Thomas Hunt

Thomas Hunt is our exclusively recommended Mediation expert in Virginia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Thomas directly using the contact details listed above.

With a focus on complex commercial litigation, Thomas works with clients to find the most efficient and effective solutions to clients’ disputes so they can get back to the business of their business. Thomas advises clients in the full spectrum of dispute resolution options, from litigation to arbitration and mediation.

While in law school, Thomas served as the Executive Editor of the George Mason Law Review, in addition to serving on the Moot Court Board and the Jessup Moot Court Team. Thomas also was selected to participate in the Mason Law Supreme Court Clinic, where he drafted amicus curiae briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and assisted in the preparation of oral arguments representing the state of North Dakota in Birchfield v. North Dakota. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Thomas served in the chambers of the Honourable Judge Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Prior to law school, Thomas Hunt served 13 years in the United States Air Force as a combat fighter pilot in the F-15C, operating out of Japan, the United Kingdom, and locations in Southwest Asia. Thomas is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and also has a M.S. in political science.

Firm Overview:

Hogan Lovells in Northern Virginia has 35 years of proven success in solving complex and demanding legal problems for our clients. Our industry focused teams understand the business and regulatory complexities in the aerospace and defence, automotive, health care, hospitality, telecom, satellite, and technology sectors. Diverse practice areas include antitrust, corporate, labour and employment, litigation, and government contracts.

Our corporate group is recognised worldwide for mergers and acquisitions for emerging, middle-market, and Fortune 500 companies as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.

Our litigation team works on some of the most complex and highest profile matters in the nation and is well-known for success in Virginia-based litigation. Our intellectual property lawyers handle patent, license, trademark, social media, and infringement issues for some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

Catherine Peulvé

Catherine Peulvé is our exclusively recommended Mediation, Commercial Mediation, Online Mediation, OHADA Mediation, ADR and Litigation Strategy expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Catherine directly using the contact details listed above.

Catherine has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1994 and practices mainly in commercial and banking, domestic and international litigation. She also works in troubled companies and has an in-depth knowledge of post-merger and acquisition litigation. She opened her office in 2007 and with her knowledge of judicial and arbitration courts, she has enriched her practice of resolving disputes through mediation. She regularly acts as a mediator and occasionally as an arbitrator in business-to-business or shareholder-to-shareholder, domestic and international disputes.

Catherine previously worked as counsel with Cleary Gottlieb Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, which she joined in 1998, after seven years in the litigation and arbitration department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, including one year in London. These Anglo-American experiences have brought him great rigour and solid know-how, allowing him to work in both French and English, not to mention a wide network of correspondents, both in France and abroad.

Catherine Peulvé is accredited as a mediator with the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP), the Institute for Prevention and Resolution of Conflict in New-York City (CPR), the European Court for Arbitration and Mediation in Strasbourg (CEAM) and is listed as a judicial mediator on the list of the Paris Court of Appeals.

Dr. Ahmed Aly Khedr

Dr. Ahmed Khedr is our exclusively recommended Mediation and Corporate Affairs Services expert in Egypt on the Advisory Excellence website, if you need assistance in these areas, please contact Ahmed directly using the contact details listed above.

Ahmed is Advisory of Law and Corporate Affairs, Managing Partner of KLCCA Legal & Corporate Affairs He has a mixed background as he was an Assistant Professor of Commercial & International Commerce Law, Taibah University in KSA and the British University in Egypt and he has a background in business administration, he is a graduate of the continuing and executive education program at Harvard Business School . This background made him aware of business law with a deeper concept that targets corporate affairs services as he merged the law with business for the sake of the continuity and development of companies.

Ahmed believes that “The Law must create a value and to be one of the Business resources of your corporate” for example, clients should not be subject to waiting for future surprises or a ruling by the court. Our interest is in merging business and law together when negotiating and formulating our contracts to make them protecting our clients’ rights and avoiding future risk and make it a flexible tool for developing their business.

