Joseph R Profaizer is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Paul Hastings LLP. He is the chair of the firm's international arbitration practice, a former vice-chair of its Washington, DC, office, and an adjunct professor of international arbitration and litigation at Georgetown University. He has been repeatedly recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Global Arbitration Review, Who's Who Legal: Arbitration and The Legal 500 (United States) as a leading attorney in international arbitration. He is a US-qualified attorney and English-qualified solicitor, and has practised in both the United States and England. Mr Profaizer has served as counsel in threatened or actual litigation or arbitration in over 50 countries, as well as in over 70 arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, the AAA/ICDR, the LCIA, the SIAC, the HKIAC, ICSID, JAMS and UNCITRAL. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles on international arbitration and a frequent speaker on international arbitration and international legal issues. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas School of Law and the London School of Economics. He is a former law clerk to the Honorable George P Kazen at the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.