2000, Mr. Galligan practiced law in affiliation with two other distinguished New York law firms. In 1990, Mr. Galligan was a member of the delegation of the Committee on International Human Rights of the New York City Bar Association to Kosovo. A co-chair of the Committee on Asylum and Refugees of the American Immigration Law Association from 1989 to 1991, he was the principal author, with the late Arthur C. Helton, of the 1989 publication of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, “Immigration Options for Chinese Nationals.” With the late Mr. Helton, he drafted, for the Human Rights Committee of the Russian Parliament, a Statement of Principles on Refugee Protection. Mr. Galligan was also a member of the team that developed pioneer legal instruments regarding health care decisions and health care agents for clients of the New York-based Gay Men’s Health Crisis [GMHC] during the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 1980’s. Prior to commencing the practice of law, Mr. Galligan was a visiting professor in the faculty of theology at the Gregorian University in Rome from 1973-1976 and held several pastoral and administrative positions in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California from 1976 through the end of 1980. He is the author of God and Evil (Paulist Press, 1973).

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Keira Gans

Keira Gans

DLA Piper LLP *NYIAC Board of Directors

+1 212 335 4587
kiera.gans@dlapiper.com

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Kiera Gans has represented individuals, domestic and foreign companies and sovereign governments in both ad hoc arbitrations and also arbitrations under the ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, AAA and ICSID rules and has extensive experience arbitrating claims under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Kiera has also provided training to foreign governments related to investment treaty disputes and strategies for managing and preventing such disputes. She has been involved in complex arbitrations and litigations across a wide variety of sectors including oil and gas, education, energy, telecommunications and mining. Kiera has litigated in connection with arbitration, including enforcing arbitral awards, and routinely advises on the drafting of arbitration agreements and pre-dispute strategy. Kiera also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and FCPA due diligence, as well as representing clients in matters involving anti-bribery restrictions worldwide. In particular, she has conducted multi-jurisdictional investigations for clients in the defense, financial services, aerospace and telecommunications industries in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and is currently representing some of these clients before the Department of Justice. Kiera has conducted global risk assessments, transactional diligence reviews and due diligence of agents globally. She assists companies in drafting and implementing compliance policies and has provided anti-corruption training in the US and abroad. She also routinely advises clients across various industries regarding the practical implications of the FCPA and its application to business issues, including those resulting from the retention and use of third-party consultants and vendors, government tenders and whistleblower allegations.

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Walter Gans

Walter Gans

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

New York, NY
United States
wgans@rcn.com

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Work History: Law Offices of Walter G. Gans, Arbitration and Mediation, 2002 - present; Special Counsel, Kaye Scholer LLP, 2000-2002; Vice President/General Counsel/Secretary, Siemens Corporation, 1979-99; Senior Counsel/Group Counsel, Olin Corporation, 1967-79; Attorney, International Latex Corporation, 1963-67; Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, 1961-63. Experience: Varied law firm & corporate experience with emphasis on alternative dispute resolution, international business transactions, corporate governance, intellectual property, antitrust, corporate and commercial, legal compliance, employment and ethics. Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. As General Counsel of a $15 billion multinational company managed 95 legal professionals and was responsible for all legal matters ranging from disputes to major corporate transactions in information technology, medical devices, energy, transportation, semiconductors, telecommunications, lighting, finance and real estate. Currently serves full time as an arbitrator and mediator for international and domestic corporate, commercial and sports disputes. Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience: Experienced panel chair, sole arbitrator or mediator for domestic and international corporate and commercial disputes involving investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property and complex contracts in energy, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food, aviation, transportation, information technology, leisure, insurance & reinsurance, banking, securities, finance and real estate. As general counsel, directed management and legal department in the use of ADR processes (including mediation, mini-trial, and arbitration) in a variety of business matters. Fellow and past Board Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Member of the AAA's Corporate Counsel Committee, Large Complex Case, and Commercial and ICDR International Panels. Member of arbitration and mediation panels for Court of Arbitration for Sport. Member of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution's New York Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and Executive Committee. Panel of neutrals, New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division. Member of U.S. Council for International Business Arbitration Committee. Speaker on a wide range of panels relating to the use of ADR including, among others, The Conference Board, New York State Bar Association, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, Arizona State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program, Cornell University's Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Commercial Arbitration Mediation Center for the Americas, American Bar Association (Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections), PLI, AAA, ALI-American Bar Association, and ACCA. Participated in Harvard Program on Negotiation; Center for Mediation, University of Muenster, Germany. Have written extensively in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Court of Arbitration for Sport, Training Seminar, Lausanne, 11/01; North American Court of Arbitration for Sport, Technical Training Seminar, LA l/01; AAA International Symposium for Advanced Case Management, San Francisco, 9/03; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshops, Providence, 8/03, New York, 12/01 and 5/99; The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York, 3/03; Harvard University, Program on Negotiation; various other ADR training through ABA, AAA, and CPR auspices. Admitted to the Bar, New York, 1961. Other Professional Associations: American Bar Association (Antitrust Section; Business Law Section; Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section; International Law and Practice Section); International Bar Association; American Foreign Law Association; The Corporate Bar; The American Corporate Counsel Association (New York City Chapter, Board of Directors); Food and Drug Law Institute (Advisory Board); The Conference Board (Council of Chief Legal Officers); CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution (Executive & Arbitration Committees); Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs (Mentor Group); ABA Committee of Corporate General Counsel & Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service; Bar Association of the City of New York (Federal Courts, Foreign Law and Corporate Law Departments Committees). Education: Bowdoin College (BA, Comparative Government, with honors-1957); New York University (JD-1961; LLM, Comparative Law-1967). Selected Publications: "Providing Ad Hoc Innovation in Resolving Business Disputes", Vol.13, No 9, 2013, Alternatives, International Institute For Conflict Prevention & Resolution; "Institutionalization of Mediation in Enterprises," ADR & THE LAW, AAA & Fordham Law School, 17th Ed. 2000; “Saving Time and Money in Cross-Border Commercial Disputes," DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, AAA, 1997; "ADR: The Siemens' Experience," DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, AAA, 1996; Contributor, ANTITRUST LAW DEVELOPMENTS, second edition, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, 1984; Contributor, CORPORATE ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS, Matthew Bender & Co.

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John Gardiner

John Gardiner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, *NYIAC Executive Committee

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 735 2442
john.gardiner@skadden.com

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John L. Gardiner is global co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group. He concentrates his practice in the resolution of complex, high-exposure, multijurisdictional disputes before leading arbitral institutions as well as before federal and state courts in the United States. Mr. Gardiner repeatedly has been listed in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Gardiner’s extensive litigation, arbitration and mediation experience covers a wide range of disputes in the energy, insurance/reinsurance, telecommunications, construction, auditing and accounting, and finance sectors. He also has acted as arbitrator in complex international corporate disputes and as mediator in intricate corporate and partnership separation situations. He has participated as counsel in many successful mediations and expert proceedings both internationally and domestically. Mr. Gardiner’s experience includes representing claimants and respondents in numerous international arbitral proceedings. Select experience representing claimants in arbitral proceedings includes: three claimants in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of India under the Mauritius-India BIT concerning an investment by investors in India’s satellite/space telecommunications sector; an Indian satellite and telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration seated in New Delhi against an Indian space agency regarding an investment valued in excess of $1.4 billion; a Japanese company in a LCIA arbitration seated in London arising out of respondent’s failure to comply with its contractual obligations valued in excess of $2.5 billion; Starr Investments Cayman, II, Inc. in two parallel HKIAC-administered arbitrations arising from Starr’s investment in China MediaExpress Holdings, Inc., formerly a publicly traded company created through a reverse merger with a Delaware company; a major U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration involving a power plant in Brazil; a major U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning certain options rights in joint ventures in Brazil and Suriname; the Argentine subsidiary of a major U.S. energy company in a shareholders’ dispute before the ICC involving a gas transportation system and processing facility in Argentina; a group of U.S.-based insurance agencies in a series of arbitrations before ARIAS, AAA and ad hoc tribunals; a Hong Kong-based shipping company in an ICDR arbitration including obtaining a preliminary injunction in aid of arbitration from the state courts in New York; a worldwide natural gas company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of a gas pipeline in Colombia; a client in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of a joint venture for the construction and operation of a power project in Brazil; the owner of a large power plant in Indonesia in an arbitration before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) against its principal coal supplier for breach of an exclusive fuel supply contract for one of the first independent power projects in Indonesia; a major insurance underwriting agency in an ad hoc arbitration venued in London involving an agency dispute with an aviation and aerospace insurance business in the United Kingdom; a European developer and producer of automobile safety equipment in an ICC arbitration in Switzerland involving the misappropriation of confidential and proprietary knowledge in the automotive industry; and a U.S.-based technology company in a $350 million ICDR/AAA arbitration involving an intellectual property dispute over the failure to properly protect proprietary information. Select experience representing respondents in various international arbitral proceedings includes: a large Polish conglomerate in an ICC dispute brought by a U.S.-based venture capital firm; a leading international vehicle rental business in a post-acquisition dispute with a French bank before the ICC; an Indian financial institution in an ICDR arbitration venued in New York; an Irish bank in arbitration proceedings under ICDR rules relating to failed hotel investments in New York City; a Brazilian investor in a $200 million-plus ICDR/AAA arbitration dispute with a U.S. company concerning a sugarcane product; and an LCIA insurance arbitration claim in connection with litigation in the U.S. over alleged art fraud. Select experience representing clients in federal and state courts includes: Starr International Company, Inc. in a takings case against the United States government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims seeking recovery of in excess of $40 billion; a major U.S. medical device company in federal court litigation to compel its counterparty to close a multibillion-dollar merger; a leading U.S. bank in litigation in federal and state court to recover for fraudulent inducement to contract and breach of warranty in connection with its purchase of a business from a leading Japanese conglomerate; a former director and officer of a major international insurance company in shareholder derivative litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery; a leading U.S. accounting firm in securities class actions and accounting malpractice actions in state and federal court throughout the United States; and Crown Limited and a leading Australian casino company in a lawsuit arising out of a failed hotel and casino project in Las Vegas. Mr. Gardiner’s recent representations have included, among others, Maurice R. Greenberg; Starr International Company, Inc.; C.V. Starr; Devas Multimedia Private Limited; and CC/Devas (Mauritius) Ltd.

Last Updated: 03/22/2017
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Karl Geercken

Karl Geercken

Alston & Bird LLP

New York, NY
United States
Karl.Geercken@alston.com

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Karl Geercken is the national co-leader of Alston & Bird’s 300-plus member Litigation Department. Like the attorneys he leads, Karl has experience representing clients across the U.S. and the world in a broad range of complex, high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration. Karl is fluent in German and is co-leader of the firm’s German Practice Team and is a member of the Global Business Strategies Team. Karl focuses on the business goal of the client and works with his team to devise a strategy that supports it. He emphasizes early, thorough case assessment as a tool to reduce uncertainty in litigation. In addition to his work for U.S. clients in manufacturing, financial services, technology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, real estate and other industries, Karl has represented a number of ultra-high net worth individuals in a variety of business disputes and art law matters. He frequently manages parallel U.S. and foreign litigation and has extensive experience in cross-border litigation and jurisdictional issues and has been called upon to represent foreign governments or their agencies in U.S. courts. As a result, he has developed insight into handling issues common to international dispute resolution, including those relating to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Act of State Doctrine and obtaining discovery abroad.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Stephen Gilbert

Stephen Gilbert

Arbitrator and Mediator

Larchmont, NY
United States
spgadr@msn.com

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Steve Gilbert is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the American College of e-Neutrals, and a CEDR Accredited Mediator, and he's arbitrated and mediated dozens of commercial, licensing, technology, and intellectual property disputes. He is on many arbitration and mediation panels, including those of the AAA/ICDR, CPR, WIPO, the New York City Bar Association, the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He's made continuing legal education presentations on many topics, including using ADR for resolving technology/IP disputes, mediation ethics, drafting arbitration clauses, intellectual property, software, and licensing. From 1988 to 2010, he was a partner at a major multi national law firm, the last three years as Co-Leader of its IP practice group. His legal experience includes litigation, appeals, licensing, counseling, due diligence (e.g., for M&A), and prosecution, and he's dealt with all types of technology. Before working as a patent, trademark, and copyright attorney, he was a computer programmer, a chemical process engineer, and a consulting engineer (his undergraduate and graduate degrees are in chemical engineering). Please visit his website (www.spgadr.com) for detailed information about him (including his ADR philosophy and his training and experience), and check the United States Patent and Trademark Office website (www.uspto.gov) for the patents he wrote and prosecuted in many different fields.

Last Updated: 07/06/2015
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Teresa Giovannini

Teresa Giovannini

LALIVE, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Geneva
Switzerland
tgiovannini@lalive.ch

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Teresa Giovannini is a founding Partner of LALIVE, in Geneva. Her practice focuses in international arbitration and litigation, as well as art law. She has acted in more than 160 international arbitrations (among which 112 as arbitrator, including 79 as presiding or sole arbitrator), either ad hoc or administered by various institutions (AAA/ICDR, ICC, ICHEIC, ICSID, LCIA, etc.). Teresa Giovannini is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration since July 2015 and was a member and vice-president of the LCIA Court from 2006 until 2011. She is also part of several panels of arbitrators (ICC Swiss National Committee, ICDR, LCIA, etc.) as well as of arbitration committees (IBA Sub-Committee on Conflicts of Interest, Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, ICC Institute Council, Global advisory board of the New York International Arbitration Centre, LCIA Company, Club of Arbitrators of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration, etc.). Furthermore, Mrs. Giovannini is a frequent speaker at international conferences on international arbitration and the author of many publications in the field. She has been ranked by Chambers, Legal Experts Europe, the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration and the Global Arbitration Review for many years.

Last Updated: 07/15/2015
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Helene Gogadze

Helene Gogadze

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
+1-202-639-7316
Helene.Gogadze@friedfrank.com

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Helene Gogadze is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the International Arbitration practice group, resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. Ms. Gogadze's practice focuses on international arbitration, commercial litigation, and international trade and investment. Her experience includes advising and representing clients in commercial and investment arbitration disputes, including disputes involving state governments and state-owned entities, and actions before national courts in relation to arbitration proceedings. Ms. Gogadze has represented clients in numerous international arbitration matters, including in the oil and gas industry, and in disputes involving sovereign states and state entities. Some of her recent representations include: - Representing Total E&P Uganda B.V. in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Uganda under the Netherlands-Uganda Bilateral Investment Treaty and the contract. - Advising an LNG producer and supplier on the contractual and legal remedies available to it in connection with its long-term U.S. LNG supply agreements in light of the changed U.S. market circumstances. - Advising a large French company in connection with a potential ICSID claim against the Government of an African country under the Bilateral Investment Treaty over the company's oil exploration activities. - Advising a large French company on force majeure and emergency issues in relation to oil production operations in Yemen. - A large French company in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a South American company in a dispute over ownership of an ICSID claim against the government of a country in South America. - Advising a large company in connection with a dispute regarding the provision of technical engineering and construction services and force majeure issues. - Thales Alenia Space France in an ICDR arbitration in New York brought by Globalstar Inc., a publicly traded company that operates a constellation of satellites. Ms. Gogadze is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she has taught international arbitration. She is also a lecturer at the International Law Institute, where she regularly teaches courses on international investment arbitration as part of various training programs for government officials, investors and lawyers. Ms. Gogadze regularly publishes articles on a variety of international investment and commercial arbitration issues. Prior to joining Fried Frank in 2011, Ms. Gogadze was an arbitration associate at a leading international law firm. Ms. Gogadze received her JD, summa cum laude (with 1st ranking in the class), from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2009, her MA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 2003 and her BA and Law Diploma from Iv. Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi, Georgia in 2001. She is fluent in Georgian, has conversational knowledge of Russian and can read Russian. Ms. Gogadze is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and New York.

Last Updated: 10/12/2015
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Marc Goldstein

Marc Goldstein

Arbitrator and Mediator

New York, NY
United States
goldstein@lexmarc.us

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Marc J. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 1980, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. He was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Before forming Marc J. Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers in 2007, Mr. Goldstein practiced for more than two decades with a prominent international law firm in its New York headquarters office, exclusively in dispute resolution practice, and he became the leader of the firm's international arbitration practice in 1999. He joined another large New York firm in 2004 and was the leader of its international arbitration practice from 2004 to 2007. International arbitration has been an important component of Mr. Goldstein's practice since the 1980s. His first international arbitration as counsel led to one of the most often-cited investor-State arbitration awards in history: Starrett Housing Corp. v. Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1987). Mr. Goldstein was first exposed to the case shortly after entering practice in 1981, when he examined then-underdeveloped principles of international law concerning compensation for expropriation in violation of international law. He returned to the case in 1984 -- after an interlude as a securities fraud defense lawyer and sports antitrust litigator representing large accounting firms and a professional sports league -- and for the next two years was involved in the proceedings before a Tribunal-appointed valuation expert that culminated in a Report based on the Discounted Cash Flow method that became the springboard for the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (Chamber One) Final Award. The photograph appearing on this website of the Peace Palace in the Hague, where the final hearings in the Starrett case were held, is a testament to Mr. Goldstein's early and formative experience in international arbitration before a Tribunal that included two legendary figures: Gunnar Lagergren of Sweden and Howard Holtzman of the United States.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Ronald Goodman

Ronald Goodman

Foley Hoag LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
RGoodman@foleyhoag.com

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Ronald Goodman, a retired partner in the firm’s Washington office, concentrated his practice in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on commercial, investor-state, project, energy, and construction matters. Ron represented foreign government and corporate clients in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings before international tribunals, courts, and commissions. He also advised governments with respect to law reform, restructuring, treaties, privatization and project finance matters. Ron represented sovereigns, and sovereign entities in numerous international arbitration proceedings, including those before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), European Development Fund (EDF), International Arbitral Centre of the Federal Economic Chamber Vienna, as well as various U.S. courts.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Independent Arbitrator, Gray Arbitration LLC

NY, New York
USA
richard.gray@grayarbitration.com

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Richard Gray is a retired partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he practiced for approximately 32 years as a US domestic and international corporate finance lawyer in the firm’s offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has testified in US Federal Bankruptcy Court as an expert witness on the syndicated loan market and is now an independent arbitrator with subject matter expertise across a broad range of complex financial and corporate transactions for companies in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Gray has considerable practical experience with legal issues arising from financing mergers and acquisitions; disputes between joint venture partners; subordination agreements, intercreditor agreements and disputes between creditors of different classes; the role of administrative agents and interbank disputes under syndicated loan facilities; defaults by lenders; LIBOR, yield protection and broken funding; disputes in secondary loan transactions; payment and non-payment defaults; acceleration of loans; dominion over deposit accounts; collateral security; domestic and cross-border setoffs; guarantees; marshaling; netting and closeouts of derivative contracts; investment vehicles; the International Standby Practices (ISP); the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP); multi-jurisdictional conflicts of laws; and political risk insurance. His engagements include a project financing for a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan with OCA support, a structured vendor financing for an international satellite launch services provider, sovereign loan facilities and debt reschedulings, a government-supported financing for the construction of a semiconductor fabrication facility in Malaysia, structured pre-export financings for Latin American companies, a joint venture investment in a regional satellite telecommunications company, and leveraged buy-outs in the US, Latin America, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea. He was also the lead finance partner representing the senior secured creditors in the bankruptcy and restructuring for the multinational LyondellBasell Group, with over US$22 billion of indebtedness spread among several classes of creditors and multi-jurisdictional injunctions. He reverse-engineered off-balance sheet transactions in the Enron and Lehman Brothers bankruptcies, and he was the lead finance partner in financial restructurings for a major healthcare provider, a nationwide fast food franchise, several residential developers, and other companies in a variety of industries. He was the lead partner in many restructurings in Asia, including for a regional securities firm, an automotive manufacturer, four public/private telecommunications joint ventures in Indonesia, pulp and paper manufacturers, and telecommunications and infrastructure companies in the Philippines. Mr. Gray is a co-author of the first edition of the leading textbook in the US for syndicated loan documents, The LSTA’s Complete Credit Agreement Guide (winner of the Burton award for legal writing) and many other publications, and he was a member of the Editorial Board of Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, where he graduated With Distinction, Honors in Economics and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He is admitted to the Bar of New York.

