Overview

Jennifer Huang is a senior associate in the New York office who splits her practice between international arbitration and intellectual property. She has wide-ranging experience across litigation and arbitration, including both international commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. She represents public companies, investors, financial institutions, and other entities before U.S. state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, Swiss Arbitration Centre, and the PCA in the Hague under UNCITRAL Rules. Her experience spans a diverse range of sectors, from telecommunications, construction, commercial aviation, aerospace, entertainment, food and beverage, oil and gas, insurance and suretyship, to finance.

As part of her active pro bono practice, Jennifer has successfully represented asylum seekers in both affirmative and defensive proceedings and counseled Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on various issues. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jennifer practiced international litigation and arbitration at the New York office of another prominent international law firm. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2013 after earning her B.A., magna cum laude, in 2010 from Cornell University.

In addition to her native English, Jennifer speaks French, Italian, and Shanghainese, and has some knowledge of Spanish and Mandarin.

Experience

International Arbitration

  • Lead associate of case team representing a Swiss beverage company against a U.S. licensee in a merits hearing before the ICDR, seated in New York, New York. Award pending.
  • Representing Brazilian and Singaporean entities against a Dutch energy company before the ICC, seated in New York, New York. Successfully obtained bifurcation of a limited legal issue from the merits of the case.
  • Lead associate of case team representing a US public utility against a Spanish energy company in a Hearing on Jurisdiction before the ICC, seated in Portland, Oregon. Obtained favorable settlement, avoiding further arbitration on merits and quantum relating to the construction of a natural gas power generating station.
  • Secured $1.2 billion award (collected in full following subsequent enforcement proceedings) for a Japanese telecommunications company against an Indian conglomerate, arising out of the latter’s failure to comply with its contractual obligations, before the LCIA, seated in London.
    • Named 2017 Global Disputes Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week of London.
  • Secured $670 million award plus interest for a startup in the satellite communications technology sector against the Indian space agency, arising out of repudiation of a long-term satellite contract before the ICC, seated in New Delhi.
  • Won favorable jurisdiction/merits award for three Mauritian investors of the above startup, in parallel proceedings against the Republic of India under UNCITRAL Rules before the PCA in The Hague, regarding an investment valued in excess of $1.4 billion.
  • Represented an Irish company against a French aerospace company in a highly confidential dispute governed by Swiss law. Coordinated Turkish litigation strategy in related court proceedings.

Litigation

  • Representing a music streaming service against several comedians and a purported performing rights organization before the Central District of California, involving highly consequential copyright and antitrust issues.
  • Spearheaded global strategy for confirmation and enforcement of an arbitral award in the United States (Western District of Washington, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals); the United Kingdom (High Court of Justice); India (New Delhi High Court); and France (Paris Court of Appeal).
  • Represented AIG’s largest shareholder before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in bringing a Fifth Amendment illegal exaction challenge against the United States’ acquisition of AIG equity during the 2008 financial crisis, seeking recovery in excess of $40 billion.
  • Represented a US public utility seeking injunctive relief against a Spanish energy company before the District of Oregon and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a realty corporation bringing a First Amendment freedom of expression challenge against the City of New York before the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented a private equity firm in successfully defending against fraud-based claims in New York state appellate court concerning the sale of a Canadian entity to an Australia entity.
  • Mitigated pre-dispute risks for a leading French company in a multilateral joint venture governed by New York and Belgian law, successfully avoiding two disputes with joint venture partners.
  • Reported on the Delaware and Spanish bankruptcy proceedings of a Spanish opposing party with US affiliates.

Corporate & Compliance

  • Drafted and reviewed dispute resolution clauses for M&A deals.
  • Conducted due diligence in Italian for a corporate finance deal.
  • Assisted with internal corporate investigation in Italian.
  • Successfully negotiated management agreement on behalf of a recording artist.
  • Drafted corporate documents for a new musical enterprise seeking incorporation under New York law.

Education

Cornell University, BA, magna cum laude

Harvard Law School, JD

Admissions

  • New York

Activities

  • Harvard Club of New York City, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees (2018-2019)
  • Harvard Club of New York Historical Foundation, Board of Trustees (2018-2019)