On July 1, 2020, John Buckley was named by the United States to be a member of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Panel, serving as one of 10 panelists who will decide State-to-State disputes under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
According to the United States Trade Representative, “[t]he USMCA is the gold standard by which all future trade agreements will be judged, and its enforcement will be a key part of its success.”
John is the founder and former head of Williams & Connolly’s International Disputes practice. His practice focuses on domestic and international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has served as chair, co-arbitrator, or sole arbitrator in AAA, CPR, ICC and ICDR administered arbitrations and in ad hoc arbitration.
John is a member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He is also a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He is also listed on the arbitrator rosters of the International Arbitration Institute (Paris), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and The Roster of International Arbitrators, Juris, Second Edition. He has consistently been named among the top U.S. commercial arbitration practitioners in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.
He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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