IEL Energy Arbitrators List

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Committee has invited individuals with substantial experience in the arbitration of energy disputes to list themselves in this directory. This list, compiled from information provided by the arbitrators themselves, is provided purely for the convenience of IEL members and others and has not been vetted by CAIL or IEL.  Inclusion in the list does not in any way imply endorsement or recommendation by CAIL or IEL.  Users of the list must do their own due diligence on the persons listed before making any appointment.
 
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  • Glen M. Ashworth JAMS
    Dallas, Texas

    8401 N Central Expressway
    Suite 610
    Dallas, Texas 75225
    U.S.A.
    Tel: 214.632.6211


    gashworth@jamsadr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • The University of Texas. BA (1970)
    • JD (1973)

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas

    Arbitration Training:
    • I have received arbitration training by both AAA and JAMS

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have arbitrated over 100 cases while at JAMS, with a range including securites, commercial disputes, employment, professional sports and oil and gas cases. Specialically, i have recently served as Chair of a tri-partite panel determining allocation of sale proceeds and forfeiture of interests arising from the sale of a large gas field by two production companies to a major gas company. Additionally, Irecently served as Chair of a tri-partite panel regarding a dispute between general and limited partners and incentive unit holders of a billion dollar plus midstream oil and gas private equity fund. I have also abitrated several serious oilfield injuries and wrongful deaths. Enclosed with this application is my current energy biography with JAMS

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • In addition to my arbitration experience, I have mediated numerous cases involving energy and oil and gas issues. I have experienced a wide range of issues, including disputes with landowners, down hole negligence claims, landman/operator issues, oilfield injuries/deaths and pipeline explosions, oil and gas ponzi schemes and disputes arising from joint operating agreements

    Professional Association(s):
    • Texas Center for the Judiciary and State Bare of Texas

    Publications:
    • Co-Author of chapter, "Judicial Aspects of the Securitization Case," Mortgage and Asset Backed Securites Litigation Handbook, Thompson West Publishing Company, 2008

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine reader survery, 2011-2014

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Offshore, New Mexico
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, JAMS, ICC
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • C. Mark Baker Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    Houston, Texas

    1301 McKinney
    Suite 5100
    Houston, Texas 77010
    USA
    Tel: 713.651.5151


    mark.baker@nortonrosefulbright.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • 1984 - Duke University School of Law; J.D., with honors
    • 1981 - Yale University; B.A., summa cum laude

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas

    Professional Association(s):
    • Users Council, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) (2012017
    • Director, New York International Arbitration Center (2012 - present)
    • IBA Subcommittee on State Mediation - Member of Working Group on Rules for Investor-State Mediation (2011
    • IBA Subcommittee on Evidence Rules - Member (2009 - 2011)
    • Executive Committee Member and Member of Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association; Chairman of its International Advisory Committee (2000 - 2012)
    • International Bar Association (IBA) - Dispute Resolution Section, the IBA's largest and most active committee, former Vice Chairman
    • The Global Arbitration Review - Advisory and Editorial Board Memb
    • Institute of Transnational Arbitration - former Co-Chair of the Annual Arbitration Workshop (the largest arbitration event in the U.S.), Advisory Directo
    • American Arbitration Association - Panelist for International, Large Complex Claims, Commercial, and Commercial National Sports Resolution Panes
    • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London, England - North American User Counsel Vice President, Member of LCIA Company, and former Member LCIA ArbitrationCourt
    • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England - Fellow since 1998
    • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals - Arbitrator for International, Energy and Commercial Panels, and CPR Advisory Board member
    • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, England - Accredited Mediator
    • International Court of Arbitratio(ICC)
    • The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
    • Center for Arbitration in Pakistan / Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (CIICA) - Global Board of Advisors
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva, Switzerland - Panel Arbitrator andMediator
    • Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) - Panel Arbitrator
    • Houston International Arbitration Clu(HIAC)
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre(HKIAC)
    • International Arbitration Club of New York (IACNY)
    • United States Council for International Business (USCI)
    • University of Texas School of Law -- Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and EnvironmentalLaw
    • USA Track and Field, under the jurisdiction of the United States National Olympic Committee - Panel Arbitrator
    • Southern District of Texas - ADR Pael
    • Center for Legal Responsibility of South Texas College of Law - Planning Committee and Founding Member
    • American Bar Associatio
    • State Bar of Texas - Current Member; Former Committee Member of ADR Planning Committee
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Bar Association

    Publications:
    • Co-Author, "Defining 'Success' In An International Mediation," Law360, Feb. 2,2016
    • Co-Author, "Is the Balance Getting Better? An Update on the Issue of Gender Diversity in International Arbitration," Arbitration International, doi: 10.1093/arbint/aiv034, May2015
    • Co-Author, "Advocacy in International Arbitration," The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration, Third Edition,2014
    • Co-Author, "Dissent - But Only If You Really Feel You Must," 16th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, Making the Award: Need We Rethink the Process?, February22, 2013
    • Co-Author, "Are Challenges Overused in International Arbitration?," 29th AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium, The Frontiers of Arbitration, November 2,2012
    • Co-Author, "Ad Hoc International Arbitrations -- The Way of the Future?," José María Abascal's Liber Amicorum, World Arbitration & Mediation Review, Volume 6:2, June 2012
    • Co-Author, "Getting a Better Balance on International Arbitration Tribunals," Arbitration International, Volume 28 Issue 4, 201
    • Co-Author, "In Search of an Exemplary Construction Arbitration," Seventh Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, April 2012
    • Co-Author, "The Regionalization of International Arbitration: Maintaining International Standards in Appointing Arbitrators," Hans van Houtte Liber Amicorum, The Practice of Arbitration -- Essays in Honor of Professor Hans van Houtte, October 2011
    • "The Role of the Institution in Taming Electronic Disclosure," The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Winter/Spring2010
    • Co-Author, "Show Me the Money - Convincing the Arbitral Tribunal (and the Other Side) of the Validity of Your Damages Claim," Swedish Arbitration Conference on Damages, September 16,2010
    • Co-Author, "Cross-Examination in International Arbitration: The Effective Use of a Powerful Evidentiary Tool," Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination, Juris Publishing, January 2010
    • Co-Author, "The Unequal Playing Field: Companies Subject to Section 1782 in International Arbitration," Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys,2009
    • Co-Author, "The Role of the Institute in Taming Electronic Disclosure," Ulf Franke's Liber Amicorum, Juris Publishing, December 2009
    • Co-Author, "US Court Assistance in Obtaining Discovery in International Arbitration Proceedings: Applications Under 28 USC 1782," The Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration, DIS Conference and Newsletter, October 2009
    • Co-Author, "Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia: Improving, But Still Uncertain," Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, Vol. 7- Issue 2, OGEL special issue on EU-Russia relations, May 2009
    • "Due Process in Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal," International Arbitration Day, Dubai, UAE, February 2009
    • Co-Author, "Argentine Enforcement Now: A Storm in a Teacup," LatinLawyer, Decembe 2008
    • "The Challenges of Electronic Documents in International Arbitration," IBA Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October2008
    • Co-Author of "Advocacy in International Arbitration," The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration, Second Edition,2008
    • Co-Author of the ITA Workshop, Dallas, June 2 2007
    • Co-Author, "2007 International Arbitration Report, Issue 1," Newsletter: The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, June 22, 2007
    • Co-Author, "ADR Continental Drift: The European Union Tries to Warm Up to ADR, But Its Embrace Is Tentative, at Best," The National Law Journal, November 27 2006
    • Co-Author, "Third Annual Litigation Trends Survey Findings: An International Perspective," The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - 3rd Annual Litigation Trends, October 10, 2006
    • Co-Author with Anibal Sabater, "Under-Privileged in the E.U.," Corporate Counsel, Apr 2005
    • "A Cross-Comparison of Institutional Mediation Rules," Dispute Resolution Journal, July 2002

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Benchmark Litigation Star in Texas, designated as "the best of the best for litigation and arbitration," Benchmark Litigation, 201
    • International Legal Alliance: Winner, Best USA Law Firm: International Arbitration 2015; Gold Award winner for US International Arbitration 2015 (3rd time to earn this recognition)
    • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Arbitration (International), described as "very personable and a good strategic thinker," Chambers & Partners, 2010-2015
    • Chambers Global, Latin America-wide: Arbitration (International), Chambers & Partner2010-2015
    • Chambers Global, USA: International Arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2010-2015
    • Chambers Latin America, described as "a very solid lawyer with a firm grip on the legal market," Chambers & Partners, 2016
    • Chambers Latin America, Latin America-wide: International Arbitration, described as having a "vast knowledge of US and international law," Chambers & Partners, 2009-2015
    • Chambers USA, Nationwide: International Arbitration, described as "bright, energetic and diligent," and "extraordinarily good at foreseeing future moves and reactions from the other side," Chambers & Partners, 2008-2009, 2011-2015
    • Client Choice Award, Texas: arbitration & ADR, Lexology and International Law Office, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2015 2016
    • The National Law Journal, ADR Champions Trailblazer, ALM Media Properties LLC,2016
    • The Best Lawyers in America© , selected by peers in International Arbitration - Commercial and International Arbitration - Governmental, 22nd Edition of Best Lawyers® , 2016
    • Lawyer of the Year, Houston: International Arbitration - Commercial, Best Lawyers® , 2014
    • The Best Lawyers in America© , Best Lawyers®, 2006-2016
    • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2014
    • Expert Guides, The Best of the Best USA, Legal Media Group, 2013
    • Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved guide, International Arbitration, Law Business Research Ltd, 2016
    • Legal 500 US, Leading Lawyer, Litigation: International Arbitration, praised for his "business knowledge and negotiating skills," The Legal 500, 2008-2015
    • Legal 500 Latin America, recommended lawyer, International Firms: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2013-2015
    • Latin Lawyer 250, described as "one of the titans of the arbitration world globally," Latin Lawyer, 201
    • National Law Journal, The Decade's 40 Most Influential Lawyers (one of 3 energy lawyers and the only energy disputes lawyer selected), ALM Media Properties, LLC., 2010
    • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, Finance Monthly magazin 2010
    • Latin Business Chronicle, Top 30 Foreign Lawyers in Latin America, Latin Trade, 2010
    • Endorsed Arbitration Lawyer (one of only 4 lawyers in Texas), PLC Which Lawyer?, 2011
    • Endorsed Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Lawyer (one of only 3 lawyers recognized in both categories in Texas), PLC Which Lawyer?, 2010
    • Recommended Lawyer, dispute resolution and dispute resolution: arbitration, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2009
    • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuter 2007-2015
    • Chambers Global's Best, international arbitration, Chambers & Partners, 2009
    • Outstanding Director Award, American Arbitration Association, 2008
    • National Law Journal, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (one of 4 attorneys in Texas chosen as having "had a national impact in their legal fields and beyond over the last five years,"), ALM Media Properties, LLC.,2006
    • Who's Who Legal, among the world's leading commercial mediators, Law Business Research Ltd., 2014-2015
    • Who's Who Legal, energy, Law Business Research Ltd., 2013-201
    • Who's Who Legal, litigation, Law Business Research Ltd., 2015
    • Who's Who Legal, mediation, Law Business Research Ltd., 2013-201
    • Who's Who Legal, most highly regarded, commercial arbitration, Law Business Research Ltd., 2013
    • Who's Who Legal, business, Law Business Research Ltd., 2010
    • Who's Who Legal, oil & gas, Law Business Research Ltd., 2011
    • Lawdragon 500, Lawdragon Inc., 2009-2012
    • Expert Guides, Commercial Arbitration Lawyer, Legal Media Group, 2013
    • Benchmark Litigation, Leading Litigator, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2008 - 2009
    • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star: Texas international arbitration and general commercial law, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2013
    • The American Lawyer, International Arbitration Elite, ALM Media Properties, LLC. 2001
    • Fellow, Housto Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

    Substantive Experience
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Other U.S., International (Israel, Venezuela, Costa Rica)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Mark Baker Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    Houston, Texas

    1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
    Houston, Texas 77010
    USA
    Tel: 713.651.7708


    mark.baker@nortonrosefulbright.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • 1984 - Duke University School of Law; J.D., with honors
    • 1981 - Yale University; B.A., summa cum laude

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration over a power plant in Eastern Europe. Parallel dispute over mining contract
    • Arbitrator in CAFTA arbitration over a master-planned real estate project. This is one of the first cases filed under CAFTA
    • Arbitrator in AAA multi-stage arbitration proceeding for a case involving over 400 parties relating to allegations of numerous engineering and construction defects in a very large master planned development
    • Arbitrator in ICC arbitration over long-term European supply contract involving natural gas sales and purchases
    • Arbitrator in ICC arbitration over natural gas pricing in long-term supply agreement
    • Arbitrator in AAA arbitration concerning long-term care and life insurance policies
    • Arbitrator in ICC arbitration over environmental claims
    • Arbitrator in ICDR arbitration over purchase of aircraft
    • Arbitrator in SCC arbitration over a joint-venture agreement to explore and develop oil fields
    • Arbitrator in AAA arbitration over international tax attributes stemming from corporate spin-off creating two Fortune 100 companies
    • Arbitrator in ICC arbitration over construction and marketing services re a master-planned development in South Asia
    • Arbitrator in ICDR arbitration over distribution agreement in Africa
    • Arbitrator in ICDR arbitration over contracts to manufacture industrial equipment in the Middle East
    • Arbitrator in numerous sports arbitrations involving various world sports federations and their respective athletes
    • Arbitrator in AAA arbitration over trademark royalty payments, mental anguish damages, trebled damages, exemplary damages, and attorneys' fees
    • Arbitrator in multiple sports matters administered under the AAA Supplementary Procedures for the Arbitration of Olympic Sport Doping
    • Arbitrator in AAA dispute involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, violations of Texas Theft Liability Act and Texas Penal Code, tortious interference with contract, violations of Texas Insurance Code, violations of DTPA, violations of Texas Securities Act, liability of control persons and aiders, conspiracy, negligence
    • Arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration in matter involving a large international power-plant construction dispute
    • Arbitrator in AAA trademark dispute involving negligence, statutory fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, DTPA claims
    • Arbitrator in ICDR arbitration concerning breach of contract
    • Arbitrator in BIT case involving investor and Asian country
    • Arbitrator in ICDR contract dispute between Australian and American parties
    • Arbitrator in ICC international intellectual property dispute between Mexican and Spanish parties
    • Arbitrator in AAA international arbitration concerning a joint venture to develop Azerbaijan oil fields
    • Arbitrator in international arbitration over a Mexican/American joint venture
    • Arbitrator in parallel domestic and international tribunals, which heard disputes over the development of customized computer software
    • Arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration regarding a long-term petroleum derivatives contract with Venezuela
    • Arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between Australian and U.S. financial institutions
    • Arbitrator in AAA arbitrations between a U.S.-based borrower and various international financial institutions
    • Mediated a complex computer dispute between an Israeli and a U.S. company
    • Mediated maritime dispute
    • Mediated multiple breach of contract cases
    • Represented oil and gas products supply company in personal injury dispute arising from alleged malfunctioning valve in Texas refinery
    • Represented US energy company in an ad hoc arbitration against a Bermudan re-insurer
    • Represented a Texas-based international music producer against a European company in an ICDR arbitration involving issues of breaches of intellectual property rights
    • Represented a major international oil and gas company in relation to a dispute in offshore West Africa
    • Represented a US oil services company in a dispute against a Eurasian oil company in an ICC arbitration
    • Represented a North American energy company in a contractual dispute against a Latin American state-owned entity in a UNCITRAL arbitration and a parallel 28 USC 1782 action
    • Represented an independent North American oil and gas exploration, development and production company on the bilateral investment treaty claims arising from the restructuring of its investment in a major offshore oil field
    • Represented Canadian corporation against Venezuela in both a UNCITRAL arbitration and an ICSID arbitration
    • Represented several investors in different ICSID proceedings against various South American countries
    • Represented Russian Energy company in numerous arbitrations and court proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC and ICDR Rules
    • Represented Canadian oil company in ICC arbitration dispute concerning West African offshore oil fields
    • Represented Brazilian energy company in ICC arbitration dispute over construction of power plant
    • Represented a multinational energy company in 3 UNCITRAL arbitrations against the El Salvador governmental energy agency regarding long-term electric power purchase agreements
    • Represented United States clients in ICC arbitrations in connection with various Brazilian power purchase agreement disputes
    • Represented a subcontractor in ICC arbitration against a U.S. company dealing with an Indonesian power project
    • Represented a Chinese company in AAA arbitration against a Bangladesh company over the construction of a chemical plant in Bangladesh
    • Represented various Canadian companies in different AAA international arbitrations against various U.S. companies over preferential rights affecting Canadian and American oil fields
    • Represented an energy service company in AAA arbitration in a dispute involving six interrelated multi-million dollar energy services and internet technology contracts
    • Represented clients in related ICC and ad hoc international arbitrations regarding construction of several related power projects on the Indian subcontinent
    • Represented a U.S. client in a Stockholm arbitration over a semiconductor fabrication facility in Thailand
    • Represented a client in related AAA and ICC arbitrations between U.S. and Mexican companies regarding the construction of a large industrial manufacturing facility and a series of energy supply contracts
    • Represented a French company under an ad hoc arbitration agreement against a U.S. entity regarding long-term supply issues
    • Represented a German company against a U.S. company in arbitration over specialty machinery for marine applications

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) - Users Council Advisory Member (2015-present)
    • Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) (2012 - present)
    • IBA Subcommittee on State Mediation - Member of Working Group on Rules for Investor-State Mediation (2011)
    • IBA Subcommittee on Evidence Rules - Member (2009 - 2011)
    • Executive Committee Member and Member of Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA); Chairman of its International Advisory Committee (2000 - 2012)
    • International Bar Association (IBA) - Past Vice Chairman of Dispute Resolution Section, the IBA's largest and most active committee
    • The Global Arbitration Review - Advisory and Editorial Board Member (from founding to present)
    • Institute of Transnational Arbitration - former Co-Chair of the Annual Arbitration Workshop (the largest arbitration event in the U.S.); Advisory Director of the ITA
    • American Arbitration Association - Panelist for International, Large Complex Claims, Commercial, and Commercial National Sports Resolution Panels
    • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London, England - North American User Counsel Vice President, Member of LCIA Company, and former two-term Member LCIA Arbitration Court
    • Arbitrator for Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England - since 1998
    • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals - Arbitrator for International, Energy and Commercial Panels, and CPR Advisory Board member
    • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, England - Accredited Mediator
    • IEL Energy Arbitrator
    • International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Commission Member (2002-present)
    • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), former International Committee Chairman
    • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
    • The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), North American Member (2002-present)
    • Center for Arbitration in Pakistan / Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (CIICA) - Global Board of Advisors (founding to 2016)
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva, Switzerland - Panel Arbitrator and Mediator
    • Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) - Panel Arbitrator
    • Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
    • Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)
    • Scottish Arbitration Centre
    • United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
    • University of Texas School of Law -- Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law
    • USA Track and Field, under the jurisdiction of the United States National Olympic Committee - Panel Arbitrator
    • Southern District of Texas - ADR Panel
    • Center for Legal Responsibility of University of Houston Law Center (formerly South Texas College of Law) - Planning Committee and Founding Member
    • Fellow, American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas - Current Member; Former Committee Member of ADR Planning Committee
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Fellow, Houston Bar Association
    • Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved guide, Energy, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017-2018

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Mark practices in the areas of complex commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, business litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration, acting as both Counsel and as Arbit)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Environmental, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Offshore, Other U.S., International (England, France, Spain, Israel, Peru, Austalia, Turkey, Qater, Middle East, Asia, Sweden, Africa, Brazil, Latin America)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England, Other (He has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration, acting as both Counsel and as Arbitrator, under all the major arbitral rules (including ICDR, AAA, ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICSID, NAFTA) as well as ad hoc disputes under UNCITRAL rules)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Andrew Behrman Baker Botts LLP
    New York, New York

    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, New York 10112
    USA
    Tel: 212.408.2570


    andrew.behrman@bakerbotts.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • M.A. (Law) University of Cambridge, 1998
    • LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, 1999

    Professional License(s):
    • New York State

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA Roster of Neutrals training

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have been focused almost exclusively on arbitration work for the last decade or so and have first chaired numerous evidentiary hearings under the auspices of various institutions (ICC, ICDR, AAA, LCIA)

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have worked on many energy arbitrations including LNG price reviews, gas sales agreements, pricing disputes, power plant construction projects

    Professional Association(s):
    • I am a member of the AAA Roster of Neutrals

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: California, Other U.S., International (Brazil, Costa Rica, Qatar, Nigeria)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Brazilian, Qatari, French)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Thomas J. Brewer Self-Employed ADR Neutral
    Seattle, Washington

    719 Second Avenue
    Suite 1150
    Seattle, Washington 98104
    USA
    Tel: 206.780.5037


    tjbrewer@tjbrewer.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Dartmouth College (B.A., Government, magna cum laude, 1968)
    • Oxford University (B.A., Jurisprudence, First Class Honours, Wronker and Jurisprudence Prizes, Rhodes Scholar, 1973)
    • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, law review, 1975)

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the Bar, California, 1975 (inactive)
    • Washington, 1978
    • Numerous U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

    Arbitration Training:
    • Speaker, Los Angeles County Bar Association seminar, "Mastering Commercial Arbitration for Arbitrators and Lawyers," Los Angeles, 2016
    • Speaker, AAA Seminar: "Arbitration Advocacy for Courtroom Lawyers: Two Experienced Arbitrators Discuss What Works, and What Doesn't, in Arbitration," Denver, 2015
    • Annual meetings of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (partial listing)

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Arbitrator, mediator and dispute resolution neutral in international and domestic business disputes. Twenty-five years of experience (1975-2000) as a trial lawyer representing and counseling clients in business, energy and commercial cases. Experience serving as an arbitrator, mediator and special master since 1985. Practice limited to providing arbitration, mediation and other ADR services since 2000. Served as a sole, panelist or tribunal chair arbitrator in hundreds of cases. Experience serving as an arbitrator in cases administered by AAA, ICDR, JAMS, ICC, LCIA, SIAC and under the UNCITRAL, CPR, Society of Maritime Arbitrators and American Association of Railroads rules, and in numerous other non-administered cases

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Energy arbitrations include a domestic energy arbitration between a regional electrical transmission organization (RTO) regulated by FERC and the owner/operator of a coal-fired electric generation facility involving alleged breaches of a long-term firm point-to-point transmission service agreement (Panel Chair)
    • A domestic energy arbitration between parties to a long-term electric power tolling agreement involving claims for recovery of winter reliability penalties imposed by the New England ISO as ancillary charges and counterclaims alleging systematic miscalculation of availability charges (Panel Chair)
    • An international arbitration between owners of a Texas oil and gas refinery and related petroleum trading partnership relating to a corporate governance dispute and resulting valuation of the refinery (Panel Chair)
    • A domestic arbitration between a U.S. State government and a major oil company involving claims for royalty income damages related to alleged loss or deferral of oil and natural gas liquids arising out of production curtailments and pipeline replacements in a major U.S. oil field (Panel Chair)
    • A wind energy dispute between the owner of a 5,000+ acre wind power generation project and a large public utility (Panel Chair)
    • An international arbitration between parties to a co-development agreement relating to construction of a solar electric power project for a California city (Neutral panelist)
    • A domestic energy arbitration involving a dispute over interpretation of the price term in a long-term gas purchase contract (Sole Arbitrator)
    • A domestic energy arbitration between a state governmental entity and a private generator relating to alleged breaches of a long-term electric power supply contract (Panel Chair)
    • A domestic energy arbitration between a natural gas shipper and gatherer over alleged breaches of a natural gas gathering agreement
    • Numerous others
    • See website

    Professional Association(s):
    • Member of the AAA's Master Mediator Panel for both commercial and construction cases
    • Also a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center's 2015-16 list of leading arbitrators and mediators in the technology sector

    Publications:
    • Contributing Author, THE LEADING PRACTITIONERS' GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS ARBITRATIONS, (Juris, Gaitis ed., 2015)
    • Contributing Author, THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATORS GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, 3rd ed., Juris Net 2013 (and to the two prior editions)
    • Author, Arbitrator Boundaries: What Are the Limits on Arbitrator Authority? 2012 AAA YEARBOOK ON ARBITRATION AND THE LAW
    • Co-author, International Arbitration in Washington - The Need for the Model Law, WASHINGTON STATE BAR NEWS, vol. 66, no. 4, April 2012
    • Co-author, E-Discovery in Arbitration, CPR ALTERNATIVES, September-October, 2009 (partial listing)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
    • Charter Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for arbitration in Seattle in 2015

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska, Colorado, International (Canada, Georgia)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, England, Other (Colorado, Arkansas, Alaska, Kansas, Washington)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Daryl Bristow The Bristow Law Firm
    Houston, Texas

    1610 Morse Street
    Houston, Texas 77019
    USA
    Tel: 713.857.1021


    Daryl@BristowLaw.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Harvard Law School, LLB, 1964, cum laude

    Professional License(s):
    • Texas, 1964

    Arbitration Training:
    • Certified for advance arbitration skills by the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • In 2007, I began full-time my mediation and arbitration practice, and over the course of the last nine years, I have served or I am currently serving as an arbitrator in more than fifty arbitrations. The matters where I have served have been both association and self-administered, and I have worked in domestic and international arbitrations under AAA, CPR, ICDR, UNCITRAL, IBA, and Nigerian rules

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Domestic, international, onshore, and offshore oil & gas matters, including production, leasing, joint operating agreements, gas gathering, processing, LNG terminal, deep water drilling rig contract, and gas treating and CO2 delivery agreement disputes. Before my arbitration practice, many years of litigation experience representing companies in the energy sector

    Professional Association(s):
    • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Texas Bar Foundation

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Texas Super Lawyer
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Chambers Leading Lawyers

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Alaska, Offshore, Colorado
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Philip Bruner JAMS
    Grant, Minnesota

    8432 80th street north
    Grant, Minnesota 55082
    USA
    Tel: 612.308.6430


    philipbruner@hotmail.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Princeton University, AB, 1961
    • Univ. of Michigan Law School, JD, 1964
    • Syracuse Univ., MBA, 1967

    Professional License(s):
    • Minnesota
    • Wisconsin

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • See CVs on websites

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • See CVs on websites

    Professional Association(s):
    • See CVs on websites

    Publications:
    • See CVs on websites

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • See CVs on websites

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Other (solar energy farm; ethanol plant)
    Specific Contracts: Leases, Concession Agreements, Service Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, Other (Engineering and Construction contracts, material fabrication and installation contracts, excavation contracts)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Other (engineering and construction)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Other U.S., International (Pakistan, Bulgaria, Iraq, Afghanistan)
    Governing Law: Texas, Oklahoma, New York, England, Other (Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, North Dakota, Utah, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Wisconsin, South Dakota)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, JAMS, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Zela "Zee" G. Claiborne JAMS
    San Francisco, CA

    Two Embarcadero Center, 15th floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    USA
    Tel: 510.457.8274


    zclaiborne@jamsadr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • JD University of CA, Berkeley 1982
    • BA Beloit College, Wisconsin
    • MA University of Texas at Austin

    Professional License(s):
    • Cal Bar #104304 1982

    Arbitration Training:
    • I have attended numerous trainings through JAMS, the ABA, the AAA, and the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). Currently, I do in-house training for JAMS, am co-chair of the ABA Arbitration Institute, and serve on the faculty for courses offered by the CCA

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have been a full-time arbitrator and mediator since 1998. I have arbitrated over 200 matters, as chair or wing arbitrator or as solo arbitrator

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Please see some representative cases on my biographies at www.jamsadr.com/Claiborne

    Professional Association(s):
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow), Association of Business Trial Lawyers, section of Dispute Resolution of the ABA (leadership), and American College of Construction Lawyers

    Publications:
    • My recent publications are listed on my biographies at www.jamsadr.com/Claiborne. My most recent article is entitled "Top Five Myths About Arbitration," to be published by ALM

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • SuperLawyer since 2005, Best Lawyer, Who's Who Legal, JAMS energy group, and domestic and international panelist for CPR (Energy Group)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, California, Colorado, Other U.S., International (international solar companies)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, Other (CA)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICDR, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Kevin Colosimo Frost Brown Todd
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    501 Grant Street Suite 800
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    USA
    Tel: 412.513.4320


    kcolosimo@fbtlaw.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution, 2020
    • Duquesne University, J.D., 1997

    Professional License(s):
    • Licensed to practice law in PA, OH and TX

    Arbitration Training:
    • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution included 16 hours in Arbitration and 16 hours in International Arbitration

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Arbitrated dozens of cases as an advocated
    • Served as appointed arbitrator in approximately 10 cases, mostly oil and gas related as of 2020

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • My practice has been devoted to oil and gas since 2010 with particular emphasis in Appalachian Shale Plays. I've handled upstream and midstream disputes and conflicts on the producer and midstream side. In addition, I've published and presented numerous papers on oil and gas and energy law matters

    Professional Association(s):
    • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (President 2020-21)
    • Ohio Oil and Gas Association
    • PA/OH/TX Bar Associations

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Other (Mineral Title)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Pennsylvania, Other U.S., International (Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, Other (Appalachia (PA, OH, WV, KY)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • John R. Cooney Modrall, Sperling Law Firm
    Albuquerque, NM

    P.O. Box 2168
    Albuquerque, NM 87103
    USA
    Tel: 505.848.1822


    jrcooney@modrall.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • University of New Mexico, JD 1965
    • University of New Mexico, BA 1965

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of New Mexico
    • Admitted to practice: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th circuit, United States District Court, New Mexico

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Lead counsel in arbitrations: Grace v. Santa Fe Pacific, uranium lease dispute
    • Amoco and Conoco v. Sunterra Gas Gathering, take or pay dispute
    • Several arbitrations for local State District Court
    • Party arbitrator in two lengthy arbitrations involving energy companies

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Certified Specialist in Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas, New Mexico
    • Lead counsel in many cases involving energy companies--class actions, royalty disputes, title/contract disputes

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of New Mexico
    • American Bar Association

    Publications:
    • Articles on Preferential Purchase Rights-- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Institute for Energy Law

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Power
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: New Mexico, Colorado
    Governing Law: Other (New Mexico, Colorado)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Robert B. Davidson JAMS
    New York, NY

    The New York Times Building
    620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    USA
    Tel: 212.607.2752


    rdavidson@jamsadr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ. 1967
    • Columbia Univ. School of Law, J.D. 1972

    Professional License(s):
    • Member of the Bar of the State of New York
    • Member of various of the U.S. District Courts (S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.) and the U.S. Courts of Appeal (Second, Third and Federal Circuits)
    • Member of the US Tax Court and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the US

    Arbitration Training:
    • I am the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice and, in that capacity, train arbitrators for JAMS
    • Have been on thte faculties of many arbitration seminars and symposia sponsored by various professional associations (e.g. ABA, NY City Bar Ass'n, College of Commerical Arbitrators, etc.)

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Have been a full-time arbitrator and mediator of commercial (including energy) disputes since 2003
    • have sat on over 150 domestic and international arbitrations in various roles (Chair, party-appointed or sole arbitrator) and for a number of arbitral institutions
    • See detailed resumes at www.jamsadr.com

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I am a retired partner in the firm of Baker & McKenzie in New York and former co-head of the litigation department. While in practice, we represented nuclear power plants in various matters (insurance, casualty and the like)
    • represented a coal company arbitrating against a Japanese steel company (price reset); since retiring, have sat on energy arbitrations including price reset cases
    • contract matters (damages due for breach of long-term oil supply agreement; dispute over indemnification claims arising from sale of energy company in Latin America
    • damages due for breach of contract to supply electical generating engines
    • various insurance claims involving energy facilities or business interruption
    • dispute over allegedly defective bearings in wind turbines
    • while in practice, was lead counsel in 11 cases at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, representing U.S. oil service companies and a pipeline construction company in claims for expropriation and breach of contract against Iran

    Professional Association(s):
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators (past Board member)
    • New York City Bar Ass'n (former Chair of the Committee on Arbitration)
    • ABA (Dispute Resolution and International Law Sections)
    • New York State Bar Ass'n
    • IBA (Int'l Bar Ass'n)
    • IPBA (Int'l Pacific Bar Ass'n)
    • Maritime Law Ass'n of the U.S. (since 1979)
    • other organizations

    Publications:
    • Author of numerous articles on arbitration and mediation topics; contributor to books; see resumes at www.jamsadr.com

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • 2011-2020 listed in Chambers U.S.A. as one of the country's leading international arbitraotrs (Tier 1)
    • listed as a New York "SuperLawyer" in adr yearly since 2006
    • various Marquis Who's Who publications
    • Who's Who in Commercial Mediation (2013)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Trading and Derivatives, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Concession Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Offshore, Pennsylvania, International (Iran, Brazil)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England, Other (UNICTRAL Model Law; Dutch)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc, Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Platt W. Davis III Law Office of Platt Davis
    Houston, Texas

    627 Hedwig Road
    Houston, Texas 77024
    USA
    Tel: 713.825.3123


    plattdavis@comcast.net

    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Texas at Austin: B.A.-1966 JD (with Honors)-1970
    • George Washington University: LLM (Admin. Law/Economic Regulation)-1974

    Professional License(s):
    • Texas (1969)
    • District of Columbia (1973)

    Arbitration Training:
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Chartered Arbitrator)
    • Approximately 35 AAA arbitration seminars and classes
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshops (yearly since 1996)
    • Several London Court of International Arbitration Tylney Hall Symposia
    • ICC Masterclass of Arbitrators
    • FINRA arbitrator qualification courses
    • Over 20 presentations at Houston International Arbitration Club

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • In private practice, represented clients in arbitrations involving expropriation of companies and equipment, performance of oil, gas and electric power agreements, and compliance with investment agreements, EPC contracts for gas processing, fractionation plants, gathering and pipelines, electric power generation, refinery additions, and energy software distribution. Since leaving private practice in 2006 have been a full-time arbitrator participating in over 80 arbitrations, 70% as chair, largely involving energy-related disputes. Examples include natural gas transmission and pricing agreements; sale of leases underlying gas storage project; drilling company responsibility for sunk and other costs under exploration agreement; allocation and responsibility for expenses incurred under offshore joint operating agreements; performance of EPC contract for construction of offshore oil and natural gas pipelines; responsibility under power plant partnership agreement for installation costs of new and replacement emissions controls; compliance with contracts for oil field equipment design, testing and supply; obligations under contracts for purchase of drilling supplies, energy commodity sales and power plant operation; valuation of chemical and other energy companies, interests therein, contracts and facilities; performance of EPC contracts for power plant modifications, operation and maintenance; compliance with power plant development agreements; and performance of earn-out agreement concerning development and marketing of down-hole drilling technology and agreement for production and delivery of solar-powered air conditioning equipment

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 36 years of legal practice involved virtually all aspects of energy industry, representing wide variety of industry participants before federal and state regulatory bodies and in trial and appellate courts. Focused particularly on oil, natural gas (including LNG) and electricity sectors. Extensive experience in preparing, negotiating and interpreting contracts; acquisitions and financings; providing regulatory due diligence and counseling; litigating rates (sales, transportation, transmission, distribution) and related terms and conditions; facility approvals (pipelines, LNG terminals, and hydroelectric and qualifying facilities); electric utility resource plans; and regulatory compliance issues; advising, arbitrating and litigating, both domestically and internationally, regarding, among other things, the financing, engineering, design, procurement, construction, operation, acquisition and disposition of: pipelines (oil, natural gas and petroleum products), fractionation, processing and power plants (oil, gas, nuclear and coal-fired); electricity generators and transmission lines; LNG facilities and agreements; and refining processes

    Professional Association(s):
    • Sole Practitioner/Arbitrator 2006 to date
    • Vinson & Elkins LLP 1970-71, 1973-2005 (Partner 1976-2005)
    • Staff Attorney, Federal Power Commission, 1971-73
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Chartered Arbitrator)
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Advisory Board)
    • International, American and Energy Bar Associations United States Council for International Business (ICC)
    • London Court of International Arbitration
    • CPR Institute for for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • ICDR Energy Arbitrators' List
    • AAA/ICDR/CPR National List of Arbitrators and Commercial, Oil and Gas and International Panels
    • ICC, CPR, FINRA lists of eligible arbitrators
    • Awarded 2002 President's Prize for best award written worldwide by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Other U.S., International (Russia, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, China, Republic of Congo, Mexico and the Philippines)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England, Other (California, Illinois)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Philip Eisenberg Locke Lord LLP
    Houston, Texas

