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Ryan Reetz, the managing partner of the Miami office, represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. His international disputes practice focuses on cases involving one or more foreign companies, persons, or governments, as well as disputes involving other interests of foreign countries, such as enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, international discovery, and service of process abroad.  His practice also includes class actions, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory matters.  In addition to acting as counsel, he has served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

Mr. Reetz frequently writes and lectures on arbitration and litigation topics. He teaches transnational civil litigation and arbitration as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, and taught the same subject at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010. He also serves as a visiting professor at the University of Navarra School of Law in Pamplona, Spain, and was a 2015 Scholar-in-Residence at New York University School of Law. Mr. Reetz is also an instructor for the Florida Regional Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has lectured at the Swiss Arbitration Academy and at a number of law schools, including Doshisha University, Marmara University, Istanbul Bilgi University and Istanbul Kültür University. He is the co-author (with Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga) of Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era, published by Cambridge University Press.

Mr. Reetz currently serves as the chair of the Miami International Arbitration Society. From 2013-2014, he served as the chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is active in numerous other professional organizations, including the American Law Institute, where he serves on member consultative groups for the Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration and the Restatement (Fourth), The Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Director, Kristi House, 2012
    • Director, Fair Havens Center Foundation, 1997–2000
    • Finalist, "Most Effective Lawyers" 2014 (Arbitration), Daily Business Review
    • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2009–2017
    • Listed, "The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" 2006–2013 (Who's Who Legal, UK); "Who's Who Legal" (renamed) 2014-2016
    • Recommended Counsel, Dispute Resolution, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2007
    • Listed, "The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2006, 2008–2013; "Who's Who Legal: Litigation" (renamed) 2014-2016 (Who's Who Legal, UK)
    • Listed, "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration," 2015-2017 (Who's Who Legal, UK)
    • Listed, "Florida Super Lawyers," Law & Politics magazine, 2006–2017; "Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers," 2010–2017, "Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers," 2015-2017
    • Listed, "Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration," 2009, 2011, 2013; "Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration" (renamed) 2014-2016 (Euromoney Institutional Investor); “Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA, Commercial Arbitration,” 2017
    • Listed, "Top Lawyers," South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2017
    • Listed, "Best of the Bar," South Florida Business Journal, April 2004
    • Listed, "Legal Elite," Florida Trend magazine 2004 to 2007, 2011–2012, 2014-2017
    • Listed, "Local Litigation Stars" (Florida), Benchmark Litigation 2009, 2010, and 2011
    • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Florida 2008
    • Recommended Counsel, Dispute Resolution, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2007
    • Listed, "The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2006, 2008–2013; "Who's Who Legal: Litigation" (renamed) 2014-2016 (Who's Who Legal, UK)
    • Listed, "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration," 2015-2017 (Who's Who Legal, UK)
    • Listed, "Florida Super Lawyers," Law & Politics magazine, 2006–2017; "Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers," 2010–2017, "Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers," 2015-2017
    • Listed, "Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration," 2009, 2011, 2013; "Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration" (renamed) 2014-2016 (Euromoney Institutional Investor); “Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA, Commercial Arbitration,” 2017
    • Listed, "Top Lawyers," South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2017
    • Listed, "Best of the Bar," South Florida Business Journal, April 2004
    • Listed, "Legal Elite," Florida Trend magazine 2004 to 2007, 2011–2012, 2014-2017
    • Listed, "Local Litigation Stars" (Florida), Benchmark Litigation 2009, 2010, and 2011
    • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Florida 2008
    • Listed, "Top Lawyers," South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2017
    • Listed, "Best of the Bar," South Florida Business Journal, April 2004
    • Listed, "Legal Elite," Florida Trend magazine 2004 to 2007, 2011–2012, 2014-2017
    • Listed, "Local Litigation Stars" (Florida), Benchmark Litigation 2009, 2010, and 2011
    • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Florida 2008
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Professional Affiliations

    • Adjunct Professor, Transnational Civil Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration, Emory University School of Law, 2014–
    • Visiting Professor, Global Law Program, Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Derecho (Pamplona, Spain), 2011–
    • Adjunct Professor, Transnational Civil Litigation and Arbitration, University of Miami School of Law, 2003–2010
    • Scholar-in-Residence, New York University School of Law, 2015
    • Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Florida Regional Programs, 2001–
    • Member, The American Law Institute, 2005–present; participant, Member Consultative Groups on Principles of Aggregate Litigation; Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization; Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration; Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States; and Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance
    • Founding Member, Miami International Arbitration Society, 2008-present; Member, Board of Directors, 2014-present; Chair-Elect, 2016; Chair, 2017
    • Member, Florida Bar International Law Section; Chair, Legislative Committee, 2008–2010; Executive Council Member, 2009–2010; Treasurer, 2010-2011; Secretary, 2011-2012; Chair-Elect, 2012–2013; Chair, 2013–2014; Immediate Past Chair, 2014–2015
    • Member, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of The Florida Bar, 2005–2011
    • Member, Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, 1999–2005
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Mediation to the US District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1997–2007
    • Director, Dade County Bar Association, 2006–2009; chair, Civil Litigation Committee, 2006–2008; chair, Federal Courts Committee, 2005–2006 (vice chair 2004–2005); chair, International Law Committee, 2001–2003 (vice chair, 2000–2001); chair, Corporate and Banking Litigation Committee, 1996–1998
    • Member, ICC Task Force on Amiable Composition and Ex Aequo et Bono Arbitration, 2005–
    • Member, ICC Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958, 2007–
    • Member, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, 2008–2011
    • Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation International Litigation Committee, 2012–13
    • Member, International Trade Centre's Pro-Bono Committee on International Model Contracts for Exporting SMEs, 2009
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, 2005–present
    • Volunteer Coach, University of Navarra Vis Arbitration Moot Team, 2008–present
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Florida Pre-Competition for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Florida Bar International Litigation and Arbitration Committee), Orlando, 2005–present
    • Volunteer Judge, 4th Annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, 2009
    • Volunteer Judge, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2010
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment Moot, 2010–present
    • Lecturer, Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2011, 2012
    • Planning Committee Member, ICCA Miami 2014
    • Member, International Bar Association
    • Member, Union Internationale des Avocats
    • Member, The American Society of International Law
    • Member, Congress of Fellows, Center for International Legal Studies
    • IBA/The College of Law International Practice Diploma, International Arbitration Law
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation since 2003
    • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation since 2004
    • Director, Dade County Bar Association, 2006–2009; chair, Civil Litigation Committee, 2006–2008; chair, Federal Courts Committee, 2005–2006 (vice chair 2004–2005); chair, International Law Committee, 2001–2003 (vice chair, 2000–2001); chair, Corporate and Banking Litigation Committee, 1996–1998
    • Member, ICC Task Force on Amiable Composition and Ex Aequo et Bono Arbitration, 2005–
    • Member, ICC Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958, 2007–
    • Member, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, 2008–2011
    • Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation International Litigation Committee, 2012–13
    • Member, International Trade Centre's Pro-Bono Committee on International Model Contracts for Exporting SMEs, 2009
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, 2005–present
    • Volunteer Coach, University of Navarra Vis Arbitration Moot Team, 2008–present
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Florida Pre-Competition for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Florida Bar International Litigation and Arbitration Committee), Orlando, 2005–present
    • Volunteer Judge, 4th Annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, 2009
    • Volunteer Judge, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2010
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment Moot, 2010–present
    • Lecturer, Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2011, 2012
    • Planning Committee Member, ICCA Miami 2014
    • Member, International Bar Association
    • Member, Union Internationale des Avocats
    • Member, The American Society of International Law
    • Member, Congress of Fellows, Center for International Legal Studies
    • IBA/The College of Law International Practice Diploma, International Arbitration Law
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation since 2003
    • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation since 2004
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment Moot, 2010–present
    • Lecturer, Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2011, 2012
    • Planning Committee Member, ICCA Miami 2014
