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Fellenbaum, Josh

Joshua Fellenbaum

Joshua Fellenbaum, head of the Tucker Ellis Arbitration & International Disputes practice, has significant experience advising clients worldwide on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular focus on strategic settlement tactics, commercial arbitration, mediation, and investment arbitration.

Joshua is responsible for matters involving Tucker Ellis clients before international arbitral tribunals and relating to cross-border disputes. He advises them on cross-border issues ranging from pre-dispute advice, such as the drafting of arbitration clauses, to the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Joshua’s experience includes serving as counsel, tribunal secretary, and advisor in international disputes covering sectors including mining, banking, energy, automotive, software, commodities, insurance, telecommunications, and infrastructure. He is also experienced in representing clients in matters concerning state responsibility and public international law. Joshua has been involved in cases under the auspices of major arbitration rules, including the ICC, JAMS, FCCC, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, and the SCC, plus ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL rules. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator.

Before joining Tucker Ellis, Joshua worked for leading law firms in Australia, Sweden, and England. He relies on his diverse experience working in both the common and civil legal systems and with various types of disputes to strategically advise clients throughout each step of the applicable dispute resolution process. He has been relied on consistently by a General Counsel of a multibillion-dollar company to assist with various matters and is particularly experienced in successfully resolving matters for clients before they proceed to full-blown arbitration or litigation proceedings.

Joshua is described in The Legal 500 UK 2022 as “very strong” and is identified as being among the world’s leading arbitration specialists to be listed in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017-2024. He serves on the Peer Review Board of “ICSID Review — Foreign Investment Law Journal” and is a faculty member of the HKIAC’s Tribunal Secretary Accreditation Programme. Previously, he served as a vice chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.

Cleveland State University College of Law (J.D., 2007); International Environmental Moot Court
The School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London, England (Certificate, 2005, Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives)
American University (B.A. in Law and Society, 2004); Certificate: Advanced Leadership Studies
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Spring Semester 2003: History, Political Science, and Humanities)
State Admissions
Ohio, 2007
Federal Admissions
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Speaking Engagements

  • “Building a Dispute Resolution Toolbox,” ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Cleveland State University College of Law (May 2023)
  • “Counsel on Arbitrator Appointments,” Women in Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section (February 2023)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders – Non-Partners (2017-2024)