Ahmed has a wide experience 25+ in dealing with private businesses, public companies, and non-profit bodies starting 1992, through combat crimes of corporate, banks and capital markets, training and consulting since 2004. He has a successful track record in the Middle East, USA and Gulf areas in consulting corporate laws, commerce contract drafting, Negotiation, Mediation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Compliance & Codes systems, Compliance capital markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, KPIs, Family Business Succession, family constitution , and Independent investigations to several multinational and local companies.

Ahmed has been selected from NYU and LexisNexis as the legal author and advisor of many Gulf systems such as the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry relied on Dr. Khedr’s expertise to design the first program in the Arab region to train local and international consultancy firms on the occasion of implementing mandatory application of corporate governance and compliance rules in the capital market of the UAE. He has been a member of T20 and participated in the development of the new generation administrative reform, investment policies, corporate and investment laws for the Egyptian government.

Ahmed took advantage of his multiple abilities to create his own style (KLCCA style) in Mediation of complex commercial disputes as well as family business disputes in accordance with the rules of (ICC / AAA / WB), which made clients praise professionalism, ethics, speed, quality and value for money. KLCC became a haven for disputing parties from outside his region۔

Dr. Ahmed is an Independent Board Member in private and public sectors.

Firm Overview:

KLCCA is a specialised international law firm with a variety of expertise. We are one of the leading corporate affairs firms in the region and our slogan is (KLCCA Renewable Services & Ideas for Business) as we provide a variety of advisory services in many legal and corporate affairs areas. We complement those activities with advisory services in Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, Company Evaluations in cooperation with a sister company specialised in financial services.

Hon. Randall L. Rehmeier (Ret.), Of Counsel

Hon. Randall L. Rehmeier (Ret.), Of Counsel is a retired Nebraska District Court Judge who has joined Mattson Ricketts Law Firm (of Counsel) with a practice focused on Mediation. During his 26 years on the bench, Judge Rehmeier handled bench and jury trials on a daily basis. These cases included civil matters of almost every nature. As a result of his trial experience, Rehmeier has unique qualifications and insight as a mediator. Through the mediation process, he is in a position to help the parties and attorneys evaluate their legal positions and costs vs. the benefits of pursuing legal resolution rather than settling in mediation. While on the bench, Judge Rehmeier participated in a number of training sessions sponsored by the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution. He has also completed training through the Nebraska Mediation Association. During the 13 years prior to going on the bench, Rehmeier was in general private practice and served as the County Attorney of Otoe County, Nebraska.

Firm Overview:

Committed to professional excellence

Welcome to Mattson Ricketts Law Firm. We provide experienced counsel for clients ranging from national corporations to small businesses and individuals. Mattson Ricketts is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to our clients’ legal needs.

William Wylie Clarke

William Wylie Clarke is a graduate in law of the Australian National University. He also has an honours degree in Government from the University of Sydney. He was admitted to the High Court of the Australian Capital Territory in 1995 and subsequently to the Fiji bar in 1996. He has lived in various countries including Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Australia and Fiji. He was a Prosecutor with the Director of Public Prosecutions Office from 1996 until 1998.

Wylie joined Howards in December 2001 and is the firm’s representative to the Fiji-Australia Business Council. He is the former President and currently Immediate Past President. Wylie is also a former President of and serving Honorary Member of the Fiji Red Cross. He has previously lectured in taxation law at the University of the South Pacific.

Wylie’s portfolio includes mining, natural resources and related activities and projects, aircraft leasing and finance (before and after Fiji’s accession to the Cape Town Convention and its Protocol), foreign investment, banking and finance, asset protection, trusts, corporate governance and structuring, corporate and business acquisitions & sale as well as the structuring of these acquisitions both within Fiji and the South Pacific. Wylie was lead Pacific legal advisor for the acquisition of BP (South West Pacific) Limited that involved businesses and assets in American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Fiji. He also acted for a syndicate of ECA Lenders in the financing of Air Pacific’s acquisition of 3 Airbus A330-200 aircraft: this transaction utilized the mechanisms and structures provided for under the Cape Town Convention and its Protocol. He also has a great deal of experience in complex finance and security documentation, contracts and due diligence. He advises a range of clients in resort development, particularly in the area of property acquisition and sale, rationalisation, sub-division and strata title: he has played a significant role using these structures to facilitate property and tourist developments. Wylie is also very experienced in providing legal services and advice in respect of company receiverships and liquidation.

