Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Daniel Schimmel, Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Daniel Schimmel

Foley Hoag LLP
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 812-0320
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1997
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/6/24)10
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/6/24)25
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Daniel Schimmel is a partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration
Department, resident in New York. He leads the international arbitration and litigation
practice of Foley Hoag’s New York office.

Daniel has served as Chair, Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator, Emergency Arbitrator, Appellate
Arbitrator, and counsel in over 65 domestic and international arbitrations arising from a
broad range of contracts and transactions. This includes serving as Chair and emergency
arbitrator in several arbitrations in which the amount in disputes exceeds $350 million and
serving as arbitrator on six expedited arbitrations.

He also represents clients, including major French and other European clients, in
international commercial litigation in the United States and international corruption
investigations. This includes the representation of The French Republic in litigation in U.S.
federal court. It also includes securing a unanimous jury verdict for French
telecommunications company Orange SA in federal court in San Francisco. Daniel has
also represented major groups, such as Air France, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, AlcatelLucent, Caceis, and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in international

Daniel has been consistently ranked in Chambers and Partners or Chambers USA as
arbitrator and counsel. Chambers USA has ranked Daniel as arbitrator in Band 3, stating
that he “earns excellent praise” as arbitrator, and that he is “smart, thoughtful, thorough
and an independent thinker.” Legal 500-USA named Daniel as a key lawyer in its Dispute
Resolution-International Arbitration publication for 2021.

Daniel co-authored an e-book, Le Procès Civil en Version Originale, Cultures Judiciaires
Comparées (France, Chine et Etats-Unis) published by LexisNexis, which received the
award for best law book of the year 2015 from Cercle Montesquieu in France. He is also
the author of numerous articles on American litigation and international arbitration
published in Le Monde, Dalloz Avocats, le Code Monétaire et Financier, and the New York
Law Journal.

Daniel is listed on the ICDR International Panel of Arbitrators, AAA’s Roster of Arbitrators,
CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai
Arbitration Commission. He was one of the two Co-Chairs of New York Arbitration Week
2022 and is a member of the Organizing Committee of NYAW 2023, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a Board member of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), a member of the Arbitration
Committee of the New York City Bar Association, a member of the International Arbitration
Club of New York, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Aribtrators (F. ClArb).
Daniel formerly represented Lawyers Without Borders at the U.N. and organized and
participated in pro bono training programs for the prosecution staff of the International
Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He has lectured on
U.S. civil procedure at the French national judge school (Ecole National de la

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Industrial
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Media & Communications
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 1994
  • Pantheon-Assas University Paris II, Maitrise in Law, magna cum laude, 1993
  • ESSEC, B.A. in Business Administration, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Rates Information

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Language Skills

French, Hebrew

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