Several years ago Atlanta litigator Kirk Watkins saw a trend developing and pivoted his practice to include a focus on international arbitration. The significance of international arbitration today goes without saying and Watkins’ years of experience have become invaluable to his clients. That’s why Law360 turned to Watkins in this Q&A (subscription required) for his insights into the state of international arbitration, its future, and what drew him to the work in the first place.

Watkins has more than 35 years of complex business litigation and arbitration experience. Kirk serves as Womble Carlyle’s chief liaison to the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS).