John H. Rooney, Jr. is presently a sole practitioner in Miami, having been a partner at Shutts and Bowen LLP, Miami. He has spent more than twenty years advising clients on international business. Rooney has experience in transactions, litigation and arbitration and is an International Neutral Arbitrator, certified by the American Arbitration Association. Rooney is the former vice president and general counsel of two insurance corporations. He also served as Managing Partner of the Miami Office of Fowler, Rodriguez, Kingsmill, Flint & Gray, LLP. His early legal experience includes a clerkship with Associate Justice Watson and Associate Justice Stone of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. Rooney now focuses on reinsurance issues, which primarily involves contracts, international disputes and arbitration and the qualification of foreign reinsurers. Rooney teaches in the International Arbitration LL.M. program, serves as a coach for Miami Law's International Moot Court Program, and teaches in the areas of International Business Transactions and a seminar in International Commercial Arbitration, a survey of the law and regulation of international commercial arbitration as seen from the perspective of the United States courts.