Dr.  James F. Reardon
Dr.  James F. Reardon

Dr. James F. Reardon

Senior Associate, Geneva

65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 02 16
james.reardon@mll-legal.com

Profile

James F. Reardon’s practice focuses on complex international litigation and arbitration, as well as on a variety of regulatory matters, in particular in the fields of competition law and banking and finance.

Both civil and common law trained, he holds a Doctor of Laws in competition law. A former Special Assistant to the President of the Swiss Competition Commission, James F. Reardon then worked as associate in a global law firm based in Washington D.C., mostly in litigation and arbitration. He focused his work notably on a variety of internal investigations, anti-corruption compliance and competition matters, including competition law compliance and private litigation.

James F. Reardon regularly publishes in his fields of work, particularly in competition, complex litigation and anti-corruption. He also speaks and gives lectures in these areas; as of 2020, he teaches anti-corruption and anti-money laundering as lecturer at the Institute for International Business Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Fribourg (LL.M. program).

He joined our firm in 2018.




Industry Groups


Deals & Cases

  • Successfully represented a European bank in its negotiation with the Swiss Competition Authorities on alleged wrongdoings on the LIBOR market
  • Successfully represented a US company active in the auto industry in a SCAI emergency arbitration against an EU company supplier of certain goods
  • Currently representing a US athlete against a sport federation in an appeal against a CAS award before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Currently advising a manufacturer on Swiss war materiel and export control matters
  • Successfully defended a jurisdictional award before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court against former partners of a partnership in an ad-hoc arbitration (representation on the merits of the multi-million Swiss franc matter is on-going)
  • Currently advising a defense manufacturer on Swiss war materiel and export control matters
  • Participated in several worldwide FCPA-related investigations, notably in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Investigated potential securities violations under the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.

Education & Admission

  • Admitted to the Bar in Washington, D.C. (2014)
  • University of Fribourg, PhD
  • Northwestern University, J.D.
  • Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2008)
  • University of Fribourg, MLaw

Memberships and public offices

  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • International Bar Associaton (IBA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • German
More by James F. Reardon

Publications

Switzerland sharpens historic Russia sanctions

The FCPA Blog, News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance, 21 March 2022
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Switzerland adopts historic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities

The FCPA Blog, News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance, 4 March 2022
  • EN

Switzerland now has mandated human rights due diligence

The FCPA Blog, News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance, 25 January 2022
  • EN

The dawn of human rights due diligence in Switzerland?

The FCPA Blog, News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance, 7 December 2020
  • EN