    600 Travis Street, Suite 2800
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.226.1304


    peisenberg@lockelord.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • BS Accounting Brooklyn College 1981
    • JD Louisiana State University 1984

    Professional License(s):
    • Louisiana State Bar Texas
    • Texas State Bar
    • New York State Bar

    Arbitration Training:
    • Drafted multiple joint operating agreements provisions including arbitration clauses
    • Published article in RMMLF which included effect of bankrupcy filing on arbitration clauses
    • Drafted various joint venture agreements including arbitration clauses
    • Various in-house CLE presentations re: arbitration process
    • Preparation of presentations re: arbitration to clients
    • Various IEL and RMMLF seminars re: arbitration

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Counsel to various energy companies re: arbitration matters on an active and onging basis
    • Recent experience includes 1)representing BP in arbitration with Anadarko re: Macondo joint interest costs 2) representing W&T Offshore in arbitration with Chevron re: allocation of production 3) Several pending notices of dispute resolution under joint operating agreements 4) represented Texaco and Marathon against McDermott arising from the loss of the Petronius South Deck module offshore Louisiana 5) Represented oil company against service company re: multimillion dollar claim for day rate 6)Represented oil companies against request for arbitration under marine installation contracts related to asserted antitrust violations 7) Represented drilling contractor in LCIA arbitration against oil concession owner arising from asserted breach of drilling contract 8) particpated in arbitration re reinsurance rights on behalf of captive insurance company 9) Moved to stay in favor of arbitration in connection with maritime casualty, published opinion in favor of client in the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 10) Litigated removal jurisdiction to federal court under the Federal Arbitration Act arisng from an international agency agreement 11)Litigated stay of arbitration in connection with joint operating agreement charges in connection with the Macondo Incident 12) Litigated various FRCP 12b motions related to mandatory dispute resolution clauses arising out of Singaporean stock acquisition of offshore boat company, including obtaining ruling affirming lack of jurisdiction and forum nonconveniens from United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 13) Engaged in arbitration process for Trinidadian subsidiary of major oil company in connection with multimillion dollar claims by offshore construction contractor including assertions that breach of contract caused the contractor to seek chapter 11 bankruptcy protections

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Highest grades Mineral Rights and Advanced Mineral Rights, Louisiana State Law School, 1983 and 1984
    • Retired Senior Counsel for Texaco and Chevron after 16 years responsible for Worldwide Exploration and Production and Special Projects and head of Cost Recovery Unit addressing insurance claims , indemnification obligations, underground storage tank fund claims and related matters including reinsurance and captive insurance programs
    • Partner for 12 years in Energy Practice for Locke Lord LLP in Houston focusing primary on representing energy companies and service companies in the energy industry and with regard to creditor's rights issues and oil and gas litigation
    • Substantial midstream experience including represententing purchasers in the SemCrude litigation and various midstream companies related to financial assurances and structuring of transactions
    • Substantial experience in oil and gas bankruptcy cases and head of Houston Bankruptcy group for Locke Lord
    • Regular speaker at industry seminars including IEL, RMMLF, HBA OIl and Gas and COPAS

    Professional Association(s):
    • IEL
    • RMMLF
    • HBA
    • NYSBA
    • Sustaining Life Fellow for State of Texas Bar Foundation

    Publications:
    • RMMLI Volume 55
    • others upon request

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Austin Lewis (Liskow and Lewis) award for highest grade in Mineral Rights

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Marketing and Retail, Other (Service company and offshore marine installation)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Other (insurance)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, California, Offshore, International (Egypt,Trinidad, various loations from transactional standpoint, UK)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England, Other (Federal, particularly OCSLA and FAA)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, LCIA
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Martin L. Fineman Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    San Francisco, California

    505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
    San Francisco, California 94111-6533
    USA
    Tel: 415.276.6575


    martinfineman@dwt.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1982
    • M.B.A., University of California, Haas School of Business, 1982
    • B.S. Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1978

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of California

    Arbitration Training:
    • Various American Arbitration Association Courses

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have been a Judicial Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the California Superior Court for many years, as well as a Commercial Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. I have also served as a Mediator for the California Superior Court and Court of Appeal for many years. As a lawyer for parties, I have participated in numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, AHLA, ad hoc and other bodies, with stakes as high as $40 million

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • As a lawyer, I have represented parties in energy litigation, generally representing energy producers

    Professional Association(s):
    • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
    • Power Association of Northern California
    • American Bar Association
    • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Joint Advisory Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar (California State Bar)
    • Judicial Mediator, 1st Appellate District, California Court of Appeal

    Publications:
    • "More Words to Manage By," The Recorder, June 2011
    • "Words to Manage By," The Recorder, June 2011
    • "Creating a Discovery Plan," California Civil Discovery Practice (4th ed.)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Commercial Litigation by Best lawyers, 2013-2014
    • Selected to "Northern California Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2004-present
    • Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 1988-present
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
    • Selected to "America's Most Honored Professionals," Top 5%, 2014
    • Avvo Super Rating
    • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in the Bay Area" by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, each year of publication

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Power, Alternative Energy, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: California
    Governing Law: Other (California)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • James M. Gaitis International Arbitration Chambers
    Whitefish, Montana

    P.O. Box 1213
    Whitefish, Montana 59937
    USA
    Tel: 406.224.4228


    gaitis1@aol.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Notre Dame (BA 1976)
    • University of Iowa College of Law (JD 1978)

    Professional License(s):
    • Texas State Bar
    • Montana State Bar
    • Fellow & Chartered Arbitrator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)

    Arbitration Training:
    • Various training programs sponsored by the American Arbitration Association dating back to 1995 through the present
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellowship Workshop, San Antonio 2003
    • ICDR Symposium, 2012
    • Lecturer and speaker on the subject of arbitration law and practice (see jamesgaitis.vpweb.com/)

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • 25 Years experience serving as an arbitrator in approximately 200 ad hoc and administered domestic and international arbitrations. Member of various arbitration panels sponsored by the ICDR (ICDR Energy Panel & Energy Arbitrators List), AAA, CPR, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, etc. Experience as a party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator and chairperson in many large domestic and international oil & gas arbitrations involving such matters as joint operating agreements, production sharing agreements/concessions, drilling contracts, unitization agreements, gas processing agreements, gas sales agreements, joint ventures, coal bed methane, allocation agreements, farmout agreements, contract drilling, IP and patent disputes, oil & gas engineering, drilling technology testing, decommissioning, etc. Service on arbitration panels with no fewer than 25 retired jurists from Texas (including former Texas Supreme Court justices and former members of the Texas Court of Appeals), Oklahoma, Utah, Montana, Colorado, and several federal district court and federal court of appeals judges Recognized authority on arbitration law and practice and the Editor-in-Chief of the leading commercial arbitration practice guide in the United States Former full-time faculty member at CEPMLP teaching international arbitration to international LLM students. Service as an arbitrator in oil & gas arbitrations involving many of the largest oil & gas companies in the world, including "National Oil Companies" and "Super Majors."

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 38 years experience as an oil & gas attorney and arbitrator in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the domestic and interational oil & gas industry, including past experience as in-house counsel for a large producer (El Paso Exploration Company) and large pipeline company (El Paso Natural Gas Company)
    • Lead outside trial counsel (partner, Emery McCandless & Gaitis OKC) for a broad variety of domestic and international producers, pipelines, midstream companies, and drilling and service companies
    • Special Counsel managing and coordinating a $4 Billion portfolio of natural gas contract litigation cases
    • 27 years experience as an arbitrator in complex oil & gas disputes
    • Former Director of the International Dispute Resolution Programme at the Center for Petroleum, Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland and former Global Faculty Member and Honorary Lecturer at CEPMLP
    • Former partner and officer in several small privately held oil & gas producers

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Montana State Bar
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Fellow & Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member, standing Sub-committee on Arbitration)
    • AIPN
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Board of Editors--Journal of World Energy Law & Business

    Publications:
    • Editor & Contributor, The Leading Practitioners' Guide to International Oil & Gas Industry Arbitration (2015 Juris Publishing)
    • Editor-in-Chief, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, (4th Ed. forthcoming 2017, 3rd Ed. 2013)
    • Editor-in-Chief, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration?Second Edition (J. Gaitis, R. Wachsmuth, C. von Kann eds. 2010)
    • Editor, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (JURIS 2006)
    • Finality, Functus Officio, and Ripeness: The Interlocutory Arbitral Award Conundrum, Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers (August 2013)
    • Assessing the Risks in the Use of Interim and Partial Final Awards, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Newsletter (May 2012)
    • Clearing the Air on "Manifest Disregard" and Choice of Law in Commercial Arbitration: A Reconciliation of Wilko, Hall Street, and Stolt-Nielsen, 22 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 21-43 (2011)
    • Unraveling the Mystery of Wilko v. Swan: Traditional American Arbitration Vacatur Law and the Accidental Demise of Party Autonomy, 7 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 1-63 (2007)
    • The Federal Arbitration Act: Risks and Incongruities Relating to the Issuance of Interim and Partial Final Awards in Domestic and International Arbitration, 16 Am Rev. Int?l Arb pp. 1-135 (2006)
    • International and Domestic Arbitration Procedure: The Need for a Rule Providing a Limited Opportunity for Arbitral Reconsideration of Reasoned Awards, 15 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 9-105 (2004)
    • Non-neutral Arbitrators, 4 J. Am. Arb. 369-81 (2005) (with Richard Chernick and Robert Davidson)
    • Guest Editor (with Graham Coop, General Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat), Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (International Bar Association), Vol. 25, No. 3 (Special Issue on Energy Dispute Settlement) (August 2007))
    • Assessing the Risks of the Use of Interim and Partial Final Awards, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Newsletter (forthcoming May 2012)
    • The Ongoing Federalization of Commercial Arbitration in Montana, The Montana Lawyer, Vol. 30, No. 7 (April 2005)
    • Reexamining Finality: How to Revise Institutional Practice Rules to Allow for Reconsideration of Reasoned Arbitration Awards (Pt. I), Alternatives (the monthly publication of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution), Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 113 (2005)
    • It's time to Provide Parties a Limited Opportunity to Seek Rehearing on Reasoned Arbitration Awards (Pt. II), Alternatives (the monthly publication of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution), Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 132 (2005)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Other U.S., International (Offshore West Africa, Brazil, North Sea)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, England, Other (International Law, New Mexico, Kansas, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Mississippi, Arkansas)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • J. Richard Gallagher Law Offfices of J. Richard Gallagher
    Dallas, Texas

    5630 Gaston Avenue
    Dallas, Texas 75214
    USA
    Tel: 214.566.6476


    jrgallaghe@aol.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • B.S. in Marine Transportation from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, 1968
    • J.D. (with specialization in Ocean Law) from University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 1973

    Professional License(s):
    • The Florida Bar (since 1973)
    • The State Bar of Texas (since 1978)

    Arbitration Training:
    • ITA - IEL Joint Winter Forum: International Energy Arbitration, Feb. 20-21, 2014, Houston, TX (6.75 hrs) (MCLE # 901283965)
    • 9th Annual Young Arbitrators Roundtable, June 18, 2014, Dallas, TX (1.5 hrs) (# 901292146)
    • Enrolled 2014 Dispute Resolution Conference, Oct. 16-17, 2014, Calgary, Canada

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • None at this time

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Three years as Maritime Law trial Attorney in Miami, FL
    • Ten years with SEDCO Inc (offshore drilling) Dallas, TX as Marine Supt. and in-house counsel
    • Ten years as Sr. International Counsel for Hunt Oil, Dallas, TX
    • Fifteen years continuous work as consulting attorney for various clients, performing projects and assignments (US and overseas) for major oil companies and oil industry service contractors

    Professional Association(s):
    • Stat Bar of Texas
    • The Florida Bar

    Publications:
    • I have spoken at various legal seminars and bar association presentations over the past 25 years on topics relating to the international petroleum industry, US export and anti-boycott reg's and have prepared compliance programs for various clients

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Lieutenant Commander. USNR - R (retired). Former Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Reserve CEnt. Wichita Falls, TX
    • Chair & Vice Chair International Law Section of Dallas Bar Ass'n (six years), including "Special Section of the Year Award

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Transportation, Other (All aspects of upstream E&P projects including construction. Have worked in 20 countries and traveled to 45. Former U.S. Merchant Marine officer (3 years sea time) and USNR Active Duty for Training)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Shipping
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Oscar M. Garibaldi Oscar M. Garibaldi Arbitrator
    Great Falls, Virginia

    809 Wincrest Place
    Great Falls, Virginia 22066
    USA
    Tel: 202.352.1819


    ogaribaldi@garibaldiarbitrator.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • See website

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia (active) and in Spain and Argentina (inactive). See website

    Arbitration Training:
    • ICDR seminar on managing complex arbitration cases (circa 2012)

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • More than 30 years' experience as counsel in arbitration cases
    • More than five years' experience as arbitrator in international arbitration cases
    • See website for details

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Many of the cases in which I served as counsel involve the energy industry, including major arbitration cases in which I represeted ExxonMobil, Hess, Tullow, LG&E Energy Corp., Amoco Oil Company. See website for details

    Professional Association(s):
    • ICCA&Club Espanol del Erbitraje
    • ALARB
    • See website

    Publications:
    • See website

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • See website

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Power, Construction, Transportation, Other (Gas distribution)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Also experience with leases and franchise agreements, but not in an energy context)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Other (Internagtional law)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Venezuela, Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Argentina)
    Governing Law: Other (International law (including treaties), foreign law, general principles of law)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Carl Ginsberg Ginsberg ADR Group
    Dallas, Texas

    4502 W Lovers Lane
    Dallas, Texas 75209
    USA
    Tel: 214.369.9871


    Carl@GinsbergADRGroup.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Duke University, BA, 1992
    • University of Texas at Austin, JD, 1995
    • University of London, LLM (International Dispute Resolution), 2016

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bars: Admitted in Texas and New York
    • Federal Bars: Admitted to the Bars of the Northern & Eastern Districts of Texas, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court

    Arbitration Training:
    • LLM in International Dispute Resolution (emphasis in International Arbitration)
    • Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • As the judge of a civil trial court for 12 years (2007-2018), I presided over hundreds of non-jury trials (the functional equivalent of an arbitration)
    • Since leaving the bench, during my first six months of serving as an arbitrator, I have arbitrated to final award disputes collectively involving over $17.5 million USD in controversy
    • I serve on the arbitration rosters of AAA (American Arbitration Association), CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution), FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), as well as other arbitral organizations

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • As the judge of a Texas civil trial court for 12 years, I have presided over just about every type of civil case, including energy disputes
    • In addition, early in my legal career, I represented clients in the energy industry before Texas regulatory agencies (the Texas Public Utility Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission.)

    Professional Association(s):
    • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Member, Texas Association of Mediators
    • At-Large Board Member, Dallas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung (German-American Lawyers Association)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
    • Accredited Mediator, Centre for Efficient Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
    • Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center Service Award, 2018 & 2016

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Power, Construction
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, International (Egypt)
    Governing Law: Texas, Other (Egyptian)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Carl Ginsberg GinsbergADR Group
    Dallas, Texas

    4502 W Lovers Lane
    Dallas, Texas 75219
    USA
    Tel: 214.369.9871


    carlhginsberg@hotmail.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • University of London, LLM, 2016 University of Texas, JD, 1995 Duke University, BA, 1992

    Professional License(s):
    • Law License - Texas Law License - New York Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Arbitration Training:
    • LLM in International Dispute Resolution (heavy emphasis in Int'l Arbitration) Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • As the judge of a civil trial court for 12 years, I have presided over hundreds of bench (non-jury) trials (which are the functional equivalent of an arbitration)

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • As the judge of a civil trial court for 12 years, I have presided over just about every type of civil litigation, including energy disputes. In addition, my second year of practice after law school was representing clients in the energy industry before Texas regulatory agencies

    Substantive Experience
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas
  • Cullen (Mike) Godfrey Attorney-at-Law
    College Station, Texas

    4911 Whistling Straits Loop
    College Station, Texas 77845
    USA
    Tel: 979.595.8090


    cmg.991@suddenlink.net

    Education Degree(s):
    • B.A. University of Texas at Austin 1968
    • J.D. University of Texas at Austin 1070

    Professional License(s):
    • Attorney-at-Law, Texas

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA on-site training and periodic updates

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Service as both arbitrator and mediator

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 50 years as an oil and gas attorney (board certified)
    • General counsel of FINA, Inc., a Fortune 250 integrated petroleum and petrochemical company 1990 - 2000

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • American Law Institute
    • American Petroleum Institute Gen. Comm. on Law

    Publications:
    • Legal Aspects of the Purchase and Sale of Oil and Gas Properties (ABA Monograph)
    • Mining Partnerships - 7 Tex. O&G Jour. 33
    • Purchase and Sale Issues - 13 Tex. O&G L. Jour. 1
    • A Brief History of Oil and Gas Practice in Texas 68 Tex. B. Jour. 818
    • The Crossroads of an Industry and a Profession, 54 Inst of O&G L. xi
    • The Tao of Donald Willy, 58 Inst. of O&G L. 53
    • The Revised Attorney-Client Privilege of Corporations in Texas, 30 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 139
    • Various other articles and papers

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • State Bar of Texas Certificate of Merit, 1999, 2003
    • Anti-Defamation League Jurisprudence Award 1999
    • Texas Bar Foundation Nola Wright Foundation Award 2017
    • CAIL Research Fellow

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Other (Mineral Title)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Offshore, Pennsylvania, International (Bolivia, Indonesia, Nigeria)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Michael S. Goldberg Baker Botts LLP
    Houston, Texas

    910 Louisiana Street
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.229.1401


    michael.goldberg@bakerbotts.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Rice University, B.A., Political Science & Legal Studies, 1979, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
    • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors

    Professional License(s):
    • J.D. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Arbitration Training:
    • ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on Int'l Energy Arbitration, 2020

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Represented energy companies for the past 39 years in almost every imaginable type of claim

