Gassan Baloul is a member of the firm’s Global Board and leads its Directed Emerging Market Initiatives. Gassan concentrates his practice on a range of matters, including sovereign litigation, complex cross-border commercial litigation, public policy, arbitration, regulatory and white collar criminal proceedings, government sanctions, energy and infrastructure and crisis management. He advises foreign governments, multinational corporations and financial institutions. His clients’ interests span a variety of industries and issues, including sovereign matters, banking, finance, telecommunications and insurance.
Gassan has significant trial and appellate experience, defending federal lawsuits involving the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Tort Statute claims, mass tort claims, banking issues and international law. Gassan has also represented clients in a number of high-stakes international arbitration proceedings.
In addition, he has significant experience and expertise representing clients in matters before the Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.