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.
Speaker, “International Arbitration During an Isolationist Interlude: Concerns for Clients and Practitioners,” Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, March 2018
Panelist, “The ICSID Report – State Parties and State Related Entities in International Arbitration,” iLaw 2018 ILS Global Forum on International Law, Florida Bar International Law Section, February 2018