Joseph LoBue is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and a member of the firm's International Arbitration Team in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Joseph represents clients in matters in both arbitration and traditional litigation. He represents and advises clients in connection with highly complex disputes involving cross-border transactions. Joseph regularly represents multi-national and global companies in the energy, energy infrastructure, aerospace, telecommunications and other technology industries. He has represented clients in numerous proceedings in the U.S. courts and in arbitration proceedings before the ICC, ICSID, AAA, ICDR and JAMS, among other institutions. Joseph is recognized in Legal 500 and Expert Guides in the areas of international and commercial arbitration. Some of his recent representations include:

  • A subsidiary of Total S.A. in ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uganda relating to the imposition of a tax on the transfer of assets.
  • A subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. in ICDR arbitration relating to the termination of a long-term contract for LNG importation and regasification services at a facility in the port of Pascagoula.
  • Veolia North America and Veolia Environnement S.A. in litigation under the Alien Tort Claims Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • A large French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration involving night vision systems.
  • A large French energy company in ICC arbitration against an Argentinian entity involving a dispute over the ownership of rights in an ICSID claim against the government of Argentina.
  • A large U.S. manufacturer of aluminum products in ICC arbitration against a Brazilian entity.
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation in antitrust litigation against United Launch Alliance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • A large French aircraft manufacturer in an ICC arbitration relating to the design of high lift devices.
  • A U.S. interactive entertainment software company in copyright, trademark and licensing litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
  • An oil exploration and production company in an ICC arbitration against the government of Sierra Leone relating to the expropriation of offshore oil exploration rights in West Africa.
  • A large European satellite manufacturer in multiple ICDR arbitration proceedings involving manufacture of a telecommunications constellation.
  • A large French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration and litigation involving aircraft terrain awareness and warning systems.
  • A large U.S. defense contractor in a commercial (foreign military sales) dispute regarding specification compliance and delay and disruption costs in connection with aircraft electronic warfare, radar and infrared targeting systems.
  • A large French telecommunications company in a patent litigation and a patent licensing dispute relating to communication processors.
  • A Belize corporation in an ICC arbitration in connection with the sale and installation of mobile telecommunication infrastructure equipment in Turkey.
  • A French chemical company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical plant in France.
  • General Electric Corporation in an ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to construct two power plants in Venezuela.
  • A U.S. financial services company in class action securities litigation in federal court and enforcement proceedings in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • A large U.S. information systems provider in a government contracts dispute with the U.S. Air Force.

Prior to attending law school, Joseph served as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.



Legal 500, International Arbitration

Expert Guides, Commercial Arbitration



International Arbitration Law Blog Posts


J.D., Catholic University of America, 2001, magna cum laude

B.E., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1986


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