Alexander Bedrosyan is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration practice group. His practice focuses on public international law, investment treaty arbitration, and international commercial arbitration. He has particular experience assisting in disputes involving former Soviet republics, and has experience in the real estate, mining, banking, aviation, and retail petroleum industries. He has been engaged in AAA/ICDR, ICSID, and UNCITRAL/PCA arbitrations, has delivered opening and closing statements, performed direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, and otherwise participated in hearings.
Alex also has the privilege of working on family law, immigration law, voting rights and international human rights law matters in the firm’s pro bono practice.
U.S. National Champion, World's Best Respondent Side, and World Overall Runner-Up, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2016)
Noyes E Leech Prize, awarded to the graduating student with the highest achievement in international law, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2016)
International Law Students' Association (ILSA) Student Deak Award, awarded to student author of best published article on a topic of international law (2016)
Pro Bono Recognitions
2018 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
“U.S. Supreme Court Applies International Law Without Saying So: GE Energy v. Outokumpu Stainless,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2020
“Place of the Arbitration, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law: Support for Bahrain’s Free Arbitration Zone and Current Best Practices” (with John Townsend), BCDR International Arbitration Review, 2018
"The Asymmetrical Fork-in-the-Road Clause in the USMCA: Helpful and Unique," Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2018
“Do ‘Dual Hats’ Cause Arbitrator Bias? An Empirical Assessment of Decisionmaking by Investment Arbitrators Who Also Work as Counsel,” World Arbitration and Mediation Review (10 World Arb. Mediation Rev. 625), 2016
“Adverse Inferences in International Arbitration: Toothless or Terrifying?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (38 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 241), 2016
“The Limitations of Tradition: How Modern Choice of Law Doctrine Can Help Courts Resolve Conflicts within the New York Convention and the Federal Arbitration Act,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review (164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 207), 2015
Seminar (conducted in English, French, and Armenian), “International Arbitration from A to Z," Université française en Arménie, Yerevan, Armenia, February 16, 2018
Judge in the American regional rounds, various countries’ national rounds, and international rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition