Fulbright Partner Mark Baker Reappointed To Court of Arbitration for Sport
CAS, based in Switzerland, is an institution independent of any sports organization which provides for services in order to facilitate the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation by means of procedural rules adapted to the specific needs of the sports world. Created in 1984, the CAS has nearly 300 arbitrators from 87 countries, chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law.
Baker is co-chair of both Fulbright's international practice and its renowned arbitration practice. He has arbitrated before many of the world's arbitral bodies and has been involved in numerous alternative dispute resolution procedures. He is frequently selected to serve as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitration panels. In every year since 1998, he has chaired at least eight significant arbitration cases. He leads the firm's $19 billion Yukos Oil arbitration. Baker is also on the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association and Court Member and arbitrator for the London Court of International Arbitration.
Baker has served as a panel arbitrator for the USA Track and Field and the American National Governing Body for Track & Field. Earlier this year, he was named one of the Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and one of the top 20 international arbitration experts by Practical Law Company.