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Dovel & Luner Launches International Arbitration Practice

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February 15, 2022 — SANTA MONICA – Dovel & Luner, a high-value business litigation boutique, today announced the firm’s new presence in the field of international arbitrations and confirmed that Steven J. Stein will spearhead the practice, bringing with him a wealth of international arbitration experience.  

Steve Stein, Of Counsel

Dovel & Luner will now be offering its top-tier litigation and arbitration skills to an international clientele on a contingency fee basis.  When asked about this new strategic initiative, Dovel & Luner Partner, Sean Luner, said, “Having participated in intellectual property disputes in foreign forums, it seemed natural to expand our arbitration practice internationally.  Our goal in arbitrating high-stakes international disputes on a success-based fee structure is to service an underserved market.”

Adding Stein to Dovel & Luner’s impressive roster of attorneys provides decades of international arbitration experience to the firm’s practice.  Stein has arbitrated international disputes since the late seventies and has served as an arbitrator on international tribunals for over thirty years. 

Stein’s experience includes serving as counsel for parties and as arbitrator under the auspices of the major international and domestic arbitral organizations, including the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association’s International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), of which he was a co-founder.  Stein served as a member of the ICDR’s Panels of International Arbitrators and Commercial Arbitrators, the US Panel of International Institute for Conflict Prevention, the Panel of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for Domain Name Disputes, and the Panel of National Arbitration Forum.  Stein was the American Bar Association Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Vienna and chaired the 1998 celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights at UN Headquarters.  He represented the United States in signing the Treaty on the International Criminal Court.  Stein also chaired the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee and the Committee on International Law of the New York City Bar Association. 

Stein commented, “When I first heard of Dovel’s practice and what makes them successful, I knew that I wanted to be part of it.  Dovel is particularly well positioned to represent the Davids against the Goliaths in cross-border disputes.”  With respect to the firm’s new offering, Stein explained: “In addition to arbitrating cross-border disputes for our own clients, we look forward to the opportunity to partner with other law firms and de-risking their downside using our contingency fee structure.” 

About Dovel & Luner:  Dovel & Luner is a firm of trial lawyers who conduct high-value business litigation and arbitrations using success-based fee structures.

Questions regarding Dovel & Luner’s International Arbitration practice should be directed to Sean Luner.  

Additional information regarding Dovel & Luner can be found on their website.

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