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William O’Brien

Washington, DC, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : International Arbitration: Enforcement , International Arbitration: Counsel
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International Arbitration: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide

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William O’Brien 's areas of expertise include both serving as counsel and representing clients in the enforcement of arbitral awards.
"He is terrific - everything you can ask for in outside counsel. He's skilled in his area of expertise, has good business sense and is a good communicator." "He is able to tailor solutions for the clients that meet their needs." "We prize Will above all others for his experience, efficiency and especially practicality."
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International Arbitration: Counsel - USA - Nationwide

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William O’Brien 's areas of expertise include both serving as counsel and representing clients in the enforcement of arbitral awards.
"He is terrific - everything you can ask for in outside counsel. He's skilled in his area of expertise, has good business sense and is a good communicator." "He is able to tailor solutions for the clients that meet their needs." "We prize Will above all others for his experience, efficiency and especially practicality."
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Partner and Head of Complex Cross-Border Litigation & International Commercial Arbitration, Will guides clients through high-stakes international arbitration and litigation, serving as lead counsel before all major arbitral institutions and US courts. He develops global dispute resolution strategies for clients, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional and parallel disputes involving sovereign immunity, laws of war, non-signatories, enforcement of arbitration awards and judgments, government contracts, treaties, Section 1782 discovery actions, joint venture and commercial contractual disputes, money laundering and fraud or corruption allegations, among other areas.

Will has successfully handled matters spanning more than 40 countries throughout North America, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Latin America. Co-Head of the firm’s Industrials Sector, he represents multinational companies in aviation/aerospace and defense, security, manufacturing, automotive, construction, energy, government, chemicals and plastics, telecom, transportation, and infrastructure.

As an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, he teaches international commercial arbitration with a focus on sovereigns and best practices in international contracting. He also teaches international arbitration at the International Law Institute. Will is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the IBA’s Arbitration Committee, and the Steering Committee on international arbitration for the US Council on International Business.

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William O’Brien

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