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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Nathan O’Malley is a partner with Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt in Los Angeles. His practice focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Prior to practicing in Los Angeles, O’Malley worked in Europe for over eleven years where he was an associate and partner with several Dutch law firms.
O’Malley has acted in numerous international arbitrations, and represented clients before arbitral tribunals seated in The Hague, Geneva, Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt am Main and in the United States. He has represented clients in matters which were subject to the laws of civil and common law jurisdictions as well as Islamic law and international treaties. Reflecting his experience in the field, O’Malley has also been appointed as an international arbitrator (neutral) by the Paris-based ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on multiple occasions, including in disputes between governmental parties and private entities. Recently, he served as the sole arbitrator in a dispute arising out of a World Bank-financed infrastructure project in an African state.
O’Malley also serves as an adjunct professor at the USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches courses on international business dispute resolution. He is the USA – Western Regions correspondent for the well-known journal, The International Construction Law Review, and has authored a leading text on international arbitration procedure entitled The Rules of Evidence in International Arbitration: An Annotated Guide (Routledge/Informa, London).
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Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."
Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.
"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).
Jody David Armour
"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.