Justin R. Rassi

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Justin R. Rassi is a senior litigation associate in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He has a broad-gauged practice spanning international arbitration and litigation.  Over the past ten years, Mr. Rassi has represented clients in disputes on every continent except Antarctica. He has particular experience in mining, natural resources, and construction disputes arising out of Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Leveraging a degree in corporate finance, Mr. Rassi regularly advises clients on complex damages issues.  In addition to international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under a wide range of arbitral rules, Mr. Rassi has also represented clients in ICSID conciliation proceedings, International Court of Justice proceedings, and litigation proceedings in the United States and Australia.  Mr. Rassi also maintains an active pro bono constitutional and civil rights litigation practice in U.S. courts, with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ+ rights. Mr. Rassi is active in professional organizations. He currently leads the Americas subcommittee of the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee and served as rapporteur to the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration. Mr. Rassi regularly guest lectures on damages in international arbitration at the New York University School of Law.

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Ninth Circuit Creates Split on Serving Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award

How does one serve process to confirm an arbitral award on parties outside the United States? The answer turns out to be quite complicated. In Voltage Pictures LLC v. Gussi S.A. de C.V., the Ninth Circuit charted a careful path through the maze of interactions between the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and the Federal Rules…

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