Mark A. Cymrot
Mark Cymrot is a first chair attorney who handles complex international and commercial arbitration and litigation and is a member of esteemed international arbitration panels. He has published articles on litigation and arbitration issues, such as "Cross-Examination in International Arbitration (Disputes Resolution Journal, 2007), "Barricades at the IMF: Creating a Municipal Bankruptcy Code for Foreign States" (The International Lawyer, 2002), "Reforming the Sovereign Immunities Act" (Working Group of the American Bar Association, 2002), "The Forgotten Rule" (Journal of ABA Litigation Section, 1992), and "Squeezing Silver" (Journal of ABA Litigation Section, 1991).
Mark leads BakerHostetler's International Disputes practice. He is ranked in Chambers USA 2013, The Best Lawyers in America© in International Arbitration—Commercial and Governmental, and Who's Who in America.
- International Centre for Dispute Resolution: Panel of Arbitrators
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Washington, D.C., Chapter: Chair
- London Court of International Arbitration
- American Law Institute: Elected Member
- American Law Institute's Restatement Fourth, Foreign Relations Law of the United States: Advisor on Sovereign Immunity
- American Bar Association
- Working Group: Prepared "Recommendations and Report on the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act," a comprehensive appraisal of the statute that provides sole basis for jurisdiction in U.S. courts for lawsuits against governments and state-owned companies.
- International Disputes
- Government Contracts
- Justice Department: Special Litigation Counsel (1972 to 1977, 1979 to 1983)
- Litigated major commercial lawsuits for the U.S. government; resulted in $17 million recovery from a major steel company and $11 million from a major photography equipment company for violations of the False Claims Act.
- Defended the five bank regulatory agencies from a $330 million claim arising from the nation's then-largest bank failure.
- Defended claims that arose when an organized crime task force informant misappropriated a $1.75 million certificate of deposit.
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1974
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1980
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1973
- New York, 2000
- District of Columbia, 1973
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1972
- B.A., The George Washington University, 1969