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TIMOTHY J. Feighery is a partner at ArentFox Schiff, and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He heads the firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice.

Feighery’s practice focuses on international arbitration, international claims and dispute resolution work, including the representation of sovereign states, investors, and private parties in international commercial transactions.

Feighery has been named to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators, and the Institute for Energy Law’s Energy Arbitration List. He is an adjunct professor of international law at George Mason University School of Law.

Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Feighery served as chairman of the U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission upon nomination by President Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Previous to his appointment, he held various senior-level positions in the office responsible for defending U.S. interests internationally in the areas of state-to-state arbitration, investor-state arbitrations, American citizen foreign investment disputes and international claims mechanisms.

From 2003 to 2004, Feighery was a deputy special master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, and prior to that he worked for the United Nations, serving as chief of section of the Legal Services Branch of the UN Compensation Commission in Geneva, where he was responsible for corporation claims for losses arising out of Iraq’s 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

Feighery earned a BA from Fordham University, and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.

Married with three children, Feighery was born in the U.S. to Irish parents. He was raised in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. He and his family returned to New York in 1979. He is a member of the IrishNetwork DC and Tullamore CBS Past Pupils.





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