Claudio Salas is special counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and a member of the international arbitration practice group. He regularly represents and advises clients in both investment and commercial arbitrations under the leading international arbitration rules (ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, ICSID). A native Spanish speaker, Mr Salas has particular expertise in Latin America-related disputes and has been involved in several high-stakes investment treaty arbitrations in the region. Mr Salas has handled disputes in diverse industries, including oil and gas, insurance, chemical, medical devices and financial services. In addition, he has litigated both against and on behalf of foreign sovereigns in US federal district courts and appellate courts, and he has represented clients in connection with US government investigations and administrative proceedings. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Yale Law School.