Mr. Groot has experience representing clients in disputes conducted under various arbitration rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and UNCITRAL. He has acted as counsel on construction disputes spanning a wide range of projects. These have included a national highway system, an oil & gas facility, airport terminals, and office building renovations. Mr. Groot has experience with many different forms of construction contracts. In particular, he has handled several cases involving the FIDIC form of contract and has presented for Continuing Legal Education credit on the FIDIC multi-tier dispute resolution procedure.
In law school, Mr. Groot served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Nicholas Garaufis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, as Staff Editor of the Law and Contemporary Problems journal, and was Co-Chair of the Innocence Project Policy Team.
He has been recognized for his efforts to bring equal rights to the residents of Puerto Rico and presented with a resolution of the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico for his efforts in the case United States v. Vaello-Madero.
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Marlboro College, B.A., Philosophy and Political Science
Admitted to Practice
United States District Court - Eastern District of New York
United States District Court - Southern District of New York