Senior Lecturer on Law
Luke Sobota is a founding partner of Three Crowns and is based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice is dedicated to commercial, investor-state, and inter-state arbitration, and he has extensive experience in the energy, financial, and technology sectors. He is recognized in leading directories and rankings, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.
Luke regularly writes and speaks about issues of international law and arbitration. His monograph General Principles of Law and International Due Process was recently published by Oxford University Press. Along with former ICJ President Stephen Schwebel, Luke is co-authoring a second edition of International Arbitration: Three Salient Principles, which is due to be published later this year by Cambridge University Press. He is co-director of the International Arbitration Workshop at Harvard Law School. Luke has taught international arbitration at American University Washington College of Law, Washington & Lee Law School, the University of Miami School of Law.
Luke previously worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advised and prepared formal legal opinions for executive branch officials on a range of constitutional, international, and administrative law issues. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, after which he clerked for the late Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William H. Rehnquist.