Brody K. Greenwald

Partner, Los Angeles

Biography

Overview

Brody Greenwald represents and advises companies and sovereign states in international arbitration, mediation, and litigation.  His practice experience spans the technology, mining, logistics, telecommunications, energy, and cryptocurrency sectors and involves disputes across every major geographic region.

Brody has been a key partner on many of the Firm's most significant arbitrations. He has been recognized by leading publications including Law360, Who’s Who Legal, and Lawdragon.

Brody handles investment treaty and commercial arbitrations before all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, HKIAC, SCC, ICSID, and the PCA, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.

He is the author of the leading monograph Addressing Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration (Brill 2019) and currently serves on the ICC Task Force "Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration."

He is a senior lecturing fellow on advocacy in international arbitration at Duke Law School (2020-2021), and guest lectures on investment arbitration at other universities.

He is an advisory board member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and is an active member of other leading arbitration associations.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Education
JD
University of Chicago Law School
BA
Duke University
Languages
English

Experience

Recent company and individual representations include:

  • Mining companies based in Canada and Jersey in an ICSID arbitration concerning gold and copper mining projects in Eastern Europe
  • Individual traders in disputes concerning losses from the failure of the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform
  • Logistics company based in Kuwait in an ICSID arbitration concerning a telecommunications license concession in the Middle East
  • Technology company based in Luxembourg in an ICSID arbitration concerning a telecommunications license concession in the Middle East
  • Electric utility company based in the United States in an ICSID arbitration concerning electricity distribution in Central America
  • Mining company based in Israel in an arbitration administered by the PCA under the UNCITRAL rules concerning a potash mining project in Africa
  • Agribusiness company based in Brazil in an ICC arbitration concerning a pulp and paper mill in South America
  • Mining companies based in the United States and the United Kingdom in a dispute concerning a uranium mining project in Central Asia

Recent sovereign representations include:

  • Eastern European state in an ICSID arbitration concerning the renewable energy sector
  • Eastern European state in an ICSID arbitration concerning a real estate development project
  • African state in an ICC arbitration concerning maritime contracts 
  • Central Asian state in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules concerning gold and polymetallic mining projects
  • Central Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning two cement plants
  • Central Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning a shopping complex
  • Central Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning textile companies
  • Central Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning a molybdenum processing joint venture
  • Southeast Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning two dredging projects
  • Southeast Asian state in an ICSID arbitration concerning construction of an international airport terminal
  • Eastern European state in an ICSID arbitration concerning duty-free and retail services 
  • Eastern European state in an ICSID arbitration concerning the privatization of several industrial/chemical companies
     
Speaking Engagements

Views from the Frontlines: Hot Topics in International Arbitration for 2021, March 10, 2021

Duke Law School, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Advocacy in International Arbitration, 2020-2021

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Third Annual International Arbitration Conference, March 22, 2019

University of Miami School of Law, Guest Lecturer for Carolyn Lamm, Investment Arbitration, Spring 2017 and 2019

Legal Business International Arbitration Summit, November 30, 2017

American University Washington College of Law Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration, November 14, 2017

American Arbitration Association, Fordham University School of Law, Conference on Society, Commerce, Dispute Resolution: Goals for Justice and Trade, May 8, 2015

Investment Claims Webinar, "Corrupting Investor-State Arbitration? The Role of Corruption Allegations in IIA Proceedings", February 20, 2015

Publications

Addressing the Coming Wave of COVID-19 Fraud and Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration (White & Case LLP, April 2020) (co-authored with Jennifer A. Ivers)

PERSPECTIVES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND ARBITRATION, (Brill Publishing, June 2019) (co-authored with Jennifer A. Ivers)

Proving Corruption in International Arbitration: Who Has the Burden and How Can it Be Met?, XIII ICC INSTITUTE OF WORLD BUSINESS LAW 77-102 (International Chamber of Commerce 2015), (co-authored with Andrea J. Menaker)

The Viability of Corruption Defenses in Investment Arbitration When the State Does Not Prosecute, April 15, 2015

From World Duty Free to Metal-Tech: A Review of International Investment Treaty Arbitration Cases Involving Allegations of Corruption, Fraud, and Illegality, 29(2) ICSID REVIEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW JOURNAL 328-349 (Oxford University Press 2014), (co-authored with Carolyn B. Lamm and Kristen M. Young)

A Review of International Investment Treaty Cases Involving Allegations of Corruption and Fraud and Parties from Central and Eastern Europe, 20 CROATIAN ARBITRATION YEARBOOK 171-196 (Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy 2013), (co-authored with Carolyn B. Lamm and Kristen M. Young)

Courts Of Other Economic Communities: NAFTA, 4 INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION IN PRACTICE: THE RULES, PRACTICE, AND JURISPRUDENCE OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS 455-485 (Chiara Giorgetti ed., 2012) (co-authored with Andrea J. Menaker)