Michael S. Goldberg

Practice Group Chair - International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Firmwide) Partner

Mike Goldberg Photo

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1401 F: +1.713.229.2801

New York

P: +1.212.408.2579

Litigation

  • International Arbitration – lead counsel in arbitrations under the AAA, ICC, LCIA, PCA, SCC and ZCC
  • Russian Federation and key officials – lead counsel on several litigation matters brought against the Russian Federation and various Ministers
  • Gazpromneft – lead counsel on a multibillion-dollar bankruptcy filing by Yukos Oil Company
  • Ford Motor Company – national counsel for 20 years, handling a wide variety of high-stakes litigation matters for the company
  • Kia Motors Corporation – lead counsel in an international (ICC) arbitration for Kia Motors Corp. in a dispute over a joint venture in Brazil
  • Hines Interests Limited Partnership – lead counsel for 20 years on a wide variety of real estate matters
  • Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (Brazil) – lead U.S. counsel on various commercial disputes

Governmental Relations

  • Negotiations with Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission officials regarding criminal investigations and international disputes
  • Negotiations with mayors, city councils and governors regarding financial subsidies for business relocations
  • Negotiations with Chinese government officials regarding the release of international star Yao Ming to play in the NBA
  • Relationships with several political leaders around the world
  • Negotiations with the Houston mayor and city council for a $300 million arena complex
  • Former co-head of firm’s Political Action Committees

International Transactional Matters

  • Construtora Norberto Odebrecht and Techint International Construction Corp. – consortium bid with Enron and IPL for a BOT bid in excess of $1 billion for expansion of the TransEcuadorian Pipeline
  • Mitsubishi Corporation – long-term styrene supply contract secured by a mortgage on the styrene plant
  • Mitsubishi Corporation – asset purchase of a local U.S. engineering company
  • Local U.S. company – advice regarding contractual issues with a manufacturer in India
  • Construtora Norberto Odebrecht – consortium construction bid with Bechtel to Shell for the $3 billion development of the “Camisea” gas fields

References

  • Leslie Alexander, Former Owner of the Houston Rockets
  • Tilman Fertitta, CEO Landry's, Inc. and Owner of the Houston Rockets
  • Jeff Starzec, General Counsel, Cobalt International Energy, Inc.
  • Mario Garnero, President, Brasilinvest Empreendimentos e Participacoes S.A.
  • Dennis Grindinger, Executive Vice President, South America, Hunt Oil Company