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My practice includes litigation, arbitration and arbitration enforcement related to shipping and shipping companies, securitizations, hedge funds,  bankruptcy, contracts and securities litigation, as well as copyright, trademark and trade secret.  I practice in federal and state courts throughout the country as well as in international and securities industry arbitrations.   *Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.*


Practice areas


  1. Arbitration: 35%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Maritime: 25%
    7 years
  4. Copyright: 5%
    20 years



Hourly ($1/hour)

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Seward & Kissel LLP

1 Battery Park Plz
New York, NY, 10004-1405


NYCurrently registered 199603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarLegal 500 USA2016
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2015
New York Metro Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
New York Metro SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2014
New York Metro Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Spirit of the Arts AwardThe Barrow Group2008
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSeward & Kissel LLP1998 - Present
AssociateWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsMember2016 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2014 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2014 - Present
International Bar AssociationMember Arbitration Enforcement Subcommittee2012 - Present
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Member2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Exceller Software Corp. v. Pearson Education, Inc.Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Law CompanyPractice Note: Maritime Attachment and Vessel Arrest in the U.S.2016
Intellectual Property MagazineSnap happy Uses of user-generated content2016
IBA Arbitration NewsBG Group v. Argentina: US Supreme Court upholds arbitrators’ authority2015
Intellectual Property MagazineGoogle v Hood2015
Intellectual Property MagazineAereo crashes in copyright battle2014
Intellectual Property MagazineAereo's day in Supreme Court2014
Intellectual Property MagazineFull surrender: Fullscreen settles music lawsuit2014
Today's General CounselInterplay Between Arbitration and the Courts2014
IP MagazineCopyright's stars and stripes2013
IP MagazineisoHunt closes: the BitTorrent hunter hunted down2013
Today's General CounselFee Awards in Arbitration2013
IBA Arbitration NewsMidnight Express meets international arbitration: United States federal court denies enforcement of CIETAC award where the underlying contract was procured by police confinement2013
IP MagazineWithin reaching distance: the Richard O’Dwyer case and the long arm of US criminal copyright law2012
IBA Arbitration NewsRepublic of Argentina v. BG Group, PLC: United States appellate court vacates international investment award for failure to comply with condition precedent2012
Banking Law JournalIn re BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. Litigation: Delaware Chancery Court Affirms Rights of TruPS Holders2012
IBA Arbitration NewsUS Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decides that courts have the power to stay arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act2012
Maritime RiskThe risks of mergers2012
IBA Arbitration NewsUS Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declines to stay Chevron’s arbitration against Ecuador2011
Global Arbitration ReviewUS: Enforcement After Granite Rock & Rent-A-Center2010
IBA Arbitration NewsManifest Disregard of the Law After Hall Street Associates2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceB.A.1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
World Ocean CongressInternational Arbitration Enforcement in the United States: The Courts' Experience With Chinese Arbitration2013
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMediation of a Piracy Issue (panel)2013
Lawline CLECriminal Copyright Infringement2013