    • Member, International Bar Association
    • Member, Union Internationale des Avocats
    • Member, The American Society of International Law
    • Member, Congress of Fellows, Center for International Legal Studies
    • IBA/The College of Law International Practice Diploma, International Arbitration Law
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation since 2003
    • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation since 2004
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Representative Experience

International Litigation and Arbitration

  • Defended South American soccer confederation and ten South American national soccer federations in litigation concerning commercial rights for Copa América soccer tournament
  • Represented Spanish investor in ICSID arbitration against the Venezuelan government involving claims, under Spain-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty, with respect to expropriation of bank and related assets
  • Represented Barbados investor in ICSID arbitration against the Venezuelan government involving claims, under the Barbados-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty, with respect to expropriation of hotels and tourism-related assets
  • Represented Barbados investor in ICSID arbitration against the Venezuelan government involving claims, under the Barbados-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty, with respect to automotive industry investment and restrictions on foreign exchange and importation
  • Represented British Virgin Islands companies in federal litigation against Republic of Ecuador concerning US$1 billion asset expropriation
  • Represented entrepreneur in federal litigation against Venezuelan government concerning US$1 billion asset expropriation
  • Represented instrumentalities of the government of El Salvador in Paris-based ICC arbitration against major European energy company concerning ownership and corporate control rights in geothermal energy production company
  • Defended English and European insurance companies in federal litigation brought by English, Swedish and US affiliates of manufacturer involving coverage claims arising out of faulty cruise ship propulsion systems
  • Represented Swiss cruise line in an ICDR-administered arbitration involving a British Virgin Islands company with exclusive rights to a Dominican Republic port of call
  • Represented US subsidiary of French construction materials manufacturer in federal court litigation with purported joint-venturer concerning potential business opportunity in the Caribbean
  • Represented entrepreneur in ICDR arbitration involving entertainment industry holdings restructuring dispute
  • Represented corporate investors in ICDR arbitration involving entertainment industry shareholder dispute
  • Defended a Peru-based development company in ICC arbitration proceedings brought in Lima by a major multinational engineering and project consulting corporation
  • Represented Korean electronics manufacturer’s US sales company in a US$10 million ICC dispute brought by its Ecuadorean distributor and subsequent confirmation proceedings in US federal court
  • Represented BVI- and Cayman Islands-based investors in state-court dispute with private equity fund and affiliates
  • Represented a US-based equipment distributor in an ICC dispute with its Mexican logistics company
  • Represented Singapore-based trustee in connection with trust and inheritance dispute in Florida state court involving Venezuelan and US interests
  • Defended Spanish company against efforts to recognize and enforce Colombian default judgment in Florida state courts
  • Represented BVI overseas company in federal-court litigation against US flooring company’s creditors
  • Represented Ecuadorean airline in litigation involving disputed aircraft leases
  • Represented US affiliate of Mexican real estate development company, and its owners, in Nevada state-court litigation arising out of its acquisition of a Las Vegas resort property
  • Represented Argentine and Bahamian joint venturers in an ICDR-administered arbitration over greenfield manufacturing plants in Argentina and Colombia and associated distribution rights in South America
  • Defended (after initial default) Bermuda- and Cayman Islands-based companies and individuals in US federal litigation brought by a Belgian investor
  • Represented BVI-based technology infrastructure company in multijurisdictional disputes (involving Florida, Delaware, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and Spain) with former affiliates concerning acquisition of a major Spanish technology infrastructure company
  • Represented a Canadian bank and affiliated entities in federal litigation asserting commercial tort claims against the originator of securitized lease assets
  • Represented commercial paper funding company and Canadian lender in consolidated federal litigation with automobile fleet lessees
  • Represented Canadian bank and commercial paper conduit in federal interpleader case involving proceeds of auctions of pledged automobiles
  • Defended Panamanian company and affiliates in state-court litigation brought by Salvadorian company in claims arising from the sale of professional hair-care products business to multinational consumer brands company
  • Represented a US-based technology consulting firm in an ICDR-administered dispute with a Jamaican payment technology company
  • Defended a video compression equipment manufacturer against a US$20 million federal claim brought by an Argentina-based distributor over loss of contracts throughout the Mercosur region
