Chris Manning and Ellen Oberwetter Appointed Co-Chairs of Arbitration Practice

April 2022

Williams & Connolly is pleased to announce the appointment of partners Chris Manning and Ellen Oberwetter as Co-Chairs of the firm’s Arbitration practice. Chris and Ellen join partner Kevin Hodges in leading the group. 

Chris represents clients around the world in a variety of complex civil and white collar matters. Chris handles high-stakes commercial disputes litigated before courts and arbitral institutions, and matters involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Anti-Terrorism Act.  Chris also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act practice group and as Co-Chair of the Qui Tam (False Claims Act) Subcommittee of the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Crime Committee.

Ellen represents clients in complex civil litigation in courts and arbitrations around the country. In recent years, her primary areas of practice have included patent and licensing disputes, legal malpractice matters, and bankruptcy litigation. Many of her matters over the years have been litigated through arbitration. Ellen also serves as Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy Litigation practice group.

Williams & Connolly has extensive experience in complex domestic and international arbitrations under numerous arbitration regimes, including before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its international division, the International Centre For Dispute Resolution (ICDR); the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR); JAMS; the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); and other global arbitral institutions. Our lawyers bring the same trial and persuasion skills to arbitrations as they do to the courtroom, and our arbitration practice spans a broad range of subject areas.

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