Rahim Moloo

  • Lecturer in Law

Rahim Moloo is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  He is recognized as a leader in the fields of international arbitration and public international law.

Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Moloo as “one of the most skilled advocates of his generation” and Law360 named Mr. Moloo one of five MVPs for International Arbitration for 2020.  According to Chambers Global, Mr. Moloo’s “strong advocacy and strategy skills stand out.  He has the perfect demeanor for international disputes—he’s a natural diplomat.”  Chambers USA notes that Mr. Moloo is “fantastic and a great legal mind.”  Chambers comments that Mr. Moloo is an “accomplished and brilliant lawyer who is able to sift through a myriad of issues to focus on the salient ones.”  Chambers further praises his “comprehensive and deep knowledge” and “very calm presence” in arbitration proceedings. 

Moloo has published several books and articles on international arbitration and litigation, international investment law, and public international law, many of which have been cited in arbitral decisions and leading treatises.  Among his publications is a book he co-authored on Procedural Issues in International Investment Arbitration, published by Oxford University Press.  Moloo has also lectured on international arbitration and international law at a number of law schools, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, the University of Cambridge, New York University, Duke, Georgetown, and McGill.

Moloo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the University of British Columbia Alumni Board of Directors.  He also serves as Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee.  He previously served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), co-chair of the Society’s Annual Conference and co-chair of ASIL’s Private International Law Section.

Moloo has degrees from Queen’s University, the University of British Columbia and New York University School of Law and has held fellowships at the University of Cambridge and Columbia Law School.  He was named NYU’s All-University Valedictorian for Professional and Graduate students and has received the University of British Columbia’s Outstanding Young Alumnus award.  He is a former World Public Speaking Champion and National Debating Champion.