California - Chapter 2 - Interim Measures in the United States in Aid of Arbitration

Maria Chedid
John Muse-Fisher
Isaac Ramsey
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34 pages
July, 2022
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Maria Chedid is global co-chair of the International Arbitration group at Arnold & Porter. She regularly serves as lead counsel in commercial and investment arbitrations, and frequently is called upon to serve as an arbitrator. Over the last three decades, she has handled arbitrations administered by all major arbitral institutions including the ICC, ICDR, SIAC, LCIA, ICSID, DIAC, CPR, JAMS, PCA, and the AAA, as well as arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules, by the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and by the United Nations Compensation Commission. Maria Chedid brings a wealth of arbitration experience involving diverse subject matter and expansive geographic reach, and is particularly known for her expertise in technology, IP, and life sciences disputes. She is currently serving her second term as one of two members on the ICC Court of Arbitration representing the United States. Clients “commend her handling of complex disputes,” “praise her ‘highly effective advocacy,’” and describe her as “incisive, a superb strategist and […] unrelenting in achieving the targeted objectives,” while peers note that she is “superbly prepared,” “exceptionally talented,” “relentless,” “very thorough,” “expert in damages issues,” and “largely unflappable.” Ms. Chedid has presented on international dispute resolution and advocacy at conferences worldwide and at numerous law schools, including UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, USC, and at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School, where she has taught as an adjunct professor. She is admitted to practice in both New York and California, is multilingual, and is a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon.

John Muse-Fisher is a Senior Associate at Arnold & Porter and focuses his practice on international arbitration, including commercial and investor-state disputes. Mr. Muse-Fisher also practices in business litigation, including derivative, legal malpractice, breach of contract, class action, and intellectual property matters, as well as issues relating to international service of process under the Hague Service Convention. He also devotes pro bono time to international issues, including those relating to climate change, criminal justice, and immigration, as well as voting rights issues.

Isaac Ramsey is an Associate at Arnold & Porter. His practice encompasses a range of civil litigation matters, including intellectual property and commercial litigation. Mr. Ramsey received his JD and International Law Certificate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he became a publishing member of the California Law Review and served as an Articles Editor for the Berkeley Journal of International Law. During law school, Mr. Ramsey externed with the Honorable Leondra R. Kruger of the Supreme Court of California and earned distinction for his commitment to pro bono work.