• MOL Oil and Gas Plc against the Republic of Croatia in an arbitration brought at ICSID under the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as a related arbitration brought by Croatia under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
    • Hungary in an arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules brought by one of the world’s largest energy companies under the Energy Charter Treaty.
    • A Canadian gold mining company in an ICSID arbitration against El Salvador in one of the first cases brought under CAFTA-DR and El Salvador’s Foreign Investment Law.
    • A Canadian uranium mining company against Mongolia in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty, Mongolia’s Foreign Investment Law, and an Investment Agreement.
    • An international mining company in an investment dispute with a government in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Republic of Bolivia in an ICSID arbitration with a subsidiary of an international consortium involving a water concession under the Netherlands-Bolivia bilateral investment treaty.
    • A California import-export business in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules brought against the Republic of Georgia under the U.S.-Georgia bilateral investment treaty.
    • ICM Registry in an ICDR arbitration against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers arising from ICM’s application for a registry agreement for the .XXX top level domain.
    • Employ Media in an ICC arbitration against ICANN arising from Employ Media’s registry agreement for the JOBS top level domain.
    • A Russian airline in an ICC arbitration against a U.S. supplier.
    • A Russian airline in an LCIA arbitration arising from an aircraft leasing agreement.
    • An U.S. hotel management company in an ICC arbitration involving a hotel in Beirut.
    • A US oil and gas supply company in an ICC arbitration against its former distributor in South America.
    • A Swiss pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute over a patent licensing agreement.
    • A US pharmaceutical company in a CPR arbitration against its contract manufacturing  organization (“CMO”).
    • A US  trustee in a JAMS arbitration arising out of net profit interests in oil and gas fields in the southeastern United States. 

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1986, high honors
    • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • District of Columbia
    • English
    • French
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