Experienced International Arbitration Attorney John Roesser Returns to Arnold & Porter

December 16, 2014

NEW YORK, December 16, 2014 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that John Roesser has rejoined the firm as a partner in the International Arbitration practice, resident in its New York office.  In a legal career spanning nearly two decades, Mr. Roesser’s diverse practice has largely focused on resolving a broad range of disputes in the U.S. and various jurisdictions overseas, including those involving complex commercial, investment treaty, financial services, joint venture, pharmaceutical, insurance, construction and corporate governance issues. He began his legal career in Arnold & Porter’s Washington, DC office in 1995.

“We are delighted to welcome John back to the firm. His deep experience representing clients in complex disputes before leading international arbitration institutions, as well as in the state and federal courts, will be an asset to our clients domestically and abroad,” said Arnold & Porter Chairman Thomas H. Milch. 

Mr. Roesser has served as counsel in a number of international and domestic arbitrations and frequently serves as an arbitrator. He has handled numerous cross-border disputes and a spectrum of litigation and transactional work.  He also represents companies in securities and other financial litigation, M&A litigation, and shareholder derivative lawsuits.  Mr. Roesser is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration’s Commission on Arbitration, serves on the ICC’s Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration and the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding, and has served on the ICC’s Task Force on the Production of Electronic Documents in Arbitration.  He is currently on the board of the New York International Arbitration Center.

Paolo Di Rosa, head of the firm’s International Arbitration practice, said, “John’s extensive work in the areas of international commercial arbitration and litigation deepens the firm’s bench, particularly at a time when companies and state entities are increasingly turning toward arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.”  Added Stewart Aaron, head of Arnold & Porter’s New York office, “John’s arrival complements our firm strengths in litigation and arbitration and affirms our commitment to the strategically important New York market.”

“Arnold & Porter’s international arbitration practice has a long-standing reputation for excellence, both in the States and abroad,” said Mr. Roesser.  “I look forward to providing my clients with the broad platform that is offered by Arnold & Porter, working with my colleagues to provide consummate service and enhancing the firm’s global offerings.”

Mr. Roesser earned his B.A. from Connecticut College, and his J.D. from The George Washington University,  where he serves on the advisory board of the George Washington University Law School’s Center for Law, Economics, and Finance.

Arnold & Porter’s International Arbitration practice represents companies and individuals, as well as sovereign States and state-owned companies and entities, in investor-State and commercial arbitrations, before diverse international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a wide variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, and AAA/ICDR, among others.  Represented in all of the firm’s offices, the group has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, and the Global Arbitration Review, among others.


Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of nearly 800 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.

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