Last Updated: 07/07/2017
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Martin Gusy

Martin Gusy

K&L Gates LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 536 4065
martingusy@klgates.com

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Martin Gusy is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He has more than a decade of international dispute resolution, litigation and corporate experience. Mr. Gusy focuses on international arbitration and complex cross-border litigation involving private parties and sovereigns. He also advises on corporate matters for European businesses entering and operating in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Gusy primarily represents European and North American clients with interests spanning the globe from New York to Paris, London to Frankfurt, Vienna to Zurich, and Sao Paulo to Singapore. He has worked in a broad range of substantive areas, including technology, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, insurance, intellectual property, construction, mining, and oil and gas. He has deep experience in high-stakes, cross-border commercial disputes under all major institutional sets of rules and has represented industry leaders in hundred-million-dollar ICSID arbitrations against sovereign states. European companies with corporate interests in the United States also regularly turn to Mr. Gusy for counsel. He is called upon to advise on initial corporate structures and contracts, as well as to lead transactions, including the formation of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Gusy’s advocacy work is informed by his serving as an arbitrator in primarily European and U.S.-based arbitrations, including AAA/ICDR, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc panels. Parties involved have been based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is a member of the AAA/ICDR International Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, as well as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Mr. Gusy is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), German Arbitration Institution (DIS), German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV), Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He was involved in drafting a set of institutional arbitration rules and served on a model contracts drafting committee with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Mr. Gusy is co-author of A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules, a leading industry text published by Oxford University Press.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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David Haigh, QC

David Haigh, QC

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Calgary, AB
Canada

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David R. Haigh, Q.C. is a senior partner with the Calgary law firm of Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP where he has practiced as a commercial litigation counsel in the Canadian courts and as an advocate and arbitrator in the field of international commercial arbitration. He has served as an arbitrator on numerous international commercial arbitration and investor-state panels. He has, in addition, acted as counsel on a wide variety of arbitration matters, including ad hoc, institutional, private and investor-state disputes. David served as the national chairman of the Canadian ICC Committee for 6 years and as a director of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") for 12 years. David has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for many years and is now a Chartered Arbitrator. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Founding Member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society. David has been recognized as a panelist on the Energy Arbitrators List published by the ICDR. David is also a panellist with numerous well recognized international arbitration centres and has conducted arbitrations in recent years among a large variety of nationals and state entities. David has represented both claimants and states in various investor state matters. David's extensive experience as a leading Canadian litigation counsel has prepared him for a widely based arbitration practice. He has actively participated in disputes involving, among other things: - oil and gas, energy related disputes including exploration, production, numerous other contractual and corporate/commercial disputes including such marketing, storage and pricing disputes; and subject matters as coal and potash mining, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and intellectual property. David is frequently referred to in publications as a leading practitioner in this field.

Last Updated: 04/13/2017
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Thomas D. Halket

Thomas D. Halket

FCIArb,CIArb

Mamaroneck, NY
United States
(914) 833-2681
thalket@halketweitz.com
Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Grant Hanessian

Grant Hanessian

Baker & Mckenzie LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+ 1 212 891 3986
Grant.hanessian@bakermckenzie.com

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Grant Hanessian serves as chair of the Firm’s International Arbitration Group in North America. He chaired the Litigation Department of the Firm’s New York office from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Hanessian is the US alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, vice chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the US Council for International Business (US national committee of the ICC), and a member of the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (leader of Investment Arbitration and Banking & Finance work stream). He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association—International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s International Advisory Committee and its Advisory Committee on Brazil, the International Arbitration Club of New York, the Arbitration Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the New York City Bar Association's Committee on International Commercial Disputes and Club Español del Arbitraje, and is a founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center. Mr. Hanessian is editor of ICDR Awards and Commentaries, Vol I (Juris Pub. 2012) and Vol II (forthcoming Juris Pub. 2015), International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub., 2nd ed., 2008), Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998) and Baker McKenzie's International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter. He has authored more than 40 articles and book chapters and spoken at conferences and universities worldwide on international dispute resolution topics. He is recommended by Chambers Global and USA ("very experienced, hugely knowledgeable and effective” “powerful advocate for clients"), Legal 500 ("a great practitioner" with a "strong commercial profile"), PLC Which Lawyer, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration and Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners in International Arbitration ("Best of the Best" in international commercial arbitration). Practice Focus Mr. Hanessian has more than 25 years of experience as counsel and arbitrator in disputes concerning contract, investment treaty, energy, construction, commodities, financial services, insurance, intellectual property and other matters before virtually all of the world’s major arbitration institutions.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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John L. Hardiman

John L. Hardiman

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York, NY
United States
hardimanj@sullcrom.com

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Mr. Hardiman has worked on a wide range of high stakes contests for corporate control starting with British Petroleum’s purchase of Standard Oil in 1986. He also has considerable experience handling regulatory investigations for the Firm’s broker-dealer and corporate clients, as well as representing boards of mutual funds including the independent directors of a variety of funds managed by AllianceBernstein in connection with litigation driven by the “late trading” and “market timing” investigations conducted by the New York Attorney General’s office beginning in 2003. John Hardiman was resident in the Firm’s London office for nearly five years, where he was co-head of the European Litigation and Arbitration Group, returning to the New York office in 2010.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Clifford Hendel

Clifford Hendel

Araoz & Rueda

Madrid, M
Spain
hendel@araozyrueda.com

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Clifford J. Hendel has been a partner in the Madrid firm of Araoz & Rueda since 1997. Born and educated in the United States, he is a dual US-French citizen. He is admitted to practice in New York (1985), England and Wales (1995), Paris (1996) and Madrid (2000), and thus is simultaneously an attorney, solicitor, avocat a la cour and abogado. Before joining Araoz & Rueda, he was a corporate associate and later Of Counsel in the New York and Paris offices of a leading global law firm. He started his legal career as judicial law clerk in the United States Court for the District of Connecticut, after obtaining a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law (Cum Laude) and a B.A. from Wesleyan University (Magna Cum Laude). He has an LLM in Global Sports Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE). Having practiced for over 25 years in an international context, the larger portion of this time being based in Europe (including four years in Paris), Mr. Hendel has extensive experience in international financial transactions, particularly secured transactions and other structured and leveraged financings involving a wide range of projects and assets, and in advising on international mergers and acquisitions. In the area of international arbitration, he has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and Chair in numerous arbitral proceedings, both ad-hoc and administered by institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the Corte de Arbitraje de la Camara de Comercio e Industria de Madrid (CAM). A member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, he is included in the ICC's US and French national lists of arbitrators and has been appointed by the ICC as sole arbitrator, Chair and co-arbitrator in matters involving a variety of applicable laws, particularly Spanish and French law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Global Panel of Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict, Prevention & Resolution (CPR), a member of CPR's European Advisory Committe and an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). He is also moderator of ITAFOR, the ITA Latin American Arbitration Forum. He has been rated as "Recommended Individual" in Arbitration in Chambers & Partners, PLC Which Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA and European Legal Experts in all editions since 2000.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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James Hosking

James Hosking

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

New York, NY
United States
James.Hosking@chaffetzlindsey.com

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James Hosking has over 20 years of international dispute resolution experience. Immediately prior to co-founding Chaffetz Lindsey, he was a partner in Clifford Chance’s New York litigation department, focusing primarily on international arbitration. James is a recognized expert in international arbitration, having handled disputes under the rules of all the leading institutions, including ICC, AAA/ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, WIPO, CRCICA and ICSID, as well as the UNCITRAL Rules. His recent cases have involved international commercial contracts, corporate acquisitions, construction/engineering, insurance and reinsurance, licensing, energy/power projects, JV/shareholder disputes, mining, and investment treaty claims. James also sits as an arbitrator, having been appointed in arbitrations under the AAA, ICC, ICDR, CRCICA and UNCITRAL Rules. He has experience as a sole arbitrator, chairperson, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. CAREER James commenced practicing law in New Zealand, first as a barrister and solicitor at leading firm Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co and then subsequently as a barrister. After completing his LL.M at Harvard Law School in 2000, he joined the New York office of Clifford Chance and was a partner there from 2006-2009. Throughout his career, James has been heavily involved in the international arbitration community. He previously co-chaired the ICDR young practitioners group and in 2007 received a Distinguished Service Award from the AAA. More recently, James was on the committee that produced the revised ICDR International Arbitration Rules and is the co-author of the widely-used commentary A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (OUP). He is affiliated with the world’s preeminent arbitration associations and has held various leadership roles. James is currently a member of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitration Proceedings, an Ambassador for ICCA 2018, and was New Zealand’s delegate to the UNCITRAL working group that drafted the revised Model Law. James is a Fellow of the New Zealand Arbitrators and Mediators Institute and contributed to drafting the Institute’s International Arbitration Rules. James regularly publishes and speaks on issues relating to international arbitration and public international law. He has previously taught seminars on those subjects at universities in the US and New Zealand. RECOGNITION James’s expertise in international arbitration and cross-border litigation is recognized in such publications as Who’s Who of International Arbitration, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, Legal500, PLC Which Lawyer and Best Lawyers. In 2011, he was selected in Global Arbitration Review’s ranking of the “top 45 under 45” arbitration lawyers worldwide. Clients describe him as “a wonderful lawyer who produces a top-notch work product” (Chambers USA 2010), an “extraordinary legal analyst” with “vast experience in arbitration and commercial approach” (Chambers Latin America 2015), and “a passionate advocate of the client and is extremely responsive no matter where he is in the world” (Legal 500 USA 2015). James was proud to accept on behalf of the firm the awards for Global Arbitration Review’s top small law firm of the year (2011) and Chambers USA’s best client service (2014). EDUCATION James earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2000. He attended the University of Auckland from 1990-1994, receiving B.A. and LL.B. (with honors) degrees. James speaks English and German as well as having a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

Last Updated: 07/11/2017
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Paul Huck

Paul Huck

Arbitrator

New York, NY
United States
pgh4law@aol.com
Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Lim Seok Hui

Lim Seok Hui

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Singapore
lim_seok_hui@psd.gov.sg
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Martin Jackson

Martin Jackson

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY
United States
mjackson@sidley.com

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MARTIN JACKSON is a partner in the International Arbitration and Litigation groups in the firm’s New York office. Martin has represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations, in litigation matters in New York federal and state courts, and in litigation matters in numerous other state and federal courts throughout the United States. His international arbitration and complex commercial litigation practice is focused on commercial disputes (breach of contract and other business torts—with a particular focus on contract disputes involving mining, natural gas, other natural resources and renewable energy), securities disputes (derivatives and securities trading) and bankruptcy disputes. Martin was selected as one of The Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40—Class of 2013 by the National LGBT Bar Association and Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List—2016. Martin was also recognized as a “Future Star” in Benchmark Litigation for 2017. He speaks Spanish fluently and represents Latin American clients in international arbitrations and in legal proceedings in the United States. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representation of victims of domestic violence in family law matters.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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William Jannace

