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“Your reputation certainly precedes you and, based upon my first hand

observation, it is a reputation that is well deserved.” 

 

For 24 years, Gary McGowan has served as an arbitrator and mediator in both national and international disputes, often complex, high-stakes matters.

An attorney for 40 years, McGowan practiced business litigation for 16 years, most notably as a founding partner of Susman, Godfrey & McGowan, a highly successful boutique litigation firm.  As a neutral, he has established a reputation for effectiveness, thorough preparation, and quick discernment of the pivotal points for deciding or resolving a dispute.

Based on a national survey, Law Dragon 500 named him as one of the 500 best judges (both public and private) in the United States, and the Texas Lawyer, relying on a survey of Texas lawyers, picked him as one of five “Top Notch” arbitrators and mediators in Texas. Texas Monthly has selected him as a Texas Super Lawyer in each of the last eight years.

Recent Publications

12 Ways to Achieve Efficiency and Speed in Arbitration, published in Corporate Counselhttp://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202596761854&12_Ways_to_Achieve_Efficiency_and_Speed_in_Arbitration 

Sanctions in US and International Arbitration: Old Law in Modern Context, published in Kluwer Arbitration Blog. http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/2013/10/10/sanctions-in-us-and-international-arbitrations-old-law-in-modern-context/

Recent Honors:

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).

Member, Commercial Panel, Large Case Panel, and Oil & Gas Panel, American Arbitration Association.

Member, International Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Dispute
Resolution (New York), a division of the American Arbitration Association.

Member, Roster of Arbitrators, American Health Lawyers Association

Selected by Texas Lawyer as one of five “Top Notch” neutrals in Texas.

Listed in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and named 2014 Houston Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”.

Listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2013 (WHO’S WHO LEGAL, London).