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Carson is an associate in King & Spalding's International Arbitration practice. He represents clients in international commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations. 

Carson has experience in arbitrations before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  Committed to the latest developments in the field, Carson has served as a delegate to the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) during its discussion on reforms to Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Although Carson's practice focuses primarily on international arbitration, Carson is also a registered mediator and devotes his pro bono efforts to mediating local civil disputes. 

Carson received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Dispute Resolution Law Journal. Carson earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University and graduated with University Honors. 

During law school, Carson served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. He also interned in the chambers of Presiding Justice Tricia A. Bigelow of the California Court of Appeal.

Carson is fluent in Portuguese.

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Credentials

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law

B.A., Brigham Young University, University Honors

District of Columbia

Georgia

American Society of International Law

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS)

Young ICCA

Portuguese

Matters

Part of core associate team representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the fraudulent US$ 9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts.

Part of the commercial arbitration team that won declaratory relief worth over US$ 600 million for a U.S.-based natural gas liquefaction company in a AAA arbitration involving a disputed payment calculation.

Representing a major Spanish energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving a force majeure declaration resulting from an earthquake in the Caribbean and a utility's inability to take regasified LNG.

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Part of core associate team representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the fraudulent US$ 9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts.

Part of the commercial arbitration team that won declaratory relief worth over US$ 600 million for a U.S.-based natural gas liquefaction company in a AAA arbitration involving a disputed payment calculation.

Representing a major Spanish energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving a force majeure declaration resulting from an earthquake in the Caribbean and a utility's inability to take regasified LNG.

Represented a major U.S.-based electric utility in an ICDR arbitration involving a contract dispute with its Canadian supplier of nuclear fuel. Prior to the merits hearing, the parties settled the dispute on terms very favorable to the client.

Representing ICE detainees in a Religious Liberty case stemming from state and federal authorities restricting the detainees' ability to practice their faith while in custody.

Insights

Article · Source: Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report

November 1, 2020
The Artemis Accords Seek to Propel a New Industry

Article · Source: Cambridge International Law Journal (Blog)

February 4, 2020
I’ll Give You the Moon . . . if International Law Lets Me: A Snapshot of Ownership Rights in Celestial Bodies

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Matters

Part of core associate team representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the fraudulent US$ 9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts.

Part of the commercial arbitration team that won declaratory relief worth over US$ 600 million for a U.S.-based natural gas liquefaction company in a AAA arbitration involving a disputed payment calculation.

Representing a major Spanish energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving a force majeure declaration resulting from an earthquake in the Caribbean and a utility's inability to take regasified LNG.

See more
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Matters

Part of core associate team representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the fraudulent US$ 9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts.

Part of the commercial arbitration team that won declaratory relief worth over US$ 600 million for a U.S.-based natural gas liquefaction company in a AAA arbitration involving a disputed payment calculation.

Representing a major Spanish energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving a force majeure declaration resulting from an earthquake in the Caribbean and a utility's inability to take regasified LNG.

Represented a major U.S.-based electric utility in an ICDR arbitration involving a contract dispute with its Canadian supplier of nuclear fuel. Prior to the merits hearing, the parties settled the dispute on terms very favorable to the client.

Representing ICE detainees in a Religious Liberty case stemming from state and federal authorities restricting the detainees' ability to practice their faith while in custody.

Insights

Article · Source: Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report

November 1, 2020
The Artemis Accords Seek to Propel a New Industry

Article · Source: Cambridge International Law Journal (Blog)

February 4, 2020
I’ll Give You the Moon . . . if International Law Lets Me: A Snapshot of Ownership Rights in Celestial Bodies

View all

Credentials

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law

B.A., Brigham Young University, University Honors

District of Columbia

Georgia

American Society of International Law

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS)

Young ICCA

Portuguese