Gene is a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and is a member of the Global Commerce industry team. Gene handles some of the most complex, high-stakes international legal disputes at the firm. He is deeply experienced in 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 handles matters involving foreign investment, international trade, and U.S. financial sanctions. Given his definitive experience over the last 22 years, cross-border clients choose to work with Gene on cross-border disputes. His valuable advice to corporate clients on international risk management and international business transactions is second-to-none.
Gene represents clients hailing from the energy, biotechnology, real estate, and finance industries. He handles arbitrations under the rules of leading international institutions such as ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL. He also litigates cases involving enforcement of international arbitral awards including awards against sovereign nations and petitions to obtain evidence in the United States in aid of foreign legal proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
Nationally recognized for his depth in international legal matters, Gene frequently appears as a resource to the media. Most impressively, Gene was retained by the U.S. International Revenue Service as an expert on Russian law and business practices to assist in and testify in court proceedings involving cross-border assignment of receivables. Gene served as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Law, teaching international litigation in United States courts. Gene speaks fluent Russian and is conversant in Ukrainian.