Jack McKay is a partner in the Pillsbury Law’s Litigation/ Arbitration group with more than 30 years of experience in courts across the United States and in dozens of arbitrations, domestic and international. His clients include significant businesses in the United States and abroad. Litigation in disputes concerning technology and energy contracts has been a staple of Mr. McKay's practice. He has litigated the development, sale and implementation of computer hardware and software; represented the manufacturer of the primary mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope; and directed the most significant litigation to date over the transportation and storage of spent nuclear fuel. Energy related work has included international litigation/arbitration for foreign clients in disputes regarding coal deliveries, importation issues, and intellectual property rights. Mr. McKay has complemented this experience by litigating a wide variety of joint venture, partnership and other contractual agreements created to exploit business opportunities.
Mr. McKay serves as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, and lectures on international arbitration conducted under the rules of the ICC and other dispute resolution rules.
Mr. McKay was a clerk to the Honorable Collins Seitz, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, after serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps.
He received his BA, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.