Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Experienced International Arbitration Shareholder Thomas R. Snider

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Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Experienced International Arbitration Shareholder Thomas R. Snider

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has added experienced international arbitration attorney Thomas R. Snider as shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice. Snider joins the firm from WilmerHale where he was a counsel. Snider will reside in the Washington, D.C. office and work closely with the firm’s Africa, Global and International Dispute Resolution practices.

Snider will focus his practice on international commercial arbitration, state-to-state arbitration, and international investment disputes.

“The addition of someone with Tom’s experience and focus will allow for even greater interaction between our top-tier Global and Litigation teams,” said Philip R. Sellinger, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice and Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's New Jersey office. “We are excited to have him join the firm."

Jude Kearney, Chair of the firm’s Africa Practice, said, “Tom’s experience and broad knowledge of cross-border disputes and the sovereign immunities act will be a valuable asset to the clients of the Africa Practice and the firm as a whole. This a perfect fit for our collaborative culture and strategies.”

Snider’s prior experience includes working as a resident attorney in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a member of the legal team that represented the government of Ethiopia before the Eritrea Ethiopia Claims Commission (EECC) from 2002 to 2004. The EECC was an international tribunal adjudicating state-to-state claims for injury, damage or loss due to an international armed conflict.

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.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Africa Practice
Greenberg Traurig is proud to help facilitate an environment that fosters the energy and creativity of African entrepreneurs, and encourages those that wish to invest in Africa to do so in a socially responsible manner. The firm wants to partner with clients who share its vision for Africa - a vision of empowered African entrepreneurs, supported by meaningful investments in the community, sustained economic growth and social responsibility and wants to achieve success not just for its clients but for Africa.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Department comprises more than 600 litigators throughout the firm. The department's global platform distinctively positions its attorneys to address the needs of both domestic and international clients. The vast majority of Greenberg Traurig’ litigation shareholders and of counsel have first-chair trial experience. In addition, the firm is one of the few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit

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