Gene M. Burd

Gene M. Burd is a partner at the Washington D.C. office of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP. He focuses his practice on complex and high stake international business disputes. He has a hands-on experience with the international principles of establishing jurisdiction in federal courts, establishing or defeating personal jurisdiction over foreign parties, securing stays of litigation based on international arbitration agreements, and applying the forum non conveniens and Foreign Sovereign Immunities in litigation involving foreign states and state-owned companies. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of leading international institutions such as ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL. Gene’s clients include companies involved in natural resources, biotechnology, financial technology, and entertainment.
Gene is a graduate of Rutgers Law School where he had the honor to be on Dean’s List for several semesters. He also attended the McGeorge School of Law – Salzburg University program in International Law -- one of the oldest international legal programs led by the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antony Kennedy. Gene has a degree of the Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and an undergraduate degree from Polytechnic University in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Gene is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.
Gene is a past co-chair of Russia/Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and a past co-chair of the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School where he taught a course on international litigation in United States courts.