William Jannace

Arbitrator

Bayside, New York
United States
+718 224-8231
wjannace@gmail.com

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Professional Experience Bar Admissions: Member of the New York and Connecticut Bars William Jannace has worked nearly 28 years in the securities industry at the American and New York Stock Exchanges and FINRA. He managed FINRA’s Sales Practice Policy department responding to interpretive, policy and disposition requests, covering: capital markets, research, books and records, supervision, outsourcing, bank sweeps, outside business activities/private securities transactions and conflicts of interest. Mr. Jannace also worked in the Enforcement Department where he investigated violations of securities laws/SRO rules, conducted OTRs, drafted reports of investigation/statement of charges/settlements and conducted contested/settlement proceedings. He has also taught courses at Fordham School of Law, New York Law School, Wharton Business School, Georgetown Global Education Institute, Drexel University, New York University, Pace University, Baruch College, Securities Training Corporation, New York Institute of Finance, Financial Markets World, New York Society of Security Analysts, and the Securities Industry Institute/Wharton Business School on: • Capital Markets/IPOs/Exempt Offerings/ADRs • Securities/SRO/Mutual Fund/Investment Adviser/Broker-Dealer Regulation • Broker-Dealer Operations/Net Capital/Customer Protection/Prime Brokerage/Short Selling/Clearance and Settlement. • Corporate Governance/Proxy/Activism/Corporate Social Responsibility/Environmental, Social, Governance/Impact Investing/Climate Change/COP21, State Capitalism/Family Firms/ Sovereign Wealth Funds/Geopolitics/Geoeconomics. Primary Practice Area As a regulator, Mr. Jannace interfaced with the SEC, NASD, state regulators/trade associations (SIFMA) in shepherding proposals for approval; and helped draft reports on: research analyst conflicts; secondary trading of private companies; transparency enhancements to the securities lending marketplace; and on mutual regulatory recognition. He participated in the Compliance Advisory Group, OSRC, and IOSCO initiatives. He also led a FINRA initiative to rewrite its membership rules. Rule proposals/ guidance included: • SRO Rule Harmonization/Business Continuity/Contingency Planning • CEO Certification/Internal Controls/Supervision/ • Review/Supervision of Electronic Communications • AML/Patriot Act/OFAC/SDNs • IPO Allocations/Research Analyst Conflicts/Qualification Examination • Portfolio Margin/Capital He also worked at TD Securities and Smith Barney Shearson, providing legal advice on/reviewed or responsible for: • Regulation D/S offerings/144A/144 resales/10b-18 share buybacks • Offering Memorandums/Underwriting and Prime Brokerage Agreements • Research reports and trading approvals for new issues/secondary offerings • Ensured trade reporting/Control Room/employee/firm trading compliance He was an account executive at Georgeson and D.F. King serving as liaison for corporations/institutional shareholders regarding corporate governance issues; assisted on proxy fights/tender offers for corporate raiders/listed companies; liaison with trading floor and arbitrageurs to provide market color to listed companies; monitored trading versus 13F filings to determine changes in shareholder ownership. He was also Series 7/63 licensed at Drexel Burnham/Paine Webber and is a consultant for The World Bank. Dispute Resolution Experience and Training William Jannace attended an International Commercial Arbitration Training Program with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a FINRA Non-Public arbitrator and a member of the New York International Arbitration Center. He is also a research affiliate with the Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital. Mr. Jannace received his JD from New York Law School in 1992, his LL.M. in Corporate, Banking, and Finance Law from Fordham Law School in 1996, is a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut; received a Certificate in Global Affairs at New York University and Environmental, Social and Governance investment training from the International Corporate Governance Network. Mr. Jannace also conducted overseas training programs for the: Russian Securities Commission/Stock Exchange; East African Securities Regulatory Authority/Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania; Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority; Securities and Exchange Board of India; Ukrainian Securities Commission/Stock Market; Romanian Securities Commission; Jordanian Securities Commission; Capital Markets Authority of Turkey; Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority; New York Institute of Finance- Beijing/China and Taiwan Stock Exchange. Selected Honors, Awards, Publications and/or Professional and Civic Associations He has also volunteered for the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, and served as a judge for the SIFMA Foundation InvestWrite Competition. Mr. Jannace’s community service includes establishing the Susan M. Jannace Scholarship at Fordham University and the Anthony E. Jannace Scholarship at New York Law School. His speaking engagements include: Securities Regulation/Corporate Governance/Capital Markets, and Broker-Dealer Operations/Market Structure/Clearance and Settlement for the: • Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission • China Construction Bank • Iraq Stock Exchange • Securities and Exchange Bureau of India • Tokyo Stock Exchange • Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance • Kenyan Capital Markets Authority • El Salvador Securities and Exchange Commission • Ghana Stock Exchange • Mexican Banking and Securities Commission • Sarajevo Stock Exchange/Securities Commission • Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority • Central Bank of Kosovo • Malaysian Securities Commission • SEC Annual Institute for Securities Market • US State Department Foreign Delegation • Hong Kong Securities Commission • Philippine Dealing System Holdings • Treasury Department of Argentina • Ontario Securities Commission • Securities Operations Forum • ALI-ABA Compliance and Enforcement Conference • SIFMA lAD and Fixed-Income Conferences • FINRA Spring Conference • NYSE Regulatory Conferences • SIFMA Equity Capital Markets and Research Management Conferences • BD Week Annual Compliance Conference • SIFMA Annual Legal and Compliance Conferences • NASD Institute for Professional Development • ABA Conference. Education NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – SPS Jan. 2018 Graduate Certificate-Global Energy Studies SECURITIES INDUSTRY INSTITUTE/WHARTON BUSINESS SCHOOL 2004 –2016 Certificate Program/Member of the Board of Trustees/Lecturer FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 1996 L.L.M.: BANKING, CORPORATE AND FINANCE LAW NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL; J.D. 1992 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY; B.A., ECONOMICS 1981 Contact Information William Jannace 17-85 215th Street, Apartment 17-L Bayside, NY 11360 Home: (718) 224-8231 • Cell: (917) 282-1034 wjannace@gmail.com

Last Updated: 01/03/2017
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Sherman Kahn

Sherman Kahn

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
skahn@mkwllp.com

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Sherman Kahn acts as an arbitrator and mediator and represents clients in international and domestic proceedings presenting complex technical and commercial issues and has arbitrated under the ICC, AAA, ICDR, JCAA, and other arbitration and dispute resolution rules. He arbitrates technology issues ranging from patent and trademark issues to IT outsourcing. He also handles highly technical cases raising mining, construction and commercial issues. Sherman has also litigated patent matters involving technologies, including programmable logic devices, microprocessors and controllers, memory devices, construction equipment, medical devices, biotechnology, supercomputers, LCD & PDP display devices, LED Lighting, various computer software products, and networking technologies as well as IT outsourcing, trade secret, trademark, copyright, and antitrust matters. Sherman is a member of the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators, the AAA Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and the CPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He was Chair of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section for the 2014-2015 year. He is a member of the New York International Arbitration Club and the CPR Institute Arbitration Committee and is a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List. He is co-chair of the Technology Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center. Sherman is with Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP in New York. He practiced with Morrison & Foerster for seventeen years including five years in its Tokyo office. During that time he was licensed as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi. Sherman received his JD from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1993. He is admitted in California, New York and Washington DC.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Neil Kaplan

Neil Kaplan

International Arbitration, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Hong Kong
China
neil@neil-kaplan.com
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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William M. Katz, Jr.

William M. Katz, Jr.

Thompson & Knight LLP

Dallas, TX
United States
William.Katz@tklaw.com

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Bill Katz focuses his practice on complex business litigation and arbitration matters, with a focus on energy, antitrust, securities, healthcare, and corporate governance issues. He represents clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, arbitration panels, and administrative agencies. Bill also has expertise in internal investigations, representation of audit committees, and the design and implementation of compliance and training programs. Chambers USA directories have praised Bill for his ability to develop "effective strategies in complex disputes" and his "good reputation, which is well deserved," and describe him as "very knowledgeable" and an "A+ litigator who would be on anyone's list of lawyers if you had a problem."

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Edward Kehoe

Edward Kehoe

King & Spalding LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 556 2246
ekehoe@kslaw.com

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Edward Kehoe is the Managing Partner of King & Spalding’s New York office and co-head of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice. Mr. Kehoe recently completed a three-year term on the firm’s ten-person management committee. This year, King & Spalding’s International Arbitration group was recognized by Law 360 as the top practice in the world. Global Arbitration Review previously noted, “the firm’s rise up the rankings speaks volumes for the power of a winning record.” The team has been widely lauded as a leading practice in the industry by Chambers, AmLaw’s Focus Europe and Legal 500 who recently emphasized the team’s “consistently excellent work.” Mr. Kehoe has more than 25 years of experience in business arbitration and litigation, with a focus on disputes in the fields of energy, mining, construction, professional services, finance/banking, pharmaceutical and insurance. For each year since 2007, Mr. Kehoe has been recognized in Chambers USA as one of the top lawyers for international arbitration, where it states that he “received abundant praise for his talented approach to international arbitration” and that he “drew spontaneous applause from esteemed sources for his sophistication and success in handling a number of sizable matters.” Mr. Kehoe received special recognition for “his advocacy skills and the real commitment he demonstrates to clients.” Chambers USA has also hailed him as “excellent” noting “he receives accolades from clients who appreciate his strategic approach and ability to take into consideration business interests.” Most recently, Who’s Who Legal noted that “Edward Kehoe is both a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.” Chambers Global highlighted that “Mr. Kehoe is approachable and intelligent. Despite the fact that he is one of the top people in the field, he is very down-to-earth.” Chambers Global also has quoted sources who say that he is an “extremely thoughtful lawyer and strategic thinker.” Mr. Kehoe also is ranked by Legal 500 for international arbitration where commenters expressed “a great deal of respect” for his legal skills, describing him as “excellent and client focused.” Mr. Kehoe was honored in the Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the “Nation’s Top Litigators” in Business Litigation. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. In addition to serving as counsel, Mr. Kehoe sits as an arbitrator and is listed as an arbitrator on the Panel of Neutrals for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on international arbitration issues, and is a member of the Board of Editors of Global Arbitration Review and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Benno Kimmelman

Benno Kimmelman

Sidley Austin LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
bkimmelman@sidley.com

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Benno Kimmelman is co-chair of the firm's global International Arbitration practice. He focuses on the arbitration and litigation of complex commercial and investment treaty disputes as well as litigation in aid of the arbitration process. Benno regularly represents U.S. and foreign clients, as well as sovereign entities, in international disputes before arbitral tribunals and state and federal courts in the United States. He has acted as lead counsel in numerous cases before the leading international arbitration institutions and has served as an arbitrator in international disputes under the rules of the leading international arbitral institutions. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and International Litigation, as well as an Adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He served as chair of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Benno is listed as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in Legal 500 United States, Legal 500 Latin America and in Chambers USA 2013: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, where he is described as "an outstanding advocate." Additionally, Benno is recognized as a Litigation Star in the United States in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Brian King

Brian King

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States

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Brian is based in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Before returning to the U.S. in 2007, he headed the international arbitration group in the firm's Amsterdam office for seven years. Brian specializes in commercial and treaty arbitration and is recognized as a "global player" in the field. He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over 100 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, including two of the largest investment arbitrations to date. Brian has particular expertise in the energy, construction and natural resources sectors. Brian is a prolific writer and speaker at industry and government conferences. Among other professional affiliations, he is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law. Brian speaks English and Dutch, and reads Spanish and French.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Meg Kinnear

