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HIALSA Kick-Off Reception: How to Break into International Arbitration

September 22, 2017 @ 17:00 - 18:45

Please join the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) and two practitioners from Three Crowns at the WCC Pub on Friday, September 22 for an informal conversation about breaking into international arbitration!

Exxon Mobil’s Law Department’s Gene Silva and Three Crowns’ Director of Practice and senior associate Hugh Carlson (https://www.threecrownsllp.com/team/hugh-carlson/) will offer practical guidance on breaking into international arbitration, followed by Q&A. The event will be a great opportunity to socialize with others interested in international dispute resolution and international law. Drink tickets will be available and snacks will be served!

If you have any questions, please email HIALSA at hialsa@mail.law.harvard.edu.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact DOS Accessibility Service at accessibility@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-1880 in advance of the event.

Gene is currently in his ninth year in Exxon Mobil’s Law Department. As Counsel in the International Disputes Group, he oversees significant investor-state and international commercial disputes and advises on related policy and contractual issues. Prior to joining the company, Gene practiced for over eight years with Vinson & Elkins LLP and represented a variety of companies in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations under most major arbitral rules systems (including ICSID, ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL) and before various U.S. state and federal courts. Gene is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
Hugh is Director of Practice and Senior Associate at Three Crowns LLP, where he specializes in international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation in U.S. courts. He has represented companies like ConocoPhillips and sovereign States like Mongolia. Prior to joining Three Crowns, Hugh practiced international arbitration in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm, where he also represented multinational corporations and sovereign States. Hugh is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and is the Co-Director of the HIALSA Workshop. He was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.


September 22, 2017
17:00 - 18:45




1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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