    Professional Association(s):
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration of The Center for American and International Law
    • International Arbitration Club of New York
    • Houston International Arbitration Club
    • CIArb

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Recognized in Chambers Global, 2018 - International Arbitration; Chambers USA 2017
    • Legal 500 US 2017 - Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
    • Chambers 2016 - International Arbitration-USA
    • Legal 500 2015 - International Arbitration; Chambers Europe 2015
    • "Leading Lawyer" for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and inducted to Initial Hall of Fame, 2018
    • Light of Justice in Action Award by the Texas Defender Service, December 2017
    • "Trailblazer" for White Collar Litigation by The National Law Journal, 2015

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Other (Co-generation)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Offshore, International (Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Yeme)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England, Other (Arizona, Utah, Shari'a, Russian, Brazil, United Arab Emerites)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc, Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Michael L. Grove Law Office of Michael L. Grove
    Bellaire, Texas

    6800 West Loop South
    Suite 475
    Bellaire, Texas 77401
    USA
    Tel: 713.645.6427


    mike@mgrovelaw.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Houston Law Center - J.D. - December 1977
    • United States Military Academy - B.S. - June 1970

    Professional License(s):
    • Attorney - Texas Bar Association

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have acted as arbitrator on a 3 person panel that arbitrated a dispute between the Operator and a Non-Operator under an AAPL Form 610 Operating Agreement

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • For over 37 years, since May 1978, I have provided legal representation to companies and individuals engaged in the oil and gas business -- primarily those involved in the exploration and production industry onshore in Texas and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf
    • I am certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. I was certified in 1986 -- the first year such certification was available in Texas -- and I have continuously maintained that certification through the present time
    • My legal experience in upstream oil, gas and mineral transactions includes having provided representation to my clients in all facets of their day-to-day operations, including the following: *the negotiation, drafting, interpretation and implementation of operating agreements, participation agreements, farmout agreements, master service contracts, drilling contracts, seismic licenses, consulting contracts, and the vast array of other agreements typically involved in the upstream oil and gas business; *acquisitions, sales, and exchanges of oil and gas properties; *compliance with and the exercise of preferential purchase rights; *reserve-based lending transactions; transportation, processing, and marketing of oil and gas; *derivative contracts and similar agreements pertaining to oil and gas commodities; *oil and gas facility construction matters; *oil and gas industry insurance matters; *the negotiated resolution of disputes between parties engaged in the oil and gas business; *compliance with rules and regulations of the Texas Railroad Commission, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and other regulatory agencies exercising jurisdiction over facets of the oil and gas exploration and production business; and *innumerable other matters that, on any given day, might be encountered by an oil and gas exploration and production company
    • For almost 6 years, from August 2005 through March 2011 I was General Counsel of Arena Energy, LP, an independent oil and gas operator in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf and from 2006 through March 2011 I was also the General Manager--Land & Legal for Arena. During that period, I also became certified by the AAPL as a Certified Professional Landman

    Professional Association(s):
    • American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section
    • Texas Bar Association - Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
    • Houston Bar Association - Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
    • Institute for Energy Law Advisory Board
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Exam Commission
    • Texas Association of Mediators
    • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
    • American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Houston Association of Professional Landmen

    Publications:
    • Coverage of Indemnified Parties as Additional Insureds under Insurance Supporting Indemnity Obligations, In re Deepwater Horizon, 710 F.3d 338 (5th Cir. 2013), South Texas College of Law, 26th Annual Energy Law Institute - August 28-29, 2013

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the category of Energy Law - 2004 and 2005
    • Certified Professional Landman, American Association of Professional Landmen - 2007-present

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation, Other (Energy Industry Insurance)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Other (Master Seismic License Agreements, Production Handling Agreements, Drilling Contracts (onshore and offshore), "Energy Package" insurance policies and claims thereunder, Joint Exploration/Participation Agreements, Master Service Contrac)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Offshore
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Other (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Hugh E. Hackney JAMS International
    Dallas, TX

    8401 N. Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX 75225
    Tel: 214.891.4524


    hhackney@jamsadr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • Rotary International Ambassador Scholar and NCAA Scholar Athlete, University of Wales
    • B.A., Southern Methodist University

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court

    Arbitration Training:
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • JAMS International

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Over forty years of experience as a trial lawyer trying over 150 arbitrations and over thirty years experience as an arbitrator trying over 100 arbitrations

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Over 40 years experience litigating oil and gas cases and related matters both domestically and internally

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. Representative, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration
    • Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member, London Court of International Arbitration
    • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • Member and President-Elect Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Member and Former President and Chair of the Board, Society of International Business Fellows

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Recipient, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, Arbitration, Texas, 2013
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration, Litigation, and Mediation, 2008-2014
    • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2014
    • Team Member, Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011
    • Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009 and 2010

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, Ad hoc, Other
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Clifford J. Hendel Hendel IDR
    Madrid, Madrid


    Madrid, Madrid 28004
    Spain
    Tel: 346.298.25778


    chendel@hendel-idr.com


    Professional Association(s):
    • ABA
    • IBA
    • NYSBA
    • SIAC
    • UIA
    • ALARB
    • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Accredited Mediator, CEMED
    • CPR Global List of Neutrals and European Advisory Board Member
    • ITA Advisory Board Member and ITAFOR Moderator
    • LCIA European Council Member
    • Board Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club

    Publications:
    • See my firm's web page (www.hendel-idr.com) for other recent publications

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • See my firm's web page (www.hendel-idr.com) for citations in various other legal guides

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Alternative Energy, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Europe, Africa and The Americas)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Spain, France)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Paula Hodges, QC Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
    London, United Kingdom

    Exchange House
    Primrose Street
    London EC2A 2EG
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 20 7466 2027


    paula.hodges@hsf.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Girton College Cambridge, M.A. in Law, 06/1986
    • College of Law Guildford, Legal Practice Course, 09/1987

    Professional License(s):
    • Solicitor, England & Wales
    • Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification, England & Wales

    Arbitration Training:
    • Trainee Solicitor at Herbert Smith from 1987 1989
    • Assistant Solicitor at Herbert Smith from 1989 - 1996
    • Current Position: Partner, Head of global arbitration practice
    • I specialised in international arbitration from 2000 onwards

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I specialise in practising international arbitration. The majority of my professional time is spent acting as case leader in international arbitration cases where I sit as arbitrator. I was involved as case leader in the following arbitrations
    • Advising an energy major on arbitration proceedings brought in Singapore under the SIAC Rules in connection with a dispute arising from a Share Purchase Agreement by which the company acquired an interest in an offshore oil production company with a number of assets in the North Sea
    • Advising US energy major in relation to an equity redetermination of the participating interests in a Nigerian oil field involving ad hoc arbitration proceedings and litigation before the Nigeriancourts
    • Representing an Italian energy major in relation to ICC proceedings seated in Geneva arising under a sub-contract for the construction of gas production platformsoffshore Iran
    • Advising and representing a Nigerian energy company in an LCIA arbitration regarding the ownership of an oil mining lease off-shore Nigeria
    • Advising and representing one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies in a number of ad hoc arbitrations relating to non-payment for services provided in connection with the sale, management and transfer of three drilling rigs
    • Representing a joint venture of international energy companies in an ICC arbitration regarding the gas supply to an LNG plant in a West African country
    • Representing a European power company in an ICC arbitration concerning disputes arising out of a major commercial agreement relating to the production of electricity at a power station in Spain, particularly liability for emissionpermits
    • Representing a Korean industrial company in an LCIA arbitration relating to the supply of aluminium
    • Advising multinational commodities company in various arbitrations regarding long-term supply of coal and other minerals from Indonesia
    • Advising a US energy corporation in an LCIA arbitration regarding the application of pre-emption rights to a wind farm project in Europe
    • Representing an international pipeline consortium in ICSID and ICC proceedings against the state-owned operator of a major crude oil pipeline
    • Advising an energy major in an ICC arbitration relating to a petrochemicals licence agreement

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • The majority of my cases are in the oil and gas industries and related industries, such as drilling, mining, excavation, and renewables
    • Advising a drilling services company in relation to a potential dispute with a Korean drillship manufacturer regarding the construction and delivery of a defective drillship
    • Impact of new electricity regulations on joint venture agreements for various power companieincluding exper determiniation
    • Representing European power company in dispute with generator in Spain regarding the application of CO2 emissions regulations
    • Advising various multinational energy companies regarding upstream and midstream disputes relating to their oil, gas and LNG interests in Africa
    • Advising multinational consortium in various disputes regarding pipeline project in the Caspian
    • Representing energy trading arm of investment bank in expert determination regarding electricity trading dispute

    Professional Association(s):
    • ICC UK (International Chamber of Commerce)
    • Member of the PLC Arbitration Consultation Board
    • Member of Board of Advisers to The Gravitas Review of Business & Property Law, Nigeria
    • BIICL (British Institute of International Comparative La)
    • ASA (Association Suisse de l'arbitrage)
    • ArbitralWomen

    Publications:
    • Recent publications include

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Appointed Queen's Counsel in the 204 list
    • Paula Hodges QC is a highly respected advocate, with one peer deeming her the "most complete arbitration practitioner in London." Chambers UK 2016
    • Clients recognise that Paula has "the experience to really understand and anticipate the position that the other party will take." Chambers UK 2015
    • Clients enthuse that Paula Hodges is a "consummate lawyer who is great to work with and integrates well into the in-house team." She is "really a very, very impressive head of arbitration with a prodigious work output." Chambers UK 2013
    • The "absolutely superb" Paula Hodges is a robust advocate who "doesn't suffer fools gladly." Chambers UK 2012
    • Shortlisted for "Advocate of the Year" Global Arbitration Review Awards March 2011

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, California, International (Nigeria, Middle East, Canada, Korea, Europe, Singapore)
    Governing Law: England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Melinda G. Jayson Melinda G. Jayson, P.C.
    Dallas, Texas

    5445 Caruth Haven Lane
    Suite 2015
    Dallas, Texas 75225
    USA
    Tel: 214.534.3961


    jgmelinda@yahoo.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • JD, with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1980
    • BA, with highest honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1977

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas, 1980

    Arbitration Training:
    • Extensive arbitration skills training, including as speaker at conferences and webinars, of AAA/ICDR, CPR Institute, College of Commercial Arbitrators, International Council for Commercial Arbitration ("ICCA"), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ICC, ITA, ICSID, State Bar of Texas, and other organizations
    • Also involved in arbitration basic and advanced training program planning for AAA/ICDR and College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Arbitrator training leader for AAA/ICDR since 1990s
    • Extensive hands-on trainer experience

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Awards issued in more than 200 cases focused on complex business disputes
    • Selected as arbitrator in approximately 500 cases since early 1990s

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • As arbitrator, has resolved disputes relating to ownership, management, and operation of energy companies and energy exploration rights and development
    • As counsel, represented US-based energy exploration and development investor in numerous disputes arising from operation of producing and development domestic US oil and gas fields
    • As General Counsel, represented company in connection with investments in energy exploration, development, and production ventures

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellow
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators (Video Project co-chair, 2016; Outreach Committee vice-chair, 2014-15)
    • Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration ("ITA")
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (ADR Program Planning Committee, 2012-current)
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, CPR Institute Banking and Financial Services Neutrals Selection Committee, 2012-current
    • Member, CPR Institute Economical Litigation Agreement Committee, 2010
    • Member, SMU School of Law Corporate Counsel Symposium Advisory Board, 2007
    • Member, United States Council for International Business
    • Member, State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, 2012-15
    • District 6A Professionalism Enhancement Program Committee, 1997-99
    • American Bar Association Specialty Track Chair, 14th and 15th Spring Conferences of the Dispute Resolution Section, 2012 and 2013

    Publications:
    • Publications presented in conjunction with presentations; see detailed CV

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Texas' Top-Rated Lawyers under "Alternative Dispute Resolution," 2012-current
    • American Legal media ("ALM") Top-Rated Lawyers under "Litigation," 2014-current
    • (ALM) Who's Who Legal-Texas under "Arbitration," of the International Bar Association, stating: [A] 'very fine practitioner' in the eyes of her peers. Recognised for her work as both arbitrator and counsel, she was commended across a wide range of sectors including commercial, health care, corporate and employment matters...."
    • Recipient, "Arbitrator of the Year-Texas," "Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator of the Year-USA," and Complex Business Disputes Specialist of the Year-Texas," various years, Corporate LiveWire Awards

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Power, Construction, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Other U.S.
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Michael D. Jones Jones Gill LLP
    Houston, Texas

    6363 Woodway, Suite 1100
    Houston, Texas 77057
    USA
    Tel: 713.652.4068


    mjones@jonesgill.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Shimer College, BA, 5/1974
    • University of Illinois, College of Law, JD 5/1977

    Professional License(s):
    • State of Illinois, licensed attorney
    • State of Texas, licensed attorney
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial law since 1992
    • Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law since 1992

    Arbitration Training:
    • A. A. White Dispute Resolution Institute
    • University of Houston "Basic Training for the Mediator" April 1996

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Arbitrator in Re: 71 198 Y 00250 05
    • Smith Oil Company, Inc
    • Kew Drilling, L.P
    • Wiser Oil Company
    • Gentry Petroleum Corporation
    • BMW Holding Inc
    • Sam H. Allen VS Palaura Exploration Company
    • Alan Balser Dallas, Texas

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 9 years with Exxon Co. USA
    • 2 years with Trans American Natural Gas
    • 25 years teaching Oil, Gas & Mineral Law as adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law
    • 18 years in private practice representing oil companies and lessors/landowners

    Professional Association(s):
    • SBOT OGERL, member of Council and currently Treasurer
    • Litigation Section, SBOT
    • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section

    Publications:
    • See website

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • STCL Adjunct Professor of the Year--1998, 2009, & 2015
    • SBOT Oil & Gas Pattern Jury Instructions Committee

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas
    Governing Law: Texas
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Jean Kalicki Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers
    New York , New York

    142 W 57th Street, 11th floor
    New York , New York 10019
    USA
    Tel: 703.220.5566


    jean.kalicki@kalicki-arbitration.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Harvard University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1986
    • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1989

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the Bars of New York and Washington, D.C
    • FCIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)

    Arbitration Training:
    • Listed on the panels of many institutions around the world (AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, CPR, HKIAC, SIAC, KCAB, KLRCA, etc.)
    • Service on the governing boards of numerous arbitration institutions
    • Frequent author and speaker at arbitration conferences
    • Former adjunct professor at Georgetown and American University law schools

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in disputes involving six continents, in both investment and commercial disputes, at ICSID, PCA, AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, CPR, BCICAC, HKIAC, SIAC, and ad hoc UNCITRAL cases Before beginning her new chapter as independent arbitrator in April 2016, had 25 years of experience as counsel in arbitration (mostly at Arnold & Porter), leading teams arbitrating claims up to $5 billion

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Member of the Energy Arbitrators' List
    • Numerous cases as arbitrator or counsel involving oil and gas, electricity, nuclear, solar, wind and hydro power disputes

    Professional Association(s):
    • AAA Council
    • Vice President of LCIA Court
    • ICC Commission on Arbitration (US National Committee)
    • SICANA Board of Directors (ICC North America) ICCA Governing Board)
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)
    • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law
    • Chair Emeritus, DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Former Executive Committee Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • IBA Subcommittee on Investment Arbitration
    • International Arbitration Club of New York and New York International Arbitration Center

    Publications:
    • Co-editor of RESHAPING THE INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SYSTEM: JOURNEYS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (Brill Nijhoff and TDM-OGEMID 2015) and "Evolution And Adaptation: The Future Of International Arbitration" (ICCA Congress Series No. 20, Wolters Kluwer 2019) A frequent writer and speaker on arbitration topics A list of her book chapters, articles, blog posts, speeches and presentations is available on her website. She serves on the editorial board of the ICSID Review and as an Associate Editor of TDM, and as a featured columnist at Kluwer Arbitration

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Other (LNG, nuclear, electricity)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: California, Offshore, Other U.S., International (Latin America, Europe, Asia)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Public international law; other US laws)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Lee L. Kaplan Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
    Houston, Texas

    700 Louisiana Ave.
    Suite 2300
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.221.2323


    lkaplan@skv.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Princeton University, A.B., 1973
    • University of Texas, J.D., 1976

    Professional License(s):
    • Attorney at law

    Arbitration Training:
    • Occasional CLE

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Multiple arbitrations as an advocate in multimillion dollar disputes ranging from restarant franchise rights to an overseas oil and gas concession; participation as panel member or chair in arbitrations ranging upwards of $100 million USD, including: a baseball arbitration to choose the valuation of a future revenue stream from an electricity generating plant; various covenants not to compete in the oilpatch; cost overruns in a different electricity generating plant; alleged fraud in a joint venture to construct a plant outside the U.S

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • As a Houston trial lawyer for nearly four decades, my entire career has involved litigation and arbitration in the energy space, ranging from antitrust to contract disputes to fraud to patent infringement to trade secrets, ranging widely across technologies and businesses, from drag reducing agents to offshore seismic technology

    Professional Association(s):
    • American Law Institute
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Bar Association
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Houston Intellectual Property Inn of Court
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Texas Aerospace Commission (gubernatorial appointee, 1994-99)

    Publications:
    • Various CLE papers

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Listed in Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation, each year since 2007

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Concession Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Offshore, Wyoming, Other U.S.
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • William H. Knull, III William H. Knull, III PLLC
    Houston, Texas

    406 Fall River Road
    Houston, Texas 77024
    USA
    Tel: 832.877.2339


    wknull@whkarb.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Yale University, B.A., Magna cum Laude, 1970
    • University of Virginia, J.D., 1977

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the Bars of New York (1978) and Texas (1987)

    Arbitration Training:
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • ICC Master Class for Arbitrators
    • AAA Commercial Arbitration Panel annual training programs

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Engaged in large, complex domestic and international arbitrations for more than 30 years, including acting as lead counsel and co-lead counsel in billion-dollar matters before ICC, AAA, ICDR, ICSID and UNCITRAL ad hoc tribunals as well as litigation involving the recognition and enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, for and against private and governmental entities around the world

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have been litigating and arbitrating disputes in the oil and gas industry since my first case out of law school in 1977. Cases have run the gamut over that time period, including Large, complex domestic and international disputes involving contracts, joint ventures, take-or-pay and other supply agreements, reserve-based lending, post-acquisition disputes, reserve estimation and valuation, investor-state disputes and the like

