June 30, 2014 / Press Release

Judd Kessler earns Chambers top honor for international arbitration

Porter Wright attorney Judd Kessler was named one of America's Leading Lawyers as an international arbitrator in 2014 Chambers USA’s highest level of rankings. This year’s honor for Kessler, whose practice is international in scope, marks the fifth year in a row he has garnered this spot among a select number of attorneys nationwide.

In naming Kessler for the honor, Chambers researchers remarked that “Judd Kessler of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is recognized by peers as a meticulous arbitrator who is particularly skilled at handling investor-state disputes. He is widely praised for his ‘immense tact and sensitivity and thoroughly good manner.’ "

Kessler’s practice is based in Porter Wright’s Washington, D.C., office, where he has been a partner since 1982. Well regarded for his depth of knowledge in the Latin American market, Kessler also has substantial experience in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As a leading international arbitrator, he draws on experience as private counsel and senior government counsel in international investment, infrastructure, energy and service projects, and political risk insurance contracts. His fluency in Spanish allows him to conduct arbitration proceedings in Spanish when needed.