Kenneth D. Beale
t: +44 207 614 0950
f: +44 207 614 0999
Areas of Practice
Pomona College, B.A., summa cum laude, valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa, Russian and Philosophy, 1998
University of Cambridge, M. Phil., Philosophy, 1998
Yale Law School, J.D., 2002; Articles Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, (2004-2005)
Judge Peter J. Messitte, United States District Court, District of Maryland, (2003-2004)
Registered Foreign Lawyer in England & Wales
District of Columbia
Kenneth Beale is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner. His practice focuses on the resolution of international disputes, both civil and criminal. He has particular expertise representing clients in international arbitrations, cross-border disputes, multinational criminal investigations, and corporate internal investigations.
International Arbitration and Litigation
Mr. Beale has represented clients in numerous multibillion-dollar international arbitrations and cross-border disputes, in areas such as financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace and defense.
In particular, Mr. Beale has experience representing clients in disputes involving Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia. He also has represented clients in numerous disputes involving Africa, Europe and the Americas. He has served as counsel in disputes before most major arbitral institutions (e.g., ICC, LCIA, VIAC, etc.), sited at multiple seats, and governed by a wide variety of laws.
Mr. Beale teaches international arbitration law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and previously served as an adjunct professor at several other law schools. He also has taught international arbitration advocacy to students at the University of Geneva and in New York as part of the Foundation for International Advocacy in Arbitration’s advocacy program. He has written extensively on international arbitration law. Euromoney has named him a “rising star” in international arbitration.
Global Investigations and White Collar Defense
Mr. Beale has extensive experience representing clients in multinational criminal investigations and corporate internal investigations, in particular clients in the financial services industry.
Mr. Beale has represented companies and individuals in white collar matters involving allegations of accounting fraud, bribery and corruption (e.g., alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), money laundering, insider trading, and tax fraud made by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and various foreign investigative and regulatory agencies.
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
George Washington University Law School (2015)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (2015)
Energy Bar Association (2014)
Phnom Penh Arbitration Day (2014)