Jeffrey F. Pryce
Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Wesleyan; M.Phil., Cambridge; J.D., Yale
Professor Pryce is vice-chair of the International Dispute Resolution practice at Steptoe & Johnson, where his practice focuses in particular on investment treaty arbitration and...Continue Reading
Professor Pryce is vice-chair of the International Dispute Resolution practice at Steptoe & Johnson, where his practice focuses in particular on investment treaty arbitration and public international law. He has successfully represented clients in claims before ICSID, the ICSID Additional Facility, the ICC and other international arbitral fora, as well as in international and appellate litigation in U.S. courts. He also has counseled clients on a range of public international law issues, including arms control, law of war, and the establishment of post-conflict war crimes tribunals in Africa.
Prof. Pryce served as a senior legal and policy officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1999, first as Special Counsel for International Affairs and then as Counselor to the Under Secretary for Policy. He negotiated international agreements on nuclear disarmament and participated in policymaking and negotiations on international security problems generally, including issues of European security and ongoing crises and conflicts. He was a senior member of U.S. delegation to the ICC conference and led the U.S. delegation to NATO EAPC talks on controlling small arms proliferation. Previously, he served for five years as a congressional staffer working on foreign policy, defense and arms control issues for Senator Kennedy and Rep. Markey.
He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs and an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, he served for two terms as a law clerk to Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court.