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Click here to enlarge.   Michael MCILWRATH IAI Member   
GE Oil & Gas, Nuovo Pignone
Legal Department
Via F. Matteucci, 2
50127 Firenze
Tel: +39.055.423.8445
Fax: +39.055.423.2960

Languages   English (native); Italian (fluent)
Nationality   USA
Bar Admission   New York - 1994
Federal District Courts (SDNY and EDNY)
Education   Cornell Law School (JD (specialization in International Affairs) - 1994); University of California, Berkeley (AB English Literature - 1985)
Lecturer (Private International Law) - University of Rome (La Sapienza) and Hamline Law School summer program (Summer 2002-present)
as Counsel  
Counsel in numerous international arbitrations, both ad hoc (including under UNCITRAL Rules) and institutional (ICC, ICDR, DIS, BAT (Barcelona), and CPR) as well as in mediations and dispute negotiations conducted globally; where not directly representing the company, responsible for coordinating the role of outside counsel in the resolution of disputes in arbitration and court litigation
Relating to  
International Arbitration and Mediation: A Practical Guide (Kluwer, 2010) (with J. Savage)

• "An Unamicable Separation: Brexit Consequences for London as a Premier Seat of International Dispute Resolution in Europe," 33 (Special Issue) J. Int'l. Arb. 451 (2016)

• "International Dispute Negotiation," audio podcast featuring interviews with leading arbitration and mediation professionals around the world,

• "Users Need More Transparency in International Arbitration," in The Rise of Transparency in International Arbitration 87 (A. Malatesta and R. Sali eds., Juris, 2013) (with R. Schroeder)

• "Finding an International Mediator," in The Peacemaker 5 (2010) (with J. Lack, D. Levin, and G.N. Giudice) (originally published on

• "Can Mediation Evolve into a Global Profession," in Resolving Disputes: Theory and Practice for Lawyers (J. Folberg, D. Golann, T. Stipanowich, L. Koppenberg eds., Aspen, 2010) (originally published on

• "Thomas on the Formation of International Arbitral Tribunals: ‘The Conversation’," in A Liber Amicorum: Thomas Wälde - Law Beyond Conventional Thought 165 (J. Werner and A. Ali eds., CMP Publishing, 2009)

• "The View from an International Arbitration Customer: In Dire Need of Early Resolution," 74 Arbitration 3 (2008) (with R. Schroeder)

• "Ignoring the Elephant in the Room: International Arbitration: Corporate Attitudes and Practices 2008," 74 Arbitration 424 (2008) (reprinted with transcript of audio interview with survey director Loukas Mistelis in 2(5) World Arb. & Med. Rev. 111 (2008))

• "Grading the Arbitrator," 73 Arbitration 224 (2007)

• "'Vincere' non è il solo obiettivo: il diritto, il giurista e l'interesse del cliente nei conflitti internazionali [Winning Is Not the Only Goal: Rights, Lawyers, and Interests in International Disputes]," Camera di Commercio di Firenze (2006)

• "Finishing Before You Start: International Mediation," in International Litigation Strategies and Practice 59 (ABA Publication, B. Legum ed., 2005)

• "Joinder: Current Practice in International Arbitration," 2(3) T.D.M. (June 2005)(with S. Moollan)

• "Selective Perception and Bad Faith Allegations in Commercial Dispute Negotiations," in Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation 151 (Oct. 2004)

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