Hogan Lovells Expands Litigation and International Arbitration Capabilities With Three Partners

NEW YORK, 5 June 2013 – Hogan Lovells today announced the addition of three partners from Chadbourne & Parke to its Litigation and Arbitration practice. Oliver J. Armas, the co-head of Chadbourne & Parke’s International Arbitration Group, and Phoebe A. Wilkinson, the co-head of Chadbourne’s Product Liability Group, will join Hogan Lovells’ New York office. Luis Enrique Graham, a prominent litigation and arbitration practitioner, will be resident in Mexico City, with a significant presence in New York.

“This team offers strategic experience in international arbitration and products liability for a diverse range of clients,” said Warren Gorrell, Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells. “They are strong complements to our highly regarded global Litigation and Arbitration practice and expand upon the firm’s already established strength resolving complex disputes across the globe.” 

Armas and Graham bring complementary experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation, while Wilkinson comes to the firm with a strong background in international products liability, particularly relating to life sciences issues.  

“We are thrilled to welcome these incredibly talented, seasoned, and well-connected lawyers,” said Daniel Gonzalez, co-head of Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration practice. “This group is a perfect fit for us and enhances our International Arbitration and Latin American practices while also providing a strengthened focus on life sciences and products liability in New York.”

“Our team is very excited about joining Hogan Lovells.  It has true global scale with deep practices; a unique package to offer our clients,” added Armas. “To be presented with the opportunity to further build out the New York international arbitration and commercial litigation teams, and for Luis Enrique and me to join forces with Hogan Lovells’ incredibly strong Latin America team in Miami was ultimately too good a situation to pass up.”

As co-head of the International Arbitration Group at Chadbourne & Parke, Armas handled complex domestic and international disputes. He routinely represents foreign and domestic clients in arbitrations before the ICC, ICDR, LCIA and ICSID. Armas has also supervised litigation and conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations in almost every country in Latin America. He holds a J.D. and B.A./M.P.A (with honors) from New York University.
Graham has extensive experience in international arbitration, complex civil and commercial litigation, and anticorruption regulations. He has regularly appeared before the ICC, ICDR, LCIA and NAFTA/ICSID. Graham holds a J.D., cum laude, from Panamerican University, an M.A., cum laude, from American University and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Wilkinson focuses on complex domestic and international disputes with an emphasis on products liability on behalf of pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer appliance manufacturing companies. She frequently counsels clients on anti-corruption compliance programs and has significant experience before international arbitration tribunals. Wilkinson holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and an A.B. from Brown University.

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