John H. Rooney Jr.
Prior to starting his private practice, John Rooney was a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen. He was a member of the firm's International Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, and is admitted to practice law in Florida, Texas and Louisiana (the only state of the United States with a civil law as opposed to common law system of private law). As an arbtirator, Mr. Rooney has arbitrated under the rules of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the International Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, he has served as counsel in arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the rules of other institutions, and represented clients in arbitration-related litigation. He is the Chair of the International Arbitration Law Committee of the Inter-American Bar Association, and represents the IABA in the meetings of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group. Mr. Rooney conducts the International Commercial Arbitration Seminar at the University of Miami School of Law, and is the coach of the University of Miami Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team.
He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish (and is presently chairing an arbitration conducted in Spanish), and has written and spoken extensively on the subject of international arbitration both in the United States and abroad.