June 2012 – Senior Associate Jennifer Gorskie considers the authority of US federal courts to enjoin an international arbitration in the latest issue of Arbitration International (vol. 28, issue 2). Despite New York’s status as a center for international arbitration and the preeminent jurisdiction in the US for the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards and agreements, consensus is yet to be reached on whether and in what circumstances New York courts should grant “anti-arbitration injunctions”. Jennifer explores the jurisprudence on this issue and proposes a framework by which a US court might make an assessment as to whether it should grant such an injunction.
Jennifer is a Senior Associate with Chaffetz Lindsey’s International Arbitration group. She has broad experience representing sovereigns, financial services firms and energy & resources companies in commercial and investment treaty disputes. Jennifer is an active member of the international arbitration community in New York and is part of the working group establishing the New York International Arbitration Center.