  • Represented defendant zirconium exporter in federal criminal proceedings under the Classified Information Procedures Act regarding alleged export violations involving Chile, Peru and Iraq
  • Defended German clothing and textile companies against designer’s federal-court claims for RICO, fraud and breach of contract
  • Represented subsidiaries of Mexico-based food company and bakery in acquisition dispute relating to Florida-based confectionery company
  • Defended US-resident Lloyds “name” against efforts to recognize and enforce English judgment against him in Florida federal court
  • Defended Panamanian citizen against efforts to recognize and enforce Panamanian judgment against him in Florida state court
  • Represented French bank and its US affiliate in federal and state litigation against purchasers of Romanian oil cargos
  • Represented various petitioners in proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for discovery in support of various foreign litigation matters
  • Consulted with various individuals and business entities in connection with potential claims against foreign governments under bilateral investment and multilateral trade treaties

Class Actions

  • Represented defendants in putative class action in federal court involving unfair trade practice and RICO claims involving sales of coin and currency collectibles to consumers
  • Represented defendant hotel chain in putative state-court class action alleging sales of weekend packages in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • Defended Cayman Islands-based fund administrator in putative CAFA class action brought by disappointed investors
  • Represented defendant bank holding company and affiliates in consolidated class actions under federal securities laws
  • Defended a US-based financial institution and its Bahamas affiliates in a putative state-court class action alleging that offshore sales of unit trust interests violated Florida securities laws
  • Defended online consumer retailer in state-court class action involving alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with shipping and handling charges
  • Defended large-scale retailer and national gas station and convenience store chain in putative state-court action under Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act involving gift cards
  • Defended indirect owner of brokerage firm in federal class action for alleged violations of Commodity Exchange Act
  • Defended electronics retailer and consumer equipment warranty company in state-court putative class action involving alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices in connection with electronics warranties
  • Represented US retail franchisor in putative federal-court class action asserting franchise act and fraud claims, in which putative class representative had agreed to arbitrate any claims against the franchisor
  • Represented US health insurance company in enforcing non-litigation provisions of federal class-action settlement consent decree to bar a later putative class action by health-care providers
  • Defended US financial institution in state-court class action arising from allegedly fraudulent sales and financing of Florida homesites and houses
  • Represented US financial institution in putative federal-court class action alleging violations of RICO and Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act in connection with sales and financing of Florida homesites and houses
  • Defended unrelated ground-services companies in Fair Labor Standards Act federal class action concerning workers at Miami International Airport
  • Defended consumer-goods manufacturer in putative federal securities class action
  • Defended title insurance company in putative federal class action under RESPA and RICO

Regulatory Matters

  • Represented major insurance company in regulatory arbitrations and post-award proceedings regarding homeowners insurance ratemaking in Florida
  • Represented major insurance company in Florida administrative litigation regarding various property and casualty insurance ratemaking
  • Represented major insurance company in Florida administrative litigation and appellate proceedings regarding exclusion of mold-related coverage from homeowners and commercial multi-peril policies
  • Represented major insurance company in Florida administrative litigation and related proceedings concerning withdrawal of product lines from the Florida market
  • Represented major energy company in Florida administrative litigation matters regarding power-plant siting and emissions controls
  • Represented real estate developers in Florida administrative litigation regarding land use
  • Defended a Florida governmental entity against a constitutional and statutory challenge by a disappointed bidder to Minority Business Enterprise contract rules

Additional Experience

  • Represented judgment creditors in federal fraudulent conveyance action arising out of $28.5 million federal judgment
  • Represented US private equity fund in AAA arbitration of post-acquisition dispute concerning plastics manufacturing company
  • Represented US private equity fund in AAA arbitrations of employment disputes relating to plastics manufacturing company
  • Represented US private equity fund in AAA arbitration, and related litigation, of post-acquisition disputes concerning aviation parts manufacturer
  • Represented US private equity fund in litigation arising from acquisition of furniture manufacturing companies
  • Represented owner of educational businesses in federal litigations with disappointed investor
  • Defended hip-hop music producers and production companies in litigation with alleged investor
