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.