Joseph R. "Joe" Profaizer

Joseph R. "Joe" Profaizer

Paul Hastings LLP

Recognized since 2021

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

International Arbitration - Commercial

International Arbitration - Governmental

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Joseph R. Profaizer is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings. He is the Global Co-Chair of Paul Hastings’ International Arbitration practice, a former vice-chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. 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, JAMS, CEPANI, 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, intellectual property, investment, joint venture, licensing, media, pharmaceutical, private equity, securities, and technology disputes. He also sits as arbitrator.

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental

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