J.D., honors, 1999, University of Chicago Law School
B.A., honors, 1996, Pomona College
Luke Sobota is active in investor-state, inter-state, and commercial arbitrations. He is working on several investor-state arbitrations that involve claims of expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, and denial of justice—as well as applications for interim measures. He is advising two sovereign clients on issues of public international law relating to treaty and water issues. Sobota’s commercial work spans the energy, financial, and technology sectors, and includes spearheading one of the largest ICC cases ever. He has substantial experience in cases governed by civil law.
Sobota 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. Sobota’s monograph on General Principles Of Law And International Due Process was recently published by Oxford University Press. 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.
Sobota teaches Forensics of Advocacy in International Arbitration, a two-semester simulation of arbitral proceedings, which is offered in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program.