The article notes that Harris previously practiced law at King & Spalding for ten years. While there Harris handled a broad range of arbitrations, representing parties in complex disputes in the construction, manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors. He also represented the American and Swiss Arbitration Associations as amici curiae in proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a matter “involving a collateral attack upon on international arbitration award”.
The article reports that Harris had a number of reasons for joining the International Disputes Group, including the following:
He says that Miller Canfield is “the oldest, largest and most prestigious firm in Detroit”, a city which is “at the centre of the worldwide manufacturing industry.
“Many people are surprised to learn that, if Michigan were a separate country, its economy would be roughly the same size as that of Taiwan. My aim is to help build a practice focused on international disputes in the manufacturing industry, and Miller Canfield’s existing expertise in that space is a perfect fit.”
The article includes words of praise for Harris, both from King & Spalding and from Miller Canfield:
John Hinchey, a former colleague of Harris at King & Spalding who co-authored a book on international construction arbitration with him, predicts that he will become a “highly valued” member of Miller Canfield’s international arbitration team.
“Troy is able to work effectively with parties and counsel in complex arbitration proceedings,” Hinchey says. “He is an exceptionally talented international arbitration scholar and will continue to be a sought after international arbitrator.”
The chair of Miller Canfield’s international dispute resolution practice, Fred Acomb, says: “Troy is a great addition and a valuable resource to clients. He brings not only scholarship in the area, but also considerable real-world experience.”
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