Elected Member

Mark A. Cymrot

Washington, DC
Baker & Hostetler LLP
George Washington University, BA, Economics
Columbia Law School, JD

Mark Cymrot heads BakerHostetler’s International Disputes Practice, focusing on international, commercial arbitration and litigation. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and former chair of its D.C. Chapter. Chambers & Partners ranks him in Band 1 of International Arbitrators.

Mr. Cymrot served as worldwide lead counsel to the Republic of Peru in $10 billion in lawsuits in eight countries arising from nonpayment of its sovereign commercial debt. He tried and won a $197 million jury verdict arising from an international conspiracy to manipulate silver prices; defeated $37 million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims and won counterclaims in a jury trial brought by Brunei's sovereign wealth fund, and defended the Fulton Fish Market Cooperative in a trial seeking to halt the market's historic move from Manhattan to the Bronx. He is counsel and neutral in international commercial and investment arbitrations.

A frequent speaker and author on litigation, arbitration and sovereign debt issues, including the methods of advocacy and cross-examination in international forums.  His first book is Squeezing Silver: Peru's Trial of Nelson Bunker Hunt.

EDUCATION: The George Washington University, B.A.; Columbia University School of Law, J.D.  

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Areas of Expertise
Arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution-ADR)
Complex Litigation
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Civil Litigation (Litigation)
Conflict of Laws
Discovery (Litigation)
Defamation, Slander & Libel (Tort Law)
Evidence (Litigation)
Electronic Discovery (Litigation)
First Amendment (Constitutional Law)
Foreign Affairs (International Law)
Fraud & Deceit (Tort Law)
Federal Courts
Federal Jurisdiction (Federal Courts)
Federal Practice & Procedure (Federal Courts)
Federal Civil Procedure (Federal Courts)
Foreign Law
International Law
International Organizations (International Law)
International Transactions (International Law)
International Commercial Arbitration (International Law)
Libel, Slander & Defamation (Tort Law)
Legal Writing (Professional Skills)
Procedural Law (Litigation)
Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations-RICO (Criminal Law)
Restitution (Remedies)
Treaties (International Law)
Transnational Litigation (International Law)
Trials (Litigation)
Unjust Enrichment (Remedies)