Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner John Barkett speaks with Law360 about his career in international arbitration as part of the publication’s new Q&A series.
In the April 4 article, Barkett discusses what led him to international arbitration work, as well as what he views as his most challenging cases. He also gives advice to attorneys considering careers in the space (“learn how to cross-examine”).
When asked what trends he sees affecting the practice of international arbitration, Barkett cites the “growing emphasis on ‘winning’ versus the effective administration of justice,” as well as the “growing demand for transparency in all aspects of arbitrator appointments.”
Barkett—who has mediated, arbitrated and allocated in matters that collectively exceed more than $4 billion in claims—was appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2012 to serve on the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules.