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Michelle Glassman Bock *

Counsel

Bock, Michelle Glassman

Michelle Glassman Bock focuses on international commercial arbitration and on complex commercial litigation. She has represented companies before a variety of international arbitration tribunals under the auspices of various leading arbitral institutions, under numerous substantive and procedural governing laws. She also counsels companies on drafting arbitration clauses and regularly works with issues of company valuation and quantification of damages.

Ms. Bock has also represented companies and individuals before US courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Bock joined the firm in 2005 and has previously practiced in the firm's Brussels, London and Washington DC offices. 


*Not admitted to practice in Germany.

Honors & Awards

  • Featured in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 and 2018 and named a leading arbitrator in the 2017 and 2018 editions of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders—a guide profiling the foremost practitioners in the arbitration community
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Expert Guides
  • Recognized as a leading authority in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration
  • Selected as a Rising Star by the Cincinnati, Ohio YWCA

Publications & News

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December 8, 2017

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Recognizes 18 WilmerHale Lawyers in 2018 Edition

The 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration has recognized 18 WilmerHale lawyers for their industry-leading experience in international arbitration.

December 20, 2016

Who's Who Legal Names Seven Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr International Arbitration Practitioners as "Future Leaders of International Arbitration"

Who's Who Legal has ranked Rachael Kent, Franz Schwarz, Duncan Speller, Maxi Scherer, Michelle Bock, Sarah Ganz and Helmut Ortner in its inaugural listing of the "Future Leaders of International Arbitration."

September 30, 2013

Media Legal Defence Initiative Pro Bono Spotlight: Michelle Glassman Bock

Counsel Michelle Bock was recently interviewed by the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) regarding her pro bono work on the case of Nazeeha Saeed, a Bahraini journalist arrested and tortured by police after covering a pro-democracy demonstration in Bahrain.

May 28, 2013

The Danish Institute of Arbitration Updates Its Arbitral Rules

An article co-authored by Gary Born, Michelle Bock and Thomas Snider, appearing in Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

May 14, 2013

New Rules at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre

An article co-authored by Gary Born, Michelle Bock and Thomas Snider, appearing in Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

December 9, 2009

WilmerHale Announces 2010 Promotions

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the firm's 2010 elevations, which will become effective on January 1, 2010. A full list of elevated partners and special counsel can be found at the end of this press release.

July 1, 2009

Telenor Mobile Communications AS v. Storm LLC

An article co-authored by Gary Born and Michelle Bock, appearing in Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

May 1, 2002

Irrestible Impulses

An article co-authored by Michelle Bock and Professor Dr. Alan Stone, published in 30 Clinical Psychiatry News 5.

Speaking Engagements

October 13, 2017

Block Seminar: Practice of International Arbitration

Würzburg, Germany

July 17-19, 2017

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Vienna, Austria

March 14, 2017

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF): Energy Disputes

Düsseldorf, Germany

March 6, 2017

Filing an Investment Claim: Strategic Choices and Practical Steps

Frankfurt, Germany

July 17-29, 2016

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Vienna, Austria

March 10, 2016

DIS40 Rhine/Ruhr Conference - IX. Düsseldorf Pre-Moot Rounds 2016

Düsseldorf, Germany

December 4, 2015

LCIA YIAG/PwC Cross Examination Workshop

London, UK

July 17-29, 2015

Austrian Arbitration Academy

Vienna, Austria

June 13, 2014

The 6th AIJA International Arbitration Conference

Vienna, Austria

June 5, 2014

Young ICCA Workshop

Helsinki, Finland

Recent Highlights

  • Representation of a major natural gas supplier in numerous price review arbitrations, both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions.
  • Representation of a leading automotive manufacturer in an ICC arbitration sited in London
  • Representation of a leading European telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration with several billion Euros in dispute
  • Representation of a leading European telecommunications company in multiple related VIAC arbitrations
  • Representation of a European media rights organization in its submission to the United Nations regarding human rights practices vis-à-vis journalists
  • Representation of an individual defendant in his criminal appeal from judgment before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Representation of an individual defendant in his appeal from judgment before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit regarding a habeas corpus petition to vacate judgment in his criminal case

Professional Activities

Ms. Bock regularly lectures on international arbitration and has taught courses on the same at the Austrian Arbitration Academy, the Cologne Arbitration Academy and Duke University School of Law. Ms. Bock is a member of DIS 40, the Young International Arbitrators Group of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Young Arbitrator’s Forum of the ICC and the Young and International Group of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

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Education

JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2003

BA, History and French, magna cum laude, Rice University, 2000, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Languages

French

German

Clerkships

The Hon. Susan J. Dlott, US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2003 - 2005

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