Elected Member

Mark A. Cymrot

Chevy Chase, MD
Independent Arbitrator
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)