Patrick Pearsall

Patrick Pearsall

Patrick has extensive experience representing parties in commercial and investment arbitration. He served in the U.S. State Department for nearly a decade and departed as the Chief of Investment Arbitration.

Patrick has successfully arbitrated claims involving billions of dollars. He is often called upon to provide strategic counsel to parties when they face international disputes under investment treaties and has experience with nearly all of the major international commercial arbitration rules. He is a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 companies and governments alike.

In addition to his representations, Patrick was on a drafting committee for revision of the International Court of Arbitration’s (ICC) rules and led the negotiations of several bilateral and multilateral treaties. He advised on the negotiation of the investment provisions in the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, and the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on investment protection in the world.

Patrick has received several awards and serves on multiple boards. He is band ranked in Chambers, recommended in the Legal 500, and the youngest person ever listed as a “Global Leader” in the peer ranked Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, where he is recognized as “an incredible advocate,” “whose razor-sharp mind is unmatched” and who is a “leader in public international law and investment treaty arbitration.”

He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches two courses on international courts and tribunals and investment arbitration. Prior to this appointment, he taught at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.

Patrick is on the panel of arbitrators for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).




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