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Advisory Board)
    • Institute of Energy Law (Chair, Committee on Litigation & Dispute Resolution)
    • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
    • International Bar Association
    • Houston International Arbitration Club (Co-Founder)
    • American Bar Association

    Publications:
    • William H. Knull, III, Scott T. Jones, Timothy J. Tyler & Richard D. Deutsch, Accounting for Uncertainty in Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Upstream Oil and Gas Investments, Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov. 2007

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • "One of the best cross-examiners ever witnessed" (Chambers USA 2012)
    • "A fantastically erudite and accomplished advocate" (Chambers USA 2011)
    • "An extremely intelligent, diligent and diplomatic lawyer who just knows how to win" (Chambers USA 2007)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Power
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Joint Venture Agreements)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Offshore, International (Turkmenistan, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Ukraine)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Dr Johannes Koepp Baker Botts L.L.P.
    London, London

    41 Lothbury
    London, London EC2R 7HF
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 793.256.8202


    johannes.koepp@bakerbotts.com


    Professional License(s):
    • First admitted in Berlin, Germany, now Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

    Arbitration Training:
    • Associate at WilmerHale and Baker Botts in London

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • More than 50 international arbitrations as both counsel and arbitrator

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Oil and gas disputes (e.g., PSA disputes, JOA disputes, expropriation disputes, SPA disputes, Force Majeure claims)
    • Renewables

    Professional Association(s):
    • LCIA, DIS

    Publications:
    • See https://www.bakerbotts.com/people/k/koepp-johannes?tab=thought-leadership

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • See https://www.bakerbotts.com/people/k/koepp-johannes?tab=awards

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Power, Alternative Energy
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Middle East, Africa, Asia)
    Governing Law: England, Other (International Law)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Clyde W. Lea Reed Smith LLP
    Houston, Texas

    811 Main Street
    Suite 1700
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 832.771.7027


    clea@reedsmith.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • New York University School of Law, J.D. 1974
    • Millsaps College, B.A. 1970

    Professional License(s):
    • Texas
    • Oklahoma

    Arbitration Training:
    • None

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • As Deputy General Counsel for Litigation & Arbitration for ConocoPhillips I actively managed domestic and international arbitrations for 20 years, including (i) domestic arbitrations involving general commercial disputes, joint venture agreements, sale & purchase agreements, construction disputes, and disputes involving corporate formation agreements, and (ii) international arbitrations related to expropriation of upstream assets, disputes with host governments (Asia, South America and Africa), disputes relating to pricing and indemnification under international crude purchase contracts, and disputes relating to joint venture agreements (Asia, Europe, and Canada)

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • During 41 years in the energy industry I have been involved in upstream, downstream, and midstream activities, as well as petrochemical operations, from both a commercial and litigation/arbitration perspective. This has involved negotiation of JOAs, petroleum sale/purchase agreements and license agreements, counseling regarding domestic and international operations, domestic mergers & acquisitions, and environmental crises (both domestic and international). Additionally, I have managed a wide range of disputes, including royalty, failure to develop, petroleum contamination (land & water/domestic & international), tort and mass tort claims, downstream and petrochemical manufacturing, marketing and distribution disputes, and general commercial disputes

    Professional Association(s):
    • American Bar Association
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the Institute for Energy Law (Center for American and International Law)
    • London Court of International Arbitration
    • CPR - Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
    • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Oklahoma Bar Association

    Publications:
    • "Evaluating Legal Risks and Costs with Decision Tree Analysis," Chapter 12 of Successful Partnering Between Insider and Outside Counsel (Robert Haig ed.) 2013 - 2014, Co Authors Craig Glidden and Marc Victor
    • "Emergency Arbitrators: Promises, Challenges and Possibilities", submitted for publication

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Institute for Energy Law's Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation Award, 2013

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Marketing and Retail, Other (Environmental contamination claims, domestically and internationally)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Refinery sale and purchase agreements, and agreements related to petrochemical joint ventures)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Other U.S., International (China, Timor Leste, Algeria, Libya, Venezuela, Ecuador and Canada)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, England, Other (Chinese, Algerian, and Venezuelian)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Michael P. Lennon, Jr. Mayer Brown LLP
    Houston, Texas

    700 Louisiana Street
    Suite 3400
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.238.2667


    mlennon@mayerbrown.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • B.S. (Honors) Political Science, University of Iowa, 1988
    • JD with High Distinction, University of Iowa, 1991

    Professional License(s):
    • Iowa, 1991
    • Texas, 1993

    Arbitration Training:
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Accelerated Fellowship Course, Fellowship obtained (FCIArb)
    • ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have been involved in both domestic and international arbitration matters for the better part of my career, and over the last decade my practice has been predominantly in the area of international arbitration

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have been actively representing clients in energy matters my entire career. My energy experience covers a wide range of arbitrated and litigated matters, including disputes involving production sharing agreements, licenses, concessions and other host state agreements, oil and gas royalty disputes, pricing and other disputes under short and long-term commodity agreements, disputes arising out of joint operating and joint venture agreements, disputes concerning the design, operation and management of drilling rigs, tolling and cogeneration agreement disputes, oilfield distributorship agreement disputes, disputes involving nuclear and conventional power plant design, construction and operation, and other arbitration and litigation matters arising out of commercial disputes in the energy and natural resources sectors

    Professional Association(s):
    • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board and Executive Committee Member and Editorial Board for Energy Law Advisor
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Advisory Board Fellow, CIArb London Court of International Arbitration
    • International Bar Association

    Publications:
    • Tips for Dispute Avoidance in the Current Oil Price Environment, September 9, 2015
    • Investment Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty, Practice Note, Practical Law Institute, 2015 (with Alejandro Lopez Ortiz)
    • Domincan Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), World Arbitration Reporter (WAR, 2d Ed.), 2013-14 (with Alejandro A. Escobar)
    • GAR Reference, US Arbitration, 2010-11 (with Ryan E. Bull)
    • A Primer on Compensatory Damages in International Arbitration (Bloomberg, publication pending)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Chambers USA, 2011-2015
    • Chambers Global, 2013
    • Chambers UK, 2009-2010
    • Legal500 UK, 2009-2010
    • Legal500 USA, 2012-2014
    • Legal500 Latin America, 2013
    • Expert Guide, Commercial Arbitration, 2013-2015
    • Legal Experts (UK), Arbitration, 2010

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, California, Offshore, Colorado, Other U.S., International (Various countries in Asia, MENA, West Africa, Latin America and Europe)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England, Other (Various other civil and common law regimes around the world)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc, Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Giselle Leonardo Independent Arbitrator G. Leonardo P.A.
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    One East Broward Blvd.
    # 700
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    USA
    Tel: 954.728.9026


    gleonardo@leonardoarbitration.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (Juris Doctor 1991) Wharton Graduate School of Business - Selected Courses in Advance Corporate Finance (non-degree MBA 1989-1991) University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 1988)

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the Bar of the State of Pennsylvania (1991); Admitted to the Bar of the State of Florida (1999) U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1991) U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, (1991) Florida Bar Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (2005) Board Certified Construction Attorney (2006)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Other (International Development International Construction Appurtenant Facilities Water)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Other (EPC Agreements Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements Gas Agreements Gas Supply Agreements Gas Pricing Agreements Operation and Maintenance Agreements Letters of Credit Financing Agreements)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Other (EPC)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Offshore, Colorado, International (Africa, Asia, Latin American, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Ghana, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan, United States, St. Marten, St. Marten, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germa)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, Other (Mexico, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, Brazil, Panamanian)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Richard C Levin Richard Levin Arbitration LLC
    Dallas, Texas

    4408 St Johns
    Dallas, Texas 75205
    USA
    Tel: 214.675.4502


    richard@richardlevinarbitration.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • JD 1970 Georgetown University

    Professional License(s):
    • Member of Bar of the State of Texas
    • Various Federal District and Circuit Courts
    • US Supreme Court

    Arbitration Training:
    • Various CLE training in arbitration aspects
    • Occasional speaker

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • About 50 disputes as counsel
    • About 10 disputes as arbitrator under aegis of ICC, ICDR, and AAA

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Lead counsel for Exxon Mobil in Feerer v Amoco, MDL 1206, Dow Chem v Exxon, 30 F Supp 673 (D Del 1998)
    • Various other Exxon matters involving Dow Chem, as well as other Exxon matters, including State of Texas v Exxon (not lead counsel) in 2000
    • Lead counsel for The Group Vallourec, a French CAC 40 company, producing OCTG (steel tubing and casing for energy)
    • Various litigation for Vallourec including MTI v Carpenter Technology (in federal court in New Jersey in 2001-2005) and in Vallourec's acquisition of Grant Prideco assets in 2007-2009

    Professional Association(s):
    • International Arbitration Institute
    • Member, Arbitration Commission of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
    • Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Disputes (2004)
    • Task Force on Reducing Time and Expense in Complex Arbitrations (2004)
    • Member, Panel of International Arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution

    Publications:
    • April, 2007, guest lecturer on International Arbitration in International Law Course at SMU School of Law, Dallas, Texas

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Selected to be in the "Guide to the World's Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts" 2008-present
    • Listed in "The Roster of International Arbitrators," 2d Ed (Smit, Carbonneau, and Mistelis, Juris Publishing) (2008-present)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Environmental, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, International (France, Mid East, Russia and CIS)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England, Other (France)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Marco Francesco Lilliu Citadel Arbitration Chambers, LLC
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    103-1416 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X9
    Canada
    Tel: 778-885-7873


    marco@citadelarbitration.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Oxford University (Queens College), Diploma of International Commerical Arbitration 2018
    • Lloyds Maritime Academy, Cert. of Maritime Disputes and Arbitration 2018
    • University of British Columbia, JD (2010)

    Professional License(s):
    • Qualified Arbitrator, BC Arbitration & Mediation Inst. 2015
    • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Canada 2015
    • Barrister & Solicitor, Law Society of BC 2011

    Arbitration Training:
    • Oxford Univ. 2018
    • Lloyds Maritime Academy 2018
    • Arbitrator Qualification Course 2015

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Power, Construction
    • Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreement - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contract Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    • Misc. Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    • Locations of Disputed Projects: International ( Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Offshore West Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, Italy, UK, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Caspian Sea, North Seam Gulf of Mexico)
    • Governing Law - England, Turkey, UAE, Pakistan, Norway, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
    • Intl Law Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Disputes on the oil & gas sector, oilfield services, power sector, LNG & pipelines
    • These have included PSCs, concessions, JOAs, unitisations, drilling contracts and oilfield services contracts, among others

    Professional Association(s):
    • ADR Canada, List of Arbitrators
    • British Columbia Mediation and Arbitration Institute, List of Arbitrators
    • Member of Arbitration Panel,Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
    • Member of Arbitration Panel, City of Vancouver Empty Home Tax Appeal Users Council
    • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
    • Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association
    • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Energy Arbitrators List, listed as arbitrator
    • Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
    • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
    • Law Society of the Yukon
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • International Bar Association
    • International Law Society
    • CIArb Canada
    • CIArb Vancouver

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Shipping
    Governing Law: New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • David T. Lopez David T. Lopez & Assoc.
    Houston, TX

    3900 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006-4959
    USA
    Tel: 713.523.3900


    dtlopez@lopezlawfirm.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • JD, S. Tex. Coll. of Law, 1971
    • BJ, The U. of Tex., 1962

    Professional License(s):
    • TX attorney and counselor at law

    Arbitration Training:
    • Univ of Houston, Commercial Arb
    • Am Arb Assn, Various Courses
    • Harvard Prog of Instruction for Lawyers

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Panelist, JAMS (former), AAA, ICDR; Dispute Resolution Trainer in Mexico, Ecuador and Panama

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Experience limited to litigation matters involving energy companies

    Professional Association(s):
    • Advisory Board of Inst. for Transnational Arb
    • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • ABA
    • U.S.-Mexico, International, and Interamerican Bar Assn
    • World Assn of Lawyers
    • Union International des Avocats

    Publications:
    • "Realizing the Promise of Employment Arbitration, 69 TexBJourn 862
    • "Mexican Labor Laws and the Potential for Reform," 70 TexBJourn 140
    • see partial list of other publications and presentations at www.lopezlawfirm.com

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Summa Cum Laude law school graduate
    • Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from Texas Bar Foundation (2007)
    • Texas Super Lawyers listing 2003-Present
    • Who's Who in the World
    • Who's Who in America
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Who's Who in Education
    • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

    Substantive Experience
    Governing Law: Texas
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Ben Love Reed Smith LLP
    New York, New York

    599 Lexington Avenue
    New York, New York 10022
    USA
    Tel: 212.549.4189


    blove@reedsmith.com


    Professional License(s):
    • New York
    • Texas

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Administrative Secretary in several arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICDR and ICC
    • Counsel in over 50 international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and CRCICA (mainly foreign investments, oil and gas, power and energy, mining, cement, telecommunications, geotechnology, biotechnology, hotels, agriculture, real estate and public utilities)

    Professional Association(s):
    • Brooklyn Law School, Adjunct Professor of Investment Law and Arbitration
    • American Society of International Law, Co-Chair of 2019 Midyear Meeting Planning Committee and Member of the 2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Co-Chair of the Communications Committee and Member of the Executive Board and Strategic Advisory Board
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Director of the New York Subchapter (2015-2019) and Member of the Drafting Committee for the Model JOA and LNG Supply Contract
    • London Court of International Arbitration, Regional Representative for North America
    • International Bar Association, Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (2014-2018)
    • ICSID Review, Peer Review Board International Legal Materials, Corresponding Editor
    • Texas International Law Journal, Alumni Board
    • World Arbitration and Meditation Review, Associate Editor (2014-2016)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Mineral Title)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Offshore, International (All major jurisdictions)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England, Other (Experienced in proceedings governed by Civil Law systems)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc, Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Scott Marrs Akerman LLP
    Houston, Texas

    1300 Post Oak Blvd
    Suite 2500
    Houston, Texas 77056
    USA
    Tel: 713.960.7308


    scott.marrs@akerman.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Texas (BBA, Business, Petroleum Land Management-1983)
    • South Texas College of Law (JD, cum laude-1989). Board of Advocates, Order of the Lytae, South Texas Law Review
    • Intern, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Honorable Edith H. Jones)

    Professional License(s):
    • U.S. District Court: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals: Fifth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • All Texas state courts

    Arbitration Training:
    • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - Comparing and Contrasting Major European and American Arbitral Forums, 2013 (Speaker)
    • IADC - The Basics of Dispute Resolution in Major Asian Economies, 2013
    • IADC Webinar, International Arbitrations: The Dos and Don'ts, 2013
    • AAA Webinar, Arbitration Strategy in IP/Technology Disputes, 2013
    • The Company in Crisis Supercourse, The Lost Art of Arbitration, 2013
    • Litigation Management Supercourse: Getting Your Mojo Back Regarding Arbitration, 2012
    • AAA Webinar, Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know, 2009
    • International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting: The Decision to Seek Arbitration, 2012
    • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2009
    • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2009

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Served as arbitrator, arbitration counsel, and trial counsel in a wide variety of international and domestic complex commercial and energy related disputes, including these representative cases: (1) Chair/Sole Arbitrator in complex commercial contract matter involving engineering, design and project management issues in mining and energy industries; (2) Chair/Sole Arbitrator in multi-million dollar energy matter regarding commercial contract in natural gas recycling, extraction, green energy business and allegations of contract breach and fraud; (3) Arbitrator on energy panel in multi-million dollar action involving contract and financial issues relating to acquisition and divestiture of numerous producing oil and gas properties; (4) Arbitrated 9-figure international disputes involving complex contractual and governmental issues regarding acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas interests in South America; (5) Arbitrator on commercial panel in breach of commercial contract action with associated fraud counterclaims involving stock and insurance issues; (6) Arbitrated claims by independent oil and gas producers in multi-million dollar action against drilling companies in commercial transaction disputes; (7) Arbitrated multi-million dollar commercial and intellectual property disputes between international medical device company and inventor/surgeon; (8) retained as expert intellectual property consultant in arbitration of business disputes involving copyright and trademark claims between two international manufacturers; (9) Arbitrated multi-million dollar commercial matter between international financial institution and group of investors; (10) Arbitrated matter involving international business and manager of division in fraud and breach of contract matter; (11) Sole Arbitrator in oil products contract disputes; (12) Chair in arbitration of IP case involving medical devices, licenses, royalties, (13) Arbitrator in fraud, breach of fiduciary duty regarding stock transfers, (14) Arbitrator in multi-million dollar real estate, private equity matter re: operating agreements, design and construction of refinery; (15) Chair in multi-million dollar natural gas pipeline matter involving tariffs, contract interpretation, gas gathering, transportation issues

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 25 years handling O&G matters (upstream, midstream, downstream)
    • Also: Land, Natural Gas, and Legal Departments, Sohio Petroleum, British Petroleum, 1984-89
    • Petroleum Landman Intern, Union Texas Petroleum, 1983

    Professional Association(s):
    • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (North America ICC Int'l Court of Arbitration)
    • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
    • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
    • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC)
    • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
    • Institute for Energy Law (IEL) (Advisory Board)
    • International Association of Defense Counsel (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Business Litigation Committee, Chair, Past Vice Chair; State Membership Committee)
    • American Bar Association (Technology for the Litigator Committee, Co-Chair; Membership & Diversity Subcommittee)
    • State Bar of Texas (Intellectual Property Law Section)
    • Houston Bar Foundation (Fellow)
    • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
    • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)

