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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of New
York partner Henry "Harry" Guy Burnett to the firm's internationally recognized
International Arbitration and Latin America practices.
The former co-head of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's New York International
Arbitration Group and Latin America Practice Group, Burnett will help to
spearhead Crowell & Moring's growing New York presence in these areas.
As a seasoned international arbitrator and commercial litigator with more
than 20 years of experience, Burnett has represented a wide range of U.S. and
international companies, including many longstanding Crowell & Moring
clients such as AT&T. He has significant experience representing clients
throughout North and South America on international arbitration, alternative
dispute resolution, and litigation proceedings in industries including
telecommunications, voice and data, oil and gas, energy, automotive,
import-export and distribution, securities and music and entertainment.
Burnett's move comes on the heels of significant international expansion
within the International Arbitration practice in recent years, including the
2009 addition of New York-based partner Pieter H.F. Bekker, head of the firm's
Public International Law practice.
An experienced trial lawyer who started his career as a prosecutor in
Brooklyn, N.Y., Burnett assists clients with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
investigations, disputes relating to breach of contract, domestic and
international telecommunications issues, business torts, intellectual property
(e.g., copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising,
licensing, right of publicity), music publishing, management and recording
agreements, product liability, professional liability and issues relating to
insurance and reinsurance.
Burnett has experience with a variety of arbitration procedures for foreign
clients, primarily from Latin America, including those administered by the
American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution
and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under
the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law rules involving Latin
America, West Africa, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. He received a B.S. from the
University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.The firm's International
Arbitration practice has
ecently been ranked by Chambers, Global Arbitration Review's "GAR 100"
leading law firms with international arbitration capabilities, and others. In
recent years, Global Arbitration Review has ranked Crowell & Moring's
International Arbitration Practice as "excellent" and as among "the largest
arbitration outfit(s) in Washington, D.C." In addition to Washington, D.C.,
lawyers in this field are working out of the firm's offices in California, New
York, London and Brussels. The team works in languages as diverse as Spanish,
French, Portuguese, Russian, German, Arabic, various dialects of Chinese, Dutch,
Lithuanian, Malay, Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali. The firm's international
arbitration experience spans nearly the entire globe, with cases involving
North, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the
former Soviet Union.
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500
lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and
transactional matters. Visit Crowell & Moring online at http://www.crowell.com/.