Michael McIlrath is Global Chief Litigation Counsel, Litigation, for the GE Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy. His experience in international arbitration includes representing the company in disputes under the rules of various international and regional arbitration institutions and under ad hoc procedures around the world, and in coordinating the activities of outside counsel in domestic court and arbitral proceedings.
He has published numerous articles in the fields of international arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He also hosts International Dispute Negotiation, a podcast made available by CPR (http://www.cpradr.org) with interviews from leading professionals around the world about ways of accepting, mitigating, and managing risks in international contracts.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (AB) and Cornell Law School (JD). He was Chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), in 2009. In addition, he was the co-vice chair with mediator Judith Meyer (and chair, Singapore ambassador at large Tommy Koh) of the IMI independent Standards Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Science Education, in Oakland, California.
Michael is a member of the European Advisory Committee of CPR, and acted as an industry representative to the European Commission (Justice) in the creation of a European ADR Code of Conduct.
“Can mediation evolve as into a global professional profession?”(2009) International Mediation Institute (IMI) To read this article, please click here.
Mcilwrath & Schroeder, “The View from an International Arbitration Customer: in Dire Need of Early Resolution,” 74 Arbitration 3-11 (2008)
Host, International Dispute Negotiation, weekly podcast of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), http://www.cpradr.org/audio1.asp
“Grading the Arbitrator,” 73 Arbitration 224-27 (2007) To read this article, please click here
“International Arbitration Outlook,” Introduction to Who’s Who in Commercial Arbitration 2007-8
“More than Winning: Rights, Lawyers, and Interests in Int’l Disputes,” with R. Calabresi
(Florence Chamber of Commerce; reprinted in English in Transnational Dispute Management, 2006)
“Finishing Before You Start: International Mediation,” with Elpidio Villarreal, in International Litigation Strategies and Practice (Barton Legum, ed.) (ABA 2005)
“Joinder: Current Practice in International Arbitration,” with Salim Moollan, in Transnational Dispute Management (June 2005)
“Selective Perception and Bad Faith Allegations in Commercial Dispute Negotiations,” in Alternatives: to the High Cost of Litigation, October 2004
“Il Successo del programma EDR a GE (GE’s Early Dispute Resolution Program),” in Risoluzione Alternativa delle Controversie Commerciali (Il Sole 24 Ore 2001).