Apoorva J. Patel

Senior Associate

Patel, Apoorva

Apoorva Patel is a senior associate in WilmerHale's Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the firm's International Arbitration Practice Group. His practice focuses on the resolution of international disputes through arbitration and litigation. Mr. Patel has represented clients across a range of industries in all aspects of international investor-state and commercial arbitrations. He also has extensive experience in cross-border litigation in US federal and state courts and in the negotiation and mediation of commercial disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Patel was a member of the international arbitration, litigation and intellectual property practices in the New York office of a global law firm. At Harvard Law School, Mr. Patel was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, a leading journal of scholarship on alternative dispute resolution. He also advised the Ministry of Justice of Chile on a pilot alternative dispute resolution program through the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.

Professional Activities

Mr. Patel is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Patel is a member of the International Bar Association, Arbitration and Litigation Sections; ICC Young Arbitrators Forum; LCIA Young Arbitration Group; Young ICSID; Young ICCA; Young ITA; Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center – Young Professionals; and the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, "US Appellate Court Permits Attachment of Assets in Suit to Compel Arbitration," LexisNexis UK LexisPSL (2017)
  • Author, "A New Chapter in the Confirmation of International Arbitration Awards Vacated at Their Seat," Young ICCA Blog (2017)
  • Author, "Evaluating the Reforms to India's Arbitration Regime," International Bar Association Arbitration News, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2016)
  • Co-Author, "International Arbitration in New York: A Practical Perspective," Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2016)
  • Moderator, "Breaking into International Arbitration," New York University School of Law (2016)


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JD, Harvard Law School, 2013, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Negotiation Law Review; Dean's Scholar Prize

BA, magna cum laude, Duke University, 2010

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York





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