John L. Murino is a counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the International Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property groups, focusing on technology-related matters. John represents clients across a variety of jurisdictions and industries in complex civil litigation and international commercial and investment arbitrations. He also is active in counseling clients regarding various Internet governance, domain name, trademark, and international business related issues. He has appeared in several media outlets including Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and Law Technology News.
John's recent arbitration and litigation experience includes:
- Representing an Internet registry services company in a dispute under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration rules against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), arising out of a claim of breach of contract involving the operation of the top level domain (TLD).
- Representing an Internet registry services company in a dispute under the ICDR International Arbitration Rules against ICANN arising out of ICANN’s improper refusal to award the TLD.
- Representing an information technology services provider in a multi-million dollar arbitration under the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules arising out of a contract dispute with a technology services subcontractor.
- Representing a South American sovereign in a dispute with a U.S. bank in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for fraud and related claims.
- Representing a United States investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against a Middle Eastern sovereign for violations of a bilateral investment treaty.
- Representing a Cypriot energy company in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Turkey for violations of the Energy Charter Treaty.
- Representing an airline, a group of United States citizens, and several foreign nationals in disputes against the Governments of Libya and Iran in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for terrorist activities orchestrated by these foreign sovereigns.
- Representing a global transportation corporation against a French airplane manufacturer in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for fraud and breach of contract claims.
John's recent counseling experience includes:
- Advising corporations and organizations in efforts to object to or otherwise challenge pending TLD applications.
- Advising parties in efforts to apply for, secure, and operate top level domains.
- Advising Internet registry and registrar service providers on various issues related to organization, contract implementation, and contract compliance.
- Advising corporations in negotiations of agreements relating to registry and registrar services.
- Advising parties regarding allegations of cybersquatting and reverse domain name hijacking.
- Advising multinational corporations and individuals regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Advising publications regarding various First Amendment and defamation related issues.
John graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations from the University of Michigan. He received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of a journal and the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
John is a member of the New York and the District of Columbia Bars. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia.