James Menz is Deputy Secretary General and Head of Case Management at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS). Previously, he practiced international arbitration, complex litigations and competition law at Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich and Shearman & Sterling in New York. He has acted as counsel, arbitrator and legal secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous proceedings involving a variety of institutional arbitration rules.
James received his J.D. with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School. He regularly publishes and speaks on issues in international commercial arbitration. A member of a number of professional associations and a Vice-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s International Arbitration Committee, James ranks in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders Arbitration 2017 and 2018.