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David Wilson

David Wilson is an arbitration and litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on preventing, solving, and (as arbitrator) adjudicating business and IP disputes in the United States and abroad.

David is both a Colorado attorney and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is the former Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.

David’s practice includes international U.S. domestic arbitration under ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, AAA, and other rules, international litigation in U.S. and foreign courts, and U.S. domestic federal and state court litigation. Overall, he has handled more than 200 cross-border matters, involving parties in 30 countries. Named Best Lawyers in America’s 2021 Colorado Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, he also has been listed in Expert Guides’ Best of the Best Global and Best of Best USA (Commercial Arbitration)Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Colorado Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), and 5280 (The Denver Magazine) Top Lawyers (International). As a trial lawyer, he won what was then reported to be Colorado’s largest jury verdict ($125.5 million).

David has served as an arbitrator (chair, panelist, sole arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator) more than 55 times in U.S. and international disputes, including cases under ICC, ICDR, AAA, and other rules. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators (including the Energy, Large Complex Case, and Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Venture Panels), the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, the AIAC Panel of Arbitrators, the Maldives International Arbitration Centre Primary Panel of Arbitrators, and the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield List of Arbitrators.

Both as an advocate and arbitrator, his cases usually concern complex disputes over breaches of contracts, breaches of representations and warranties, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales of goods, corporations, partnerships, securities, corporate governance, shareholder rights, accounting, business torts, intellectual property, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, and privacy and online identity. Cases have involved diverse industries including technology, satellite launch services, broadband telecommunications, oil and gas, oilfield services, renewable energy, Fintech, e-commerce, credit card and electronic payment processing, and manufacturing and distribution, among others.


Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law, 1986

  • with High Honors

  • Order of the Coif

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1983

  • with Highest Honors

  • Plan II Honors Program

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Certificate, Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2022

Certificate, Blockchain Technologies:  Business Innovation and Application, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2021



England and Wales

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


  • Arbitration, International Arbitration, & Mediation

  • Intellectual Property

  • Litigation, Trials & Appeals

  • Natural Resources

  • Workplace Counseling

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