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A member of the international arbitration and financial institutions practices, Nikhil V. Gore represents sovereign states and U.S. and global firms in international treaty-based and commercial disputes. He also regularly represents U.S. financial institutions, and the U.S. branches and affiliates of foreign financial institutions, in investigations and inquiries involving the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, CFPB, and state banking regulators.

Financial Institutions

  • Regular representations of local, regional, and national U.S. financial institutions in responding to bank regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions.
  • Representation of a global financial institution in connection with alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and corresponding laws in other jurisdictions.
  • Representation of a global financial institution in connection with a significant, multi-jurisdictional investigation of alleged money laundering, foreign corruption, and related issues.
  • Representation of financial industry trade associations as amici curiae in cases before U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal.
  • Representation of a bank in an intra-agency appeal of a supervisory determination.

International Arbitration

  • Counsel to Ukraine in Case Concerning the Detention of Three Ukrainian Naval Vessels (Provisional Measures), ITLOS Case No. 26.
  • Representation of a large electronics company in a commercial dispute with a vendor.
  • Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in an investment arbitration.
  • Representation of a large property developer in connection with an investment dispute.
  • Counsel and Advocate for Ukraine in an arbitration against the Russian Federation under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • Representation of a sovereign state on head of state immunity matters.
  • Representation of a specialist engineering firm in determining and negotiating its contractual rights and obligations after contractual performance was disrupted by armed conflict.
  • Representation of a major natural resource company in an investment dispute.
  • Representation of an investor in Crimea in an investment dispute.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of criminal defendants in Maryland courts.
  • Representation of a nonprofit organization in a Federal FOIA lawsuit.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professorial Lecturer in Law (International Arbitration), George Washington University Law School
  • Member, American Society of International Law

Previous Experience

  • National Serviceman, Singapore Armed Forces (2006-2008)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, International "Rising Star" (2018)