David Stute

David Stute

Associate , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
[email protected]

David Stute focuses his practice on international arbitration and appellate litigation.

David represents clients in cross-border disputes between private and public companies, investors, states, and state-owned entities in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, including UNCITRAL, ICDR, ICC, ad hoc, and ICSID arbitrations, and in related actions in U.S. and foreign fora.  David has authored briefs for state and federal appeals, and his articles on transnational and comparative law have been published by Arbitration International, the Michigan Journal of International Law, the New Law Journal, Thomson Reuters, the American Journal of Comparative Law (2021), and ITA in Review (2021).

David was a visiting scholar and Herz Fellow at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and he served as a judicial law clerk on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Professional Highlights

External Publications

  • With co-author Alexis N. Wansac, The Singapore Convention – Not Much There There (forthcoming).
  • Judging as Crime: A Transcontinental Perspective on Criminalizing Excesses of Judicial Discretion, 68 Am. J. Comp. L. (forthcoming).
  • 28 U.S.C. § 1782 – Looking for Consensus, 35 Arb. Int’l 331-45 (2019).
  • Expect the Unexpected: A Report From the ITA Workshop on Adjudicating Changed Circumstances, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (July 19, 2019).
  • With co-authors Michael E. Jaffe & Jeetander T. Dulani, Burden of Proof as a Prerequisite to Document Production Under the 2010 IBA Rules: An Obituary, Transnat’l Disp. Mgmt., Jan. 2017, at 1-10.
  • Privacy Almighty? The CJEU’s Judgment in Google Spain SL v. AEPD, 36 Mich. J. Int’l L. 649-80 (2015).
  • Piketty v. Merkel, Mich. J. Int’l L. Blog (Mar. 18, 2015).
  • Jean Godefroy Bidima, La Palabre, in Law and the Public Sphere in Africa 15-74 (David J. Stute & Laura Hengehold trans., Ind. Univ. Press 2014).
  • Associations
    • American Society of International Law
    • Young ITA


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2015
Eric Stein Award for the best note published by the Michigan Journal of International Law

B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2010
Academic Honors

B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2010
Philosophy magna cum laude, Departmental Honors in Philosophy


District of Columbia



U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia


Law Clerk to the Honorable Senior Judges, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Law Clerk to Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee



External Publications

Looking for Consensus in Federal Court Discovery for Private Foreign or International Arbitral Proceedings, International Arbitration, Oxford University Press, Authors: David J. Stute, 10/25/2019

Firm Publications

Supreme Court Affirms FHA Disparate Impact Claims, Authors: Deborah B. Baum, Julia E. Judish, David J. Stute, John Scalia, 07/21/2015


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