Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr


Steven Finizio is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London. His practice focuses on international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly with regard to complex commercial and regulatory issues.

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 USA. His pro bono work has included assisting a Central European government to draft new arbitration legislation. He also serves as an arbitrator.

Mr Finizio teaches international arbitration at the Pepperdine University Law School in London. Among other publications, he is co-author of A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration: Assessment, Planning and Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010) and of 'International Commercial Arbitration' in The Law of Transnational Business Transactions (West, 2004). He is also co-editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration.

Mr Finizio has been recognised 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.

Mr Finizio is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked for the Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars and a registered foreign lawyer of the Law Society of England & Wales.

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  • Education

    Georgetown University
    University of Chicago Law School


    California Bar
    District of Columbia Bar
    Law Society of England & Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)