I have acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, and presiding arbitrator of international disputes and in professional trainings. I approach each case from the following perspective.
I value preparation as arbitrator. I read documents when I receive them and come to hearings prepared. I do not accept appointments if I do not have the time or relevant expertise.
I am conscious of time and costs. I work with willing parties to tailor arbitral proceedings to the quantum and complexity of their disputes. I identify potential efficiencies during the arbitration where appropriate. Consistent with these values, I readily accept emergency arbitrator appointments and act as arbitrator in expedited proceedings.
I have diverse legal experience. I studied civil law and common law as a student. I am qualified as an attorney in the United States and have acted in cases subject to English and New York law. At the same time, most of the arbitrations on which I have acted have been subject to civil laws including French and Swiss law.
I am comfortable administering complex cases. I have broad case management experience having acted as arbitrator, attorney, and institutional counsel. My research and teaching focus on optimizing arbitral procedures and user satisfaction. Outside the classroom, I have trained arbitrators on case management techniques and have advised arbitration institutions on effective practices and rules revisions.
I am mindful of cultural differences. Raised in the United States, I have spent most of my professional life in Asia and Europe. I have primarily worked with clients, parties, and students of different nationalities and backgrounds than my own over the course of my professional career.