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Professor Charles H. Brower II Joins Miller Canfield as Of Counsel to the International Dispute Resolution Section

December 9, 2013

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Charles H. Brower II has joined the firm as Of Counsel to the International Dispute Resolution Section. He will continue full-time as a Professor of Law at Wayne State University, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Contracts, and the Law of Armed Conflict.

Brower is an elected member of the American Law Institute, Vice Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and winner of the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for 2012. His path-breaking article on the ALI’s Draft Restatement on International Commercial Arbitration appears under the title “Hollow Spaces,” 61 Buff. L. Rev. 731 (2013).

Brower has served as Advocate for the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, as a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s observer delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II.

“Professor Brower brings a distinguished international reputation in the field, as well as a keen sense of strategy and nuance in presenting international disputes,” said Frederick A. Acomb, chair of Miller Canfield’s International Dispute Resolution Section. “Our chief aim is excellence, and there is little question that Professor Brower brings excellence to the firm.”

Miller Canfield’s International Dispute Resolution Section has experience in international arbitration tribunals around the world – from Europe to Asia to North America. Last year Miller Canfield announced the arrival of Professor Troy Harris as Of Counsel to the International Dispute Resolution Section. Harris, an international arbitration and construction lawyer, also serves as Interim Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.