Adam Raviv is a counsel in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration and Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 2004.
Mr. Raviv's practice focuses on international arbitrations and appellate and complex commercial litigation. He has experience with international commercial disputes, class actions, securities investigations, antitrust law, election law, immigration law, multidistrict litigation, First Amendment law, and veterans’ benefits, and has an active pro bono practice. Mr. Raviv’s representations include the following:
- Successfully defended a major global financial services company against contract claims totaling over $1 billion in two separate ICC arbitrations sited in London
- Represented a major global retailer in a Hong Kong-sited arbitration
- Successfully defended an American manufacturer against injunctive relief in an ICDR arbitration
- Represented Duke University in civil litigation arising out of the lacrosse team controversy
- Worked with the ACLU in an Establishment Clause appeal in the Ninth Circuit challenging the government’s display of a Latin cross in La Jolla, California
- Represented a Taiwanese manufacturer in a major multidistrict antitrust litigation
- Acted as lead counsel on behalf of a veteran seeking benefits in a successful Federal Circuit appeal
- Wrote amicus briefs in the Supreme Court on behalf of immigrants’ rights organizations in support of the successful appellants in Nken v. Holder and Padilla v. Kentucky
- Successfully defended a major international airline in a consumer class action, both in federal district court and in the First Circuit
- Successfully represented the petitioner in a Ninth Circuit immigration appeal
Mr. Raviv's articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the George Mason Law Review, the George Washington International Law Review, Global Arbitration Review and the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. Mr. Raviv has also coauthored posts on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Mr. Raviv's article "Unsafe Harbors: Partisan Redistricting and One Person, One Vote" was cited in a Supreme Court opinion in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (2006).
In 2011, Mr. Raviv was awarded the American Society of International Law’s Private International Law Prize for his essay “No More Excuses: Toward a Workable System of Dispositive Motions in International Arbitration.”