(March 12, 2019, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Teddy Baldwin has joined the firm’s Washington office as a partner. Baldwin will focus his practice on international arbitration, including investor-state arbitration, commercial arbitration, and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.
Baldwin represents multinational clients and sovereigns in international arbitration proceedings and in matters before US federal and state courts. He has extensive experience in investor-state arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and ad hoc tribunals, in commercial arbitration under various rules and institutions, and in US litigation, including RICO and fraud actions.
Baldwin advises and has worked with companies and sovereigns all over the world, including China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Czech Republic, and South Africa. He has helped clients with enforcement of judgments and awards, and with sovereign immunity defenses and prosecutions, as well as the range of issues associated with transnational disputes.
In welcoming Baldwin to the firm, Steptoe Chair Phil West commented: "Teddy brings 16 years' experience in international arbitration, having represented clients, including sovereigns, in more than a dozen commercial and investor-state merit hearings in jurisdictions around the globe. His arrival will strengthen and expand our existing international arbitration capabilities."
Steptoe has extensive experience handling international commercial arbitrations in a broad range of industries, particularly the construction, energy, telecommunications, and high-tech industries. The firm's clients include governments, financial institutions, manufacturers and telecommunications firms. The firm has conducted arbitrations, in whole or in part, in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese, and is capable of handling arbitrations in a number of other languages. Its investor-state disputes practice in London has been recognized by The American Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review for its pathbreaking representation against the government of Zimbabwe in a long-running land dispute.
Baldwin remarked: "Steptoe has more than 40 years of international arbitration experience and the firm's lawyers regularly handle highly sophisticated matters. From my discussions with the team and firm leadership, I have found that Steptoe's lawyers embrace a collegial and collaborative environment that makes the firm an attractive and welcoming home for my practice."
Baldwin earned his B.A., with honors and distinction, from Eckerd College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University, with honors. Baldwin is on the editorial board for Oxford University Press' Investment Claims.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.