Apoorva J. Patel

Apoorva J. Patel

Apoorva J. Patel


Apoorva Patel is an international arbitration and litigation attorney based in Washington, D.C.  His practice focuses on the resolution of international disputes, and he has extensive experience in all aspects of arbitration, litigation in U.S. federal and state courts, and the negotiation and mediation of commercial disputes.  Mr. Patel is also experienced in global intellectual property matters, particularly trademark disputes.  Mr. Patel has practiced at leading global law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City, where he has focused on complex international arbitration, litigation, and intellectual property matters.


Mr. Patel earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Duke University.  Mr. Patel served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (a leading journal of scholarship on alternative dispute resolution), advised the Ministry of Justice of Chile on a pilot alternative dispute program through the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, received a Dean’s Scholar Prize, and served as President of the Harvard South Asian Law Students Association.

 Publications & Speaking Engagements:

  • Author, “A New Chapter in the Confirmation of International Arbitration Awards Vacated at Their Seat,” Young ICCA Blog (2017)
  • Author, “Evaluating the Reforms to India’s Arbitration Regime,” International Bar Association Arbitration News, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2016)
  • Co-author, “International Arbitration in New York: A Practical Perspective,” Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2016)
  • Moderator, “Breaking into International Arbitration,” New York University School of Law (2016)
  • Co-author, “US Appellate Court Permits Attachment of Assets in Suit to Compel Arbitration,” LexisNexis UK LexisPSL (2017)

Practice Areas: Banking and Financial Services, Construction and Engineering, Energy, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, M&A Disputes, Mediation
Affiliations and Certifications:

New York, District of Columbia


JD, Harvard Law School, 2013, Editorin-
Chief, Harvard Negotiation Law
Review; Dean’s Scholar Prize
BA, magna cum laude, Duke
University, 2010

Language/s: English, Gujarati, Spanish
Address: 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
City: Washington

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