Firm Overview:

Howards is a dynamic and specialist practice. Our name is synonymous with high quality legal services. Our expertise has been developed over our 22 years’ plus existence to meet the ever-changing demands of our clients in a highly competitive and increasingly regulated world. Our multi-disciplinary approach to complex legal issues – whether domestic or international – has become a profession-wide benchmark.

Our lawyers have tackled some of the most novel and demanding legal problems of the recent past. We find practical and commercial solutions to complex issues of law and jurisdiction often involving the interplay between government agencies and commercial organizations, national and international. Constantly striving to be innovative, we remain at the cutting edge of legal developments. To this end, we focus on providing tailor made solutions and outcomes that achieve our clients’ objectives and needs.

Howards is also unique in its constant focus and commitment to investing resources in its people and practice to ensure that we maintain international standards and remain the first port of call for our clients looking at doing business in Fiji or the region.

We also understand that our clients’ need for legal services extend beyond Fiji. As a result, Howards has developed and continues to develop a very strong and extensive network of associated firms throughout the South Pacific that share our values and objectives. Our aim is to provide seamless high quality service that extends throughout the South Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand.

Lorraine M. Brennan, Esq.

Lorraine M. Brennan, Esq. is an accomplished national and international dispute resolution professional. She is recognized and respected for her broad range of professional experience involving complex commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration and mediation, and her service as a distinguished global member of law school faculties from the United States to China. Ms. Brennan was selected to the 2017 Experts Guide for Commercial Arbitration.

Lorraine is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent lecturer on complex commercial dispute resolution. She maintains leadership roles in multiple organizations, including ArbitralWomen, the International and Dispute Resolution Sections of the American Bar Association and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Advisory Board Member). Ms. Brennan is one of only eight members appointed by the U.S. State Department to serve on the NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes. She is proficient in French and has a working knowledge in Spanish.

Ms. Brennan serves as an adjunct Professor teaching International Commercial Arbitration at the Georgetown University Law Center, and taught International Business Transactions at Cornell Law School and Shantou Law School, Guangdong, China.

ADR Experience & Qualifications:

Ms. Brennan has served as Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator, Chair of the Tribunal, Secretary to the Tribunal, and counsel in a number of cases under different institutional rules, including JAMS, UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA, and Ad Hoc proceedings. Recent Cases include:

– Chair of the Tribunal in UNCITRAL Case (international) involving breach of contract between bio-tech companies
– Chair of the Tribunal in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract matter between various LLCs and partners in multi-million dollar commercial property transaction
– Co-arbitrator in patent litigation dispute between technology companies
– Emergency Arbitrator in matter between Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company and top executive regarding breach of separation agreement
– Sole Arbitrator in multiple breach of business commercial contact disputes
– Sole Arbitrator in shareholder dispute involving valuation of a stock put, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty
– Co-arbitrator in Broker/Dealer dispute
– Sole Arbitrator in multiple financial services dispute
– Sole Arbitrator on multiple breach of services agreement matters
– Mediated and settled two multi-million dollar wrongful termination suits brought against multi-national financial institution
– Successfully mediated FLSA and racial discrimination case involving 16 plaintiffs and multi-national clothing manufacturer
– Mediated numerous disputes under Asbestos Trust Agreement
– Neutral reviewer on numerous Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claims related to SuperStorm Sandy
– As Partner and Director of the International Arbitration Practice Group for Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP she advised clients on all phases of arbitration, both domestic and international, and worked on international and domestic arbitration matters
– As Managing Director of JAMS International she was responsible for the opening of the JAMS International office in London and the strategic growth and development of JAMS International and the International panel including the development of partner relationships with foreign licensees
– As Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, she advised North American companies, law firms and parties on all phases of ICC arbitration, including negotiating and drafting arbitration clauses, substantive and procedural rules for filing requests for arbitration before the ICC Court, and enforcement of arbitration awards
– As Senior Vice President of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, she worked with the corporate Board of Directors on international development projects including the creation of an Asia/Pacific Advisory Committee to develop CPR’s work in Asia/Pacific and develop a mediation platform in Brazil. She managed a grant from General Electric to execute international projects in Asia and Eastern Europe; coordinated European Advisory Committee and European projects to develop mediation and arbitration in Europe, drafted a survey on the use of mediation in the Asia/Pacific region and met with leading Asian institutions including CIETAC, BAC, HKIAC, VIAC and AMCHAM Beijing and Shanghai to promote CPR’s work in Asia/Pacific
– As an Associate for the firm of Killarney, Brody and Fabiani, Choate, Hall & Stewart, and the firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy she litigated complex commercial cases in both State and Federal Courts including bankruptcy litigation, shareholder derivative cases, insurance and reinsurance matters, breach of contract, lender liability, trusts and estates, and conducted numerous due diligence reviews. She served as counsel on numerous arbitrations, both domestic and international, as well as counsel on mediations
– One of eight members appointed by US State Department to the NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes

Honors, Memberships & Professional Activities:

– Listed in the 2017 Experts Guide (Commercial Arbitration)
– Member, City Bar of New York
– JAMS Liaison to the ABA Section of International Law
– Vice-Chair, ABA International Section Committee on Mediation
– Vice-Chair, ABA International Section Committee on Arbitration
– Co-Chair, ABA Dispute Resolution Section International Committee
– Member of the Steering Group for the International Litigation Committee
– Sits on Public Panel at FINRA
– Member, NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (1999-present)
– President, Arbitral Women (2008-2010); Board Member and Founding Member; Current Advisory Member to the Board
– Former Chair, Women’s Interest Network, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
– Former Co-Chair, Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee, American Bar Association Section of International Law
– Former Co-Chair, International Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 2000-2002
– Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
– Adjunct Professor of Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Georgetown University Law Centre, 2006-present
– Visiting Professor of Law, International Business Transactions, Shantou University Law School (Guangdong, China), 2006-2010


– “International Arbitration and E-Discovery: Rising to the Challenge”, The New York Law Journal, October 6, 2014
– “When Mediation Makes Sense: A Win for Employers and Employees,”, May 6, 2014
– “The PEMEX Case: The Ghost of Chromalloy Past?”, March 4, 2014
– “High Court Declines to Address Arbitrator Bias Standard,” The New York Law Journal, October 1, 2007
– Co- Author, “Negotiating The Maze of IP Protection,” The National Law Journal, April 9, 2007
– Served as a Consultant for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) and contributed to “Privacy Online: OECD Guidance on Policy and Practice,” 2003
– “The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about ICC Arbitration,” The International Litigation Quarterly, Vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 30-31, Fall 2002, The Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
– Co-Author, “The Practice of Law in the EEC by New York Litigators after 1992,” International Law Practicum, Vol. 4, no. 2, p. 38, Autumn 1991, The International Law Section of the New York State Bar Association


– Managing Director, JAMS International, 2011-2013
– Senior Vice President, Programs and International, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 2008-2011
– Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, 2006-2008
– Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, 2000-2006
– Director, Arbitration and Intellectual Property and Legal Counsel, USCIB (ICC National Committee), 1997-2000
– Associate, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 1992-1994
– Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 1989-1992
– Senior Law Clerk, The Honorable Irving Ben Cooper, U.S. District Court SDNY, 1987-1989
– Associate, Killarney, Fabiani & Brody, 1985-1987


– Masters of Art in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Co-Administered by Harvard and Tufts Universities, 1997
– Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Droit: Mention: European Studies, Institut Universitaire De Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997
– J.D., Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List), 1984
– B.A., French Literature, Cornell University (Dean’s List), 1981


Proficient in French, working knowledge of Spanish.

Counsel Comments:

“Ms. Brennan is tenacious, fair, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable in the ADR field, both domestic and international. She is always prepared and works diligently to achieve a good result for the parties.”