David Orta is the head of the international arbitration practice in Washington, DC and Latin America for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America report that clients call David Orta a “tenacious” advocate, “a vastly experienced attorney who inspires real confidence with a remarkable ability to see all the angles”. They also report that Mr Orta wins praise from clients for his dedication and “goes above and beyond to get the best result”.
David is a trial lawyer and arbitration advocate with many years of experience successfully representing clients all over the world in complex international arbitrations (including investor-state (treaty) arbitrations and complex, international commercial arbitrations) and complex, commercial transnational litigations. David’s clients and cases have spanned most continents, including North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. His experience spans many sectors, including energy, oil and gas, transportation, infrastructure, construction, power plant, telecommunications, mining, and post/merger and acquisition disputes. David has received various accolades for his work, including being named consistently as a Leading International Arbitration Advocate by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Legal 500, Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Commercial Arbitration and being named consistently as “one of the world’s leading commercial arbitrators” by the International Who’s Who Legal. He also has been named on two separate occasions (once by the National Law Journal and once by Washingtonian Magazine) as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Washington, DC; selected numerous times for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Washington, DC for international arbitration; named in the 2014 Lawyers of Color Hotlist, named one of the world’s leading practitioners in The International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers (2012), elected as a member of The American Law Institute, included in Global Arbitration Review 100 (2010 Edition) “Names to Know”, and named in Lawdragon 500 “New Stars, New Worlds” in 2006. He regularly lectures on topics of international arbitration and public and private international law all around the world and has published numerous articles and topics of interest within the international arbitration community.
WWL says: David Orta is described as a "real player in both investor-state and commercial arbitration".
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