Patrick W. Pearsall is the chair of Jenner & Block’s Public International Law Practice, with decades of experience representing parties in complex international disputes and has arbitrated claims involving billions of dollars on behalf of sovereign states and private investors in both commercial arbitration and investment arbitration.
Previously at the US Department of State, where he was the Chief of Investment Arbitration, Mr. Pearsall advised the US on the revision of the International Court of Arbitration’s (ICC) rules and led the negotiations of several bilateral and multilateral treaties, including the investment provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty. He is also known for his extensive experience on pre-dispute global investment protection.
Mr. Pearsall has received several awards and has worked for both the ICC and for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Court of Appeals. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses on international courts and investment arbitration. Prior to this appointment, he taught at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.
A member of several arbitral institutions, he is also an appointed member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators.