Mark Kantor serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial and investment disputes, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (Recipient, 2006 Fahy Award for Outstanding Adjunct Professor). Mr. Kantor is a member of the World Bank Group Sanctions Board. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Transnational Dispute Management. Until he retired from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Mr. Kantor was a partner in the Corporate and Project Finance Groups of the Firm and resident in the Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. Kantor is a qualified arbitrator and a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial and International Panels, the AAA's Large Complex Case Roster, the AAA/ICDR's Energy Arbitrators List, the ICC Arbitrator Database, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration list of arbitrators, the rosters of arbitrators of the Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Centres, the Pakistani Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration roster, the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for Banking and Finance, the CPR International Panel and the CPR Energy Committee. He is a Chartered Arbitrator of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is honored in Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in American Law; International Who’s Who, Commercial Arbitration; Chambers USA, International Arbitrators; Best Lawyers in America; U.S. News & World Report, Tier 1 International Arbitration; Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who; and Superlawyers. In 2013, he was named Best Lawyers Washington DC International Arbitration - Governmental "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Kantor was the 2011 recipient of the Arbitral Women Honorable Man Award.
Mr. Kantor is a member of the ADR Advisory Board of the International Law Institute, the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review and the Boards of Editors of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, the Journal of Damages in International Arbitration and the Journal of Technology in International Arbitration. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board for investmentclaims.com and as an Associate Editor of the Oil-Gas-Energy Law Intelligence Service. Over the years, he has served repeatedly as Chair and as Vice-Chair of the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee, and the DC Bar International Investment and Finance Committee. Mr. Kantor is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer 2008), named Best Book of 2008 in the OGEMID Awards, and “A Code of Conduct for Party-Appointed Experts in International Arbitration – Can One be Found?” 26 Arbitration International 323 (2010), named Best International Dispute Resolution Article of 2010 in the OGEMID Awards.
Mr. Kantor has written extensively on international business matters. In addition to his book Valuation for Arbitration and co-editing Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations, serving as Editor-in-Chief for Transnational Dispute Management and on numerous editorial boards for publications, he has published numerous additional articles and papers.
Mr. Kantor has taught as a faculty member of the International Law Institute and has chaired or spoken at numerous professional conferences.
In 1990, Mr. Kantor was General Counsel of the Resolution Trust Corporation Oversight Board (the U.S. Federal agency responsible for supervision and oversight with respect to the S&L crisis). He served from 1987 until 1999 as Counsel to the American Academy of Diplomacy. Until 2014, he was a Senior Fellow at the Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment (a joint undertaking of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University).
Mr. Kantor graduated with honors in 1975 from the University of Southern California and in 1979 from both the University of Michigan's Institute for Public Policy Studies, where he received his master's degree, and the University of Michigan Law School. He joined Milbank Tweed in 1979, and was assigned to the Firm's Hong Kong office for several years in the 1980s. In late 1986, he became a partner in the Firm. He relocated to the Washington, D.C. office in 1987. Mr. Kantor retired from Milbank Tweed at the end of 1999.