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J.P. handles all aspects of international arbitration, from clause drafting to award enforcement, and has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations administered under the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, JAMS, GAFTA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.  J.P. also handles arbitration-related litigation, such as actions for prospective relief in aid of arbitration, award enforcement, and actions under 28 USC § 1782 to obtain evidence in support of foreign tribunals.  In addition to acting as counsel in international arbitrations, J.P. also routinely sits as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.


  • St. John's University School of Law, 2001, J.D., cum laude
  • Colgate University, 1998, B.A.

  • New York
  • England and Wales
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Court

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York

  • NYSBA (International Section)
  • ABA (International Law & Practice Section)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR - Member
  • New York International Arbitration Center – Board Member
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Advisory Board Member
  • International Arbitration Club of New York - Member
  • Casting for Recovery – Board Chair

  • French

Awards & Recognition

  • WWL Arbitration – Future Leader (2018, 2019)
  • Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing (2012)