January 2020 - The International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR®), the international division of the American Arbitration Association® (AAA®), has appointed Hughes Hubbard & Reed partner James H. Boykin and Special Counsel Mary E. Bartkus to its Panel of Arbitrators.

According to the AAA-ICDR, the ICDR is the largest international provider of dispute resolution services, serving parties from over 99 countries, with a roster of over 725 arbitrators and mediators. The ICDR recently announced that 993 international cases were filed with it in 2018.

James H. Boykin is chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Investment Treaty Arbitration practice group and a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on international arbitration and includes state-to-state and investor-state arbitration as well as commercial disputes. James has represented investors in treaty arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, and SCC Rules. In addition, he has represented clients in commercial arbitrations under the ICDR and ICC Rules. James is a member of the Expedited Commercial Panel of the AAA®. For more information about James, please click here.

Mary E. Bartkus joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as Special Counsel in January 2017 after serving as Executive Director & Senior Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc. Her practice concentrates on international litigation and international arbitration, with a focus on life sciences. At Merck, Mary was responsible for international litigation and international arbitration, including antitrust, product, and other complex or cross-border, multijurisdictional, multi-party and class litigation. During more than 20 years with the company, Mary also represented Merck & Co. and its subsidiaries in negotiating, implementing, and interpreting numerous pharmaceutical licensing, research & development, joint venture, partnership, marketing, supply, distribution and other agreements, and counseled the company in connection with its domestic and international business transactions and relationships. For more information about Mary, please click here.

About Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s International Arbitration Practice

Hughes Hubbard’s International Arbitration practice is recognized as one of the leading arbitration practices in the world. In 2018 and 2019, Global Arbitration Review named the firm to the prestigious GAR 30, which recognizes the 30 leading international arbitration practices in the world.

Our Arbitration practice has a long history and tradition of excellence stretching back to its founding by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, who was elected to the firm partnership in 1888. Today, Hughes Hubbard’s more than 50 experienced arbitration attorneys, of whom more than half are multilingual, conduct arbitration proceedings or sit as arbitrators in all parts of the world and under all major arbitration rules and procedures. For more information about Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s arbitration practice, please click here.