Barton lawyers represent both claimants and respondents in arbitration proceedings across the full spectrum of arbitration forums.

Domestically, Barton lawyers routinely represent parties in disputes before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as other leading arbitral forums and industry associations. The matters we handle cover a broad spectrum of commercial, financial, labor, and employment disputes. Our Registered Investment Advisors practice is particularly active with matters handled in 23 different jurisdictions before the AAA and FINRA concerning compliance, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, misappropriation of proprietary information, customer complaints, and employment-related matters.

The firm’s international arbitration lawyers have conducted arbitrations under the auspices of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). We represent both claimants and respondents in such proceedings. The practice embraces disputes from a broad range of areas: oil and gas, construction, energy and infrastructure projects, concessions, offtake agreements, telecommunications, finance and corporate transactions, joint ventures, insurance and reinsurance, fraud, intellectual property, environmental, distribution, import and export, and numerous others. Barton attorneys are effective in transnational and multijurisdictional disputes that require a coordinated strategy and the application of multiple laws.

Barton attorneys are routinely called upon by counsel outside the United States to represent their clients in enforcing arbitration awards under the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, generally referred to as the New York Convention.

Work in this Area


Representative Matters
  • Represented Company in Union Arbitrations, Bias Claims
    • Represented the vending company at Yankee Stadium successfully in both union arbitrations and against bias claims.
  • Secured Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement in Arbitration
    • Represented a leading hedge fund in a dispute with a major bank regarding the distribution of trust assets pursuant to a written agreement and obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement in an arbitration proceeding before a former federal judge.
  • Achieved Full Amount Sought for Broker-Dealer in Arbitration
    • Represented a broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration where the client was not only awarded the full amount sought, but also legal fees and interest. The respondent sought to vacate the award in federal court, but the Southern District of New York confirmed the award and awarded legal fees for the action before the Court.
  • Represented Korean Securities Firms in FINRA Arbitration
    • Represented Korean securities firms in FINRA arbitration against a former executive and a simultaneous state court lawsuit brought by the former executive. Successfully appealed and obtained reversal of the trial court’s denial of our motion to compel arbitration, ending the court litigation and forcing the former executive to submit to a more favorable FINRA arbitral forum.
  • Obtained Multi-Million-Dollar Award in 5-Day Arbitration
    • Represented a third-party capital placement agent in FINRA arbitration against a former client fund manager to recover placement fees. The Barton team obtained a multi-million-dollar award for the client after a five-day arbitration hearing.
  • Won Reversal and Damages Award from Appellate Arbitration Panel
    • Represented an Australian distributor of communications/collaboration technology in arbitration of breach of contract claims brought by a Canadian technology company.  The arbitration was  governed by Canadian law, and venued in Canada. The client fired its original counsel and engaged Barton after the arbitrator had already dismissed most of its counterclaims. The Barton team successfully challenged the negative rulings under rarely used arbitration appellate rules, winning reversal from an appellate arbitration panel as well as a multi-million-dollar damages award, plus legal fees.