  • Represented foreign-exchange technology development company in federal court investment-and-control dispute with financial partner
  • Defended foreign-exchange technology company and affiliates in federal litigation with investors
  • Represented defendant Nevada county in federal-court dispute with liquidator of bankrupt airline concerning abandoned, lost or damaged aircraft equipment at county airport
  • Represented privately-held airlines and their respective affiliates in various commercial litigation matters
  • Represented frozen foods manufacturer in federal-court contract dispute with supplier
  • Represented numerous real estate developers and affiliates in litigation concerning acquisitions, land use and related issues
  • Defended bank in federal litigation over letter of indemnity issued in support of customer

Publications

  • Co-author (with Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga), Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era (Cambridge University Press 2015), prologue by David D. Caron, Professor of Law and Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
  • Author, Chapter II.C, “Choice-of-Law Analysis”, in International Aspects of U.S. Litigation (ABA Section of Litigation 2017)
  • Author, Chapter 5, "How Should Para-regulatory Texts Be Drafted?", The Sense and Non-sense of Guidelines, Rules and other Para-regulatory Texts in International Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 38 (D. Favalli, ed., Juris 2015)
  • Editorial Board Member, The Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law (Istanbul), 2012-
  • Co-editor, The International Litigation Quarterly (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation), 2007-2012
  • Co-author (with Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga), "Is it Still Safe to Invest in Latin America?,"Daily Business Review (October 2, 2013)
  • Author, "Public Policy and International Construction Arbitration," Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation – The Fordham Papers 2013 (Martinus Nijhoff 2013)
  • Author, "The Limits of the Competence-Competence Doctrine in United States Courts," 5 Dispute Resolution International No. 1 (May 2011)
  • Author, "United States Public Policy and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Under the New York Convention," in Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business: International Dispute Resolution (Kluwer 2010)
  • Author, "The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in the Roberts Court," 25 International Litigation Quarterly No. 3, 16 (Summer 2009)
  • Author, "Recent Developments Concerning The 'Writing' Requirement In International Commercial Arbitration: A Perspective From The United States," 2 Arbitraje Comercial y Arbitraje de Inversión, Convención de Nueva York de 1958 -Reconocimiento y Ejecución de Sentencias Arbitrales Extranjeras 215 (Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje 2009) and in Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje (Spain Arbitration Review), No. 5, 29 (2009)
  • Author, "Enforcing and Challenging Arbitral Awards in the United States," Proceedings, Istanbul Conference on International Dispute Resolution: A Global Perspective (Beta Basim A.S. 2008)
  • Author, Prologue to Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, The New Role of Comity in Private Procedural International Law (Thomson Aranzadi, 2007)
  • Author, "United States Anti-Suit Injunctions in the Arbitration Context," International Arbitration and Mediation - From The Professional's Perspective (Yorkhill, 2007)
  • Author, "Constructing the Rules of the Game," 2 Transnational Dispute Management, No. 1 (Jan. 2005); reprinted at XXI International Law Quarterly No.1, 12 (Summer 2005)
  • Author, Chapter 5, "Choice of Remedy," Florida Civil Practice Before Trial (7th ed. 2004; 8th ed. 2009; 9th ed. 2011)
  • Author, Chapter 13, "Documentary Evidence," Florida Civil Trial Practice (6th ed. 2001; 7th ed. 2005; 8th ed. 2010)
  • Co-author (with Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga), "Forum Non Conveniens and the Foreign Forum: a Defense Perspective," 35 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 1 (2004), reprinted in 9Transnational Dispute Management, No. 3 (April 2012)
  • Co-author (with Elliot H. Scherker), "Handling Your First CIPA Case," 10 Florida Defender, No. 4, 12 (Winter 1998)
  • Author, Note, "Warrant Requirement for Searches of Computerized Information," 67B.U.L Rev. 179 (1987)
  • Steering Committee member, Florida Civil Trial Practice (7th ed., 2005 ; 8th ed. 2010)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "The Emerging Doctrine of Police Powers and the State’s Right to Regulate: When Should the ‘General Interest’ Prevail?," Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, October 2017
  • Panelist, "Procedural Efficiency – How to Spend Less in Arbitration," ICDR Young & International meeting, October 2017
  • Speaker, “Public Purpose in International Law,” Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association, Harvard Law School, October 2017
  • Lecturer, “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Worldwide: The New York Convention,” International Arbitration Theory and Practice Certificate program, Roma Tre Università degli Studi, September 2017
  • Lecturer, “Security for Costs in International Arbitration”, Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato, June 2017
  • Panelist, “Dispute Resolution in the Caribbean”, CPR 2017 Annual Meeting, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, March 2017
