Michael D. Nolan is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
A partner since 1998, Mr. Nolan has represented clients in US federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals in all manner of complex disputes, including general commercial, securities, antitrust, tax and insolvency cases. Mr. Nolan’s practice has a particular focus on international arbitration and transnational litigation.
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Mr. Nolan has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases under AAA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and other rules. His arbitrations have involved electricity, gas, transportation and mining concessions; joint-venture agreements; satellite and other insurance coverage; construction; and energy distribution. He has represented both investors and states in arbitrations pursuant to bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. He also has represented companies and states in connection with court proceedings involving sovereign immunity, act of state, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and non-judicial awards.
Mr. Nolan has substantial experience with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, other anti-bribery laws and sanctions programs. He has developed and implemented anti-corruption programs for companies and financial services firms.
Mr. Nolan is General Counsel of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the leading trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Nolan has been consistently listed in Euromoney Guide, Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Chambers USA for international arbitration. He writes and lectures about litigation and arbitration and is co-editor of a two-volume collection of the determinations of OPIC in political risk insurance disputes (Oxford University Press).
Mr. Nolan teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and of the Panel of ICSID Arbitrators.