Gene M. Burd is a partner in the International Business Practice. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Burd has 17 years’ experience in handling an array of international litigation and international arbitration matters. He has represented domestic and foreign parties in litigations in the United States and foreign courts, and international arbitration under leading institutional rules. He advises on the drafting of international arbitration and dispute resolution matters, structuring international business and investment, as well international logistics and transportation.
Mr. Burd focuses his practice on complex and high stake international business disputes. He is familiar with the international principles of establishing jurisdiction in federal courts, establishing or defeating personal jurisdiction over foreign corporations, securing stays of litigation based on international arbitration agreements, and applying the forum non conveniens and Foreign Sovereign Immunities in litigation involving foreign states and state-owned companies. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of leading international institutions such as ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL. Mr. Burd has advised clients on transportation and logistics related matters including documentary and stand-by letters of credit, demurage claims, vessel purchasing and registration, bulk cargo claims, inspection, and international trade financing. Mr. Burd's clients include companies involved in commodity trading, natural resources, technology, finance and real estate.
Mr. Burd previously served as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Law where he taught a course on international litigation in the United States courts. He presently serves as co-chair of the Russia/Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He is a past co-chair of the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Burd speaks fluent Russian and is conversant in Ukrainian.