Meg Kinnear

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Washington, D.C.
United States
mkinnear@worldbank.org
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Matthew Kirtland

Matthew Kirtland

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
matthew.kirtland@nortonrosefulbright.com
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Yasmine Lahlou

Yasmine Lahlou

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 257 6958
yasmine.lahlou@chaffetzlindsey.com

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Yasmine Lahlou has 13 years of experience in international arbitration and litigation and has been with Chaffetz Lindsey since 2009. She advises and represents U.S. and international clients on a range of commercial disputes, in both international arbitration and litigation proceedings. Initially trained in Paris and admitted in New York, Yasmine is experienced in civil and common law systems. Yasmine has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules. She has acted as a sole and co-arbitrator in ICC and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) arbitrations.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Christopher Lau

Christopher Lau

Chartered Arbitrator, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

Maxwell Chambers
Singapore
clau@3vb-arbitrators.com.sg

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With over 35 years of experience, Christopher has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of Asian legal culture and market dynamics. He has served as arbitrator in mostly international cases under, amongst others, ICC, HKIAC, KLRCA, LCIA, SCMA, SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. His arbitration practice encompasses BIT, investment and all aspects of commercial disputes including maritime, construction, energy, corporate and insurance disputes involving the laws of various jurisdictions including those of Singapore, India, Hong Kong, PRC, England and New York. Chambers & Partners refers to him as being a “very solid arbitrator” with a “great reputation” bringing “his experienced and charming” approach to high-profile cases in Singapore and across Asia as well as having US and European experience. Christopher is a panel arbitrator with many arbitral institutions including SIAC, SCMA, HKIAC, KLRCA, KCAB, BAC and AAA/ICDR. He is an Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, Task Force on IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration, Working Group IBA Rules on Investor-State Mediation and Board of Advisors New York International Arbitration Center. He is an independent, non-executive director of the Board of Directors of Wing Tai Holdings Ltd, serving as Chairman of its Audit Committee and member of its Nominating Committee and an independent, non-executive director of the Board of Directors of Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd serving as Chairman of its Risk and Audit Committee.

Last Updated: 06/22/2015
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Eliot Lauer

Eliot Lauer

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

NY, New York
United States
+1 212 696 6192
elauer@curtis.com

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Mr. Lauer is co-chair of the Litigation group. He represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts. He also is an experienced federal and state appellate advocate. Mr. Lauer has tried criminal and civil cases involving mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, false statements to state and federal agencies, commodities fraud, transactions in government securities and commodity futures, market manipulation, accountants' and other professionals' liability, false advertising, contract and agency disputes involving real estate, product liability, and other commercial transactions. He has experience representing clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), State Attorneys General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), state accountancy boards and other agencies. He also is well-versed in the diverse litigation aspects of bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Lauer has served as counsel to special board committees, including audit committees, and in connection with independent investigations of internal corporate affairs. He has particular experience in evaluating and defending fraud, negligence and statutory claims (including class actions) against corporate issuers, directors and accountants in matters relating to audits and presentation of financial statements and related corporate disclosure. He also has experience in many facets of litigation involving bankruptcy, Ponzi schemes, and other fraudulent schemes. For a number of years, Mr. Lauer served as an active member of the arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and several industry bodies. As an advocate, he represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and mediations.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Jordan B. Leader

Jordan B. Leader

Proskauer Rose LLP

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 969 3922
jleader@proskauer.com

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Jordan Leader is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department. He is a member of the Sports Law Group and International Arbitration Group. Jordan regularly represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including contract, joint venture, licensing, fraud, antitrust, and other commercial disputes. He handles cases in state and federal court, and in domestic and international arbitrations. A significant portion of Jordan’s practice is dedicated to representing and counseling professional sports leagues and teams in a wide variety of areas, including antitrust and competition issues, arena leases, and general contractual issues. Among the firm’s industry clients he has represented are Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the ATP Tour, the WTA Tour, and the New Jersey Devils. He also co-authors a bimonthly column entitled “Letter from America” in Sports Law Administration and Practice, a leading industry publication in Europe. Recent sports representations include: Major League Soccer, obtaining summary judgment dismissing federal antitrust and RICO claims brought by a former promoter of international exhibition soccer matches. ATP Tour, winning a full defense verdict on antitrust and state law claims after a two week federal jury trial, which was upheld on appeal by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Jordan also focuses on complex cross-border commercial disputes, most of which are resolved through international arbitration and related litigation. He is the co-author of a chapter on post-arbitral award enforcement and challenges in Proskauer on International Litigation and Arbitration, a comprehensive e-book on cross-border litigation and arbitration. Recent international arbitration representations include: ABI Bank Ltd, a Caribbean bank, securing a complete victory for the bank in an ICC arbitration in Miami brought by Andrade Gutierrez, one of the largest Brazilian construction companies, which sought over $35 million in connection with an airport rehabilitation and corresponding long-term bond financing. Satyam Computer Services, in numerous proceedings against its joint venture partner, Venture Global Engineering (VGE), including: a full victory in an LCIA arbitration in London, which was recognized and enforced by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; prevailing on three separate appeals brought by VGE to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and most recently, in March 2012, obtaining the dismissal of a RICO and fraud suit brought by VGE. sanofi-aventis, in a Swiss Rules arbitration in Zurich with U.S. pharmaceutical company Watson concerning the expiration of distribution and supply rights to a major drug that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually, prevailing on nine out of ten claims.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Seymours

London, England
United Kingdom
amanda.lee@seymourslaw.com

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Ms. Lee is admitted to the State Bar of New York and as a Solicitor and Solicitor-Advocate with rights of audience in civil proceedings in the higher courts of England and Wales. Specialising in dispute resolution, Ms. Lee’s experience includes commercial litigation and international arbitration, mediation and construction adjudication, particularly in the fields of professional negligence, breach of warranty, fraud and insurance law. She has experience acting as Privy Council Agent in proceedings before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest appeal court for Commonwealth countries, on behalf of Appellants and Respondents. Ms. Lee studied law at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK and graduated with a first class honours degree. She was the recipient of a number of academic prizes during her legal studies. She completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, UK, for which she obtained a distinction. Ms. Lee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Committee of the London Branch of the CIArb. She is an affiliate member of the New York Branch of the CIArb. She acts as a Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors (www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk), an organization working to promote diversity in the legal profession. She is a member of the following professional organisations: • American Bar Association (Litigation Section) • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum • ICDR Y&I • LCIA YIAG • New York State Bar Association • New York International Arbitration Center • Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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John Levitske

John Levitske

Huron Consulting Group, Commercial Dispute Advisory Services

Chicago, IL
United States
JLevitske@HuronConsultingGroup.com

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John Levitske has more than 30 years of experience in business valuation and forensic accounting. He focuses on complex business valuation, economic damages, and forensic accounting matters, and the resolution of valuation and accounting disputes arising from M&A transactions, commercial and shareholder litigation, business divorce, and private company controversies. John serves as a consultant, expert witness or neutral arbitrator in domestic and international dispute matters. He is based in Chicago and also frequently works with the New York City office of Huron. + Prior to joining Huron, John served in senior positions with international financial advisory and Big Four accounting firms where he provided expert consulting and testimony in the U.S. and Europe in depositions and court trials, plus ICC, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA and ad hoc arbitrations. He also served as the arbitrator/ neutral accountant or appraiser in which he conducted the dispute resolution process and rendered binding decisions. + Representative examples of John’s engagement experience include: - Appraisals of companies and capital stock, for buyouts of shareholders and creditors. - Evaluated seller’s assertions that “but for” undetected embezzlements its company would have been profitable and whether the actual selling price of the capital stock of the private company to a buyer was below fair market value. - Quantified lost profits damages for breach of contract to purchase a required amount of products from a supplier pursuant to a “take or pay” agreement. - Acted as a national co-director of the forensic accounting investigation team accredited with reporting on causes of the largest bankruptcy in history. - Served as the neutral arbitrator, jointly-retained by both buyer and seller, ancillary to an ongoing civil litigation court case, to adjudicate disputes over the quantification of the earn-out contingent additional purchase price amount pursuant to the agreement to acquire the target company. + Education and Certification - Master of Business Administration, cum laude, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN - Juris Doctor, Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA (and “Law Review” member) - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Major, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania - Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) , American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation, American Society of Appraisers - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, CFA Institute - Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), AICPA - Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC), Forensic Expert Witness Association - Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors - Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), AICPA. - Limited Representative - Investment Banking License, Series 79, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority - Uniform Securities Agent License, Series 63, North American Securities Administrators Association + Professional Associations - National Board Member and Immediate Past President, Forensic Expert Witness Association - Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Dispute Resolution Committee - Practitioner Member, New York International Arbitration Center - Examination Question Writer and Reviewer (former), AICPA: Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Exam - Adjunct Faculty (former): Accounting and Finance at the University of Pittsburgh, and Auditing at Point Park University + Publications - Co-author of "Managing Post-Merger & Acquisition Purchase Price Disputes" chapter in American Bar Association's ADR Handbook for the Business Lawyer (2016)

Last Updated: 04/19/2017
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David Lindsey

David Lindsey

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

New York, NY
United States
david.lindsey@chaffetzlindsey.com

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David Lindsey has practiced law for 28 years and is a founding partner of Chaffetz Lindsey LLP. David represents plaintiff and defendant multinational companies in cross border disputes most often decided by international arbitration tribunals under the rules of the ICDR, the ICC, the LCIA, and other top international arbitral institutions. David also has an active U.S. litigation practice in New York federal and state courts, and he has tried cases in the Florida courts. He is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. His clients are leaders in the power, oil and gas, engineering, manufacturing, automotive sales, franchising, licensing, and pharmaceutical industries, and David has represented them in proceedings in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. David also acts both for and against foreign sovereigns concerning, among other things, expropriation of a foreign party’s investments, fair and equitable treatment under public international law, breach of a sovereign’s obligations under treaty instruments, breach of contract, determination of applicable law, U.S. racketeering laws, and the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. He represents private companies suing sovereigns, but also represents foreign sovereigns, their political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities in U.S. courts in matters arising from enforcement of U.S. trade sanctions.

