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Advocacy Experience

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


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 (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)