Gary V. McGowan
5009 Caroline, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77004
1973 to 1976, Associate, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Virginia; 1976 to 1980, Associate and Partner, Mandell & Wright, Houston, Texas; 1980 to 1989, Partner, Susman, Godfrey & McGowan, Houston, Texas; 1990 to present, Arbitrator and Mediator, McGowan Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Houston, Texas.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America; Board of Directors, Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Texas; Executive Committee, Texas Chapter of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; Houston International Arbitration Club
ICDR; ICDR’s Energy Arbitrators List; AAA’s Commercial Panel, Large and Complex Case Panel, and Oil & Gas Panel; National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution (“CPR”); CPR’s Energy, Oil and Gas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre; Institute for Energy Law Directory of Energy Arbitrators; Vienna International Arbitral Centre; Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; American Health Lawyers Association Panel of Arbitrators.
Arbitrated over 155 matters (AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, and Ad Hoc). Chair of panel or sole arbitrator in 115 matters. Thirty international arbitrations (ICDR, ICC, UNCITRAL). Examples—2012, sole arbitrator in dispute concerning long term steam supply contract between cogen plant and chemical plant; 2016, chaired tribunal in international arbitration proceeding arising from contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of chemical plant (almost $200MM in claims); 2011, wing arbitrator in international arbitration proceeding concerning the engineering, procurement, construction, and mooring of a semisubmersible drilling rig and mooring system (over $150M in claims); sole arbitrator of dispute arising from farm-in agreement for a concession to develop an oil and gas field in the Republic of Cameroon (over $10M in dispute); wing arbitrator of dispute arising from an area-of-mutual-interest agreement between major oil exploration companies (over $50M in dispute).
“12 Ways To Achieve Speed and Efficiency in Arbitration,” Corporate Counsel (April 2013); “Sanctions in US and International Arbitrations: Old Law in Modern Context,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog (October 2013); “Don’t Call It A Trial: What Litigators Should Know About Arbitration,” Houston Lawyer (July-August 2014).