Oculus, Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

Advocacy Experience

Partner, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP New York, 2017-20

Representation of a US supplier of LNG liquefaction plants in litigation in federal court related to an ongoing arbitration with a power facility customer in Africa

Representation of an Italian fashion house in federal court litigation arising from retail store construction and operations

Representation of Chinese investors in major New York hotel property in Commercial Division, New York County, in the Appellate Division, First Department, and at NYC Department of Buildings, regarding compliance with local building code provisions governing new construction

Representation of a Swedish client in UNCITRAL Rules ad hoc arbitration and in related litigation in the Southern District of New York to compel UNCITRAL arbitration of disputes over earn-out provision in client’s strategic acquisition of a US company in automotive inspection business, related IP disputes, and antitrust litigation with a party related to the seller regarding competition for state inspection-related contracts

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (formerly Squire Sanders) New York, 2007-17

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 (Branding, Marketing)

  • Energy (Oil & Gas, Solar, Wind)

  • Supply Agreements

  • Manufacturing, Outsourcing

  • Construction Projects

  • Fashion Brands (Licensing, Trademark Protection)

  • Hotel Development, Management (Investor/Manager Relations).

Partner, Pavia & Harcourt LLP, New York, 1987-2007; Associate, 1983-86

Representation of Europe-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

  • Products Liability

  • 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, 1979-1983

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)