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David B. Wilson

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Denver, CO, USA


David Wilson, a member of the firm’s Denver office, is an arbitration and litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on preventing, solving, and adjudicating business disputes in the U.S. and abroad. He is both a Colorado attorney and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Litigation Counsel of America, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

His practice includes international arbitration (including disputes under ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, and other rules), international litigation in U.S. and foreign courts, and U.S. domestic federal and state court litigation. He has handled matters involving parties in 30 countries. He is listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaThe International Who’s Who of Commercial ArbitrationGuide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Colorado Super Lawyers, and 5280 (The Denver Magazine) Top Lawyers. As a trial lawyer, he won what was then reported to be Colorado’s largest jury verdict ($125.5 million).

He has served as an arbitrator (chair, panelist, and sole arbitrator) approximately 40 times in U.S. and international disputes, including cases under ICC, ICDR, AAA, and other rules. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators (including Large Complex Case, Joint Venture, and M&A Panels) and the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. Euromoney’s Expert Guides’ Best of the Best USA 2017 names him as one of the top 30 commercial arbitrators in the United States.

Both as an advocate and arbitrator, his cases usually concern complex disputes over breaches of contracts, breaches of representations and warranties, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales of goods, corporations, partnerships, securities, corporate governance, shareholder rights, fraud, business torts, unfair competition, trademarks, trade secrets, online identity, and employment. Cases have involved diverse industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, oilfield services, renewable energy, e-commerce, credit card and electronic payment processing, broadband telecommunications, satellite launch services, and technology, among others.

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