Jay Alexander, a senior trial partner, leads Baker Botts' International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice. With more than 30 years of experience resolving international disputes, Chambers reports, that he "has the intellect and the personal qualities that anyone would wish for in a counsel" (2019) and is "a compelling communicator in all environments" (2019), "one of the best international litigators" (2018), has "impressive advocacy skills" (2017), "grasps complex matters very quickly" (2017), "gets extraordinary results" (2014), is "consummate advocate" (2013) and "one of the most promising ... of his generation" (2013).
Mr. Alexander has acted as advocate or arbitrator in disputes throughout the world. He has served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations seated in Europe, North America and Asia, including some of the world's highest value arbitrations. Recent matters have arisen in the energy, telecommunications and technology, finance, insurance, construction, shipping, and manufacturing sectors.
Throughout his career, Mr. Alexander has helped his clients with arbitrations, litigations and criminal investigations arising out of many jurisdictions, including Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.
Mr. Alexander was a law clerk for present Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while she was serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has served as a Deputy Judge of the International Court of Appeal of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and has taught trial advocacy with NITA.