Richard D. Deutsch

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Richard D. Deutsch

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.3817
F: +1.713.238.7448

Rich is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on both commercial litigation and international arbitration. His practice includes all aspects of energy disputes as well as claims involving financial institutions. In the area of international arbitration, Rich has represented and advised clients in commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations arising from investment treaties. He also serves as an arbitrator. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of the ICSID Convention (and the Additional Facility Rules), International Centre for Dispute Resolution, International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Cairo Regional International Arbitration Centre, and ad-hoc matters under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has advised clients on arbitration issues arising in North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and China. He is on the Steering Group of the ABA's International Arbitration Committee, and is on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and is a member of the American Society of International Law (Dispute Resolution, International Courts and Tribunals). Rich is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law teaching "International Investor-State Arbitration" and "International Commercial Arbitration." He is on the adjunct faculty for the St. Gallen (Switzerland) Executive Master of International Business Law Program. Rich has authored several published articles on international arbitration-related topics and often gives presentations on the topic. Rich was recognized as a Super Lawyer in international law by Texas Monthly Magazine (2013, 2014). 

In the area of commercial litigation, Rich has represented clients in both federal and state court. He has defended corporations, officers and/or directors in securities litigation. His most recent experience includes defending U.S. and Canadian energy companies in securities matters filed in state and federal court, defending a multi-national bank in class action consumer claims and general commercial disputes, and representing a multi-national energy company in federal court. He was recognized as a Future Star in litigation by Benchmark Litigation in its survey of America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2009).

Rich has advised companies in matters related to corporate investigations, including compliance with the FCPA, in Nigeria, Mexico, China, Iraq and Libya. Rich has assisted in the representation of an energy services company regarding an SEC and DOJ investigation into transactions implicating the FCPA. He has also assisted in the representation of an oil company regarding an investigation by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Rich recently co-authored an article on recent trends in FCPA prosecutions and has made presentations on the FCPA.

He was an intern for the Honorable Judge George P. Kazen in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Honorable Judge A. Joe Fish in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Rich was Managing Editor of the Southern Methodist University Law Review during 2001-2002. A former sportswriter, Rich wrote extensively for Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Austin American-Statesman, The Houston Post and Texas Monthly Magazine.

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