Practice Overview

George Somi brings experience in employment and commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining the Law Office of Joseph Sulman, George was a legal researcher for a prominent New York City-based arbitrator.

During his time at Brooklyn Law School, George interned for the Honorable Marianne B. Bowler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. George was the President of the International Law Society, a Stanley Grossman Center for Urban Business and Entrepreneurship Innovators fellow, and a debate coach for Legal Outreach, where he mentored high schoolers. In addition, George participated in clinics where he represented disadvantaged clients dealing with consumer credit issues and advised non-profits. George also worked as an intern at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and a New York City-based commercial litigation firm. Upon graduation, he was awarded Brooklyn Law School’s Scholarly Journal Writing Award, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law Prize, and the Silver BLS Pro Bono Award for his commitment to pro bono and community work.

George holds a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University, where he graduated as a Commencement Marshal. He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Boston College, where he majored in History and was a member of the Order of the Cross and Crown honor society. During college, George studied Arabic at the American University of Beirut and externed for the Honorable James Lemire in the Worcester County Superior Court.

George grew up and resides in Worcester.

Education:

  • Boston College, B.A., cum laude
  • Harvard University, A.M.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Admissions:

  • Massachusetts admission pending

Professional Memberships:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

 

Articles & Publications:

  • Bilcon v. Canada: A New Paradigm for Causation in Investor-State Arbitration?, 35 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. (forthcoming, 2020).
  • Bilcon v. Canada: A New Paradigm for Causation in Investor-State Arbitration?, in Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, J. Chaisse, L. Choukroune, & S. Jusoh, eds. (Springer-Nature: forthcoming).
  • The Death of Nonresident Contribution Limit Bans and the Birth of the New Small, Swing State, 28 & Mary Bill Rts. J. (forthcoming, 2020).
  • Cali Appeals Court Vacates Award for Failure to Disclose Conflicts of Interest, 36 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 136 (2018).
  • Supreme Court to Decide ‘Wholy Groundless’ Arbitrability Exception, 36 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 126 (2018).
  • Settlement Push for Opiate Litigation, 36 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 114 (2018).
  • Syria Under Pinheiro: Reformulating Syrian Domestic Law for Decentralized Reconstruction, 43 J. Int’l L. 717 (2018).

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