Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked by leading directories for the past decade as one of the world's leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.
Mr. Born has participated in more than 550 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations in recent history. Mr. Born is uniformly ranked by Euromoney, Chambers, Legal 500 and Global Counsel as one of the leading practitioners in the field. In 2006, he was chosen by his peers as the "World's Best International Litigator" in a survey by Legal Media Group and is consistently recognized by Chambers UK as the most highly-regarded practitioner in international arbitration in the United Kingdom. Mr. Born was recently selected by leading international arbitrators and peer practitioners to receive Global Arbitration Review’s "Advocate of the Year" award for 2010.
Mr. Born heads the firm's 70-person international arbitration group, which is based in London and integrated with related practices in WilmerHale's New York, Washington, Berlin and Brussels offices. Mr. Born has represented European, US, Asian and other companies in arbitrations under all leading institutional rules (ICC, LCIA, AAA, Vienna, Stockholm, ICSID) and in ad hoc arbitrations in all leading international seats (London, Paris, Geneva/Zurich, Vienna, Stockholm, New York, Washington, Singapore). He has particular experience in joint venture, investor-state, M&A, investment banking and other financial services, project finance, energy, oil and gas, intellectual property and insurance disputes.
Mr. Born also advises on the litigation of international disputes in US courts. He has particular experience in the fields of jurisdiction, enforcement of judgments, conflict of laws and international judicial cooperation, and also serves as an expert witness on aspects of US private international law in foreign proceedings.
Mr. Born also sits as arbitrator (presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator). He has served as arbitrator in more than 90 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
Mr. Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 2009), the classic treatise in the field, as well as International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (3d ed. 2010) and International Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2010). Mr. Born is also the author (together with Peter Rutledge) of International Litigation in United States Courts (Kluwer 4th ed.), the leading commentary on the subject.
Mr. Born has taught law at Stanford Law School, St. Gallen University, Georgetown University Law Center, University of Virginia College of Law, University College London and the University of Arizona College of Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and also has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the Advisory Committee of the ALI's Restatement of US International Arbitration Law, and as co-chair of the ABA International Section, Committee on International Aspects of Litigation.
- JD, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981
- BA, summa cum laude, Haverford College, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa
- District of Columbia
- The Hon. Henry J. Friendly, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- The Hon. William H. Rehnquist, US Supreme Court
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