David M. Bigge
Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Rutgers University; J.D., Harvard
Professor Bigge is an attorney-adviser in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the U.S. Department of State. He represents U.S. interests in...Continue Reading
Professor Bigge is an attorney-adviser in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the U.S. Department of State. He represents U.S. interests in NAFTA Chapter 11 and CAFTA-DR Chapter 10 arbitrations and before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. He also advises the U.S. government on legal issues related to international commercial arbitration. Prior to joining the State Department, Professor Bigge practiced in the international disputes groups at two large international law firms. While in private practice, Professor Bigge represented clients from a variety of industries, including the emerging markets investment sector, the global steel industry, the telecommunications industry, and private equity. Particular representations included extensive litigation against the Republic of Argentina on behalf of Argentina’s two largest private creditors; the successful dismissal on foreign sovereign immunity grounds of a U.S. federal action against a Korean state-owned entity; ICC arbitration at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in a case involving Asian steel manufacturers; ICC arbitration involving an African mining company; ICDR arbitration between two international telecommunications corporations; and litigation on behalf of an Austrian corporation in a cross-border real estate dispute. On a pro bono basis, Professor Bigge has represented death row inmates in habeas corpus actions against two U.S. states. Among other professional activities, Professor Bigge has represented an observer delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II negotiations, serves on the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I, and served on the International Human Rights and Foreign and Comparative Law Committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. From 2005 until 2010, Professor Bigge coached the Harvard Law School team at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition.