Thomas Snider is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2009.
Mr. Snider represents clients in a wide range of matters involving international law and dispute resolution. He has represented foreign states and corporate entities in international arbitrations and in US court litigation involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and other matters raising questions of international law in the domestic context. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Snider was a member of the legal team representing the Government of Ethiopia before the Eritrea Ethiopia Claims Commission (EECC), an international tribunal adjudicating state-to-state claims for loss, damage, and injury arising during an international armed conflict. In this context, he worked as a resident attorney in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 2002 to 2004 managing several aspects of the representation.
Mr. Snider is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the US District Court for the District of Columbia.