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J.P. is a globally recognized international arbitration practitioner who handles all aspects of the international arbitration life-cycle, from strategic clause drafting and investment treaty structuring, to the merits phase and award enforcement. He has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations 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 and handles arbitration-related litigation, such as actions for interim relief in aid of arbitration, award enforcement, and 1782 actions. In addition to his counsel work, J.P. also routinely sits as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is listed on the arbitrator rosters of many arbitral institutions.


  • St. John's University School of Law, 2001, 法学博士, cum laude
  • Colgate University, 1998, 学士

  • 纽约
  • 英格兰和威尔士
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Court

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • 联邦地区法院 – 纽约南部地区
  • 美国纽约东区联邦地区法院

  • NYSBA (International Section)
  • ABA (International Law & Practice Section)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow (FCIArb)
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR - Member
  • New York International Arbitration Center – Board Member (2013-2016)
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Advisory Board Member (2014-2016)
  • International Arbitration Club of New York - Member
  • Casting for Recovery – Board Chair (2011-2017)

  • Honorable Thomas C. Platt, 美国纽约东区联邦地区法院

  • 法语


  • Ranked as a Future Leader for Arbitration in the Global Guide, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for International Arbitration - Commercial and International Arbitration - Governmental, 2021"
  • WWL Arbitration – Future Leader (2018, 2019)
  • Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing (2012)

Notable Quotes

  • 10 July 2020 "2nd Circ. Arbitration Discovery Ruling Ripe For High Court" Law360 
  • 2 June 2020 "Justices Nix 11th Circ.'s 'Formalistic' View Of Arbitration Law" Law360 
  • 1 May 2020 "Experts: Impact Of HHS/Phlow Partnership On Drug Supply Chain Unclear" Inside Health Policy
  • 14 April 2020 "Lawyer Predicts Uptick In Supply Chain Arbitration Claims Amid COVID-19Inside Health Policy
  • 9 April 2020 "U.S. Drug Makers Continue To Face Hurdles Getting Chinese, Indian APIs", Inside Health Policy
  • 7 April 2020 “Trump leans on India to export his unproven coronavirus drug of choice—but it’s China that determines supply,” Outbreak
  • 1 April 2020, “COVID-19 update: coronavirus and the pharmaceutical supply chain,” European Pharmaceutical Review
  • 27 March 2020 “Coronavirus Disputes May Turn On Little-Known Clause,” Law360
  • 20 March 2020 “Coronavirus May Hasten Arbitration Technology Boom,” Law360
  • 23 August 2019 “3 Things GCs Should Know About Enforcing Arbitral Awards,” Law360
  • 3 July 2019 “GE Case Asks High Court To Clarify Int'l Biz Uncertainty,” Law360
  • 28 June 2019 “Reed Smith Continues to Bulk Up International Arbitration Practice,” The American Lawyer
  • 18 June 2019 “Boston Eyes Ranking Among Top Int’l Arbitration Hubs,” Law360
  • 24 May 2019 “International Expansion for Reed Smith and FTI,” Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • 10 May 2019 “Reed Smith Nabs-Ex Baker McKenzie Arbitration Pro in NY,” Law360
  • 9 May 2019 “Reed Smith Continues Spring Hiring Streak with NY International Arbitration Pro,” The American Lawyer
  • 9 January 2019 “High Court Decision Sets Arbitration, Court Power Balance,” Law360
  • 20 March 2018 “With New Law, The UAE Looks to Make Itself an Arbitral Hub," Law36
  • 4 August 2014 “DR-CAFTA Claims Loom Against Dominican Republic,” Global Arbitration Review
  • 17 June 2014 “Companies with Executive Moves: International Chamber of Commerce - J.P. Duffy” Crains's Business New York
  • 1 August 2013 “Empire State of Mind,” Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • 26 March 2013 “Contractual Class Action Waiver Valid Despite NLRB Ruling,” Inside Counsel
  • 20 August 2010 “Court Rules On Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements,” Inside Counsel
  • 2 September 2009 “Casino Case Illustrates Danger of Limiting Territory for Enforcement,” Global Arbitration Review
  • 21 August 2009 “Company Persists in US with Award Overturned in Qatar in Security Case,” Global Arbitration Review
  • 21 November 2008 “Lawyers Wanted: Abroad, That Is,” The New York Times