Last Updated: 07/25/2017
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Joseph LoBue

Joseph LoBue

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Washington, D.C.
United States
+1-202-639-7493
joseph.lobue@friedfrank.com

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Joseph J. LoBue is a partner in the Litigation Department and International Arbitration practice group resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. Mr. LoBue's practice focuses on international arbitration, general commercial litigation, and technology-related disputes. Mr. LoBue represents and advises clients in a wide variety of complex matters and disputes and has substantial experience in the energy, aerospace and technology sectors, in particular. Some of his recent representations include: - A major energy company on a wide range of issues and disputes in the areas of feed gas supply, LNG quality, force majeure, shipping, engineering and construction, price reviews and other commercial matters. - Total E&P Uganda B.V. in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Uganda under the Netherlands-Uganda Bilateral Investment Treaty. - A large French company in connection with a potential ICSID claim against the Government of an African country under the relevant Bilateral Investment Treaty. - An oil exploration and production company in an ICC arbitration relating to offshore oil exploration rights in West Africa. - General Electric Corporation in an ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to construct two power plants in Venezuela. - A large French aircraft manufacturer in an ICC arbitration relating to the design of high lift devices. - A large European satellite manufacturer in an AAA/ICDR arbitration involving the manufacture of a telecommunications constellation. - A large French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration and litigation involving aircraft terrain awareness and warning systems. - A large French avionics manufacturer in ICC arbitration involving a patent infringement and licensing dispute relating to night vision systems. - A Turkish company in ICC arbitration against a German telecommunications company regarding sales and distribution rights. - A Belize corporation in ICC arbitration in connection with the sale and installation of mobile telecommunication infrastructure equipment in Turkey. - A French chemical company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical plant in France. Mr. LoBue is recognized in the area of International Arbitration by Legal 500 and by The Experts Guide. Prior to attending law school, Mr. LoBue served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy and retired as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Mr. LoBue received his JD, magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2001. He received his BE in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1986. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

Last Updated: 10/08/2015
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Ben Love

Ben Love

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

New York, NY
United States
ben.love@freshfields.com

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Ben is a senior associate in the international arbitration and public international law groups in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has acted as both counsel and tribunal secretary in a wide variety of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on the energy sector. Ben has extensive experience in arbitrations against Latin American States, and his recent mandates include representing investors in multi-billion dollar arbitrations against Egypt and its State entities arising out of the Peace Pipeline project, securing a favorable award for Total in its ICSID arbitration against Argentina, and advising clients in claims against sovereigns and State entities in Algeria, Kazakhstan, and various European States. In addition to his work as counsel, Ben serves on the Peer Review Board of the ICSID Review, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and the editorial boards of International Legal Materials and World Arbitration & Mediation Review. He publishes and speaks frequently on international law and international arbitration, including as co-author, with Noah Rubins, of a forthcoming monograph entitled Provisional Measures in Investment Treaty Arbitration. Qualified to practice in New York and Texas, Ben speaks English and French, reads Spanish, and holds law degrees from the University of Texas and Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Dana MacGrath

Dana MacGrath

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY
United States
dmacgrath@sidley.com
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Olivia A. Maginley

Olivia A. Maginley

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 403 1000
OAMaginley@wlrk.com

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Lawyer Olivia A. Maginley, graduated from University of Toronto, B.A., Honors, with highest distinction, 2006 New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009, is now employed by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz at 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019. While being a member of , Olivia A. Maginley is one of the more than one million lawyers in United States. Before choosing Olivia A. Maginley as your lawyer, you should consider whether Olivia A. Maginley is a member of American Bar Association (ABA), how much he or she charges for the services, if there is any hidden attorney fee, what's the fee schedule, whether he or she has good community reputation and is able to provide a list of good references. You can also contact the Board of Professional Responsibility of the state bar, to find out if Olivia A. Maginley has ever been placed under any disciplinary actions. If there is any such disciplinary action, avoid using his or her services. Please be aware that, though Olivia A. Maginley's office is located at New York, NY, he or she might belong to the bar association of other states. Focus of Lawyer's Practice and Years Practice are also very important factors in your evaluation process. The more focused the lawyer's practice areas, the better service he or she could provide. Length of practice, however, can be both positive and negative for an attorney. So do not make decisions solely on one or two factors. Olivia A. Maginley has been admitted in 2010, New York. His or her practice areas include Litigation. Olivia A. Maginley's college education includes University of Toronto, B.A., Honors, with highest distinction, 2006, law school degree was from New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009, other biographical background includes Executive Editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.. You should contact other lawyers and law firms nearby before choosing your legal representatives.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Alan Mansfield

Alan Mansfield

Greenberg Traurig LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
mansfielda@gtlaw.com

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Practice Areas Alan Co-Chairs the Global Litigation Practice and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. He handles complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal litigation. Professional Memberships Commissioner, New York State Commission on Judicial Nominations; Board of Directors, New York International Arbitration Center; National Center for State Courts; Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section); Board of Directors, MFY Legal Services, Inc.; Fellow, The New York Bar Foundation; Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Career Chambers USA, 2009-16. Personal JD, Duke University School of Law (1978), Editor, Duke Law Journal; AB, magna cum laude, Brown University (1975)

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Thomas Margiotti

Thomas Margiotti

ADR Answers

Philadelphia, PA
United States
info@adranswers.com

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An experienced Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner and a private, and court qualified arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Margiotti has achieved Fellowship status with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is an Accredited Mediator by the United Kingdom's prestigious Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). He is a recognized leader in ADR and has consulted, lectured, and taught internationally and domestically regarding International Commercial Arbitration Laws, Court-Connected Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs, and Online Dispute Resolution. He has published several articles on ADR. He is on the roster for several international and domestic ADR providers. Mr. Margiotti is a committed student of ADR and has over 200 hours of ADR training. While primarily a facilitative mediator he is well versed in other mediation styles that he can draw upon to help the parties overcome impasse. He recognizes the value of keeping current on trends and developments in ADR and does so by frequently attending and often presenting at conferences and workshops worldwide. Mr. Margiotti is an Adjunct professor at Philadelphia University and has taught ADR and Commercial Law at Comenius University in Slovakia and was an Observer as part of a United States NGO delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Group III, Online Dispute Resolution, in Vienna 2015. An attorney for over 28 years with diverse background and experience representing business owners, management, employees and private individuals as a transactional attorney and in litigation, mediation and arbitration in a variety of areas including commercial, contracts, construction, employment/workplace, Real Estate, personal injury and premises liability. Many of the matters he has handled are in the areas of Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality. Mr. Margiotti served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia for over 12 years where his assignments included Major Trials and the Homicide Unit. He is an experienced trial attorney with over 100 jury trials and thousands of non-jury trials. Mr. Margiotti is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey and has also been admitted into U.S. Federal Court for both the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He received his Juris Doctorate from The Delaware Law School of Widener University and bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. Additionally, he has studied international law and the law of the European Union and is in the process to qualify as an English Solicitor having successfully passed the MCT (theoretical elements).

Last Updated: 03/17/2017
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Viren Mascarenhas

Viren Mascarenhas

King & Splalding LLP

New York, NY
United States
vmascarenhas@kslaw.com

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Viren Mascarenhas is counsel in King & Spalding’s New York office, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He is a specialist in public international law and international arbitration, focusing on both investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Richard Mattiaccio

Richard Mattiaccio

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, *NYIAC Vice Chair

New York, NY
United States
212-872-9858
richard.mattiaccio@squirepb.com

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CURRENT Partner in the Litigation, IDR and IP Practice Groups in the New York office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (formerly Squire Sanders) since 2007 Arbitrator and mediator in international, commercial, and executive employment disputes in administered, non-administered and ad hoc cases AAA/ICDR panel arbitrator since 1987; CPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA); Chair, International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC) of the New York City Bar Association; Vice-Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) New York Branch; Vice-Chair, New York International Arbitration Association (NYIAC) ARBITRATOR AND MEDIATOR SERVICE Service as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, and tribunal member in a broad range of international and complex domestic US commercial, IP and employment cases, including: Commercial Contracts: full range of disputes involving long-term supply contracts including price determinations, timeliness of performance, nonconformity of goods, failure to deliver related services, breach of express and implied warranties, implied duties (best efforts, good faith and fair dealing), price determination, conditions, stipulated damages, hardship, impossibility, mandatory law, mistake, limitations on damages, anticipatory breach, repudiation, termination, restitution, damages, set-off, assignment or transfer, third-party rights, limitations periods, joint and several liability, fraud Corporate Transactions: private mergers and acquisitions, breach of representations and warranties, price adjustments, earn-out agreements, breach of post-closing covenants Licensing, Franchise, Dealer and Sales Agency Agreements: failure to perform, wrongful termination, breach of exclusivity obligations, failure to meet targets or exercise best efforts, noncompliance with statutorily-imposed duties Aerospace and Defense: supply chain disruption, Tier 1/ sub-tier relationships, defective parts, delay, hardship claims in long-term supply arrangements, intellectual property rights disputes, stipulated damages Energy: solar panel manufacturing defects, wind farm construction, turbine defects and maintenance issues, civilian contractor tank farm maintenance and battlefield fuel supply Life Sciences: patent infringement, misappropriation of jointly developed technology, licensing disputes, violation of confidentiality and non-compete obligations Closely-held Corporations: accounting, mismanagement and misappropriation, breach of non-compete, fair value/FMV minority share valuation Limited Liability Company: disputes between Members and Managers based on operating agreement terms, implied duties Professionals: compensation, competition disputes between law firms and departing partners Employment: executive compensation including investment banker bonus disputes, wrongful termination, breach of duty of loyalty REPRESENTATIVE CASES AS ARBITRATOR OR MEDIATOR A dispute over whether the filing of new patents using research data derived from in vitro and in vivo studies using proprietary technology supplied pursuant to a Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) violated the terms of the MTA Claims of breach of pharmaceutical marketing agreements An arbitration brought for breach of wind farm warranty and maintenance contracts Solar panel customer/manufacturer breach of contract/breach of warranty disputes A claim brought by a terminated patent agent for a declaratory judgment that it had earned contingent fees in connection with worldwide software patent litigation An emergency arbitration brought by a third-party funder to obtain an injunction preventing distribution of class action settlement funds pending a decision on the merits in the arbitration Claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against private equity fund managers An arbitration brought for alleged violation of non-competition obligations pursuant to a financial services management contract A complex contract dispute between a hedge fund manager and founders of the fund Numerous cases in which wrongful termination of exclusive long-term supply or 
distribution agreements was alleged Disputes between suppliers and their exclusive US importers of commodities, industrial, or consumer products and related service obligations An arbitration between two competitors regarding alleged infringement of a famous service mark A claim of breach of exclusivity obligation brought against a national real estate brokerage system and its exclusive Manhattan franchisee Executive compensation (including investment banker bonus) cases Mediating disputes between shareholders in closely held companies Mediating disputes between LLC members and managers Mediating employment discrimination and hostile work environment claims Mediating a dispute between pro se members in a Connecticut-based LLC entirely in Italian 
 ARBITRATION-RELATED ACTIVITIES Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) New York Branch: - Vice-Chair since January 2017 - Course Co-Director, 2017 Columbia Law School/CIArb Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration - Past Chair, Programming Committee New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC): - Vice-Chair since January 2017 - Board and Executive Committee Member (2012-present) - Member, informal founders group (2010-12) College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA): - Co-Chair, Law Firm Committee, 2015-16 - Member, International Committee (2014-present) CPR Arbitration Committee, Member 
International Arbitration Club of New York, Member LAW PRACTICE EXPERIENCE Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (formerly Squire Sanders) New York, 2007-2017 Cross-border and domestic commercial and IP litigation, international and commercial arbitration in a broad array of industrial and commercial sectors, including: Aerospace (Supply Chain) Consumer Products Energy (Oil & Gas, Solar, Wind) - Supply Agreements
 - Manufacturing, Outsourcing - Construction Projects Fashion Brands Hotel Development, Management Firm Leadership Roles: Litigation Practice Group New York office leader; New York Ethics Partner; firm-wide Industry Group Leader, Consumer Products and Retail Partner, Pavia & Harcourt LLP, New York, 1987-2007; Associate, 1983-86 Representation of EU-based companies and U.S. subsidiaries of EU-based groups in arbitrated, litigated and mediated disputes with strategic commercial partners in the United States; consulting and supervisory relationships with local counsel representing US-based parties in Italian judicial and arbitral proceedings Client representation in New York included litigated and arbitrated disputes, related to: Commercial Cross-Border Banking Consumer Products Design, Manufacture, Distribution Fashion Licensing, Franchising, Brand Protection Long-term Commercial Supply Relationships Machine Tool, Cell and System Supply Medical Device Supply Real Estate Development and Investments Representation of a sovereign in US federal and NY state court litigation Specialty Food and Beverage Import and Distribution Technology Licensing Transportation/Logistics Venture Capital Investments Leadership Role: Chair, Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group (1998-2007) Litigation Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, 1983-87 Training in pretrial, trial and appellate practice in complex Antitrust, Products Liability, and Securities cases in New York federal and state courts Federal Appellate Clerkship, Chief Judge Daniel M. Friedman, US Court of Claims (1978-79) REPRESENTATIVE CASES IN LAW PRACTICE Representing plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving allegations of breach, wrongful termination or non-renewal of exclusive licensing, distribution or franchise, and long-term supply and manufacturing agreements in a variety of fields Defense of product defect claims asserted in international arbitration against a manufacturer of solar panels Representing a windfarm developer in connection with the wrongful termination of long- term energy supply contracts Acting as lead counsel in cross-border litigation and international arbitration on behalf of an aerospace manufacturer against a sub-tier supplier threatening to disrupt an aircraft assembly line over the supplier’s demand for a price increase in a long-term, fixed price supply contract Representing the Government of Italy in litigation resulting in US judicial compulsion, and in negotiations to obtain the voluntary return of Classical and Hellenistic period artefacts illegally removed from Sicily and southern Italy Representing a high-fashion trademark owner and its licensee manufacturer in trademark anti-counterfeiting cases brought against major discount retailers and their suppliers in litigation in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) resulting in permanent injunctions and multimillion dollar recoveries Obtaining confirmation of international arbitral awards Acting as lead counsel in a federal securities fraud case that proceeded to a jury trial in 
SDNY and verdict for the client Defending an Italian bank in purported class actions brought against foreign bank defendants and their manufacturer-customers for alleged violations of US anti-terrorism laws Defending Lanham Act, RICO and common law claims brought by New Jersey and Florida franchisees of a supplier of high fashion leather goods, clothing and accessories Representing the purchaser of an engineering firm in purchase price adjustment arbitration Representing a minority shareholder/former CEO of a closely held corporation in arbitration to obtain fair value for his shares Representing clients based in Italy, Japan, the People's Republic of China and the US in connection with challenges to the jurisdiction of local federal and state courts Representing non-US based parties seeking federal discovery under 28 USC §1782 in aid of civil proceedings pending or threatened in courts located outside the US Representing an energy services company in UNCITRAL arbitration to obtain payment from a multinational organization for services rendered to a peacekeeping mission Representing executives or employers in contract disputes arising from termination of the employment of highly compensated executives Representing investors, managers and tenants in Manhattan office, retail and hotel properties in contract disputes with investors, contractors, landlords and brokers Defending automotive, machine tool, industrial equipment and medical device manufacturers in product defect litigation Serving as New York trial counsel and as national coordinating counsel for major Italian automotive manufacturers in the defense of product liability cases BAR ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES Chair, International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC), New York City Bar Association Member, President's Committee to Pursue Enhanced Speed and Efficiency of Dispute Resolution, New York City Bar Association Executive Committee, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Member, NYSBA International Section Past Bar Association Service (Partial) New York City Bar Association - Co-Chair, In-House/Outside Litigation Counsel Group - Chair, Products Liability Committee - Member, Arbitration Committee - Member, Judiciary Committee - Member, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee - Member, Professional Discipline Committee - Member, Civil Rights Committee New York State Bar Association - Founding Co-Chair, Dispute Resolution Section IDR Committee - Co-Chair, DRS Legislation Committee - Member, Ethics Committee - Member, International Section Federal Circuit Bar Association - Founding Co-Chair, Judge Daniel M. Friedman Memorial Committee - Co-Chair, 2012-13 Friedman Memorial Lectures on Excellence in Appellate Advocacy RECENT PUBLICATIONS Author: In-House Counsel's Key Role in Arbitration: Ensuring the Process Meets Company Expectations (NYSBA Inside, Vol. 33, No. 3, Winter 2015) Expert Q and A on International Arbitration in New York (Practical Law, February 2015) Arbitration Tips and Traps for Corporate Counsel (Corporate Counsel, ALM Media, October 16, 2014) Arbitration Do's and Don'ts for the Trial Lawyer (NYSBA NY Litigator, Vol. 19, No. 2, Fall 2014) reprinted in NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Digest No. 70, Spring 2017) Co-author: Mediation in Italy: A Bridge Too Far? (AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 66, No. 3, August-October 2011) Co-Drafter: Why Choose New York for International Arbitration (January 2017) Choose New York Law for International Arbitration (October 2014) Contributor: NYSBA Guidelines for the Arbitrator’s Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of Domestic Commercial Arbitrations and Guidelines for the Arbitrator’s Conduct of the Pre-Hearing Phase of International Arbitrations ICDC Reports and Amicus Briefs - Second Circuit Amicus Brief in Support of Respondent-Appellant (Kiobel v. Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP) (17-424-cv) - Second Circuit Amicus Brief in Support of Motion for Rehearing in CBF Indústria de Gusa S/A et al. v. AMCI Holdings, Inc. - Advance Waivers of Arbitrator Conflicts of Interest in International Commercial Arbitrations Seated in New York 2010 UNIDROIT Principles Working Group Observer RECENT FACULTY AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Course Co-Director, June 5-9, 2017 Columbia Law School - CIArb Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration Faculty, NYSBA DRS Arbitration Training, Cardozo Law School, June 2011-15, 2017 E-Discovery Panel, NYSBA ComFed/DRS Program at Fordham LS, March 13, 2017 Third-Party Funding Panel, Hot Topics in Arbitration, March 15, 2017, NY Law School Presenter, Back to the Beginning, CCA Annual Meeting, October 20, 2017 Moderator, CIArb NY Program on IDR Career Opportunities in NYC, April 1, 2016 Presenter, Arbitration Clause-Writing, SINKROM Conference Series, March 24, 2016 Panelist, CPR Program on Cross-Cultural Mediation, January 27, 2016 Programming Committee, CIArb NY Branch UNCITRAL Conference, October 21, 2015 Program Chair and Moderator, CIArb NY Branch Six-City Video-Linked Program on the UNIDROIT Principles 2010 Working Group presenters, February 25, 2015 Program Co-Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section 2013 Fall Meeting Panelist, Business Arbitration: Addressing the Practical Concerns of In-House Counsel, 
NY City Bar (2010) Panelist, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Avoiding the Arbi-Trial: How B2B 
Arbitration Can Be Expeditious and Cost Effective (New York, 2004) DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING (PARTIAL) Columbia Law School/CIArb Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration, June 6-10, 2016; CCA Annual Meetings (2013-2016); ICDR Annual Practice Vis Moot and Seminar (2011- 2015); ICDR/IBA Four Roundtables in Times Square-Putting the Spotlight on International Arbitration on Broadway (2011); 3-Day Commercial Division Panel Mediator Advanced Training (2010); College of Commercial Arbitrators National Summit on Business-to-Business Arbitration (2009); AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (2009); City Bar Mediation Training, Conflict Resolution Theory & Techniques (2009); ICDR International Symposium: Advanced Case Management Issues (2008); ICDR The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them (2006); AAA Neutrals Conference (2005, 2004); Faculty, AAA Workshop, Safeguarding the Award: Top Strategies for Protecting an Arbitration Award from Vacatur (2004); AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (2004); Faculty, AAA Workshop, Arbitration Awards, Tips & Traps-Reduce or Minimize Challenges When the Case is Over (2004); AAA Arbitrator Update (2004, 2002); AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Workshop: Advanced Case Management Issues (2001); AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training (2000); AAA Advanced Arbitrator Training (1991) BAR ADMISSIONS New York (First Dep’t, 1979-present); US District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; US Courts of Appeals including Second, DC and Federal Circuits; US Supreme Court EDUCATION Columbia Law School (J.D. 1978), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems Columbia College (B.A. 1975), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa LANGUAGES Italian (fluent); Spanish (working knowledge) Capable of conducting evidentiary hearings and mediation in Italian as well as English; experience includes successfully mediating entirely in Italian, briefing New York law directly in Italian for arbitration in Milan, and lecturing on US law and practice in Italian to business groups and lawyers in Italy CITIZENSHIP Dual Citizen: USA and Italy

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George von Mehren

George von Mehren

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

London
United Kingdom
+44 20 7655 1395
george.vonmehren@squirepb.com

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George von Mehren leads our International Dispute Resolution practice group. Recent editions of The American Lawyer's Arbitration Scorecard have recognized three of George's arbitration victories as among the largest in the world. With more than 35 years of experience in complex adversarial proceedings, George spends 100% of his time representing clients in international arbitrations and providing strategic advice for litigation in courts outside the US. He has an established record of working effectively with counsel from a wide range of countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia to achieve strong results for clients.

