David W. Bowker is the Chair of the International Litigation Practice at the law firm WilmerHale, where he has nearly 20 years of litigation and arbitration experience representing U.S. and foreign companies, multi-nationals, foreign states, individuals, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations before international arbitration tribunals, state and federal trial courts, courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Vice President of the American Society of International Law, an outside Director of the non-profit organization Hostage US, an Adjunct Professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, and a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, and American Law Institute. Along with Georgetown Law Professor David Stewart, he recently co-authored Ristau’s International Judicial Assistance: A Practitioner’s Guide to International Civil and Commercial Litigation, published by Oxford University Press and the International Law Institute in 2021. Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Bowker served as the Attorney-Adviser for the Law of Armed Conflict in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, he worked in counter-terrorism in the Office of Global Affairs and Multilateral Issues on the National Security Council staff.
J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall (1998)
M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University (1998)
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles (1993)