A.B., Harvard; J.D., University of Chicago. Michael D. Nolan is a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP. Professor Nolan is experienced in all phases of commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in U.S. federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals in all manner of complex disputes, including general commercial, securities, antitrust, tax and insolvency cases.
Professor Nolan's practice has a particular focus on international arbitration and litigation. He has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases under AAA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and other rules and is consistently listed in Euromoney Guide, Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Chambers USA for international arbitration. Professor Nolan’s arbitrations have involved electricity, gas, transportation and mining concessions; joint-venture agreements; satellite and other insurance coverage; construction; and energy distribution. He has represented both investors and states in arbitrations pursuant to bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. He also has represented companies and states in connection with court proceedings involving sovereign immunity, act of state, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and non-judicial awards.
Professor Nolan also has substantial experience with compliance issues that arise under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, other anti-bribery laws and sanctions programs. He has developed and implemented anticorruption programs for companies and financial services firms. He also has substantial experience with political risk insurance and is co-editor of a 2-volume collection of the determinations of OPIC in political risk insurance disputes (Oxford University Press) and General Counsel of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Professor Nolan is General Counsel of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, a member of the Board of Directors and International Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association, a member of the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and of the Panel of ICSID Arbitrators; and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.