Teddy Baldwin regularly acts as lead counsel in significant international arbitrations, achieving favorable results for both corporations and sovereign entities. He also acts as lead counsel in arbitration-related proceedings, such as the enforcement of arbitration awards in US courts.
Teddy achieves results through tenacious advocacy, concentrated in the areas of international arbitration, litigation, and enforcement. He advises clients with respect to disputes and potential disputes before ICSID, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, LCIA, and other arbitral institutions. His representations and advisements have included disputes brought under CAFTA, NAFTA, foreign investment laws, bilateral investment treaties, and the Energy Charter Treaty.
Teddy served as Treasurer of the North American – Mongolian Business Council and is involved with several task forces of the Energy Charter Secretariat. He is on the Editorial Board of Oxford University Press' Investment Claims, and is on the Advisory Board of Georgetown's International Law Center. He regularly lectures on arbitration-related issues and writes on similar topics.
Teddy's successful record in dispute resolution and his leadership in this field have resulted in various recognitions, including obtaining the defense win of the year and being shortlisted by Global Arbitration Review for the most important case of the year.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Teddy worked in two other prominent Washington, DC law firms where he focused on investor-state arbitration.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US District Court, Southern District of New York
- US District Court, Eastern District of New York
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2003, Honors
- B.A., Eckerd College, 1998, Phi Beta Kappa; Honors and Distinction, American Studies
Areas of Practice
"Investment Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty in the Wake of Achmea v. Slovakia: Allowed or Forbidden?," 13th Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration, April 8, 2019
"Comparison Shopping: What Counsel Should Look for in Identifying the Right Litigation Financing Firm for Their Clients," Litigation Funding Form, April 4, 2019
"Climate Change as a Concern in Negotiating Mine Development Agreements," 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 29, 2019
News & Publications
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April 19, 2019
April 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
- Defense Win of the Year for the American Lawyer (2011)
- Shortlisted for Global Arbitration Review's Case of the Year
- Achieved Summary Judgment for Plaintiff in RICO Case in a first-of-its-kind decision