University of California Los Angeles, J.D., 2008; University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 2005
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Keith H. Fichtelman is qualified as both a United States (California and New York) attorney and Solicitor of England and Wales. Mr. Fichtelman’s practice focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution, financial services litigation, and other complex commercial litigation.
As a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice group, Mr. Fichtelman regularly advises clients regarding disputes, especially disputes regarding shipbuilding contracts, pending before various international arbitration forums, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).
Mr. Fichtelman’s legal experience includes a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, securities class actions, trade secrets, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Fichtelman earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and also studied for a year at the University of Minnesota Law School. While in law school, Mr. Fichtelman participated in a prestigious externship with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda based in Arusha, Tanzania. The tribunal was tasked with the adjudication of war crimes charges against the alleged perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Prior to joining LHDK&W, Mr. Fichtelman was a litigation associate with the international law firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.
In addition to being admitted to practice before all state courts in California and New York, Mr. Fichtelman is also admitted to practice before the United States Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Young & International Association, the Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), and the London Court of International Arbitration’s Young International Arbitration Group. Mr. Fichtelman has also served as a coach of the UCLA Mock Trial Team, including during their 2004 and 2011 National Championship seasons.
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