Mr. Crawford is of counsel at the international law firm Jones Day, based in Paris, France.  He practices in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, in particular as counsel in commercial arbitration matters before the International Chamber of Commerce and other arbitral institutions, and has acted as arbitrator or mediator in a number of international dispute resolution matters.  In addition, he has experience in multijurisdictional aspects of United States and European litigation and in dealing with international joint ventures and other projects and transactions in such sectors as oil and gas, construction, and electronics.  Mr. Crawford previously chaired the firm’s dispute resolution practice and he was partner-in-charge of the Paris office from 1977 to 1994.

Mr. Crawford has served as chairman of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (1987 – 1990) and as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in France (1985 – 1988), where he has been a board member since 1976.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Crawford currently serves as vice chairman of the American Hospital of Paris and as a member of the board of the Fondation Carnot, International Council of Haverford College (former chairman), and International House – New York.  At Tufts University, he is a member of the International Board of Overseers and both the Advisory Board and European Advisory Group at its Fletcher School of International Affairs. 

Mr. Crawford earned a BA from Haverford College in 1958, an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1959, and after attending the University of Paris from 1959 to 1961, a JD from Columbia University in 1964, where he was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law

Mr. Crawford is a member of the French Legion of Honor and Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.  In September 2007 he was honored with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Prize (Gaimu-daijin Hyosho) for his work in creating the Japanese program at the American Hospital of Paris.  At Mr. Crawford’s alma mater, Haverford College, he was the 2006 recipient of the Perry Award for Exemplary Service in Fund Raising.