Practice Summary

Represented sovereign East Asian government in investment treaty arbitration against British and Saudi bankers.

Co-head of international arbitration practice. Represented offshore entity in arbitration enforcement proceedings (SDNY); advised silicon chip manufacturers in international disputes involving Singapore,
Vietnam and China; represent aircraft manufacturer in dispute against European military purchaser; advise
international publishing company on anti-corruption compliance.

12 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers London, 2010-2014
Co-founder with Arthur Marriott QC of Barristers’ chambers. Specialization in international arbitration,
global strategic advice, and regulatory inquiries (particularly Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act
and Trade Sanctions). Represented oil and gas companies in arbitrations and related disputes, including:
defense of claim by parastatal entity against alternative energy concern (ICC); prosecution of claim by gas-
to-liquids entity in Caribbean (LCIA); advice on African offshore unitization claim (ICDR); advice on parallel
commercial and investment treaty mining claim (ICSID and ICC); prosecution of fraud-related telecommunications claim by Brazilian entity against Italian entity (ICC).

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (and predecessor firm) New York, 2005-2010
Practice in international arbitration and white-collar criminal defense. Co-founder and coordinator of
Global Investigations and Defense Practice Group.
Co-chaired several international arbitration proceedings, including: defense of claim by investor against
Government of Ghana (ICSID); defense of claim by European pharmaceutical company against owner of
rival pharmaceutical entity (ICC); annulment of Award for State against oilfield developer (ICSID); defense
of plastics manufacturer against acquirer of a plant in Brazil (ICC); prosecution of claim by European oil
company against seller of Eastern European refinery (ICC).
Represented witnesses in federal criminal tax fraud trial; managed internal investigation of major European
insurance company in trade sanctions (OFAC) inquiry; represented numerous clients in Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act investigations (all resulting in non-prosecution or deferred prosecution); represented an
international financial institution in connection with a multi-agency money-laundering investigation.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, 1998-2005
Advised sovereign governments on international law issues with Ted Sorensen; represented a major cruise
line in a criminal investigation involving alleged violations of US and international environmental law;
Defended a leading financial institution in securities litigation stemming from the collapse of WorldCom; conducted internal investigations of mutual fund companies in connection with regulatory inquiries into
market timing and late trading; represented a worldwide insurance and financial services company in
criminal and regulatory investigations arising out of industry-wide bid-rigging revelations; co-chaired
federal jury trial on behalf of plaintiff in civil rights litigation; advised Office of the Prosecutor of the
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on issues of public international law.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Hague, 1996
Office of the Prosecutor. Researched and developed issues of international law with respect to genocide,
crimes against humanity, and the evidentiary burdens of the prosecution before non-jury fact-finders.

Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign
Speechwriter and policy advisor for Governor Bill Clinton and Senator Al Gore.

Professional Activities and Publications

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology in International Arbitration
Editorial Board Member, Global Investigations Review
New York City Bar, International Commercial Disputes Committee, Member
New York International Arbitration Center, Former Director
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Member
International Arbitration Club of New York, Member
International Bar Association, Member
Lead author, International Corruption (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010; 2nd Ed 2016). Lead author, International Energy Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).
Lead author, International Investigations in the United States, in Corporate Internal Investigations: an
International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2008, 2014).
Numerous articles on international arbitration, internal investigations, extraterritorial jurisdiction of US
laws, and Department of Justice corporate prosecution guidelines.

Court Admissions

New York State
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Senior Courts of England and Wales

Education

Columbia Law School
Juris Doctor. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Senior Editor, Human Rights Law Review.

University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Advanced studies in Private International Law.

Harvard University
Post-doctoral research fellow.

Oxford University
Doctorate in Political Science. Full scholarship from the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts. Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List all years.

Westminster School

Citizen of the United States, United Kingdom and France
Fluent in French; conversant in Spanish and Russian

 
 
 

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