    Publications:
    • Co-Author, "The Art of (Litigation PR) War," CORPORATE COUNSEL, April 2013
    • Co-Author, "What You Always Wanted to Know About ADR," IADC ADR Newsletter, June 2012
    • Co-Author, "What You Always Wanted to Know About Arbitration," TEXAS BAR JOURNAL, Sept 2010
    • Co-Author, "5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Arbitration," IADC ADR Newsletter, Dec 2009
    • Co-Author, "10 Major Arbitration Issues Recently Addressed By Courts," DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, Aug/Oct 2009
    • Co-author, "Sporting Events - Ticket to a Lawsuit?," HOUSTON LAWYER, Aug, 2011
    • "Cyber Squatters: How Can Cyber Squatters Affect My Business?," TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE, October 2007
    • "Deadly Weapons Part I and II: How the Law Really Views the Hands and Feet of a Martial Artist," BLACK BELT MAGAZINE, Aug and Sept 2007
    • "Put On Your Parachute," LAW TECHNOLOGY NEWS, November 2006
    • "Viral Videos Publicize - But Infringe," THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, May 2006
    • "The Art of War and Public Relations," HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, April 2006
    • "When It's None of Their Business," LEGAL TIMES, June 2005
    • "Protecting Your Company's Crown Jewels - What Every Corporate Counsel Should Know About Trade Secrets and Corporate Espionage," IP LITIGATOR, March/April 2005
    • "Judicial Control Over Questionable Jury Verdicts," FEDERAL LAWYER, June 2004
    • "Trade Secrets & Corporate Espionage, Protecting Your Company's Crown Jewels," ACCA DOCKET, Association of Corporate Counsel, April 2004
    • "When Advertising Messages Cross the Legal Line," HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, Nov 2003
    • "Protect Your Firm's Intellectual Capital," HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, Jan 2003
    • "Get With The Program," TEXAS LAWYER, March 2001
    • "Inside Story On Trade Secrets," AMERICAN BAR JOURNAL, Oct 2000
    • "Can You Keep A (Trade) Secret?," CORPORATE LEGAL TIMES, Sept 2000
    • "What Insureds Should Know About Protecting Products," CLAIMS MAGAZINE, April 2000
    • "Geophysical Trespass in Texas - An Overview," TEXAS BAR JOURNAL, Feb 1995
    • "Mind Over Body: The Physical Injury Requirement," TORT & INSURANCE LAW JOURNAL, Fall 1992 (referenced by Supreme Court of Florida, Gracey v. Eaker, 837 So.2d 348, Florida 2002; and referenced by Supreme Court of Alaska, Chizmar v. Chizmar, 896 P.2d 196, Alaska)
    • "The Legislative Continuance," HOUSTON LAWYER, Nov 1992
    • "Reasonable Medical Probability - Meeting the Standard," HOUSTON LAWYER, July 1991
    • "Recovering Lost Profits Damages in Texas," TEXAS BAR JOURNAL, July 1991

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, American Lawyer Media/Martindale Hubbell
    • Texas' "Top Rated Lawyer" by Martindale Hubbell, 2012
    • "Texas Super Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008-2010, 2013
    • "Houston's Top Lawyers," H Texas Magazine, 2007-2014
    • "Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004, 2006-2018
    • "Houston Top Lawyers For The People," H Texas Magazine, 2009
    • "Top 40 Texas Lawyers Under 40," Texas Lawyer, 2001
    • Houston Lawyer Award, Outstanding Legal Article of the Year, 1993
    • Hirsch, Glover, Robinson & Sheiness Award, Excellence in Insurance Law, 1989
    • Cecil Cook Award, Best Article on Real Property Law, 1988

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania, International (Mexico, Columbia, Oman, Saudi Arabia)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Everard A. Marseglia, Jr. Liskow & Lewis
    Houston, Texas

    1001 Fannin
    Suite 1800
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.651.2966


    emarseglia@liskow.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Washington College of Law, J.D., 1972
    • The American University, B.A., 1969

    Professional License(s):
    • District of Columbia, 1972
    • Texas, 1983

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA/CCA/JAMS, Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013
    • AAA Regaining Speed and Economy in Dispute Resolution, 2011
    • AAA, The Ethics Behind "Better, Faster, Cheaper" in ADR, 2011
    • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2009
    • AAA Arbitrator I Training - Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2005

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have been listed on the American Arbitration Association National Panel of Arbitrators for Large Commercial Cases since 2005. For over 15 years, I have served as arbitrator or mediator, in both administered and non-administered matters, by list and party appointment. This past year alone, I sat on 3 separate arbitration panels administered by the AAA, including one in which I served as the Chairman. I have just been invited to serve as the sole arbitrator in an AAA administered arbitration. I have served as arbitrator and mediator in oil and gas disputes involving lease termination issues, purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, exploration and participating agreements (contract and regulatory). I have served as arbitrator in complex insurance dispute involving retail brokerage, surplus lines coverage, wholesale brokers, London broker and London insurer. Has served as arbitrator in dispute concerning stock conversion and rights of minority shareholders. I have served as arbitrator in dispute concerning purchase and sale of bio-fuels. I have represented parties in arbitration of Gulf of Mexico and international joint operating agreement disputes, as well as a dispute involving overriding royalty interests

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • General crude oil, natural gas and energy transactional and litigation practice on behalf of independent and major producers, both domestic and international (96% of practice devoted to energy matters). Experience includes acquisition, structuring and divestiture of oil and gas interests; leases; construction disputes; indemnification agreements; seismic disputes; exploration, transportation and marketing agreements; pooling and unitization; conveyancing instruments; assignments; farmouts; joint operating agreements; international concessions; joint interest accounting and audits; royalty, drainage and marketing claims by lessors against lessees; title, land and property issues; exploration, production and marketing; preferential purchase rights; and operator removal. Experience also includes regulatory programs of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (Natural Gas Act of 1938, Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, and Natural Gas Wellhead Decontrol Act of 1989). Other experience includes ad valorem tax litigation and regulatory programs of the Railroad Commission of Texas (Common Purchaser Act); Department of Energy (DOE) (Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, as amended); Departments of the Interior and Transportation (Mineral Leasing Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1974 and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Clean Air Act and lead phase-down regulations); Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act of 1980 and Tax Reform Act of 1976); and Department of Commerce (Export Administration Act of 1969 (International Boycotts); U.S. Treasury and State Department (International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985); and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 28 U.S.C. 1603-1611. I have participated in numerous conferences regarding various aspects of energy law

    Professional Association(s):
    • Center for American and International Law, Institute for Energy Law - Advisory Board
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section - Chairman 2006-07
    • State Bar of Texas: member Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
    • American Bar Association - Litigation Section, Trial Practice Committee and Construction Litigation Committee Member

    Publications:
    • "Supreme Court of Texas Sides with Liskow Amicus Brief on Behalf of TXOGA," Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, June 25, 2014
    • "Takeaways from El Paso Field Services, L.P. v. MasTec North America, Inc.," Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter, February 14, 2013
    • A Significant Decision in the Marshall and Vaquillas Cases: Texas Supreme Court Rules in Single Opinion on Fraudulent Concealment and Limitations Title Shell v. Ross: Another Setback for Texas Royalty Owners Claiming Underpayment of Royalty Texas Supreme Court Decisions
    • DIAMONDS MAY NOT BE THE ONLY THINGS THAT ARE FOREVER
    • The Texas Supreme Court announces its decision in Wagner & Brown v. Sheppard [1]
    • Co-Author, Environmental Law Simplified, A Practical Guide for Oil & Gas Operations, PennWell, 1993
    • "Everybody Out of the Pool? Not So Fast - Wagner & Brown v. Sheppard," State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report, Volume 33, No. 2 (December 2008)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, International (Belize, Colombia, Trinidad, Bolivia)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, England, Other (Western Australia)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICDR, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Samuel E. Masur Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett
    Lafayette, Louisiana

    400 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
    Suite 4200
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70535
    USA
    Tel: 337.237.0132


    smasur@gamb.law


    Education Degree(s):
    • Louisiana State University (J.D. - 1982)
    • University of Georgia (B.B.A. - 1979)

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the Bar, Louisiana, 1982

    Arbitration Training:
    • Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2018
    • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2018

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Practice encompasses the areas of oil, gas and energy litigation, general commercial litigation, oil and gas titles, oil and gas reserve acquisitions and divestitures, oil field service company acquisitions and divestitures, and general business acquisitions and divestitures. In both Louisiana state and federal courts, litigates oil, gas and energy and general business contract disputes involving oil and gas leases, overriding royalty interest agreements, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, and partnership and limited liability agreements. Participated in such actions in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Has successfully defended several oilfield environmental claims and toxic tort claims and has prosecuted a major oil and gas fraud case involving theft of corporate assets and breach of fiduciary duty by corporate officers. Beyond litigation, represents clients in the start-up phase of their new businesses. Manages asset-based and stock-based acquisitions and divestitures for exploration companies, chemical companies, and oil field service companies. Negotiates and drafts the complex purchase and sale agreements for those transactions and provides advice on corporate and financing matters to those clients

    Professional Association(s):
    • American Bar Association (Litigation, Business Law, Environment, Energy, and Resources Sections)
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
    • American Association of Professional Landmen
    • Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen

    Publications:
    • Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act and the Effect of Bankruptcy Proceedings on a Claimant's Rights (Seminar, August 4, 2016)
    • Approval of New State Lease Form Delayed (Blog Post, December 8, 2015)
    • Louisiana Mineral Board Seeks Comments to Proposed New Lease Form (Blog Post, November 24, 2015)
    • LIEN on me: Are You Privileged (LAGCOE 2015, Lafayette, Louisiana, October 27, 2015)
    • A Litigator's Perspective on the Purchase and Sale Agreement (Institute for Energy Law's Mergers & Acquisitions/Acquisitions & Divestiture Conference, May 29, 2014)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Oil & Gas (2009-present)
    • Best Lawyers in America - Energy Law and Oil & Gas Law (2010-present)
    • Martindale-Hubbell - Top Rated Lawyer in Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources
    • Acadiana Profile Magazine "Top Lawyers" - Energy Law
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Oil and Gas Law, M & A and Commercial Litigation (2013-present)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Other (Mineral Title)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Offshore
    Governing Law: Louisiana
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • John Burritt McArthur Law Office of John Burritt McArthur
    Berkeley, California

    2600 Tenth St., Suite 609
    Berkeley, California 94710
    USA
    Tel: 415.370.5910


    umacs1@aol.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Ph.D. University of California (Berkeley), Goldman School of Public Policy 2003
    • M.P.A. Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. 1994
    • J.D. University of Texas, School of Law
    • Chancellor, Order of the Coif. Editor in-Chief, Texas Law Review 1981-1982. 1984
    • M.A. University of Connecticut (Economics). 1977
    • B.A. Brown University. Magna cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa. 1975
    • Other Education and Training: Harvard Project on Negotiation, Initial and Advanced Programs. Summer 1994
    • London School of Economics, Summer Graduate School. Summer 1992
    • AAA, CCA, LCIA, CPR, FINRA, IBA: arbitration training programs and meetings

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Alaska
    • 2012 State Bar of California
    • 1992 State Bar of Texas
    • 1984 Member, American Bar Association Member, International Bar Association
    • Courts: 1984 U.S. District Courts, S.D. Tx., N.D. Cal., N.D. OK., U.S. Fifth Cir. Ct. of App. U.S. Fed. Cir. Ct. of App

    Arbitration Training:
    • ACE20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020
    • AAA/ICDR/AAA Mediation.org Panel Conference, 2019
    • ABA Arbitrator Training Institute, Miami Fla 2019
    • LCIA Arbitrator Conference, 5/2019
    • Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; FINRA, Online Chair Training, Online Chair Exam 1/2018
    • CCA 17th Annual Meeting, 2017
    • ICDR/AIPN Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business Conference, 2016
    • AAA Protecting Your Award from Appellate Challenge, 2016
    • AAA/ICDR/Mediation.org Panel Conference, 2016
    • Faculty, AAA Arbitrator Use & Misuse of Experts, 2015
    • AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World ACE12, 2015
    • AAA Roundtable - Arbitration Panels, 2015
    • AAA Damages for Neutrals 2014
    • AAA Webinar, How to Help Your Arbitrator, 2013
    • AAA Developments In Arbitration Law: Disclosure, Vacatur, Sanctions, and Arbitrator Authority, 2013
    • AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012
    • AAA Webinar, What's a Respondent Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration, 2011
    • AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics ACE05, 2011; FINRA, Onsite Basic Arbitrator Training, 6/2011
    • FINRA, Online Basic Arbitrator Training, 3/2011
    • AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2010, 2009; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration ACE04, 2009
    • AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure ACE03, 2009; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2009
    • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2008

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB)
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)
    • Neutral, American Arbitration Association (AAA): Large Complex Case, Commercial, Employment, Oil and Gas, and National Energy Panels
    • Distinguished Neutral, CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution (CPR): California, Oil, Gas and Energy, and Banking Panels
    • Neutral, Fed-Arb: Commercial Neutral; also on Antitrust, Commercial, Oil Gas Energy and Water, Insurance, International, Securities/Financial Services Specialized Panels
    • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) International Arbitrator Listings: LCIA, KLRCA, Roster of International Arbitrators
    • Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
    • Member, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)
    • Past-President, International Institute on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law
    • Neutral, American Arbitration Association, National Energy, Oil and Gas Panels
    • Distinguished Neutral, CPR, Oil, Gas and Energy Panel Listed Neutral, Fed-Arb, Oil Gas Energy And Water Specialized Panel
    • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)
    • Advisory Board, Sponsoring Member Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
    • Former Many-Year Sponsoring Member, Institute for Energy Law (IEL)
    • Past-President, International Institute on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Member, Americans Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    • Member, Lawyers of Distinction
    • Trial Counsel for TransAmerican Natural Gas Corporation, $536.2 million verdict, Houston Texas (reported as one of the largest jury verdicts of 1988)
    • Trial Counsel for Department of Natural Resources, State of Louisiana, $111 million verdict

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Neutral, American Arbitration Association (AAA): Large Complex Case, Commercial, Employment, Oil and Gas, and National Energy Panels
    • Distinguished Neutral, CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution (CPR): California, Oil, Gas and Energy, and Banking Panels Neutral, Fed-Arb: Commercial Neutral; also on Antitrust, Commercial, Oil Gas Energy and Water, Insurance, International, Securities/Financial Services Specialized Panels
    • Member, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Past-President, International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Litigation
    • Member, Million-Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Member, Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    • Member, Lawyers of Distinction
    • Trial counsel, TransAmerican Natural Gas Corporation, 1988, $536.2 verdict from Houston, Texas jury (reported as one of largest jury verdicts in United States in 1988)
    • Trial counsel, State of Louisiana, 2004 $111 jury verdict from Thibodaux, Louisiana jury (one of largest jury verdicts in United States in 2004)
    • Law Clerk, Judge Joseph Sneed, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco CA
    • Editor-in-Chief, Texas Law Review (1982-1982); Chancellor; Order of the Coif, University of Texas School of Law

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Power, Transportation, Other (Offshore drilling, reservoir engineering, geology, equipment, oil refining, gas processing, NGL liquids)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Other (AFEs, Copas forms, AMI clauses, disclaimers, executive rights agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Partnership agreements, Third-for-Quarter investment contracts, Take-or-Pay contracts)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Other U.S.
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Other (New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Gary McGowan McGowan Arbitration
    Houston, Texas

    5009 Caroline
    Suite 100
    Houston, Texas 77004
    USA
    Tel: 713.552.1855


    gary@mcgowan-adr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Texas, BA, 1970
    • University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1973

    Professional License(s):
    • Law, State of Texas, 1977
      (Previously licensed in Virginia; let this license lapse years ago)

    Arbitration Training:
    • CIArb, International Commercial Arbitration Workshop, 2007;
    • AAA, Arbitrating the Mega Case, 2008;
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators, National Summit on Business to Business Arbitration, 2009;
    • AAA, Dispute Resolution in The International Oil & Gas Business, 2010;
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators, 10th annual Meeting, 2010;
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Annual Conference, 2012;
    • College of Commercial Arbitrators, 12th Annual Meeting, 2012;
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Winter Forum and Roundtable, 2013;
    • ICDR International Symposia in Advanced Case Management Issues, 2013;
    • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2013;
    • ICC Masterclass for Arbitrators (Paris) 2013;
    • Faculty/AAA Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business 2014;
    • AAA Avoiding Ten Common Missteps Arbitrators Make, 2015;
    • AAA/ICDR Panel Conference, 2016;
    • CCA 17th Annual Meeting, 2017;
    • Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor - Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018;
    • CCA Annual Conference, 2018;
    • AAA/ICDR Panel Conference, 2019;
    • trained to become Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Arbitrated over 165 matters (AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, and Ad Hoc)
    • Chair or sole arbitrator in over 122 matters
    • 33 international arbitrations
    • 78 awards

    Experience In Energy Industries:

    Mediated around 400, and arbitrated about 70, oil and gas disputes. Examples of cases arbitrated:

    • co-generation agreements between refiner and co-generator
    • gas processing agreements
    • steam supply contracts (three arbitrations)
    • area-of-mutual-interest agreements
    • coal supply contract
    • valuation of limited partner’s interest in chemical plant
    • contract between oil/gas company and cryogenic plant for gas-to-LPG conversion and LPG storage
    • refinery turnaround contracts
    • JOA billing disputes
    • output contract between refinery and chemical buyer
    • gas dedication dispute between transporter and producer
    • wireline services covenant not to compete
    • joint venture to develop offshore drilling platform project in South America
    • indemnity provisions in Master Services Agreement
    • oil and gas limited partnership dispute
    • power producer claims against wind turbine manufacturer for allegedly defective turbine blades
    • biodiesel contract dispute regarding sharing of tax credits
    • semisubmersible production platform and mooring system EPC contract and towing/installation contract
    • alleged defects in large diameter pipe supplied for pipeline construction project
    • contract to build gas processing plant
    • contract to build pipeline delivery station
    • EPC contract for chemical plant
    • Failed wind turbine blades

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) —FCIArb
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
    • Member, London Court of International Arbitration
    • International Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (New York)
    • Energy Arbitrators List, an international panel of energy industry arbitrators sponsored by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution
    • Roster of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association; Commercial Panel, Large and Complex Case Panel, and Oil & Gas Panel
    • National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution (""CPR"")
    • CPR’s Energy, Oil and Gas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Panel of International Arbitrators, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
    • International Panel of Arbitrators, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
    • Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    • Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
    • Panel of Arbitrators, Australian Centre for International Arbitration
    • Panel of Arbitrators, Vienna International Arbitral Centre
    • Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
    • Board of Directors, Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Texas (2015 to 2018)

    Publications:
    • "12 Ways To Achieve Speed and Efficiency in Arbitration" - Corporate Counsel (April 2013).
    • "Sanctions in US and International Arbitrations: Old Law in Modern Context" - Kluwer Arbitration Blog (October 2013).
    • "Don't Call It A Trial: What Litigators Should Know About Arbitration" - Houston Lawyer (July-August 2014)."

