Jack Boos is a partner in K&L Gates’ San Francisco office. His focuses on domestic and international business litigation, arbitration and mediation, internal and external investigations, construction, international expropriation and other government-related claims, insurance coverage, intellectual property, real estate, employment, fine art and cultural property, and financial services. He is a veteran advocate with numerous court and jury trials and arbitrations. Mr. Boos has participated in various international proceedings and dispute resolution in Europe and Asia including representation against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. He also has appeared before the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of a Gulf War claimant against Iraq. He has spoken widely in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia on litigation, arbitration, construction, environmental and insurance coverage topics. In 2006, under the auspices of the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium, Mr. Boos addressed a conference of Russian jurists in Yuzhno-Sakalinsk, Russia on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. In addition to his experience as an advocate in various forms of dispute resolution, Mr. Boos has an extensive record of service as an arbitrator, mediator, early neutral evaluator and settlement master including appointments by the state and federal courts in California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Arbitration Association and the Private Adjudication Center of Duke University. Mr. Boos’ community service activities include leadership in youth sports in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served eight terms as president of North Oakland Little League Baseball, and served as a member of the Mayor’s Sports Advisory Council.
Before joining K&L Gates, Mr. Boos practiced in the San Francisco office of two other international law firms where he was a partner and head of the litigation group. Prior to entering private practice he served as counsel and legislative assistant to a member of Congress, counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, and counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence to Investigate the Activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The Select Committee’s scope included the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among others.