Lawyers Joshua D. Rievman

Joshua D. Rievman

Joshua D. Rievman

Dunning Rievman & MacDonald LLP

Josh Rievman specializes in the litigation and arbitration of commercial disputes. Josh has successfully represented clients in jury and non-jury trials in New York State and federal courts, in state and federal appellate proceedings and in arbitration locally and internationally. Josh also counsels employees and employers with respect to separation, onboarding and internal investigations, as well as claims for discrimination and retaliation.

Josh represents clients on a broad range of issues, including in actions arising out of domestic and international commercial transactions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, licensing, products liability, trademark, securities, partnerships, banking transactions, transportation, technology, professional sports contracts, and bankruptcy.

Josh speaks, writes and presents continuing legal education courses on issues related to the litigation and arbitration of international and domestic commercial disputes, as well as law practice management.

Practice Areas & Work Department


International and Domestic Arbitration

Commercial Transactions






New York Bar

Connecticut Bar

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies

AV/Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers

A New Way of Using Rico: Injuries Caused to Foreign Plaintiffs Due to Frustration of Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that foreign plaintiffs can use RICO to seek damages for injuries to their intangible property, including US judgments and arbitration awards, if the injury is felt in the US. This decision expands the enforcement options for foreign plaintiffs facing frustration in enforcing arbitration awards. RICO is a federal statute aimed at combating organized crime and allows private individuals to take legal action for damages. The ruling provides guidelines for determining whether an injury is domestic under RICO. This decision enhances the enforcement-friendly environment for foreign arbitration awards in the US.


The Importance of the Arbitral Seat In International Commercial Arbitration

The arbitral seat, or place of arbitration, significantly impacts legal consequences and practical considerations in dispute resolution. Factors influencing seat choice include neutrality, convenience, familiarity with the legal environment, and language. Legal consequences comprise recognition and enforcement of awards, supervisory jurisdiction, judicial assistance, internal arbitration procedures, conflict of laws, mandatory laws, arbitrability, and arbitration agreement validity. Parties should carefully consider the arbitral seat's implications to ensure smoother navigation of future disputes.


International Arbitration Landscape in the U.S.

The US is considered a pro-arbitration forum with independent, experienced, and neutral courts. The Federal Arbitration Act is the primary legislation governing arbitrations, including those related to the maritime transaction, contracts involving interstate and foreign commerce. The act provides limited grounds to vacate an arbitration award, and Chapter 2 ensures the application of the New York Convention in the US. U.S. courts must stay the trial of action if any suit or proceeding is brought upon any issue referable to arbitration. The domestic application of the NY Convention provides for a similar outcome. There are plenty of well-regarded arbitral institutions in the US capable of administering international arbitrations.


The U.S. – Türkiye Market

The US and Turkey have had a strong economic relationship for over a century, and bilateral trade between the two countries has risen to nearly $28 billion, with Turkey exporting goods such as machinery, carpets and textiles to the US, and importing US goods including aircraft, mineral fuels, and medical instruments. While Turkish foreign direct investment in the US in 2021 amounted to $2.272 billion, US FDI in Turkey reached $4.3 billion. Factors considered by investors when deciding where to invest in a foreign country include government transparency, low corruption, technology and innovation, tax rates, and investor and property rights.

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