Gregory A. Litt
Gregory A. Litt represents clients in complex commercial disputes, focusing on disputes arising out of international business transactions and other cross-border affairs.

Bio

Mr. Litt regularly appears as an advocate before U.S. federal and state courts and international and domestic arbitration tribunals, including the ICC, the LCIA, the AAA and ICDR and others.

He helps clients navigate every aspect of international business conflicts, serving as coordinating counsel in multi-jurisdictional disputes and addressing problems involving multiple parties, governments, regulators, NGOs and the media. He advises on specialized international legal issues including international forum and jurisdiction disputes, the enforcement of arbitration agreements, extraterritorial discovery and international judgment enforcement, and represents clients in mediation and settlement negotiations.

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in International Arbitration by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Mr. Litt has worked in wide array of industries, including accounting, aviation, construction, energy, banking and finance, hospitality, insurance, media, publishing and telecommunications. He also has played a significant role in some of the world’s most important disputes involving FIFA and the business of international football.

Notable representations have included:

  • LCIA arbitration on behalf of Japanese telecommunications company NTT Docomo, resulting in a $1.2 billion award against Tata Sons Limited of India;
  • international litigation on behalf of Channel Islands-based aircraft leasing company Flightlease Holdings, as plaintiff in New York state court, resulting in a $400 million judgment against European aircraft manufacturer Airbus;
  • ICDR arbitration on behalf of an Anglo-Irish Bank concerning management of a New York real estate investment fund, resulting in a complete victory and control of the fund;
  • defense of international judgment enforcement proceedings in U.S. federal and state court on behalf of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, including a substantial victory in New York’s highest state court;
  • a U.S. energy company against a Korean gas company in a Singapore-venued ICC arbitration and related strategic corporate maneuvers over the ownership and control of a Korean joint venture, resulting in a highly successful disposition of assets;
  • ICC Arbitration on behalf of a U.S. car rental company against a French bank in a $450 million post-closing adjustment dispute with respect to the sale of a business in England; and
  • a Brazilian sports marketing company as plaintiff in Florida litigation and in companion proceedings before FIFA and the courts of Paraguay against CONMEBOL, the soccer federations of 10 Latin American countries and their business partners.

Mr. Litt has been active in the international dispute resolution community for many years. He played a substantial role in the creation and launch of the New York International Arbitration Center, and he currently serves as co-chair of NYIAC’s technology committee and a member of its audit committee. He frequently publishes articles and book chapters, gives lectures and participates in industry panels on international arbitration and other aspects of international disputes.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2001
  • M.P.Aff., University of Texas, 2001
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1996

Admissions

  • New York

Government Service

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2001-2002)

Gregory A. Litt

Partner, International Litigation and Arbitration
greg.litt@skadden.com