  • Panelist, “Examining Instances of Corruption in International Arbitration”, ILS Global Forum on International Law, Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2017
  • Lecturer, “Public Purpose in International Law”, Cornell Law School, February 2017
  • Speaker, “Public Purpose in International Law”, American Society of International Law Works in Progress Conference, University of Missouri Law School, February 2017
  • Lecturer, "Public Purpose in International Law", Das Institut für Internationales Recht im Überblick, Leibniz Universität Hannover, December 2016
  • Speaker, "Symmetry and Asymmetry in Investor-State Disputes," LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (Germany), December 2016
  • Lecturer, "Public Purpose in International Law," Bucerius Law School, December 2016
  • Speaker, "Public Purpose in International Law," Hamburg Arbitration Circle, December 2016
  • Lecturer, "The Certainty of Uncertainty in the Protection Standards and Policies of Investor-State Arbitration," King's Forum on International Dispute Resolution, King's College London, December 2016
  • Speaker, "Public Purpose in International Law," Asociación de Estudios Jurídicos Internacionales and Comisión de Cultura del Ilustre Colegio de la Abogacía de Barcelona, November 2016
  • Moderator, “Managing Your International Arbitration: Making the Latest Rules, Guidelines, and Techniques Work for You”, ABA Section of Litigation Roundtable, July 2016
  • Panelist, “Users’ Concerns, Guidelines and Best Practices," 9thBiennial Symposium on International Arbitration, Center for International Legal Studies, June 2016
  • Speaker, "Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era," Young ICSID, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, May 2016
  • Lecturer, "Public Purpose in International Law and the Trans-Pacific Partnership," Loyola University Chicago, April 2016
  • Lecturer, "Public Purpose in International Law," McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series 2016, McGill University Faculty of Law, March 2016
  • Presenter, "It Ain’t Over Even When It’s Over: Fighting the Deal That Never Was," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2016
  • Panelist, "Public Purpose in International Law," Kings College London, October 2015
  • Speaker, "Public Purpose in International Law – Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era," Dominican Republic, August 2015
  • Panelist, "International Treaties: What You Don't Know Can Hurt (or Help) You," ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2015
  • Presenter, "Regulatory Sovereignty and the Public Purpose Doctrine in International Law," Miami International Arbitration Society Meeting, August 2015
  • Panelist, Symposium on Pathways into a Career in International Arbitration, ICC, March 2015
  • Presenter, “Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era," Arbitration Forum, New York University (NYU) School of Law's Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, March 2015
  • Panelist, “Damages in International Arbitration," Florida Bar International Litigation, Arbitration and Business Transactions Conference, February 2015
  • Presenter, “Ethical Issues in Cross-Border Business Structures," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2015
  • Panelist, “International Arbitration and the Cross-Border Deal," International Dispute Resolution: Protecting Your Client in the Global Economy, Washington University Law Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, February 2015
  • Presenter, “Strategic Approaches to International Commercial Arbitration: Making a Difference Before and After a Dispute Arises,” 2015 Bryan Cave In-House Counsel CLE Institute, January 2015
  • Presenter, “International Arbitration,” Current Issues Facing Public Companies, Bryan Cave In-House Institute, December 2014
  • Presenter, "Enforcing Commercial and Investment Arbitration Awards," International Arbitration Seminar on Convergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration, Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia and New York University School of Law, November 2014
  • Presenter, “International Arbitration: Making the Latest Rules and Techniques Work for You,” 2014 Bryan Cave CLE Institute, November 2014
  • Panelist, "How to Strategically Use and Win International Arbitrations," Bryan Cave International Law Symposium, October 2014
  • Moderator, “Investment Arbitration vs. Commercial Arbitration – Differences and Similarities,” 8th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration, Center for International Legal Studies, May 2014
  • Instructor, “Succeeding in Arbitral Proceedings Through Cross-Examination” workshop, ICC Austria, May 2014
  • Panelist, Symposium on Pathways into a Career in International Arbitration, ICC, April 2014
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments in Ethical Restrictions on International Practice,” Florida Bar International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, February 2014
  • Panelist, "Mesa Redonda: Strategic and Efficient Management of Arbitration Disputes," Seminario Internacional de Arbitraje de Inversión: Inversión Extranjera y Protección al Inversor en la República Dominicana, Fundación Institucionalidad y Justicia (FINJUS), November 2013
  • Panelist, "Early Career Tips from the Experts: Breaking Into International Arbitration," London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group Workshop, October 2013
  • Presenter, "What's So Special About An International Dispute? Top Ten Traps, Tricks, And Tips For the Curious Practitioner," ABA Section of Litigation Roundtable, April 2013
