Apoorva J. Patelis an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed's international arbitration and litigation practice. His arbitration experience includes a dispute between a defense contractor and the government of a South American nation, a dispute between a rail transportation company and a public relations firm, and a dispute between a supplier and a state-owned oil and gas company.
Apoorva also has experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and large-scale mass product liability litigation in state and federal courts, as well as domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement matters. Apoorva maintains an active pro bono practice, and represents pro bono clients in a diverse range of matters before courts and administrative agencies.
While attending Harvard Law School, Apoorva served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, a leading journal of scholarship on arbitration, mediation, and other forms of dispute resolution. As a member of the Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, he helped advise Chile's Ministry of Justice on a pilot alternative dispute resolution program. Apoorva is also a former President of the Harvard South Asian Law Students Association.
International Bar Association, Arbitration and Litigation Sections
New York State Bar Association, International Section
International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
International Council for Commercial Arbitration's Young ICCA
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes' Young ICSID
London Court of International Arbitration’s Young International Arbitration Group
Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York
Awarded the 2016 Commitment to Justice Award from Her Justice
New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel Award
Evaluating the Reforms to India's Arbitration Regime, International Bar Association Arbitration News 21, no. 2 (2016)
International Arbitration in New York: A Practical Perspective, with John Fellas and Hagit Elul, Indian Journal of Arbitration Law 5, no. 1 (2016)