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Brian C. Dunning
(212) 381-8746
bdunning@ctswlaw.com
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Brian Dunning's practice focuses on advising clients, particularly from Spain and Latin America, facing litigation or arbitration in the United States and other venues.

Brian has an extensive and strong network in Brazil and the wider Latin American region, and is among the few American lawyers whose focus is on advising Spanish and Latin American companies in connection with doing business in the U.S., and with U.S.-headquartered companies. Correspondingly, he has a deep understanding of complex, cross-border litigation and arbitration processes.  He is also familiar with the challenges faced by businesses operating in an international environment, and is a confident advisor on issues arising from this context.

Brian has acted for foreign individuals, businesses and sovereigns in state and federal courts in the United States, as well as in administered and ad hoc domestic and international arbitrations under the rules of various organizations, including AAA, ICDR, ICC, BCICAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID.  Brian also acts as the general U.S. counsel for a number of Spanish companies.

In addition to his litigation practice, Brian has a strong transactional practice advising clients on matters including acquisitions, distribution and commercial agreements, franchising, commercial leases, real estate development and licensing.  He has represented clients in disputes including construction, manufacturing, product distribution, joint ventures, franchising, technology, securities, employment and insurance coverage.

Brian serves as President of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and of the Federación de Cámaras Oficiales Españolas de Comercio en América, Spain’s network of official chambers of commerce in the Western Hemisphere.  In 2016, King Felipe VI recognized Brian’s service to the Spanish nation by awarding him the Cruz de Oficial de la Orden del Mérito Civil (Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit) of the Kingdom of Spain. 


Education:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1990

Tufts University, B.A., 1986
Admissions:
New York

U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Member:
Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce (President)
Related Practices:
Corporate & Commercial
Litigation

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