  • Panelist, "The Next Wave of Investor-State Claims: Arbitration Under Concession Agreements, Special Regulatory Regimes and Different Institutional Rules," Florida Bar International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, March 2013
  • Panelist, "International Arbitration and International Law," Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, February 2013
  • Panelist, "Multi-Party Arbitration Issues in International Project Finance Arbitration,"Developments in the Law of International Project Finance, NYU Journal of Law & Business 8th Annual Symposium, February 2013
  • Presenter, "Costs of Litigation," Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, November 2012
  • Panelist, "Effective Collection and Management of Electronic Data for Litigation and Arbitration," ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting, October 2012
  • Presenter, "So, This Is Your First International Arbitration," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2012
  • Presenter, "US Federal and State Freedom of Information Law," Information Leaks - How to Address Them in Litigation, Union Internationale des Avocats Litigation Commission, June 2012
  • Presenter, "Discovery and the Role of the Arbitrator" and "Corruption and Bribery: The Role of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Fourth Panel on International Arbitration, The Duties and Powers of International Arbitrators: The Thin Red Line, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, May 2012
  • Instructor, "Particular Evidential Aspects: Discovery and the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence," Fourth Course on International Commercial Arbitration, Escuela de Arbitraje Internacional, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, May 2012
  • Instructor, "Interim Measures," Fourth Course on International Commercial Arbitration, Escuela de Arbitraje Internacional, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, May 2012
  • Moderator, "Arbitrator Appointment and Disqualification," 7th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Center for International Legal Studies, May 2012
  • Co-Presenter (with Saionton Basu), "Comparative International Law," Joint Comparative Law CLE: The London Symposium, The Florida Bar General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, May 2012
  • Presenter, "Public Policy and International Construction Arbitration," Seventh Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, April 2012
  • Presenter, "Provisional Measures in ICSID Arbitration," Uluslararası Hukukçular Derneği (International Jurists Association), International Conference on Settlement of Investment Disputes and Arbitration, April 2012
  • Presenter, "Recent Developments: Delaware Directors' Duties and Remedies," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2012
  • Moderator, "What You Need to Know About Enforcing Your Arbitral Award Abroad," Tenth Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2012
  • Co-presenter (with Aaron Rubinoff), "Interim Measures: Courts or Tribunals? Considerations in International Arbitration," Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, November 2011
  • Panelist, "International Arbitration," Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, July 2011
  • Presenter, "Practical Problems in the Enforcement of International Construction Arbitral Awards," ICC/FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts and the Resolution of Disputes, June 2011
  • Panelist, "The Independence of the Lawyer," IBA Bar Leaders Conference, May 2011
  • Co-presenter (with Ginger Busby), "Ethical Duties in the Context of Shareholders' Agreements," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2011
  • Presenter, "Top Ten Terms That Lead to Lawsuits," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2011
  • Commentator, "Labor Rights and Environmental Protections," University of Miami Inter-American Law Review symposium on "The Human Element: The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Human Rights and the Rule of Law," February 2011, remarks published at 42 U. Miami Inter-Am L. Rev. 357 (Winter/Spring 2011)
  • Moderator, "Judicial and Arbitral Perspectives on International Arbitration," Future of Arbitration: Miami and Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2011
  • Moderator, "Managing Your International Arbitration and Arbitrators," Ninth Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2011
  • Panelist, "Current Issues in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Custom, Annulment, and Arbitrator Impartiality," American Society of International Law Mid-Year Meeting, November 2010
  • Participant, "Changing Seats: Is Latin America Coming of Age?," Kluwer/Iberian Lawyer Roundtable, November 2010
  • Panelist, "Nuevas Reglas de la IBA sobre Prueba del 2010," I Convención Internacional de Arbitraje, Club Español del Arbitraje, November 2010
  • Presenter, "Conflicts of law in investment arbitration: Tension between public and private international law," 4th Programa de Alta Especialización en Arbitraje Internacional, Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje, July 2010
  • Presenter, "The Limits of the Competence-Competence Doctrine in United States Courts," 6th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Center for International Legal Studies, June 2010
  • Presenter, "UNCITRAL Model Law vs. Customized Local Law: The Florida Experience," Association for International Arbitration Conference, June 2010
  • Panelist, "Class Action Arbitration: Why and How to Do It," Columbia Arbitration Day, Columbia University School of Law, April 2010
