International Arbitration Partner David Huebner, Obama’s Ambassador to New Zealand, joins Arnold & Porter (Los Angeles)

Ambassador (Ret.) David Huebner joins Arnold & Porter in Los Angeles following 25 years of arbitration and intellectual property practice. He has handled more than 120 arbitrations in the United States and three dozen jurisdictions around the world as neutral or advocate, and has particular expertise in the technology (including semiconductors, hardware, software, haptics, materials, AI, internet, and gaming), life sciences (including pharma, biotech, clinical trials, medical devices, and healthcare), telecom, and entertainment sectors, as well as in energy, infrastructure, construction, and investment disputes.

Most recently, Ambassador Huebner served as the American Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, chairman & CEO of Coudert Brothers LLP, founding chief representative of an AmLaw 100 law firm in Shanghai, and special policy assistant to a member of the National Diet of Japan in Tokyo.  In 2016, President Obama appointed him as one of the four American designees to the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. He is a graduate of Princeton University (summa cum laude) and Yale Law School.

Ambassador Huebner is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Distinguished Fellow of the Auckland University of Technology’s Faculty of Business and Law, member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He chaired the California Law Revision Commission as an appointee of both Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger. He has taught law and policy, intellectual property, and dispute resolution at universities in China, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S.