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review (1973)
    • 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in Arbitration
    • Best Lawyers' 2017 Houston Arbitration ""Lawyer of the Year

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Other (Mineral Titles)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, International, Other U.S. (Offshore Ecuador; Republic of Cameroon; Aruba)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc, LCIA
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Edward J. Murphy Akerman LLP
    Houston, Texas

    1300 Post Oak Blvd.
    Suite 2500
    Houston, Texas 77056
    USA
    Tel: 713.871.6777


    edward.murphy@akerman.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 1947
    • B.S. United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1969

    Professional License(s):
    • States of Texas and New York
    • U.S.D.C. for the Districts of Texas-Northern, Southern and Eastern
    • Southern District of New York
    • Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Court of International Trade and Court of Federal Claims

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA, Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for new AAA Arbitrators, 2017
    • AAA Arbitration Awards - Safeguarding, Deciding, and Writing Awards (ACE001), 2017
    • Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Advocate since 1975 for cases across the energy, construction and maritime industries
    • Arbitrator - Energy, Construction and Maritime

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Senior Vice President, Coscol Petroleum
    • Involved in litigating and arbitrating energy industry matters since 1975

    Professional Association(s):
    • The Chartered Institute of Arbitration, Fellow
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified, Civil Trial Law
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law
    • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified, Civil Trial Law
    • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Planning Committee, 2010
    • Section on Litigation
    • Planning Committee for the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Nominating Committee, 2010
    • New York State Bar Association
    • The College of the State Bar of Texas, Honored Endowment Scholar, Endowment Fund for Professionalism
    • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation
    • Federal Judiciary Relations Committee
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
    • Maritime Law Association of the United States
    • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    • Association of Average Adjusters of the United States
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • International Association of Defense Counsel, Maritime and Energy Law Committee, Chairman, 1995-1996
    • Defense Research Institute

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Other (No change)
    Specific Contracts: Other (No change)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Other (No change)
  • Michael A. (Tony) Nunes Nunes & Co. PLLC
    Houston, Texas

    712 Main Street
    Suite 1100
    Houston, Texas 77571
    USA
    Tel: 713.530.9609


    tony.nunes@nunes-partners.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • University of Houston Law Center, JD, May 1979 St. Georges College, Jamaica 1965 English

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas - Attorney at law
    • Jamaica Bar Association - Attorney
    • English Law Society - Solicitor

    Arbitration Training:
    • ACE20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2020
    • AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019
    • ACE18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018
    • ICDR Looking Ahead: Effectively Arbitrating Complex Disputes in the Global Energy Sector, 2017
    • AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World ACE12, 2016
    • AAA Principled Deliberations Decision-Making Skills for Arbitrators ACE08, 2015
    • AAA What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate 2014
    • 11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference-International Dispute Resolution in the Americas, 2013
    • AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012
    • AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics ACE05, 2010, 2005
    • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2009
    • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, Arbitration Training Seminar, 2009
    • AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration ACE04, 2006
    • AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure ACE03, 2004
    • AAA Arbitrator Update 2001
    • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001
    • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1998
    • Institute for Transnational Arbitrations Annual Workshops, 1993/95
    • various other ADR training

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Over 25 years' experience chairing and serving as panel member of numerous arbitrations, hearing domestic, employment and international cases ranging from $50,000 to $500 million
    • Adjunct Professor, Houston Law Center International Litigation/Arbitration, 1988-99
    • Member of Commercial Arbitration Panel - American Arbitration Association since 1991
    • Member of Energy Arbitrator's Panel - ICDR -Arbitrator in Dispute concerning delivery and force majeure provisions of gas delivery contract under NAESB form contract
    • Member of 3 Person Arbitration Panel in Multimillion dollar dispute concerning legal malpractice with respect to investment of clients funds in international investments
    • Briefing counsel in ICSID dispute between US investor and Argentine government entity
    • Current Arbitrator on 3 member panel in AAA dispute under International Arbitration Rules of AAA in multi-million dollar energy dispute
    • Sole arbitrator and member of 3 person arbitration panel in various arbitration disputes between 1993 to present

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Outside General Counsel to foreign owned United States offshore drilling company - 1990 to 2000
    • Outside General Counsel to foreign owned oil and gas exploration company with assets in Texas, Louisiana and Alaska - 2011 to 2018
    • Counsel to major US oil company in connection with host country agreements and investment contracts with a Petroleum Ministry of Angola with respect to amendments to local petroleum laws and construction of an LNG liquefaction facility 2000-2004
    • Negotiation of upstream concession agreements between US oil company and Government of Nigeria
    • Negotiations and documentation for restructuring of a numerous bank loans secured by oil and gas assets executed by private and semi-public companies guaranteed by a Mexican Government
    • Negotiation and documentation of lease agreements, plan of exploration and plan of operations for exploration and development of a number of Alaska State oil and gas leases
    • Negotiating and drafting Numerous drilling and vendor service contracts while acting as outside general counsel for a Texas drilling contractor between 1994 and 2002
    • Negotiating and drafting Numerous vendor and contractor service agreements for construction of offshore production platform, undersea risers and pipelines for upstream oil and gas company operating in Alaska
    • Negotiating and representing a major US oil company, three major European oil and gas companies, and a number of independent oil and gas companies with LNG projects in Japan, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, Argentina, US Gulf Coast and East Coast, and Canada
    • Representing clients in LNG contract disputes
    • Negotiating, drafting contents and representing a major US oil company, three major European oil and gas companies, and a number of independent oil and gas companies with LNG projects in Japan, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, Argentina, US Gulf Coast and East Coast, and Canada
    • Representing clients in LNG contract disputes
    • Negotiating, drafting contents and representing a major US oil company, three major European oil and gas companies, and a number of independent oil and gas companies with LNG projects in Japan, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, Argentina, US Gulf Coast and East Coast, and Canada
    • Representing clients in EPC contracts for a central utility plant in Tennessee, USA, a power plant in Argentina, power plant in Northern California and in Puerto Rico
    • Preparing and finalizing associated financing and power purchase agreements for same
    • Negotiating and drafting LNG sale and purchase agreements for LNG produced in Algeria, Peru, England, Mexico and USA
    • Negotiated numerous contracts for sale and delivery of diesel oil, jet fuel, chemicals, gas, LNG, and fertilizers between foreign sellers and U.S. purchasers
    • Negotiating and drafting gas gathering and delivery agreements for Texas pipeline company and for Texas oil and gas company

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Law Society of England International Bar Association
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Jamaica Bar Association
    • British American Business Council
    • Houston InterAmerican Chamber of Commerce
    • Brazil American Chamber of Commerce
    • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
    • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association

    Publications:
    • Title: Negotiating International Arbitration Agreements - Texas Perspective, 2011, AIPN Conference Houston
    • Title: Charterer's Liabilities Under the Ship Time Charter - Name of Publication: International Law Journal - Sprin 2004
    • Foreign Banks Come Sailing in While U.S. Banks Tack Slowly Upwind Name of Publication: International Law Journal - Fall 1990

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • JD, cum laud

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Other (Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, including production platforms, FSO, FPSOs and pipeline connections)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, Offshore
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Alejandro Ogarrio Ogarrio Daguerre SC
    Mexico, D.F., Mexico

    Constituyentes 345 7th floor
    Mexico, D.F.  11830
    Mexico
    Tel: (52) 5552774620


    aogarrio@ogarrio.com.mx

    Education Degree(s):
    • Escuela Libre de Derecho Law 1967
    • Harvard Law School LLM 1968
    • University of the Americas MBA 1971
    • IPADE AD2 (Advanced Management) 1984

    Professional License(s):
    • Lawyer in Mexico

    Arbitration Training:
    • Vancouver Arbitration Center 1999
    • Several Seminars ad Symposiums with ICC, LCIA,CANACO,Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • More than 60 international arbitrations.(ICC,LCIA,NAFTA,ad hoc, Profesor of ADR at the Escuela Libre de Derecho President of Mexican Arbitration Institute (2011-2012) Mexican Representative at the ICC Court of Arbitration (2012---)

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Several Arbitration related to oil and gas, electricity,petrochemicals, refineries. Lawyer for many years of petrochemical companies

    Professional Association(s):
    • Mexican Bar Association (President 1999-2000) IBA ( Chair of Bar Issues Commission 2009-2010) ABA LCIA ICC

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Midstream, Power, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Mexico)
    Governing Law: Other (Mexico)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Patrick S. Ottinger Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.
    Lafayette, Louisiana

    1313 West Pinhook Road
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
    USA
    Tel: 337.232.2606


    psottinger@pattersonresolution.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 1973

    Professional License(s):
    • J.D., 1973

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA Arbitration Awards
    • Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE 01), 2016
    • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2016

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Served as an arbitrator and a mediator in a wide range of cases throughout the Gulf Coast, principally in the oil and gas sector
    • Served as the neutral chair of an arbitration panel in Houston, Texas, a case concerning a dispute between parties to a gas processing agreement where the damages were alleged to be in the range of $250 million
    • Served as an arbitrator in a case in New Orleans, Louisiana, involving a gas purchase contract which stipulated that the arbitrators serve as amicable compounders under Louisiana law
    • Served as an arbitrator in a dispute between an operator and a non-operator in Shreveport, Louisiana, involving issues of responsibility for Well costs
    • Served as an arbitrator in a dispute between an operator and a non-operator in Houston, Texas, involving issues of accounting for gas imbalances
    • Completed mediation training with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Practicing law in Louisiana since April 1974
    • Practice principally devoted to the practice of oil and gas law. This includes a full range of areas of law, including title examination, preparation of mineral leases and other contracts, litigation, administrative proceedings, including unitization and other conservation matters, commercial transactions, and the purchase and sale of producing oil and gas properties
    • Since 1996, served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, teaching the course in Mineral Rights and an Oil and Gas Seminar

    Professional Association(s):
    • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association and State Bar of Texas
    • Served as the President of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 1998-99

    Publications:
    • The Enforcement of Real Mortgages by Executory Process (Fall 1990)
    • Difference Between Laws of Texas and Louisiana on Selected Issues of Interest to the Oil and Gas Practitioner (1990)
    • Drilling Contracts (1991)
    • Selected Issues Arising Under the Joint Operating Agreement (1995)
    • Oil and Gas as Collateral (1995)
    • A Primer on the Mineral Servitude (1997)
    • Principles of Contractual Interpretation (Spring 2000)
    • Conventional Unitization in Louisiana (2002)
    • Off the Beaten Path: Ten Laws You Should Know Before You Buy That Lease (2002)
    • Unitization in Louisiana (2003)
    • A Primer on Executive Rights and Interests (2003)
    • When Time is Running Out: How to Avoid Extinction of a Mineral Servitude (2005)
    • Common Problem Areas in the Examination of Mineral Titles (2006)
    • The Top Five Most Misunderstood Mineral Lease Provisions (2008)
    • Neither Fish Nor Fowl: The Louisiana Law of Shut-in Gas Wells (2008)
    • Recent Developments in Mineral Rights (Fall 2011, 2012, 2015)
    • Be Careful What You Ask For: Subsequent Operations Under the Model Form Operating Agreement (2012)
    • From the Courts to the Code: The Origin and Development of the Law of Louisiana on Mineral Rights (2012)
    • Oil in the Family -- Obtaining the Requisite Consent to Conduct Operations on Co-Owned Land or Mineral Servitudes (2013)
    • Workings of the Mineral Lease (2013)
    • Odd Man Out -- The Rights and Plights of the Unleased Mineral Owner (2013)
    • You Can Learn a Lot About Professionalism from YouTube (2014)
    • Closing the Deal in the Bayou State: The Purchase and Sale of Producing Oil and Gas Properties (Spring 2016)
    • It's a Risky Business, but There's an Act for That: The Louisiana Risk Fee Act (2016)
    • Author of two chapters included in the Louisiana Mineral Law Treatise, a project of the Institute on Mineral Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana ( Claitor's 2012). The chapters contributed by Mr. Ottinger pertain to mineral servitudes and mineral royalties

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • On May 24, 2011, received the Friend of Pro Bono Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association in an award ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • Michael Reilly Michael Reilly LLC
    Golden, CO

    PO Box 7432
    11996 Ridge Road
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA
    Tel: 303.543.2201


    michael@mreillylaw.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 2005
    • M.A. Physics, Cambridge University, 1976
    • B.A. Physics, Cambridge University, 1972

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to Colorado Bar, Oct 2005
    • Registered US Patent Attorney

    Arbitration Training:
    • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators "Fast Track to Fellowship" course, July 2013

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Seeking appointments to gain experience

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 1972-1990, worked in oil & gas exploration for several contractors and a small oil company. Was part of Seiscom Delta's research group in the late 1970s. Currently focusing on intellectual property for energy-related applications

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Energy Law
    • Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association
    • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
    • Denver Geophysical Society
    • Geophysical Society of Houston

    Publications:
    • Co-author, SQL Server 2000 Design and T-SQL Programming, Osborne, 2000
    • Co-author, Access 95 Client/Server Development, QUE, 1996
    • Co-author, Microsoft Access 2.0 for Windows, Boyd-Fraser Acumen Series, 1994
    • Author of numerous articles in Windows NT Magazine, Windows 2000 Magazine and SQL Server Magazine

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Other (Oil & Gas exploration)
  • Tracie J. Renfroe King & Spalding LLP
    Houston, Texas

    1100 Lousiana St.
    Suite 4000
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.751.3200


    trenfroe@kslaw.com


    Substantive Experience
  • William W. Russell Reed Smith
    Houston, Texas

    811 Main Street
    Suite 1700
    Houston, Texas 77002
    USA
    Tel: 713.469.3634


    wrussell@reedsmith.com


    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to practice in all Texas courts, U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all four Texas U.S. District Courts

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA arbitrator training course, 2013
    • Scores of arbitration seminars and CLEs (as both presenter and participant)

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Adjunct professor of International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Houston Law Center
    • Co-arbitrator under AAA Commercial Rules regarding termination of U.S. petro-chemical plant operating agreement
    • Co-arbitrator in appeal of consumer commercial dispute under the AAA Commercial Rules
    • Service as counsel in countless arbitrations since 1995 before AAA, CPR, ICDR, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ad hoc, and others

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Representation of upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies in arbitration and litigation proceedings since 1995. This includes disputes regarding exploration agreements such as production sharing contracts (and bilateral/multilateral treaties), farm-out agreements, and joint operating agreements, completion disputes, tool failures, cost accounting; and reserve accounting and auditing; cost allocation disputes; plug and abandonment issues; oil and gas IP and trade secret issues; as well as oil and gas commercial disputes; pipeline failure disputes; pipeline installation and failures; gas storage facility disputes; oil and gas property rights disputes, construction claims in upstream, midstream, and downstream; petrochemical and refinery explosions and upsets; fuel and petrochemical trading and commercial disputes; and many others (see experience examples on website)

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Trading and Derivatives
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Other (Mineral Title)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Offshore, Other U.S., International (Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Venezuela, Germany, England, Norway, China, Bangladesh)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England, Other (Germany, Mexico)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Gary Russo Jones Walker
    Lafayette, Louisiana

    600 Jefferson Street suite 1600
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
    USA
    Tel: 337.593.7610


    grusso@joneswalker.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D. Paul M Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University-1979

    Professional License(s):
    • Louisiana State Bar
    • Texas State Bar
    • US 5th and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

    Arbitration Training:
    • AAA eDiscovery-Arbitration in a Digital World(ACE012)
    • AAA, Winning at Arbitration
    • AAA Arbitration Awards (ACE001)
    • AAA Fundamentals and Best Practices National Mediation\Arbitration Academy
    • Frequent Speaker at National MDL Conferences

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Pre law school worked in oil industries both land and offshore rigs and have over 35 years of experience in energy and oil and gas commercial litigation for E&P companies, drilling contractors and service companies

    Professional Association(s):
    • Listed as approved arbitrator with AAA and CPR

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Appointed in multiple federal courts as Special Master in mass tort and MDL litigation
    • Listed in Best Oil and gas and Chambers. Roster of Neutral AAA and CPR
    • Served as settlement master In Re Actos, Xarelto, Marina, and allocation master in Pinnacle among others
    • Handled various issues in settlement of Roundup inventories
    • Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer by Corporate Counsel and American Lawyer magazines
    • AV Pre-eminent Peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell Listed in Super Lawyer in the area of Energy & Natural Resources

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Other (Mineral leases, royalty, working interest and payout litigation)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Reserve Estimation and Valuation
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Offshore, International (UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, UAE)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Other (Norway, UK)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Ank Santens White & Case LLP
    New York, New York

    1155 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, New York 10036
    USA
    Tel: 212.819.8599


    asantens@whitecase.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Columbia University, New York, JD, semester (concentration on dispute resolution), 2000; Columbia University School of Law, New York, Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, LLM, 1999; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, cum laude, Licentiate in Law, 1996; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, cum laude, Single Candidature in Philosophy, 1996; Law Faculty, University of Granada, Spain, magna cum laude, ERASMUS Student, 1995

    Professional License(s):
    • Solicitor of England and Wales, 2006; New York State Bar, 2000; US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2000; US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2000

    Arbitration Training:
    • International arbitration classes at Columbia Law School; Prior experience as arbitrator and counsel; Providing arbitrator training for CPR

    Experience as Arbitrator:

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have acted as counsel/arbitrator in cases in the oil & gas, LNG, power, coal, mining and renewables sectors. I have advised an international organization on arbitration clauses for disputes involving carbon trading

    Professional Association(s):

