Ava Borrasso FCIArb serves as counsel and arbitrator. With over 25 years of experience, she has acted as lead counsel in complex commercial disputes before the ICDR, AAA, and ICC, as well as before state and federal courts. Before establishing the firm in 2015, she was a partner with a prominent international litigation and arbitration boutique for nearly a decade. She has represented parties in commercial disputes involving international distribution and trade agreements, financial services agreements, fraud and corruption, business torts, construction and real property disputes. Her cross-border experience includes advising and strategizing multi-jurisdictional disputes across venues, both nationally and internationally.
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a panel member of the ICDR and the AAA complex commercial panel, and registered ICC member, Ms. Borrasso acts as an independent arbitrator focused on commercial disputes. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch. Her work has been recognized by Legal500 Latin America for international arbitration, Best Lawyers in America for international arbitration–commercial and commercial litigation, and Legal Elite and Super Lawyers for international practice. Ms. Borrasso serves as sole, panel and emergency arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations.
The Intersection of Corruption in International Arbitration and Discovery Pursuant to 28 USC § 1782, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, July 18, 2019
Public Policy Defense Rarely Bars Arbitral Award Enforcement, Law360, January 30, 2019
Overview of U.S. Court Treatment of Interim Measures in Support of International Arbitration, Young Arbitration Review, Fall 2018
Recent US Court of Appeals Rulings on Interim Relief Pending International Arbitration Proceedings, IBA Arbitration News, October 2018
Overview of Recent Developments in Section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code, International Bar Association, International Litigation News, May 2018
U.S. District Courts Rule Consent Awards Fall Within New York Convention, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 6, 2018
International Arbitration Will Keep Thriving Despite Trump Agenda, Law360, January 25, 2018
Seeing “Reason” in Arbitration Awards, ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, Volume 23, Issue 4, Summer 2017
Significant Developments in International Litigation By Way of 28 USC § 1782, Young Arbitration Review, Spring 2017