Steven P. Finizio
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale
Steven Finizio is a member of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s international arbitration and dispute resolution group, based in London.
Mr. Finizio has advised clients regarding disputes under the rules of most of the leading international arbitration institutions and in ad hoc proceedings, involving the laws of jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the US, as well as disputes under bilateral and regional treaties. He has assisted a government to draft new arbitration legislation and has been counsel in a number of human rights cases, including the first freedom of expression case in the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. He also serves as an arbitrator.
He teaches international arbitration as an adjunct professor, and is on the faculty of the International Dispute Resolution Academy (Hong Kong), the Cologne Academy of Arbitration, and the Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA) International Treaty Law and Arbitration Programme.
Mr. Finizio writes frequently on a wide range of issues relating to international dispute resolution, and his publications include “A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration: Assessment, Planning and Strategy” (with Duncan Speller) and “International Commercial Arbitration,” in The Law of Transnational Business Transactions.
Mr. Finizio is recognized as a leading international arbitration lawyer in Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who in International Arbitration, the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best. He also is recommended for public international law in Legal 500.
Mr. Finizio is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B., 1988 magna cum laude), and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1992, with honors, Order of the Coif). He also is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.