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Philip D. O'Neill, Jr.

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Boston, MA, USA

PHILIP D. O'NEILL, JR. has been a partner in Edwards, Wildman Palmer LLP (and its predecessor firms) since 1987, and before that at Hale and Dorr. He has served as advocate and arbitrator in more than 100 complex business and intellectual property arbitrations over the past thirty years in foreign and domestic forums. He is currently on the institutional arbitral panels or listings of the AAA, ICC, CPR, Hong Kong, CIETAC, Stockholm, Milan, WIPO, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai centers. He also serves as a party-appointed arbitrator in ad hoc proceedings. He is a Fellow in and Chartered Arbitrator of England's Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

 Mr. O'Neill has been an adjunct law professor at several institutions. He has taught international arbitration at Boston College Law School since 1989. In 2005, he served as Nomura Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School teaching international arbitration. He previously co-taught a course on international litigation there, and guest lectured frequently on international arbitration. He also teaches international arbitration in the executive LLM program at Boston University Law School. His academic experience includes as well: teaching international business transactions at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy: National Security Law for a decade at Boston University Law School, and earlier at Boston College Law School; and co-lecturing at Harvard Business School in a course called Field Studies in Entrepreneurial Management.

Mr. O'Neill has published numerous articles and book chapters on cross-border and domestic arbitration including chapters in the American Arbitration Associations Handbooks on International and Commercial Arbitration. His textbook on International Commercial Arbitration was published by West Academic Publishing earlier this year.  His prior books, published by Oxford University Press, were entitled National Security and the Legal Process (2008) and Verification in an Age of Insecurity (2009).


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