International Litigation & Dispute Resolution

About the Committee

Message from the Chairs

Welcome to the International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Committee’s webpage!

We provide a forum for advocates around the world to enhance their skills and develop their careers, to disseminate information to the legal profession and public about global dispute resolution, and to address emerging areas of case law and legislation. We will particularly focus in this coming year upon networking and cross border business development, so get on board! In this respect, we will be aggressively growing our membership to include litigation and dispute resolution lawyers from the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Canada, the Pacific Rim, and Australia/New Zealand.

We encourage you to join and be involved in the committee. Our plans for the coming year are ambitious, and we hope that you will be a part of them.

To become involved, please email the committee’s cochairs (John H. Mathias, Jr., Henry L. Parr, Jr., and/or Harout J. Samra) to let us know. There are many ways to be involved, including by participating in the committee’s Sound Advice programs, Roundtables, or publications.

These are just a few highlights. We want to encourage you to become an active member. Please reach out to us if you would like to increase your level of involvement or have any great ideas about member benefits we could offer.

We look forward to meeting you!

John H. Mathias, Jr., Henry L. Parr, Jr., and Harout J. Samra
Cochairs, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Committee


Introduction to English Law Sound Advice Podcast Series

We are very pleased to announce that the International Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee will be hosting a podcast series called An Introduction to English Law. This five part series will address key topics that every U.S. lawyer should know about English law and will feature a range of prominent guest speakers from the United Kingdom. We will be publishing one episode every month throughout Fall 2020. Stay tuned!

Committee Leadership


John H. Mathias
Jenner & Block
Chicago, IL

Harout J. Samra
DLA Piper Global Law Firm
Miami, FL


Henry L. Parr
Wyche, P.A.
Greenville, SC

Subcommittee Chairs

Programs Chair
Brent T. Buyse
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Dallas, Texas

United Kingdom
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Shimmin
Jenner & Block
London, UK

Robert Wachter
Lee & Ko
Seoul, South Korea

Latin America
Jose F. Sanchez
Vinson & Elkins
New York, New York, USA

Now Being Recruited

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Pacific Rim
  • Australia/New Zealand