Henry G. "Harry" Burnett is Chair of Crowell & Moring's International Dispute Resolution Group, head of the firm's Latin America practice, and is also a member of the Firm's Management Board. As an experienced trial lawyer, Harry concentrates on international commercial and investor-state arbitration matters and ADR proceedings generally as well as general domestic and international litigation in state and federal courts.
Harry's international dispute resolution experience includes handling inbound litigation matters for foreign clients, many from Latin America, and international arbitration disputes including arbitrations under ICDR, ICC, JAMS International, UNCITRAL and CPR Rules as well as investor-state arbitrations involving claims under ICSID, Bilateral Investment Treaties, the Energy Charter Treaty, multi-lateral investment instruments and local investment laws. He also frequently serves as an arbitrator in international disputes and has served as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and chair.
Harry has been ranked by clients and peers in Chambers USA as well as Chambers Latin America for International Arbitration (Nationwide), which notes how he "impresses sources with his 'superb focus and attention to detail.' and is considered to be 'a thought leader of the future.'" He is particularly experienced in matters emanating from Latin America and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He has been recognized by The International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, 2010 & 2011. In Above the Law, Harry was voted as one of the "Top Partners to Work For - New York" in the first poll of its kind.
Harry earned his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.