Harry Trueheart III
Nixon Peabody LLP
Areas of Expertise:
✔ Antitrust ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Eminent Domain ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Franchise ✔ Health Care
✔ Industrial ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Licensing
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
Arbitrator Designations and Related Professional Activities. Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, Member of the Advisory Council of CPR – International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. Past Chair of the Federal and Commercial Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Past Member of the Federal Bar Council Board of Directors. Arbitration Experience He has served on arbitration panels under a variety of rules including AAA, CPR, ICDR, ICC, DIS (German arbitration institute) and court annexed programs. Recent cases in which he has served as an arbitrator include claims related to the mortgage backed securities market, international contract disputes between internet service providers, disputes between private equity investors and company founders and management and disputes under international distribution agreements. Primary Practice Areas Mr. Trueheart spent his career as a business litigator handling U.S. litigation and international arbitrations under a variety of U.S. and foreign and laws. He has handled litigation arising out of patent licensing agreements, unfair competition and trade secret cc of contract claims involving complex commercial technical and accounting issues. He has litigated matters involving the federal securities laws and antitrust laws as well as state corporate laws. He has handled international energy project disputes, as well as project development and privatization disputes. International Arbitration Experience Mr. Trueheart has acted as a party representative in a variety of international arbitrations involving large scale disputes over contracts in Europe, Latin American, the Middle East and India. He has worked under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, AAA, ICDR, CPR, DIS and other arbitral bodies. He has participated in arbitrations involving a variety of foreign laws including Swiss, French, German, Turkish, Emirates, Australian and others. Construction Arbitration Experience Mr. Trueheart has extensive experience in the arbitration of international construction disputes, involving complex projects. These include projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and other countries in that area, India, and Turkey. The arbitrations were conducted under ICC, ICSID, AAA and other rules and involved a variety of foreign laws. The projects involved a variety of technologies and types of construction and usually involved claims for delays, changes, cost over-runs and related construction failures, design issues or owner related issues. Sector Experience In addition to serving as an arbitrator in general business and commercial disputes, he has represented clients in, served as director in, and/or been involved in arbitrations in a number of economic sectors including: international construction and energy projects, privatization, private equity, finance, real estate development, technology, internet services, sales and distribution, law firms and professional services; higher education, telecommunications and public broadcasting. Leadership/Management/Business Experience Past Chair and CEO of Nixon Peabody LLP. Past Chair and CEO of TerraLex (2011-2018), an international network of 150 independent law firms in 100 countries and 45 U.S. states. Past chair and trustee of a regional public broadcasting corporation. Current trustee of a leading technical university. Current director of a regional telecom company.
Nixon Peabody LLP 1969 to date. Positions included: Partner, Managing Partner, Chair and CEO, Chair Emeritus and Senior Counsel. TerraLex – Global Law Firm Network 2011 to 2018: Chair and CEO.
Mediator and arbitrator training under the auspices of CPR, CCA and AAA over more than 30 years of practice.
Admitted to Practice in New York
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Distinguished Neutral, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution – CPR, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
ABA, NYSBA, IBA,
Harvard College B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D. University of Michigan School of Business Executive Program Certificate
Also available locally within the Inter-mountain West, including the Salt Lake City, Utah area.