Last Updated: 08/27/2015
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Andrew Melsheimer

Andrew Melsheimer

Thompson & Knight LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

Dallas, TX
United States
1-214-969-1305
Andrew.Melsheimer@tklaw.com

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Andrew Melsheimer is a Partner in Thompson & Knight's International Energy Practice Group. Andrew concentrates his practice on international oil and gas-related dispute resolution matters, transactions, and strategic commercial and business advice on cross-border transactions and investment projects. His dispute-related matters have been before domestic and international arbitration panels as well as federal and state courts in Louisiana, Texas, and New York. His experience includes acquisitions, divestments, trades, and mergers; exploration, development, and production matters; and anti-corruption (FCPA) and economic trade sanctions. Andrew also has in-house experience through his secondment to an international energy company, where his responsibilities included handling issues related to host-government contracts, joint operating agreements, and unitization agreements. Andrew is the Chair of the International Law Section of the Texas State Bar, an Advisory Board Member for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and the Institute for International and Comparative Law at CAIL, and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators' Farmout Agreement Revision Drafting Committee.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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Peter Michaelson

Peter Michaelson

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

New York, NY
United States
pete@mandw.com

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Primary Practice Areas and ADR Experience: Serves, since 1991, as an ADR neutral primarily involving IP (patent and trademark), IT, and other technology-related disputes encompassing, e.g., telecom, infrastructure (including BIT disputes) and energy (oil, gas, solar), and secondarily other commercial areas. Also served, from 1979-2012, as an active IP practitioner concentrating in patent matters (primarily complex electronic, communications and computer-related and mechanical technologies) and trademark matters; and from 2010-2012 as General Counsel (virtual) for Direct Grid Technologies, LLC. As a neutral, Pete has arbitrated over 500 domestic and international disputes primarily: IP, IT, telecom, and other technology-related disputes, and secondarily other commercial disputes; with damages claimed in some of those disputes in the range of US $100-600 Million. Handled domestic and international arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CPR and AAA/ICDR rules. Serves as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator. Mediated over 200 domestic and international disputes, including an international patent dispute concerning mechanical and electronic aeronautical technologies with approximately US $600 Million at issue. Mediated numerous patent litigations in US District Courts involving complex electronic and mechanical technologies and Hatch--Waxman based pharmaceutical patent disputes. Serves as Court-appointed expert in patent law. Mediates a wide range of other substantive areas for the New Jersey Superior Court system. To date, rendered approximately 235 domain name arbitration decisions (20 reported in United States Patents Quarterly). Has extensive arbitration, mediation and negotiation training. For further details, see www.plmadr.com. Selected Panel Memberships, Professional Associations, etc.: Fellow, Chartered Arbitrator and Former Trustee (Americas region) -- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and Chair - New York Branch CI Arb; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (US); Arbitrator (including String Confusion Objections panel) and Mediator - ICDR; Arbitrator and Mediator (commercial, large complex case and domain name panels; technology, SEP-FRAND, biotech, pharma. and other specialty rosters; NJ Storm Sandy mediation panel) - AAA; Technology Arbitrator and Mediator - Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center; Arbitrator - LCIA; Approved Arbitrator in IP (also mediator), Domain Name, Legal Rights Objections and Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution panels - WIPO; Arbitrator and Mediator - CPR (technology, biotech and e-discovery panels) and KLRCA; Arbitrator - SIAC, HKIAC and BCICAC; Arbitrator and Mediator - USDC-EDNY; Arbitrator - FINRA; Approved Mediator - New Jersey Superior Court; Accredited Mediator - CEDR (UK). Member: International Arbitration Club of New York; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, American Bar Association; New York, New Jersey and Alaska Bar Associations. Conducted seminars, served as speaker on many occasions, provided numerous presentations concerning various aspects of ADR, IP law and IP-related ADR to various legal groups, and organizations, and authored articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP law. Martindale-Hubbell rating: “AV” and Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5 (“Pre-eminent”). Avvo rating: “10” out of 10 (“Superb”). Listed in, e.g.,: 2015 (and prior) Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, “New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers” (for ADR and Arbitration) 2015 (and prior) ed., and The Roster of International Arbitrators, 2nd Ed. (Juris Pub.). Education Master of Laws (LLM) - Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, New York 1985; Juris Doctor (JD) - Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh 1979; MS - Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh 1975; BS - Electrical Engineering & Economics, CMU, Pittsburgh, 1974. Bar Admissions Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Alaska and US Patent and Trademark Office; and various federal district and appellate courts.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Jonathan Montcalm

Jonathan Montcalm

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

New York, NY
United States
montcalm.jonathan@dorsey.com

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Jon advocates diligently for his clients to resolve their intellectual property and commercial disputes efficiently and creatively. Jon has broad experience, having represented clients in disputes involving intellectual property (trademark, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition and copyright), the FSIA, complex commercial transactions, corporate governance matters, consumer class actions, international and domestic discovery issues, as well as civil and criminal investigations. Jon has extensive experience resolving these disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to before arbitral tribunals and through mediation. In addition, Jon has vigorously litigated on behalf of numerous pro bono clients in civil rights and other related matters. Finally, Jon is also active within the firm, having served as a representative on the Associate Council, given multiple presentations on current cases and legal issues, and participated in many charity events.

Last Updated: 07/24/2017
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Salim Moollan

Salim Moollan

Essex Court Chambers, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

London
United Kingdom

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Salim Moollan has been in private practice as a barrister since 1998, specialising in international and commercial law, and in particular international and commercial arbitration. He is called to the English and Mauritian Bars. He regularly advises and appears as Counsel before the English Courts, the Mauritian Courts, and international arbitral tribunals in numerous jurisdictions. He also regularly acts as arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He holds a five-year mathematics degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, a political science and economics degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and a double first degree in law from Downing College, Cambridge. He is a past Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the current Chairman of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group and a current Vice-Chairman of the Commission, a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, a member of the LCIA Court, a Senior Visiting Lecturer in International Arbitration Law at King’s College London, and a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.

Last Updated: 06/23/2015
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Jonathan M. Moses

Jonathan M. Moses

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

New York, NY
United States
+1 212 403 1388
JMMoses@wlrk.com

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Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Moses served as an attorney for the New York Daily News, where he worked on First Amendment issues. Mr. Moses is also a former journalist, having served, among other positions, as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Moses served as a speechwriter to Governor Jim Florio of New Jersey. Mr. Moses received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1988 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a James Kent Scholar. Following graduation from Harvard, Mr. Moses was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Hong Kong. Mr. Moses also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit following graduation from law school. Mr. Moses is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and D.C. Circuit. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Federal Bar Council, where he currently serves as treasurer, and the American Law Institute. Mr. Moses also serves as chairman of the board of the New York City Leadership Academy, an educational organization that focuses on training leaders who will foster success in public schools, and is a member of the board of The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization focused on criminal justice.

Last Updated: 04/05/2017
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Julia Mosse

Julia Mosse

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

New York, NY
United States
jmosse@curtis.com

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Ms. Mosse is an associate in the Litigation group. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, securities fraud, government investigations and contract disputes in various industries. She has represented individuals and corporations in federal and state courts, before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ms. Mosse served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Harold B. Beeler of the New York Supreme Court.

Last Updated: 07/25/2017
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Caline Mouawad

Caline Mouawad

King & Spalding LLP

New York, NY
United States
cmouawad@kslaw.com

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Caline Mouawad represents clients in international commercial arbitrations and in investment treaty disputes with host governments. A partner in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration practice, Caline counsels clients in an array of multi-jurisdictional disputes that span from Europe to Latin America and from Africa to Asia, and concern such sectors as oil and gas, mining, consumer goods, and telecommunications. Caline appears as counsel in arbitrations conducted in English and French under various arbitral institutional rules, including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, AAA, and SIAC, as well as in ad hoc cases under UNCITRAL Rules. In addition, Caline serves as an arbitrator and is listed on the Panel of Neutrals for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Caline has been recognized by Legal 500 Latin America, Legal 500 US, Guide to the World’s Leading in Business Law for Commercial Arbitration (U.S.), and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.

Last Updated: 08/01/2017
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Charles Moxley

Charles Moxley

MoxleyADR LLC

New York, NY
United States
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Richard Naimark

Richard Naimark

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

United States
naimarkr@adr.org
Last Updated: 06/24/2015
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Joseph Neuhaus

Joseph Neuhaus

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, *NYIAC Executive Committee

New York, NY
United States
NEUHAUSJ@sullcrom.com

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Joe Neuhaus joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in 1987 and became a partner in 1992. His practice is focused on international commercial litigation in both arbitral and court settings, with particular emphasis on Latin American matters. He is coordinator of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s arbitration practice and has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings, including ad hoc proceedings, arbitrations administered by the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association and arbitrations involving sovereign entities. He also has served as counsel in a variety of arbitration-related disputes in court, as well as other commercial litigation and regulatory investigations.

Last Updated: 03/23/2017
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Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Fordham Law, *NYIAC Global Advisory Board

New York, NY
United States
JNOLANHALEY@law.fordham.edu

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Research and Teaching Areas Alternative Dispute Resolution; Catholic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution; International Dispute Resolution; Mediation Bio Director, Fordham ADR & Conflict Resolution Program; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Program on Negotiation, Spring 2007; Visiting Professor, University of Navarra, November 2007; Visiting Professor, Boston University Law School, Spring 2008; Visiting Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Law, May 2010; Visiting Professor, University of Lorraine, France, March 2012; Director, Mediation Clinic; Global Advisory Board, NY Int'l Arbitration Center Advisory Board, CUNY Dispute Resolution Center Member, Standing Committee on Mediation Ethical Guidance, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Chair, Education Committee, NY State Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution; ABA Task Force on Mediator Credentialing; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Education Emmanuel College, AB, 1971 Suffolk University Law School, JD,cum laude, 1975 New York University, LLM, Trade Regulation, 1981

Last Updated: 05/17/2017
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Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, *NYIAC Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.
United States
+1 202 835 7524
mnolan@milbank.com

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Michael D. Nolan is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. Primary Focus & Experience A partner since 1998, Mr. Nolan has represented clients in US federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals in all manner of complex disputes, including general commercial, securities, intellectual property, tax and insolvency cases. Mr. Nolan’s practice has a particular focus on international arbitration and transnational litigation. Mr. Nolan has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases under AAA, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and other rules. His arbitrations have involved electricity, gas, transportation and mining concessions; joint-venture and management agreements; satellite and other insurance coverages; construction; energy distribution; and intellectual property patents and licenses. Mr. Nolan has represented both investors and states in arbitrations pursuant to bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. He also has represented companies and states in connection with court proceedings involving sovereign immunity, act of state, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and non-judicial awards. Mr. Nolan has substantial experience with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, other anti-bribery laws and sanctions programs. He has developed and implemented anti-corruption programs for companies and financial services firms. Recognition & Accomplishments Mr. Nolan is consistently recognized as a leading International Arbitration practitioner by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney and Super Lawyers. He writes and lectures about litigation and arbitration and co-authored the Oxford University Press “Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determination”, a two volume publication addressing claims determination by the US Political Risk Insurance Agency, OPIC. Mr. Nolan is a member of the Board of Directors and International Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association, the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and the ICSID panel of arbitrators; and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Nolan serves as General Counsel of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the leading trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He also teaches international commercial arbitration as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Last Updated: 03/24/2017
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