David Z. Pinsky

David Pinsky is a partner in the firm’s international arbitration and litigation practice groups. Mr. Pinsky’s arbitration practice focuses on the energy and natural-resource industries and includes both investor-state and commercial disputes. In a recent representation on the investor-state side, Mr. Pinsky and a team at Covington prevailed against the Russian government on expropriation claims brought by minority investors in the Yukos Oil Company. In US litigation, Mr. Pinsky’s practice focuses on complex contractual disputes. In addition to his disputes work, Mr. Pinsky counsels companies on how to structure their foreign investments in a manner that affords them the strongest possible remedies in the event of adverse government action.

Mr. Pinsky also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing journalists and other media professionals who seek asylum in the United States. An émigré himself, Mr. Pinsky has won asylum and other forms of immigration relief for clients from Uzbekistan, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) International Arbitration, 3) International and 4) Securities/Derivatives Litigation & Enforcement
Law School New York University School of Law, (J.D., 2004)
Admitted Year 1999
Education Washington University, (B.A., 1999)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Covington & Burling
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