Juan Basombrio

Partner and Co-Chair International Group
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Juan Basombrio represents clients throughout the United States and internationally, in complex business litigation and arbitration. Mr. Basombrio is a partner in Dorsey’s trial department, and has acted as lead counsel in federal court cases throughout the country, including at the federal trial and appellate levels and before the United States Supreme Court, and in international arbitration before the leading arbitration centers in the world.

Education:

University of Houston. Bachelor of Arts, Political Science. Indiana University School of Law. Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Admitted to practice law in the State of California, before the United States Supreme Court, and before various federal trial and appellate courts.

Experience:

Representative Legislation:

  • United States Supreme Court – dispute involving commercial activity and sovereign immunity.
  • New York Court of Appeals – dispute involving fraud claims related to financial statements.
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – disputes involving enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving bidding for infrastructure project.
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving enforcement of foreign arbitration award.
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving third party liability for judgment.
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving contract for telecommunication services.
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute related to financial services.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving consulting agreement.
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving contract for oil field services.
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – dispute involving financial services.
  • California Court of Appeals – dispute involving financial company’s vicarious liability.
  • Florida Court of Appeals – dispute involving contract for televising national soccer matches.
  • California District Court – dispute involving joint venture to produce laptop computers.
  • California District Court – dispute involving financial services.
  • D.C. District Court – disputes involving enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.
  • Florida District Court – dispute involving enforcement of foreign bonds.
  • Florida District Court – dispute involving infrastructure project for telecommunications.
  • New York District Court – dispute involving enforcement of foreign arbitration award.
  • New York District Court – dispute involving piercing the corporate veil.

Representative Arbitration:

  • International arbitration involving road rehabilitation project.
  • International arbitration involving airport construction project.
  • International arbitration involving telecommunications company.
  • International arbitration involving financial instruments.
  • International arbitration involving fishing-related venture.
  • International arbitration involving railway and port project.
  • International arbitration involving commercial dispute.
  • International arbitration involving highway construction project.
  • International arbitration involving rehabilitation of football stadium.
  • International arbitration involving television satellite telecommunications.

Professional Activities:

Listed in Best Lawyers in America ©, 2007-2021

Named a Best Lawyers ® Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Antitrust, 2020

Academic Activities:

  • Visiting Practitioner on International Law, Indiana University School of Law.
  • Visiting Lecturer on International Law, Chapman University School of Law.
  • Visiting Lecturer on International Law, San Francisco University School of Law.

Select Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, Investor-State Arbitration Disputes, Arbitration Conference.
  • Speaker, Precedents in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Arbitration Conference.
  • Speaker, Enforcing and Attacking International Arbitration Awards, Arbitration Conference.
  • Speaker, Responsibilities of Arbitrators and Arbitration Centers, Arbitration Conference.
  • Speaker, International Dispute Resolution, HNBA Annual Convention.
  • Speaker, Alternative Dispute Resolution, CMCP Conference.