  • Panelist, "International vs. Domestic Construction Dispute Resolution: The Practitioners' Roundtable," 8th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, March 2010
  • Moderator, "Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards," Eighth Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, The Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2010
  • Participant, "New rules of the game: What impact is the current economic crisis having on dispute resolution?", Kluwer/Iberian Lawyer Roundtable, November 2009
  • Lecturer, "International Commercial Arbitration," St. Thomas University School of Law, October 2009
  • Presenter, "An Overview of the New York Convention," American and Caribbean Law Initiative 2009 Conference, July 2009
  • Moderator, "ICSID: What's Hot and What's Not and What Must You Know to Stay in the Game," 7th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Florida Bar International Law Section, March 2009
  • Presenter, "Management Duties in the Zone of Insolvency: Traps for the Unwary Officer or Director," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2009
  • Moderator, "Ethical Considerations: A Controversial Discussion," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2009
  • Presenter, "Enforcing Foreign Judgments and Asset Tracing in the US," 2009 Ontario Bar Association Institute, February 2009
  • Presenter, "Local Public Policy and the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards," 5th Biennial Symposium on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Center for International Legal Studies, June 2008
  • Presenter, "Recent Developments Concerning the 'Writing' Requirement in International Commercial Arbitration: A Perspective from the United States," 3rd International Arbitration Congress: The New York Convention Fifty Years Later, Club Español del Arbitraje, June 2008
  • Presenter, "US Developments in the Law of Arbitration," 6th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration conference, April 2008
  • Presenter, Mock Preliminary Arbitral Hearing, 6th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Florida Bar International Law Section, March 2008
  • Moderator, "Litigating vs. Arbitrating Claims: Opportunities and Limitations," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2008
  • Panelist, "International Securities Class Actions," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2008
  • Presenter, "Conflict of Laws in United States Tort Cases," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2008
  • Presenter, "Enforcing and Challenging Arbitral Awards in the United States," Istanbul Conference on International Dispute Resolution - A Global Perspective, November 2007
  • Presenter, "Procedural and Remedial Contributions to Social Responsibility," Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, November 2007
  • Lecturer, "Procedural Globalization and International Commercial Litigation: Towards A Unification of Legal Cultures," TC Istanbul Kültür University Faculty of Law, May 2007
  • Lecturer, "Procedural Globalization and International Commercial Litigation: Towards A Unification of Legal Cultures," Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, May 2007
  • Lecturer, "Procedural Globalization and International Commercial Litigation: Towards A Unification of Legal Cultures," Marmara University School of Law (Istanbul), May 2007
  • Moderator, "International Insolvency Issues," 5th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Florida Bar International Law Section, April 2007
  • Presenter, "Litigating Representation and Warranty Disputes Under US Law," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, February 2007
  • Presenter, "International Litigation from a US Perspective" and "International Arbitration from a US Perspective," Doshisha University Law School, Kyoto, January 2007
  • Moderator, "Arbitrating Energy Disputes in Latin America," 4th Annual Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, International Chamber of Commerce, November 2006
  • Presenter, "US Anti-Suit Injunctions in the Arbitration Context," International Arbitration and Mediation Conference, Center for International Legal Studies, June 2006
  • Panelist, "Dueling Judges: Abstention, Comity, and Parallel Litigation," 4th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Update, Florida Bar International Law Section, May 2006
  • Presenter, "Enforcing Foreign Judgments in the US: Issues and Developments," Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2006
  • Panelist, "Litigation v. Arbitration," Hot Topics In International Litigation Seminar, Florida Bar International Law Section, May 2005
  • Presenter, "Enforcement or Vacatur of Arbitration Awards-What are the Options?," Florida Bar Business Law Section, February 2005
  • Presenter, "Constructing the Rules of the Game," International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Conference, Center for International Legal Studies, June 2004
  • Presenter, "Enforcement of Arbitration Awards," Dade County Bar Association, October 2003
  • Presenter, "Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: From Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility," CLE Program, October 2003
  • Moderator, "Mediating and Arbitrating International Disputes," Dade County Bar Association, April 2003
  • Presenter, "Forum Non Conveniens in International Cases: The Defendant's Perspective," University of Miami Inter-American Law Review symposium on "Forum Non Conveniens: Developments and Issues Over the Past Seven Years," March 2003
  • Moderator, "Drafting Mediation and Arbitration Clauses in International Agreements," Dade County Bar Association, February 2003