    Publications:
    • Belgian country reporter for the World Arbitration Reporter (Juris) (with Olivier Van Outryve); International correspondent of the Romanian Review of Arbitration; "The US Law of International Commercial Arbitration Restated," 21/1 DISP. RES. MAG. 8, [pincite 8-12] (Fall 2014) (with Professor Catherine A. Rogers and Suyash G. Paliwal); "International arbitration: a PRIME choice?," Financier Worldwide (July 2012) (co-authored with Trina Ng); "The Move Away from Closed-List Arbitrator Appointments: Happy Ending or a Trend to Be Reversed?," http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/2011/06/28/the-move-away-from-closed-list-arbitrator-appointments-happy-ending-or-a-trend-to-be-reversed (2011) (with Heather Clark); United States country reporter for the New York Convention Country Reports (IBA Subcommittee on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards) (2010); "Difficulties Enforcing New York Convention Awards in the U.S. Against Non-U.S. Defendants: Is the Culprit Jurisprudence on Jurisdiction, the Three-Year Time Bar in the Federal Arbitration Act, or Both?, " http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/2009/12/23/difficulties-enforcing-new-york-convention-awards-in-the-us-against-non-us-defendants-is-the-culprit-jurisprudence-on-jurisdiction-the-three-year-time-bar-in-the-federal-arbitration-act-or-bot (2009) (with Damien Nyer); "Arbitration between main contractor and owner: Can its outcome also bind a subcontractor?," Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2009) (with Kate Brown de Vejar); "Costs in International Arbitration: A Plea for a Debate on Early Guidance by the Arbitral Tribunal on the Principles it will Apply when Deciding on Costs," http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/2009/06/10/costs-in-international-arbitration-%e2%80%93-a-plea-for-a-debate-on-early-guidance-by-the-arbitral-tribunal-on-the-principles-it-will-apply-when-deciding-on-costs (2009) (with Olga Mouraviova)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Downstream, Power, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Global)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Various civil laws (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Colombia, etc)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Charles Sartain Gray Reed & McGraw
    Dallas, Texas

    1601 Elm Street
    Suite 4600
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    USA
    Tel: 469.320.6100


    csartain@grayreed.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • LSU, BA 1973
    • LSU Paul Hebert Law Center, JD 1976

    Professional License(s):
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Louisiana State Bar Assoication
    • all federal courts in Texas
    • USDC for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Fifth Circuit

    Arbitration Training:
    • A number of AAA courses, including annual CLE

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • I have served as an arbitrator in approximately 50 arbitrations and as an advocate in several dozen

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have been involved in the energy industry as a lawyer since 1977. I began my career at Sun Oil Company and have continued work in litigation and transactions since then. My work now focuses on litigation and arbitration

    Professional Association(s):
    • SBOT Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Scction; Institute for Energy Law, advisory board

    Publications:
    • www.energyandthelaw.com

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • David Sharp Law Offices of David E. Sharp P.L.L.C.
    Houston, Texas

    1911 Southwest Freeway
    Houston, Texas 77098
    USA
    Tel: 713.550.6845


    dsharp@sharplawhouston.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude 1980 Stanford University, A.B. with distinction 1977 (economics major)

    Professional License(s):
    • Licensed: Texas 1982; Kansas 1980. Bar Admissions: United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth and Tenth Circuits; United States District Courts for Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Kansas and the District of Colorado

    Arbitration Training:
    • CIArb's International Commercial Arbitration Workshop Award and Writing Exam (2016); AAA's Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators (2017); FINRA Basic Panel Training, Expungement Outline (2017); AAA's ACE 18 Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor: Meeting Party Expectations (2018); Sexual Harassment Presentation for AAA Panelists (2019). Several Conferences and Presentations that would not formally be deemed "training". NYSE arbitrator training session many, many years ago

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • My involvement with arbitration began in the mid-1980s. My first significant arbitration experience was as co-counsel before an ad hoc panel in mini-trial regarding fabrication and construction of major equipment for an LNG facility. I was counsel in some 15-16 arbitrations, including matters administered by the ICC, MSRB, FINRA f/k/a NASD, and AAA. I have tried several arbitrations to award. In addition, I have drafted arbitration agreements and have litigated issues regarding compelling arbitration, injunctive relief pending arbitration, and arbitration provisions in class action settlements. I was on the New York Stock Exchange's approved arbitrators list many years ago. I have been a party appointed independent negotiator under a three-step dispute resolution clause. Acting as sole arbitrator in an AAA administered dispute as of this posting

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • I have dealt over the years with such diverse energy topics as royalty and other provisions in oil and gas leases; oil and gas marketing; contracts between mid-stream companies and producers; processing plants including cryogenic plants and more sophisticated plants that process crude helium into the Grade A helium; intra- and interstate transmission lines; gathering operations; a pipeline easement/trespass matter; the development of natural gas fields; breach of an acquisition agreement for a major intra-state transmission line and reserves/wells with associated tort claims, development of a water-drive oil reservoir; sour gas and treatment thereof; taxation and regulatory fees; contractual pricing; take or pay litigation; FERC regulation implications; natural gas liquids; reserve reporting; various antitrust matters; and various securities matters. I have been involved with energy related matters as defense counsel and as plaintiffs' counsel. From 2007-2016, I primarily litigated large plaintiffs' class action royalty underpayment cases in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming. Previously, I tried a case for a defendant/counterclaimant to jury verdict (twice) regarding claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of a joint venture agreement concerning sour-gas wells, a gathering line, Claus treatment unit, take or pay settlements with a major interstate pipeline and claims by the opposing party of tortious interference with prospective business relations that involved many plants and fields. I was involved in litigation for a large engineering and construction contractor regarding construction lien priorities in the bankruptcy proceedings of a major refinery; defended personal injury cases for a major engineering firm regarding refineries' or plant's design, construction and operations; defended antitrust claims (including a class action) against a large transmission pipeline company, defended numerous securities class actions involving various industry participants (including E & P businesses); and evaluated potential contractual claims of against a national oil company regarding a facility in Africa. I defended a small pipeline company and its affiliated producer in a variety of litigation matters. Most recently, I represented the wholly owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 energy company in an antitrust matter involving a patent license and arbitrability issues

    Professional Association(s):
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Arbitrator on Houston ADR Panel (General Commercial Panel) of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); Panelist- American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators; Non-public Panelist-FINRA Panel of Arbitrators; London Court of International Arbitration's Database of Arbitrators; Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board; Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board; State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association

    Publications:
    • "Discovery vs. Privacy: When Laws Implementing the E.U. Directive on Data Protection Conflict with U.S. Discovery Rules", International Legal News, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Jan. 12, 2007)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Eagle Scout

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Other (I am comfortable dealing with any type of contract or contractual issue)
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Oklahoma, Offshore, Colorado, Wyoming, International (Africa (can specify if necessary)
    Governing Law: Texas, Oklahoma, Other (Colorado; Kansas; Reviewed Louisiana law regarding matter declined; Louisiana UCC law (then newly enacted) was involved in a non-energy matter that I handled)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: Other
    Arbitration Format: Domestic
  • John F. Shepherd Holland & Hart LLP
    Denver, CO

    555 17th St.
    Suite 3200
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
    Tel: 303.295.8309


    jshepherd@hollandhart.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Dartmouth College, A.B. 1976
    • University of Denver College of Law, J.D. 1979

    Professional License(s):
    • Colorado, Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia

    Arbitration Training:
    • No specific training, but substantial experience in arbitration

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Represented parties in arbitrations; served as arbitrator; testified as expert witness in arbitration

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 35 years in oil and gas industries

    Professional Association(s):
    • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
    • Center for American and International Law
    • ABA Section on Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law

    Publications:
    • Numerous publications listed on my bio on firm website, including
      • chapter 2 of the NEPA Litigation Guide (2d ed. 2012)
      • "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Class Action Litigation," 53rd Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law Chapt. 8 (2002)
      • "Up the Grand Staircase: Executive Withdrawals and the Future of the Antiquities Act," 43 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 4-1 (1997)
      • "Key NEPA Issues Affecting Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands," 37 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 15-1 (1991)

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Order of St. Ives 1979
    • Distinguished Natural Resources Practitioner-in-Residence, Univ. of Denver College of Law, 1998
    • Listed in Best Lawyers and Colorado Super Lawyers in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources Litigation

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Other (Gas sales contracts; gas transportation contracts)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California, Alaska, Offshore, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Other U.S., International (Cameroon)
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Other (Colorado; North Dakota; Wyoming; New Mexico; Montana)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICSID, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Jennifer Mary Smith JMS Arbitration
    Houston, Texas

    2120 Troon Road
    Houston, Texas 77019
    USA
    Tel: 832.331.0504


    Jennifer.Smith@JMSArbitration.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 1990
    • B.A., Wellesley College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

    Professional License(s):
    • Licensed in England and Wales
    • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Jennifer Smith is an independent arbitrator with over 30 years of experience in the resolution of complex disputes. Dual qualified in England and Texas, she began her career as an advocate acting on a broad range of disputes, quickly rising to the position of first chair in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. As a partner in the London office of an international law firm, she launched the firm's international arbitration practice and honed her expertise in high value cross-border disputes. Since then, Jennifer has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in a large spectrum of industries and subject-matters around the globe. She prides herself on being well-versed in the business and cultural realities of cross-border disputes, as well as on having a deep understanding of almost every facet of the energy industry. Highly regarded for her integrity, efficiency, collegiality, professionalism, and ability to dissect complex concepts, Jennifer became a full time arbitrator in 2021. Those with whom she has worked describe her as "tremendously talented" "committed to getting the right result" "very bright and hard-working" and as someone "who understands the practicalities of complex arbitrations."

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • See full CV with list of representative matters at www.jmsarbitration.com

    Professional Association(s):
    • Executive Committee, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Director, Houston International Arbitration Club
    • Executive Committee, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
    • Advisory Board, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business
    • International Advisory Committee ICDR Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Member, LCIA Trustee, Wellesley College

    Publications:
    • See website www.jmsarbitration.com

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Construction, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Investment Treaties/Free Trade Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Offshore, Colorado, Pennsylvania, International (See my full CV -- I have extensive international experience)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, CPR, JAMS, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Jonathan Sutcliffe K&L Gates LLP
    Dubai, Dubai

    Currency House, Tower 1, Level 4
    DIFC
    Dubai, Dubai PO Box 506826
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: +971 (0)4 427 2747


    jonathan.sutcliffe@klgates.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • BA Honours Jurisprudence, Worcester College, Oxford University (1993, First Class)
    • Legal Practice Course (Distinction), The College of Law, Guildford, UK (1994)

    Professional License(s):
    • Solicitor, England & Wales
    • Registered advocate, DIFC Courts

    Arbitration Training:
    • American Arbitration Association, ICDR, neutrals training

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Jonathan has represented parties as counsel in numerous international arbitrations under various arbitration rules, including AAA (ICDR), ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL. Jonathan has sat as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair of tribunal in ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA and ADCCAC arbitrations

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Jonathan has experience in disputes in the Oil & Gas sector, oilfield services, power sector, LNG and pipelines. These have included PSCs, concessions, JOAs, unitisations, drilling contracts and oilfield services contracts, among others

    Professional Association(s):
    • Users Council, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
    • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), panel of international arbitrators
    • Dubai International Arbitration Centre, listed as an Arbitrator
    • Energy Arbitrators List, listed as arbitrator
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, List of Arbitrators
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Panel of Arbitrators
    • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, listed in Roster of Arbitrators
    • LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration)
    • Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Member

    Substantive Experience
  • Bellanne Meltzer Toren Office of Bellanne Meltzer Toren
    Canmore, Alberta, Canada

    115 Krizan Bay
    Canmore, Alberta T1W-3G3
    Canada
    Tel: 403-919-4589


    belle@belletoren.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • Duke University School of Law, J.D., High Honors; May 1985. Guilford College, B.A.S., High Honors; Summa Cum Laude; May 1982

    Professional License(s):
    • Alberta Law Society, Admitted December 18, 2007. Accredited by the National Committee on Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies of Canada; February 2006. State Bar of Texas, admitted November 8, 1985. College of the State Bar of Texas; Honored Endowment Fund Scholar, as of December 2013

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues
    Governing Law: Texas, Other (Alberta)
  • Philip R. Weems Retired Partner, King and Spalding LLP
    Katy, Texas

    1643 Kelliwood Oaks Drive
    Katy, Texas 77450
    USA
    Tel: 713.822.0938


    philiprweems@gmail.com

    Education Degree(s):
    • BA, Texas Tech (1979)
    • JD, Texas Tech School of Law (1982)
    • LLM, University of Sydney Law, Australia (1984)
    • Certificate of Advanced Study, American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona (1989)

    Professional License(s):
    • Texas Bar (1982)

    Arbitration Training:
    • Various conferences and seminars

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • LCIA, AAA and ICC international arbitrations as a party-appointed arbitrator in energy disputes

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Oil and gas
    • Extensive experience in LNG

    Professional Association(s):
    • AIPN (President 2003-2004, member of the Board from 1999-2005)

    Publications:
    • Numerous publications, especially on LNG. See my linked-in profile for several examples

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Burton Award for Outstanding Legal Writing

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Transportation, Marketing and Retail, Other (LNG)
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Production Sharing Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Tolling or Product Conversion Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, International (Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Latin America)
    Governing Law: Texas, New York, England
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Mark Whittington JAMS
    Dallas, Texas

    8401 N. Central Expy.
    Dallas, Texas 75061
    USA
    Tel: 214.280.8769


    mwhittington@jamsadr.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • Texas A&M Commerce1974
    • University of Houston Law School, 1977

    Professional License(s):
    • Attorney

    Arbitration Training:
    • JAMS Arbitration Training, speaker and participant at multiple arbitration seminars

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Sole arbitrator and panel arbitrator in many commercial disputes. See Arbitration bio at jamsadr.com

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Arbitrator, Mediator, Trial Judge and Appellate Justice involved in many Energy Industry cases

    Professional Association(s):
    • State Bar of Texas, Life Fellow Texas and Dallas Bar Associations, Master, Wm Mac Taylor Inn of Court

    Publications:
    • Multiple publications on arbitration and mediation available at jamsadr.com. Author of more than 1600 appellate opinions, including many energy industry cases, available on Westlaw/Lexis

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine; Outstanding Civil Jurist Award, American Board of Trial Advocates; consistenly received highest rating in Dallas Bar Association judicial evaluation polls

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Alternative Energy, Construction, Transportation, Marketing and Retail
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - Domestic, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Franchise Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico
    Governing Law: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma
    Administering Institutions/Rules: AAA, JAMS, ICC, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Joe Wilkinson Berkeley Research Group
    Houston, Texas

    700 Louisiana
    Suite 2600
    Houston, Texas 77001
    USA
    Tel: 713.481.9434


    Jwilkinson@brg-expert.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • BA, MS Northwestern University, 1974
    • MBA, Northwestern University, 1977

    Professional License(s):
    • Certified Fraud Examiner
    • Private Investigator
    • Certified Cash Manager
    • NASDQ Series 7 and 63

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Lead Arbitrator in Purchase Price Dispute for a Gas Storage facility. Expert witness in The Hague under ICSID

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • 20 year industry experience in energy; managed private equity fund for oil and gas; oil and gas leader for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
    • Consultant and expert witness for energy disputes
    • Involved in 50 completed M & A transaction
    • Experienced in energy finance and understand use of reserve reports

    Professional Association(s):
    • IPAA
    • ACFE
    • IEL

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Phi Eta Sigma
    • Phi Lambda Upsilon

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Other (familiar with these, but not an attorney)
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Reserve Estimation and Valuation, Shipping
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Offshore, International (middle east)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICSID
    Arbitration Format: Domestic, International
  • Michael Young Allen & Overy LLP
    Paris, France

    52 avenue Hoche
    Paris, IDF 75007
    France
    Tel: +33 1 40 06 54 00


    michael.young@allenovery.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • 1993 (MA Law), Cambridge University, England. 1996 (BCL Law), Oxford University, England

    Professional License(s):
    • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (1996) Registered Foreign Law, Barreau de Paris (2006)

    Arbitration Training:
    • I teach at both Sciences Po and the University of London Masters' programme in Paris

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • My practice has focused exclusively on arbitration since 1999. I sit on the ICC Court of Arbitration. I lead the Allen & Overy LLP Paris arbitration practice, and am Co-Head of the Firm's Global Arbitration Practice. I sit as an arbitrator

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • From the outset, at any time around 50 to 75% of my practice is in the energy sector (upstream, midstream and downstream), with a focus on oil and gas, in markets across the world

    Professional Association(s):
    • Member of the ICC, AIPN, ASA, LCIA and IAI

    Publications:
    • Extensive

    Honors, Awards and Citations:
    • Please see above

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Leases, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements
    Miscellaneous Subject Areas: Operational Issues, Environmental
    Locations of Disputed Projects: Offshore, International (Countless jurisdictions in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Many others, including (by way of example) French; Swiss; Algerian; Nigerian; Turkish; Ugandan; Japanese; German)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: International
  • Dr. Georg von Segesser von Segesser Law Offices
    Zurich, Zurich


    Zurich, Zurich 8008
    Switzerland
    Tel: +41 44 382 01 00


    gvs@vonsegesserlaw.com


    Education Degree(s):
    • College at Lucerne University of Zurich, law faculty (1970: Master of Law; 1973 Doctor of Law)

    Professional License(s):
    • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland since 1972 FCIArb

    Arbitration Training:
    • CIArb

    Experience as Arbitrator:
    • Chairman, party appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator in over 250 arbitration cases with ICC International Court of Arbitration, Swiss Chambers of Commerce, LCIA, DIS, VIAC, ICDR, ICSID, others including ad hoc, UNCITRAL etc
    • Counsel for parties in domestic and international arbitration cases
    • Arbitration cases in the following areas: Construction building and manufacturing contracts, corporate and general contracts, trade and sales contracts, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, financial transactions, ship building contracts, exploration of natural resources, price adjustments in gas and energy purchase agreements, design and management contracts for the entertainment industry, telecommunication and media, patents and trademarks, licence agreements, distributorships, agencies, service industry, sports
    • 1998/99 Co-Director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland

    Experience In Energy Industries:
    • Arbitration cases involving tariff disputes, operation of upstream production, joint operating agreements for transport, international concession agreements, service agreements related to downstream production, and the construction of power stations

    Substantive Experience
    Industry Sector: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Power, Construction, Trading and Derivatives, Transportation
    Specific Contracts: Joint Operating Agreements - International, Concession Agreements, Production Sharing Agreements, Service Contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements
    Locations of Disputed Projects: International (Kuwait, Italy, U.K., Nigeria, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Bahrain)
    Governing Law: New York, England, Other (Germany, Italy, Hungary, Swiss)
    Administering Institutions/Rules: ICC, ICDR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL Rules, Ad hoc
    Arbitration Format: International