June 22, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 173


Roland Potts

Roland Potts is Of Counsel and Chair of the International Arbitration Team at Foley & Lardner LLP.  Roland is based in the Miami office where he is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Practice Group. Roland has an extensive background in litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters. He has advised foreign and domestic clients across multiple industries, including construction, technology, telecommunications, energy, entertainment, agriculture, real estate, and hospitality, to name a few. Roland has counseled dozens of international clients in business and partnership dispute claims.

He routinely advises multinational clients in international legal disputes and arbitral matters ranging from intellectual property disputes to breach of contract claims, anti-competitive claims, construction defects, product liability claims, expropriation, and more. A bi-lingual attorney, Roland is able to litigate and arbitrate claims in English and Spanish seamlessly, with extensive experience in international arbitration, including investor-state arbitrations. Roland has arbitrated claims before a myriad of arbitral forums, including the ICDR, JAMS, ICC, SMA, LCIA, CeCAP, and ICSID.

A large portion of Roland’s international arbitration expertise and experience is focused in Latin America.  Based out of Miami, he has handled arbitral proceedings arising out of disputes in Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Canada, among others. He has also advised clients on corporate structuring as it relates to investor-state treaty protections.

Roland has an excellent reputation in the community, has been named a top lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide, recognized in international arbitration by The Legal 500 Latin America, and was a South Florida Business & Wealth Legal Awards honoree in international law. He was  selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation.  He also co-authored the Latin America-Wide Trends and Development section in the 2019 Chambers Global Practice Guide for International Arbitration. Roland regularly attends and speaks at international arbitration conferences, particularly those with a Latin America focus.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Roland Potts