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Jake Butwin is an associate in the Litigation Department.

He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University, where he was a captain of the men’s varsity soccer team. Before law school, Jake worked for a major investment bank.

In an 8-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court recently held in Badgerow v. Walters that federal courts may not examine the substance of arbitration disputes to establish federal question jurisdiction under Sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”).  Not only did this decision resolve a circuit split, it, in essence, shifted more responsibility to state courts to confirm or vacate arbitration awards.