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Phone: (212) 230-8822

7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St.

New York, NY 10007

James Carter


Attorney and Arbitrator

Current Employer:

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Banking & finance ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Sports ✔ Technology


Arbitrator in more than 100 international commercial and investment disputes

Work History:

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1977-2010; International Arbitration Coordinator
Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf, 2011-2012; co-head of International Disputes Group
Senior Counsel, WilmerHale, 2012-present.


Admitted to NY bar


Chambers Global Guide 2013: "Band 1" international arbitrators globally
Best Lawyer: NY City International Commercial Arbitratiion "Lawyer of the Year," 2012 and 2014
Expert Guides Best of the Best 2013: among 30 leading commercial arbitration attorneys worldwide


AAA Commercial and International Panels; CPR National Panel; Court of Arbitration for Sport; Japan Commercial Arbitration Association panel


Vice Chair, New York International Arbitration Center. Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice and Chair of its Committee on International Commercial Arbitration. Past Chair of both the International Affairs Council and the Committee on International Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as the International Law Committee and the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Past Chairman of the Board of the American Arbitration Association and past member of the London Court of International Arbitration and Vice President of its North American Council. Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Past President of the American Society of International Law.


Graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, attended Cambridge University as a Fulbright scholar.


Co-Editor, International Commercial Arbitration in New York (Oxford University Press); Editor, The International Arbitration Review (Law Business Research, issued annually); author of more than 50 articles and book chapters on arbitration topics.

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