TagTime S02E03 – Amb. (r.) David Huebner on “Existential Threat or Basic Hygiene: A Framework for Considering Greater Transparency in Commercial Arbitration”
Amb. (r.) David Huebner discussed “Existential Threat or Basic Hygiene: A Framework for Considering Greater Transparency in Commercial Arbitration” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Amb. (r.) Huebner’s slides are available here. He was tagged by Samaa Haridi; he in turn tagged Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid.
Ambassador (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb, FCIArb is an international arbitrator who has handled more than 200 arbitrations in three dozen jurisdictions around the world. He has particular expertise in technology, life sciences, telecom, new energy, infrastructure, and investment disputes, and the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center has regularly named him to its “Tech List” of the “world’s most accomplished technology neutrals.” He sits on the panels of the principal international and regional commercial arbitration institutions and was appointed to the ICSID panel of arbitrators by President Obama.
His career has included serving as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa, chairman & CEO of an international law firm, founding managing partner of law offices in Shanghai, special policy assistant to a parliamentarian in Japan’s National Diet, and chair of the California Law Revision Commission for two governors (Davis and Schwarzenegger).
He has a career-long commitment to inclusiveness and diversity, and CPR conferred on him its Outstanding Contribution to Diversity Award for 2020. Among other honors, his diplomatic passport and other artifacts were taken into the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection of American history, as the first openly LGBTQ person knowingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a senior diplomatic or national security position in the history of the Republic.
A graduate of Princeton University (summa cum laude) and Yale Law School, Amb. Huebner is a licensed solicitor in England & Wales, member of the Bars of California, New York, and DC, Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has lectured on international law, IP, and arbitration at universities in China, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S. and is active in a wide range of professional organizations, including serving on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Board of Trustees as the Trustee for the Western Hemisphere.