A.B., Harvard; J.D., University of Chicago
Michael Nolan is an independent arbitrator based in New York and Washington, DC. He specializes in international disputes arising from commercial contracts, concession agreements and other government contracts, and investment protection treaties. Before becoming a full-time arbitrator and member of Arbitration Chambers, Mr. Nolan practiced with Milbank LLP, where he was a partner for nearly 25 years.
Mr. Nolan’s arbitrations have involved many countries and legal systems on five continents. In addition to being an arbitration specialist, Mr. Nolan is a widely experienced litigator who regularly served while at Milbank as lead counsel for significant matters in U.S. state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also handled adversarial aspects of bankruptcies and financial restructurings. Given the trans-national focus of his practice, Mr. Nolan has had overall responsibility for, and worked with locally qualified co-counsel on, national court and administrative proceedings in countries other than the United States, including Bermuda, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Mexican States, Mongolia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Singapore, the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Mr. Nolan frequently writes and speaks about arbitration and international law. Among his other publications, Mr. Nolan is the co- author, with Freědeěric G. Sourgens, a Distinguished Professor of Law at Washburn University, of a law school textbook on U.S. domestic arbitration and a second law school textbook on international commercial arbitration, both published by West Academic.
Mr. Nolan is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1991) and Harvard University (B.A. 1988).