AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

David Weinstein is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. David serves as counsel in international arbitration proceedings and on US federal litigation matters.

David has experience in disputes relating to mining, energy, infrastructure, construction, telecommunications, media, joint ventures, and shareholder agreements. He commonly deals with disputes involving parties in the Middle East and North Africa. He also has experience with compliance matters dealing with corporate practices, anti-corruption, and economic sanctions.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, David held a number of traineeships, most notably with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the US Trade Representative, and the World Bank.

During law school, David was a Dean's Fellow to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and a research associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), where he drafted model legislation on economic reparations for an East African state. He was also senior editor of the MENA section of the American University Human Rights Brief.

Representation

Represented a Luxembourg telecommunications company in a post-M&A dispute with a company in central Europe (ICC arbitration, English law).

Advised an international automotive group in various pre-litigation and pre-arbitration international disputes relating to distribution agreements, agent contracts, and product liability.

Represented a European joint venture against several of its shareholders and directors in the energy industry in relation to the violation of long-term commitments and fiduciary duties (ICC arbitration, Paris seat, French law).

Counsel to a French energy provider in relation to the termination of long-term commercial agreement (three ICC arbitrations, Paris seat, French law).

Counsel to a Canadian forestry company in a US federal defamation suit.

Counsel to a Saudi investor in an arbitration relating to the performance of a partnership agreement over the management of a public cement plant in Algeria (Algerian law).

Education

American University Washington College of Law – J.D., cum laude, 2019
University of Paris X – Master in International Dispute Resolution, 2019
University of Paris X – Master in Comparative Law, 2018
San Francisco State University – B.A., 2012

Bar Admissions

New York

Languages

French
English
Spanish
Arabic
Publications
Co-author, “Doing Business Report: Protecting Minority Investors," World Bank Group (2018)
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