Foley Hoag LLP has announced that long-time partner Paul Reichler will be retiring from the firm on February 1, 2023. Reichler will be joining 11 King's Bench Walk, a British barristers' chambers based in London.

Reichler joined Foley Hoag in 1998 and established the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration Practice, which has become a world leader in the field. At the time, he was already a renowned public international law practitioner, after having successfully represented the Government of Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice in a historic case against the United States. He chaired or co-chaired the group from its inception through 2020, and helped grow it from a small practice to a department of over 50 attorneys, which today is one of the most accomplished teams globally in the field of international law and dispute resolution.

Reichler has built a remarkable career representing sovereign States in disputes with other States, and in disputes with foreign investors. In inter-State cases, he has achieved landmark victories for his clients in disputes over land and maritime boundaries; transboundary environmental harm; unlawful use of force; violations of fundamental human rights; and self-determination. In investment cases, Reichler has led sovereign clients to victories against claimants in cases involving public health and tobacco control regulations; restrictions on commercial development in order to protect historical and cultural heritage sites; environmental protection laws; and regulations governing the extraction of mineral or hydrocarbon resources.

Throughout his tenure at the firm, Reichler has been consistently recognized for his notable work, having earned the "Star Individual" distinction in the Chambers Global Public International Law guide, awarded to lawyers with exceptional records in the field. Most recently, he was named an MVP of the year in International Arbitration by Law360, a category that recognizes "successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters." Last year, Reichler was honored by the Republic of Mauritius as a Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean on the occasion of the country's 2022 National Day Celebration – the highest distinct order of merit in the honors system of Mauritius.

"Paul's contributions to the firm have been enormous," said Foley Hoag Managing Partner Jeffrey Collins. "We thank Paul for his service, leadership, and friendship, and salute his tremendous track record of success and accomplishment in international litigation and arbitration."

"I leave Foley Hoag with gratitude to the firm for giving me all the resources I needed since I arrived to build from scratch an international litigation and arbitration department that, thanks to our immensely talented and hard-working attorneys and staff, grew to be tops in the world," said Reichler. "What has always distinguished Foley Hoag from all the rest is not only the quality of its lawyers as lawyers, but their moral qualities as conscientious and courageous agents of positive change. My colleagues at Foley Hoag – old and new, partners and associates – many of whom I spent years mentoring, have grown into some of the best lawyers we have, and are among the best in the world."

While at 11 King's Bench Walk, Reichler will continue to practice Public International Law and collaborate with Foley Hoag on pending cases, and look for additional opportunities to co-counsel with the firm. "I look forward to continued collaboration with my talented Foley Hoag colleagues on current and future cases," said Reichler.