Joseph R. Profaizer is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings. He is the global head of Paul Hastings’ international arbitration practice and a former vice-chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He maintains a litigation and arbitration practice that focuses exclusively on complex international disputes.

Mr. Profaizer, a U.S.-qualified attorney and English-qualified Solicitor, has practiced in both the United States and England, and served as counsel in threatened or actual litigation or arbitration in over 50 countries. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in over 70 arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, the AAA/ICDR, the LCIA, the SIAC, the HKIAC, ICSID, CIETAC, CEPANI, JAMS, and UNCITRAL.

Mr. Profaizer represents public and private corporations as well as foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities in a wide range of complex multi-jurisdictional cross-border disputes, including commercial, construction, energy, e-commerce, hotel/hospitality, insurance, investment, licensing, media, life sciences, securities, and technology disputes.