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Nika Madyoon is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. She is currently on secondment in the London office.
Nika has experience in a wide range of cross-border disputes, including commercial and investment treaty arbitrations covering a number of different sectors. She has advised clients under arbitration rules including the ICSID, ICSID AF, UNCITRAL, and ICC Rules. She has developed particular experience in construction, mining, infrastructure, insurance, and consumer products disputes.
She was recently recognized as one of eight “rising stars” globally in international arbitration, and nominated for participation in the Seventeenth Annual Juris Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration. She was previously the First Prize recipient in the Charter Institute of Arbitrators’ Student Writing Competition.
Nika earned her Juris Doctor in 2021 from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and recipient of the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law. In law school, she served as research and teaching assistant to Professor George A. Bermann. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Columbia University in 2016.
She maintains an active pro bono practice at the firm, advising clients on issues of public international law, international human rights law, and immigration law.
Nika is fluent in French and Farsi, and has working proficiency in Spanish. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Columbia University - 2021 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2016 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar