May 7, 2012 / Press Release

Washington D.C. Super Lawyer brings Porter Wright's total to 55 nationwide

With the addition of Judd L. Kessler to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers® 2012 list, Porter Wright has a total of 55 listed Super Lawyers nationwide. Kessler, a partner in the Firm's Corporate Department, is listed as a Super Lawyer in the International Practice Area and concentrates his legal practice in the areas of international business transactions, international project financing and government contracting.

As a leading international arbitrator, Kessler draws on experience (both as private counsel and senior government counsel) in international investment, infrastructure, energy and service projects as well as political risk insurance contracts. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of U.S. export controls, including ITAR, EAR and OFAC, and has successfully managed complex voluntary disclosures and investigations related to the above. Kessler has worked with a variety of clients in the Latin American market, as well as in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Kessler is a member of the American Arbitration Association's International Panel of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration, the World Bank's International Center for the Settlement of Investment Dispute's (ICSID) Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators, the International Chamber of Commerce's U.S. Arbitration Committee, the American Society of International Law, and the American Bar Association. He also serves as the National Coordinator for the Export Legal Assistance Network, a pro bono program affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

For more than 10 years, Kessler served as President of the Inter-American Bar Foundation, which works with governments of the Western Hemisphere to improve the administration of justice and to establish or strengthen institutions for arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Super Lawyers are chosen from the top five percent of lawyers in each state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selection is made through a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Attorneys are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of the publishers at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.