BENNO KIMMELMAN acts as lead counsel in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes under all the major international arbitration rules and serves as an arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. He also represents parties involved in litigation in aid of the arbitration process, such as compelling parties to arbitrate and enforcing arbitration awards.
Benno is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration, as well as an adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He is also the co-chair of the Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference.
Benno is listed as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer Magazine, Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, where clients and peers note that he is “a widely respected practitioner who attracts plaudits for his ‘wonderful advocacy skills’ and ‘superior analytical ability.’” Additionally, Benno has been named “Thought Leader” for Arbitration in Who’s Who Legal 2019. Benno is recognized as a Litigation Star in the United States in the 2014 and 2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation and the 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by The National Law Journal. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020 for his work in International Arbitration - Commercial Law.
Admissions & Certifications
- New Jersey
- New York
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1975
- Yale University, B.A., 1972
- Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit (1975 - 1976)