James Boykin

Contact Details
First Name
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience
Accountancy / Taxation, Commercial Arbitration, Investment Dispute, Oil and Gas
1775 I Street NW
Washington DC 20006
English, German
Membership Status
Professional Details
Bar Admission
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • Virginia, 2004
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Humbold Universität, Berlin, 1997-98
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1997
  • "Fruits of the Poisonous Tree:  The Admissibility of Unlawfully Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration," co-authored with M. Havalic (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120), October 2014 www.transnational-dispute-management.com
  • "Protection of Communications with Company Lawyers: The Last Gap in the Common Law –Civil Law Divide in Arbitration," co-authored with John M. Townsend, Festschrift for Siegfried H. Elsing on His 65th Birthday, edited by Werner F. Ebke, Dirk Olzen, Otto Sandrock, R&W Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft, 2015
  • “Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards in the United States:  The Uncertain Future of ‘Manifest Disregard of the Law,’” co-authored with Jan K. Dunin-Wasowicz, Arbitration e-Review 16-17(1-2), 2014
  • Quoted in “BG v. Argentina Appeal to Go Ahead,” Global Arbitration Review, June 10, 2013
  • “To Enforce or Not to Enforce:  Two Recent Illustrations of Problems Enforcing International Arbitration Awards Against Foreign Sovereigns in U.S. Courts,” co-authored with Jan K. Dunin-Wasowicz, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer,
    Spring 2012, Vol. 5, No.1
  • “Confidentiality Under the EU Mediation Directive Compared to the U.S. Uniform Mediation Act and U.S. State Laws – A Critical Assessment,” co-authored with Gerhard Wegen, Ingrid Naumann and Molly Gaston, IBA Mediation Committee Newsletter, September 2008


Professional Associations
  • Board of Directors of the American Branch of the International Law Association (2016-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington College of Law (2008–2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, College of William & Mary, School of Law (2014–2015)
  • Member, American Arbitration Association, Expedited Commercial Panel
  • Member (ex officio), Global Advisory Board of ICDR Young & International (2010–2013)
  • International Bar Association, Mediation Committee Officer (Secretary and Website Coordinator) (2006–2011)
  • Member, Executive Board of ICDR Young & International (2007–2010)
  • Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung (German–American Lawyers‘ Association)