David M Orta

David M Orta

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
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David Orta is chair of Quinn Emanuel’s US international arbitration practice and of its Latin America international arbitration practice. Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America report that clients call David Orta a “tenacious” advocate, “a vastly experienced attorney who inspires real confidence, with a remarkable ability to see all the angles”. They also report that Mr Orta wins praise from clients for his dedication and “goes above and beyond to get the best result”.

David is a trial lawyer and arbitration advocate with many years of experience successfully representing clients all over the world in complex international arbitrations and commercial transnational litigations. David represents both governments and investors. His experience spans many sectors, including energy, oil and gas, transportation, infrastructure, construction, power plant, telecommunications, mining, and post merger and acquisition disputes.

David has handled numerous investor-state arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties administered under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). David also has represented clients in treaty and commercial ad hoc arbitrations administered under UNCITRAL Rules and international commercial arbitrations administered by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA).   

David has received various accolades for his work, including being named consistently as a Leading International Arbitration Advocate by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, and being named consistently as “one of the world’s leading commercial arbitrators” by the International Who’s Who Legal. 

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