Barry H. Garfinkel - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Barry H. Garfinkel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 212-735-2500

Barry H. Garfinkel is a senior member of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group. He formerly headed the group. In addition to handling a broad spectrum of U.S. and international litigation and arbi­tration, Mr. Garfinkel has been in charge of many of the firm’s more significant appeals. He argues matters in federal and state appellate courts. He formerly headed the firm’s U.S. litigation practice.

Mr. Garfinkel has served as lead counsel in international arbitrations for numerous multinational companies (both U.S. and international entities), among others. He has appeared in ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA and AAA arbitrations. Mr. Garfinkel also has served as party-nominated arbi­tra­tor in ICC, AAA and ad hoc arbitral tribunals and has served as the chair­man of tribunals. He has advised numerous firm clients on the preparation of arbi­tral claus­es in international com­mercial con­tracts and overall arbitration strategy.

The matters in which he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator are a broad spectrum, including construction disputes, investment, joint ventures, sales and distribution, insurance, securities law, oil and gas, corporate and commercial, power and energy, and technology issues.

Mr. Garfinkel is listed as “leading” in the Chambers USA and Chambers Global guides,Euromoney Publications’ Guide, International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators andThe Best Lawyers in America. He is a frequent lecturer on AAA and ICC programs, which he also has chaired. Mr. Garfinkel has written on diverse international arbitration topics, which have been published in Mealey’s and in AAA publications. He also has lectured on inter­na­tion­al arbitration topics at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference.

Yale UniversityCollege of the City of New York

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration - Commercial of the New York City Metro Area
Barry H. Garfinkel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental