Larson O’Brien LLP’s track record in the court room and arbitrations does not end at the border.  Our attorneys notched victories for sovereigns and commercial entities in international arbitrations arising from cross-border disputes related to oil and mineral rights, intellectual property, and complex contractual issues.  We have extensive experience supporting clients throughout the international arbitration and dispute resolution process, including drafting dispute resolution clauses, negotiations, arbitration hearings, and enforcement of awards.

Our international arbitration practice is led by founding partners, Stephen G. Larson and Robert C. O’Brien.  Their extensive experience as arbitrators gives them a substantial edge in representing clients before international tribunals. 

Mr. Larson is on the panel of neutrals for FedArb and the American Arbitration Association.  In addition to the cases that he adjudicated as a District Judge, Mr. Larson has chaired arbitration tribunals in bet-the-company disputes since returning to private practice.  Mr. Larson recently represented a California entrepreneur in an international licensing dispute with over $100 million in alleged damages.

Mr. O’Brien is on the panel of neutrals for the International Center for Dispute Resolution for the American Arbitration Association and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center.  He is frequently appointed by federal and state courts to serve as a special master and discovery referee.  Mr. O'Brien has been appointed as an arbitrator in over two dozen domestic and international matters.  Mr. O'Brien recently represented an oil and gas company against the People's Republic of China in a takings case.  

Earlier in his career Mr. O'Brien served as a senior legal officer at the United Nations Compensation Committee where he processed billions of dollars in claims resulting from Iraq's illegal invasion and occupation of Kuwait.  Mr. O’Brien’s extensive international experience includes serving as the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, with the personal rank of Ambassador.  Mr. O'Brien also served as U.S. Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, a member of the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and the founding co-chairman of the Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.