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John L. Boos

Jack Boos is a partner in K&L Gates’ San Francisco office. He focuses on domestic and international dispute resolution, including, investigations, international expropriation and other government-related claims, and fine art and cultural property.

Jack has participated in various international proceedings and dispute resolution in Europe and Asia including representation of investor groups against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. He also has appeared before the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of a Gulf War claimant against Iraq. He has spoken widely in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia on litigation, arbitration, construction, environmental and insurance coverage topics.

Under the auspices of the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium, Jack addressed a conference of Russian jurists in Yuzhno-Sakalinsk, Russia on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

Jack also has an extensive record of service as an arbitrator, mediator, and settlement master including private designations and appointments by state and federal courts.

Jack has a long involvement in various pro bono initiatives in cooperation with national and local public service entities across wide-ranging subject areas. Jack’s community service also includes leadership in youth sports in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served eight terms as president of North Oakland Little League Baseball, and served on the Mayor’s Sports Advisory Council.

Before joining K&L Gates, Jack practiced in the San Francisco offices of two other international firms where he was head of the litigation group. Prior to entering private practice he served as counsel and legislative assistant to a Member of Congress. He also served as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, and counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence to Investigate the Activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The Select Committee’s scope included oversight of certain projects of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among others.

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association
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