David E. Wagoner, of Seattle, Washington served as arbitrator, mediator and consultant in international and domestic disputes. He has been appointed to arbitration panels throughout the world including the AAA's International Panel and most recently to the CIETAC panel in China. He has published numerous articles on international arbitration and served on the faculty of various arbitration workshops. He was a partner of Perkins Coie, Seattle from 1965 to 1996, specializing in international and complex commercial litigation. During that period, Mr. Wagoner was a member of the Board of Directors of the Seattle Public Schools and its President on two occasions; trustee and later chairman of the Evergreen State College Foundation; and member of the board of Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Mr. Wagoner's international arbitrations have dealt with businesses from the United States, France, Germany, Guyana, China, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. His arbitration experience includes cases involving foreign investments; privatization; expropriation; joint ventures; TV programming agreement; franchises; licensing; royalties; agreement to purchase, rehabilitate and sell power from a power plant; antitrust; fuel supply to a power plant; debt restructuring agreements; purchase of electric power; aircraft sale; contract for the sale of plywood per letters of credit; bottling equipment agreement; aircraft leasing; major yacht construction and charter; commissions on sale of aircraft components; defective products; software development for telecommunications; electric utility industry; sale of products alleged to be counterfeit; and domain names. He has had hearings in China, Singapore, Canada, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, and Moscow.
Mr. Wagoner graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and from the University of Pennsylvania with an L.L.B. After law school, he clerked for Third Circuit Judge Herbert F. Goodrich and Supreme Court Justice Harold H. Burton, Jr. Mr. Wagoner is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and has received international recognition for his work in dispute resolution. He is past chair of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements and was a member of its Commission on Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.