Ambassador (ret.) David Huebner, Esq.

ADR Experience and Qualifications [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Handled more than 100 arbitrations in two dozen jurisdictions around the world
  • On the panels or lists of arbitrators of ICDR, WIPO, KLRCA, HKIAC, CIETAC, and other international and regional institutions
  • Particular expertise in investment, finance, intellectual property, life sciences, energy, media, telecom/internet, construction, and infrastructure disputes
  • Licensed solicitor in England & Wales and a member of the Bars of CA, NY and DC
Representative Matters [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Sole arbitrator in a large dispute between a leading multinational media company and East Asian joint venture partners
  • Sole arbitrator in a project development dispute between two entertainment companies
  • Sole arbitrator in a large, multiparty dispute in the healthcare finance sector
  • Sole ICC arbitrator in large commercial dispute in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Handled ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules between Southeast Asian conglomerate and an Asian state entity over a natural resource extraction and power generation project
  • Handled ICC arbitration between US-based pharmaceutical company and an Eastern European state entity over patent licensing and expropriation
  • Handled ICDR arbitration between US-based telecommunications company in and a Hong Kong company in investment and licensing disputes.
  • Handled related intellectual property licensing disputes in multiple arbitrations in Latin America and Europe involving a Chinese telecomm company
  • Handled ICC arbitration involving Chinese entity in disputes arising from production of metallurgical coke
  • Handled ICC arbitration involving Middle Eastern state entity in dispute over natural resource extraction and exploitation
  • Handled CPR arbitration involving US-based pharmaceutical company and a Swiss company over patent licensing
  • Handled ICC arbitration with Large consumer products company concerning breach of contract and licensing disputes
  • Handled multiple arbitrations in the United States involving European entertainment conglomerate over licensing, investment, and project development matters
  • Handled ad hoc arbitration involving a European telecommunications company and a European state
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006, 2016
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, 2015
  • Admitted to the Bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators of ICSID
  • Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Southern California Chapter
  • Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration
  • Life member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Advisory board of Swiss International Law School
  • Member, Advisory board of Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
  • Default Application of Emergency Arbitrator Provisions in Commercial Arbitration Rules, Arnold & Porter Advisory August 2016
  • The Forecast from Texas: Hot Topics in International Arbitration (What You Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond), Arnold & Porter Presentation June 2015
  • Lunch with Keynote Speaker, Resolving Disputes With Companies from Asia: What is the Best Approach?, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, San Francisco, CA January 2015
  • Frequent lecturer before professional organizations on subjects including international arbitration, international law, policy, dispute resolution, intellectual property, international business transactions, entrepreneurship, and litigation risk
Background and Education [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Los Angeles, 2014-2016
  • US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, 2009-2014
  • Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Shanghai & Los Angeles, 2005–2009
    • Founding managing partner of Shanghai office
    • Head of China Practice; Head of International Disputes Practice
  • Partner, Coudert Brothers LLP, Los Angeles and other locations, 1992–2005 (Partner from 1995)
    • Chairman & CEO of the Firm; member of the global Executive Board, 2001-2005
  • Associate, Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, 1987–1992
  • Office of the Hon. Koji Kakizawa, Tokyo, 1984–1985
    • Special assistant to member of the Japanese Diet (and later Foreign Minister of Japan)
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1986
    • Editor-in-chief, Yale Journal on Regulation
    • Henry Luce Scholar, on leave of absence in Tokyo, Japan [1984 – 1985]
  • AB, summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1982
    • Phi Beta Kappa; David Lawrence Scholar; Valedictorian nominee


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