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John L. Murino

Partner

jmurino@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2663
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

John L. Murino is a partner resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Groups. John represents clients across a variety of jurisdictions in commercial and investment arbitration and complex civil litigation. The industries within which he has worked span the globe and include commodities, defense, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, media, mining, and technology. With more than a decade of experience, John has also successfully represented a variety of parties, foreign and domestic, in matters involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  

As part of his dispute resolution practice, John is active in counseling clients regarding  commercial contracting, risk mitigation and dispute avoidance strategies. And he also regularly advises clients regarding various Internet governance, domain name, and international business related issues. John has appeared in several media outlets including BloombergThe Washington Post, and Law Technology News.
John's arbitration and litigation experience includes: 

  • Representing a leading global commodities supplier in a series of contract disputes under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Arbitration Rules and in related federal district court litigation.
  • Representing a Middle East government official in civil proceedings involving allegations of corruption in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida.
  • Representing an American defense contractor in arbitration pursuant to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules.
  • Representing a hotel brand in a management agreement dispute involving a Caribbean resort under the ICDR International Arbitration Rules and in related state court proceedings.
  • Representing an Asian manufacturer in a dispute under the CPR Non-Administered Arbitration Rules involving word-wide cartel-activity allegations.
  • Representing an Internet registry services company in a dispute under the ICC Arbitration Rules against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), arising out of a claim of breach of contract involving the operation of the top level domain (TLD).
  • Representing an Internet registry services company in a dispute under the ICDR International Arbitration Rules against ICANN arising out of ICANN’s improper refusal to award the TLD.
  • Representing an information technology services provider in a multi-million dollar arbitration under the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules arising out of a contract dispute with a technology services subcontractor.
  • Representing a South American sovereign in a dispute with a U.S. bank in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for fraud and related claims.
  • Representing a U.S. investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against a Middle Eastern sovereign for violations of a bilateral investment treaty.
  • Representing airline, United States citizens, and foreign nationals in disputes against foreign sovereigns pursuant to the FSIA in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

John's counseling experience includes:

  • Advising multinational corporations on a variety of commercial contracting issues, including business disruption and force majeure.
  • Advising corporations and organizations in matters involving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet’s domain name system, including top level domains and domain names.
  • Advising Internet registry and registrar service providers on various issues related to organization, contract implementation, and contract compliance.
  • Advising multinational corporations and individuals regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Helms-Burton Act.

John graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations from the University of Michigan. He received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of a journal and the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

John currently serves on the Executive Committee for the George Washington University Law School Alumni Board of Directors, and is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia Bars. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A. political science and international relations
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., honors

Affiliations

Admitted to Practice:  District of Columbia, New York

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"Business Interruption: Preparing for Future Commercial Disputes," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 7, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen and Mara Lieber.
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"International Chamber of Commerce Updates its Model Force Majeure and Hardship Clauses Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic," International Dispute Resolution Alert (May 6, 2020). Contacts: Ian A. Laird, John L. Murino, Laurence Winston, Emily Alban
Client Alert / Newsletter
"'Force Majeure and Contract Disputes' in Response to COVID-19," ILI & INALP Webinar (May 5, 2020). Presenters: John Murino and Yao Mao.
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"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective (Special Edition) – Venezuela," International Dispute Resolution Alert (May 4, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, David (Dj) Wolff, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Jonathan Cardenas, Eduardo Mathison
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"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Planning for Resumed Performance in the Wake of Disruption," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 29, 2020). Presenters: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, and Mara Lieber.
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"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: Termination or Suspension of Contract Performance?," Litigation Alert (April 27, 2020). Contacts: John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, Emily Alban
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"Business Interruption and Commercial Contracts: The Anatomy of the Dispute," Litigation Alert (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, John L. Murino, Luke van Houwelingen, Mara Lieber
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"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective II – Argentina and Peru," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 22, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Jonathan Cardenas, Eduardo Mathison
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"Business Disruption in a Pandemic Part II: Practical Issues You Have to Consider After Receiving or Giving Notice, During the Disruption, and Once It Ends?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 9, 2020). Presenters: Bryan Brewer, John L. Murino, Emily Alban, and Michelle Pham.
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"COVID-19: The Latin America Perspective," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 9, 2020). Contacts: Karla I. Arias, Dr. sc. nat., Eduardo Mathison, Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Ian A. Laird, Anne Elise Herold Li, John L. Murino, Jonathan Cardenas
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