Jonathan L. Greenblatt is Of Counsel in both the International Arbitration and Litigation practices.
He has extensive experience in commercial and international litigation, including complex commercial arbitrations. He serves as Co-Deputy Managing Partner of our International Arbitration practice.
- Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS in proceedings brought before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to request the confirmation of a $47 million award rendered in an ICC arbitration against Gabon in a dispute over payments on contracts to build the presidential palace and a museum in the country.
- A European contractor, Claimant in an ICC arbitration in London brought against a Middle Eastern owner. The dispute arises from a contract for the conversion of a simple cycle power plant to combined cycle technology. English law applies.
- An international consortium of contractors, Claimants in ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern state arising out of the design and construction of an airport. Law of the Middle Eastern State. Close to $1 billion at stake.
- A State-owned Latin American oil and gas company, Respondent in ICC arbitration against a contractor involving the expansion of a refinery. The seat of arbitration is The Hague.
- The Dow Chemical Company in winning the largest ICC arbitration award ever ($2.5 billion), against a Kuwaiti state-owned company arising out of a failed petrochemicals joint venture.
- A large, multinational company in multiple ICC arbitrations relating to purported obligations under financial instruments arising from a troubled private equity transaction.
- A multinational EPC contractor in connection with a foreign court proceeding relating to the construction of a paper mill.
- A large multinational corporation in two international arbitrations concerning a dispute over the use of intellectual property.
- A large power company in an AAA arbitration involving a dispute with its partner concerning the dilution of its equity interests in a California power project.
- A Latin American company in connection with an AAA arbitration.
- An EPC contractor in an LCIA mediation concerning a construction dispute relating to a Middle Eastern power plant project.
- Multiple representations in litigation concerning the arbitrability of disputes.
- A number of cases on behalf of major international financial institutions involving civil and criminal fraud allegations.
- The Bank of China in a series of actions around the world to recover more than $43 million that had been diverted from China’s foreign exchange reserves in a massive bank fraud.
- The Bank of Montreal in connection with a sophisticated fraud perpetrated in the United States and Canada by one of its customers.
- The U.S. subsidiary of five Danish companies in connection with a fraud investigation conducted by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and related civil litigation.
- A large international bank in connection with the Hong Kong government’s investigation of a high-volume check-kiting scheme.
- The court-appointed liquidators of BCCI.
- In re Buspirone antitrust litigation – representation of Watson Pharmaceuticals in a Section 1 and Section 2 case involving a major pharmaceutical product in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- INO Therapeutics v. Sensormedics et al. – representation of INO Therapeutics in defense of an antitrust counterclaim involving nitric oxide gas in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- U.S. v. Waste Management – defense of Waste Management in a government merger challenge.
- A large healthcare company, Plaintiff in a merger injunction suit brought in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Other Complex Litigation
- Successful representation of U.S. company on motion to dismiss where company was alleged to have violated the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act for allegedly having sold a chemical precursor to the manufacture of mustard gas purportedly used by Iraq against Kurdish citizens of Iraq.
- Citibank in the Hunt Brothers lender liability suit against Citibank and 22 other banks.
- The bank lending group in the Ames Department Stores bankruptcy litigation.
- Citibank in a class action law suit brought by owners of parcels of land in a Florida real estate development.
- Court-appointed liquidators of five insolvent London market insurance companies (the KWELM companies) in their U.S. Bankruptcy Code Section 304 cases.
George Washington University Law School
- Member, The George Washington Law Review
University of Connecticut
B.A., magna cum laude, with distinction
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- United States Circuit Courts for the Third Fourth Sixth Federal and District of Columbia Circuits
- United States Tax Court
- United States Supreme Court
- Various US District Courts in the Ninth and Second Circuits
- Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School, International Commercial Arbitration, 2008 – present
- Member (U.S.), ICC Commission on Arbitration
- Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
- USCIB Arbitration Subcommittee Chair, Washington, DC
- Board of Directors, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Board of Directors, University of Connecticut Foundation
- Board of Directors, Military Bowl
- Member, Dean’s Advisory Committee of George Washington University Law School
- Member of Class V, Leadership New York
- Frequent lecturer on international insolvency, international arbitration, lender liability and general litigation practice
Awards & Accolades
- Named as one of New York’s and Washington, DC’s “Super Lawyers”