“Your reputation certainly precedes you and, based upon my first hand
observation, it is a reputation that is well deserved.”
“…Gary McGowan boasts an impressive reputation in the alternative
dispute resolution arena. He regularly handles complex business
disputes, though he also has a wealth of expertise in matters
relating to oil and gas, construction and healthcare. Enthusiastic
commentators state that he is ‘very smart, understands the issues
and tries to lead the way to a sane result.’”
Chambers USA 2017
For over 25 years, Gary McGowan has served as an arbitrator and mediator in national and international disputes, often complex, high-stakes matters. He has arbitrated over 190 disputes, serving as chair or sole arbitrator in 139.
An attorney for 40 years, McGowan litigated business cases until 1990, most notably as a founding partner of Susman, Godfrey & McGowan, a prominent boutique law firm. As a neutral, he has established a reputation for effectiveness, thorough preparation, and quick discernment.
Panel of Arbitrators, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America.
Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s International Panel of Arbitrators.
Moderated Panel discussion at CIArb Energy Arbitration 2017 Conference in Houston. Topic–Arbitrating the Mega Energy Case.
Energy Arbitrators List, a global panel of energy industry arbitrators sponsored by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. https://energyarbitratorslist.icdr.org/ealsearch/faces/eal?_afrLoop=5143603581967443&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=14s53gax6c_4
Institute for Energy Law Directory of Energy Arbitrators.
International Panel of Arbitrators, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, https://www.hkiac.org/en/arbitration/arbitrators
2016, 2017, and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in Arbitration.
Best Lawyers’ 2017 Houston Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers’ 2018 Houston Mediation “Lawyer of the Year.”
Acquisition International – Best in International Arbitration 2016 – Texas.
Corp America’s 2016 Legal Elite Award for Best International Disputes Arbitrator – Texas.
Finance Monthly Global’s 2016 Award—Arbitration and Mediation Law Firm of the Year–USA.
Corporate LiveWire 2016 Global Awards — Arbitration in the Energy Sector.
Ranked in Chambers USA 2017.
12 Ways to Achieve Efficiency and Speed in Arbitration, published in Corporate Counsel. https://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. https://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/blog/2013/10/10/sanctions-in-us-and-international-arbitrations-old-law-in-modern-context/
Don’t Call It A Trial: What Every Lawyer should Know About Arbitration, published in Houston Lawyer, July-August 2014. https://issuu.com/leosur/docs/thl_julaug14/15?e=0