Mark Cymrot

Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Connecticut Avenue Northwest 1050
Washington 20036 DC US

Mark A. Cymrot is a first-chair attorney who handles complex international and commercial arbitration and litigation, and is a member of esteemed international arbitration panels. He is an adviser at the American Law Institute, Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law; and a member of the Advisory Board to the President, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

Mark is the author of Squeezing Silver: Peru’s Trial Against Nelson Bunker Hunt, and he has published more than 30 articles on litigation and arbitration issues, such as “Going First Makes A Difference: Decision-Making Dynamics in Arbitration” (Transnational Disputes Management, Oct. 2014), “Cross-Examination in International Arbitration” (Disputes Resolution Journal, 2007), and “Barricades at the IMF: Creating a Municipal Bankruptcy Code for Foreign States” (The International Lawyer, 2002).

Mark leads BakerHostetler’s International Arbitration and Litigation practice team. He was Special Litigation Counsel in the Civil Division of the Justice Department. He is ranked in Chambers Global and The Best Lawyers in America© (International Arbitration – Commercial and Governmental) and is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Experience :

  • In investor-state arbitrations, represented the Republic of Peru in an ICSID arbitration arising from a claim of denial of justice, and a Canadian lumber company in a NAFTA claim against the United States arising from allegedly discriminatory trade restrictions.
  • Litigated arbitral confirmation proceedings, challenges to arbitral award, challenges to the composition of an arbitral tribunal and enforcement proceedings.
  • Served as worldwide lead counsel to the Republic of Peru in $10 billion in lawsuits in eight countries brought by major international banks seeking repayment of sovereign debt and obtained unprecedented decisions regarding the restructuring of sovereign loans.
  • Defeated $37 million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims and won counterclaims in a jury trial brought by Brunei’s sovereign wealth fund and a Bruneian prince.*
  • Recovered more than $11 million from a major U.S. bank that allegedly abetted an embezzlement and $11 million from a major telecommunications company on a fraud claim.*
  • Represented Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper in a civil rights lawsuit against the governor for attempting to suppress free speech and obtained summary judgment in an antitrust suit alleging the newspaper was monopolizing the print market by printing advertising inserts.

Education :

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1972
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 1969

Admissions :

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1973
  • New York, 2000


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