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Joseph R. Profaizer


Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., University of Texas at Austin; LL.M., London School of Economics

Joseph R. Profaizer is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings. He is the head of Paul Hastings' international arbitration practice and a...

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Joseph R. Profaizer is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings. He is the head of Paul Hastings' international arbitration practice and a 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 45 countries. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in over 50 arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, the AAA/ICDR, the LCIA, the SIAC, the HKIAC, ICSID, 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, pharmaceutical, securities, and technology disputes.

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"Law360's 2018 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board," by Law360, March 22, 2018, with a brief profile of Adjunct Professor Joseph R. Profaizer.

5 Tips For Airtight International Arbitration Clauses,” coverage in Law360, February 1, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Joseph R. Profaizer.

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"Law360's 2018 International Arbitration Editorial Advisory Board," by Law360, March 22, 2018, with a brief profile of Adjunct Professor Joseph R. Profaizer.

5 Tips For Airtight International Arbitration Clauses,” coverage in Law360, February 1, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Joseph R. Profaizer.

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