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Professional Recognition and Honors

  • "2020 San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers recognizes a single lawyer in each practice and metropolitan region with a "Lawyer of the Year" award based on peer feedback in the legal community.
  • "2019 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year," The Daily Journal. Named by California's legal publication, The Daily Journal, as a 2019 recipient of its prestigious California Lawyer of the Year award, for thought leadership and longstanding efforts to introduce and gain acceptance of international arbitration by the California business and legal communities.
  • "Top 100 California Lawyers 2018." Named by the The Daily Journal to its "Top 100" list.
  • "2018 San Francisco Arbitration Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America.
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for three practice areas: arbitration, mediation, and commercial litigation.
  • Acritas "Star Lawyer." Named to Acritas' list of "go to" legal advisors compiled from corporate law departments' nominations.
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration, by Global Arbitration Review.
  • Recommended in prior editions of Chambers USA and Chambers Global for international arbitration, which described him as "a rigorous, creative, problem-solving thinker," as well as "an incredibly energetic and intelligent person [who] is praised for his effective team leadership skills."
  • Listed in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.
  • Listed in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers.
  • Listed in "Leading Law Firm Rainmakers 2008," Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
  • Named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" for business litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine (Thomson Reuters).
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