James P. Duffy IV


James P. Duffy IV

James P. Duffy IV, FCIArb

Law office of Reed Smith LLP, New York, NY (New York), US (United States)

Additional Language(s) : Spanish

VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation

Professional Experience

J.P. is a globally recognized arbitration practitioner who handles all aspects of the international arbitration life cycle, from strategic clause drafting, to lead merits and hearing counsel, through award enforcement and recovery. Recognized as a global leader and one of the ten “Most Highly Regarded” international arbitration partners in the Americas by Global Arbitration Review’s WWL, he has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitral rules, including those of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, JAMS, ICSID and UNCITRAL in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

J.P. also routinely sits as an arbitrator in commercial disputes, and is listed on the arbitrator rosters of most major arbitral institutions, including specialized panels like the AAA-ICDR Life Sciences Arbitrator panel. Additionally,

J.P. conducts arbitration-related litigation around the globe, such as judicial interim relief applications and multi-jurisdictional award enforcement and recovery proceedings, and is qualified in New York, England & Wales, and the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.

J.P. has substantial emerging market dispute resolution experience, and previously practiced as a foreign legal consultant in the Dubai office of an international law firm. His international arbitration practice has a strong geographic focus on the MENA region, the Indian sub-continent, Sub-Saharan Africa, and East Asia, as well as a particular emphasis on the life sciences, defense, technology, and franchising sectors. Before entering private practice, J.P. served as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas C. Platt in the Eastern District of New York.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

See above

Professional and Other Activities

• NYSBA (International Section)
• ABA (International Law & Practice Section)
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow (FCIArb)
• ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR – Member (2013-2018)
• ICC Institute of World Business Law – 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 (2012)
• Casting for Recovery – Board Chair (2011-2017)

Academic Qualifications

• St. John’s University School of Law, 2001, J.D., cum laude
• Colgate University, 1998, B.A.