Helene Gogadze is a senior arbitration attorney in the Washington, DC office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and is a member of the firm’s international arbitration team and business trial practice group.
Ms Gogadze’s practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration and general commercial litigation. She advises and represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including disputes involving state governments and state-owned entities, and actions before national courts in relation to arbitration proceedings. Ms Gogadze has extensive experience in the oil and gas, energy, real estate, construction, and aerospace and defence industries, among others.
Ms Gogadze has also been appointed and is serving as an arbitrator. She is a member of the roster of arbitrators at American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and Georgian International Arbitration Centre.
Ms Gogadze is a lecturer at the International Law Institute, where she teaches courses and conducts training on international arbitration as part of the institute’s various programmes for government officials, investors and lawyers. She also speaks at international arbitration conferences and regularly publishes articles on a variety of international investment and commercial arbitration issues. Ms Gogadze was an adjunct professor of law at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she taught international arbitration courses.
Ms Gogadze received her JD, summa cum laude (with first ranking in the class), from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, her MA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and her BA and Law Diploma from Iv. Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. She is fluent in Georgian.
Ms Gogadze is admitted to practise in the District of Columbia and New York.