David W. Bowker chairs the firm's International Litigation group and has a wealth of commercial litigation and arbitration experience, representing US and foreign companies, multi-nationals, foreign states and nonprofit organizations before international arbitration tribunals, state and federal trial courts, courts of appeal and the US Supreme Court. He is an active member of the International Arbitration, Business Trial, and Government and Regulatory Litigation Groups.
Mr. Bowker recently argued and won a landmark First Amendment case in the US Supreme Court on behalf of dozens of public health organizations fighting HIV/AIDS overseas. In other ongoing matters, he represents a Fortune 100 company in an unlawful expropriation case against Cuba; a US public company in US litigation against Venezuela and PDVSA for an unlawful expropriation; a US public company in international commercial arbitration and parallel foreign litigation against a foreign distributor in a licensing and distribution dispute; privately held foreign companies in multiple US litigations against judgment creditors seeking to attach frozen assets in the United States; and a foreign agency in US litigation against Iraq.
Mr. Bowker is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law School, where he teaches Advanced International Commercial Arbitration. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bowker was an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the US Department of State and a graduate intern on the National Security Council staff. He recently completed a three-year term on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society, and is also a member of the American Law Institute.