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Mark D. Beckett

Lecturer on Law

Winter 2025

Mark D. Beckett
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Mark Beckett specializes in international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, as well as corporate social responsibility and Alien Tort Statute / Torture Victim Protection Act claims. He is the head of the International Arbitration Group. His practice focuses on the resolution of disputes relating to project construction, long-term purchase agreements, complex commercial, acquisition and joint venture disputes, and those involving demand guarantees, corporate guarantees and state undertakings. Mr. Beckett also arbitrates disputes involving the expropriation of assets by sovereigns giving rise to state responsibility under international law.

His experience includes complex arbitrations under the major international rules (ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, etc.) and representation of a diverse range of clients, including in the investment and finance, construction and project development, insurance, technology, power, consumer products and fashion industries.

Mr. Beckett is the US Member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School teaching International Commercial Arbitration.


  • B.A. Drew University, 1979
  • J.D. Rutgers University School of Law, 1987