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.
- 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.
- A European contractor and its subsidiary in a dispute before a Dispute Adjudication Board against a Middle Eastern owner. The dispute arose from a contract for the construction of a combined cycle technology power plant in the Middle East. English law applied.
- An international consortium of contractors, Claimants in ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern State arising out of the design and construction of an airport. The law of the Middle Eastern State applied. Close to $1 billion was 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”