James P. Duffy is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP’s New York office and focuses his practice on International Arbitration and related Litigation. He has extensive experience formulating global dispute resolution strategies for clients facing multi-jurisdictional international disputes and has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations administered under the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, JAMS, GAFTA, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He also enjoys a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between courts and arbitration and has represented clients before US state and federal courts in litigation seeking prospective relief in aid of arbitration, actions under 28 USC § 1782 to obtain evidence in support of foreign tribunals, and proceedings to enforce arbitral awards.
James has substantial emerging-market dispute-resolution experience and practiced as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the Dubai office of an international law firm from 2008 to 2009. His international arbitration practice has a strong geographic focus on the MENA region, the Indian sub-continent, and East Asia. He has substantial industry knowledge in the energy, life sciences, and technology sectors. Before entering private practice, he served as a Law Clerk to a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York from 2001 to 2002.
James is a recipient of Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing (2012). His Professional Associations and Memberships include NYSBA (International Section), ABA (International Law & Practice Section), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR – Member, New York International Arbitration Center – Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration – Advisory Board Member, International Arbitration Club of New York – Member, and Casting for Recovery – Board Chair.
James did his J.D. (cum laude) from St. John’s University, School of Law (2001) and B.A. from Colgate University (1998).