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Igor V. Timofeyev

Partner, Litigation Department


Igor Timofeyev is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Timofeyev’s practice focuses on appellate litigation, as well as international arbitration and dispute resolution. He has represented corporations and business associations in appellate, trial, and regulatory proceedings involving constitutional, foreign affairs, securities, healthcare, patent, and antitrust issues. In the field of international litigation, Mr. Timofeyev has represented multinational corporations and foreign governments in World Trade Organization disputes, investor-state arbitration, ad hoc international commercial arbitration, and domestic U.S. litigation. In addition, he has advised clients on issues concerning investment treaties and free trade agreements.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Timofeyev served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge (now Chief Judge) Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also served as an Associate Legal Officer to Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.Mr. Timofeyev also served as Director of Immigration Policy and Special Advisor for Refugee and Asylum Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity, he advised the Secretary of Homeland Security on immigration, visa, refugee, and asylum policy, and coordinated the department’s regulatory policy on immigration reform, benefits, and enforcement. Mr. Timofeyev testified before and briefed Congress on issues of immigration reform and enforcement, visa policy, and asylum and refugee protection. He also represented the Department of Homeland Security on the G8 Anti-Terrorism and Law Enforcement Working Group, the U.S.-Canada Visa Policy Working Group, and before the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Mr. Timofeyev is a frequent speaker on topics relating to homeland security, immigration, and refugee law.


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2001 (Articles Editor on the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law)
  • Oxford University, M.Phil., 1998 (Donovan/Moody Scholar)
  • Williams College, B.A., 1996 (summa cum laude, with highest honors in History)

Engagement & Publications


  • Member (barrister) of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
  • Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships (Chair of the Governance Committee)

Practice Areas


Appellate Litigation

Securities Litigation

International Arbitration

Complex Litigation and Arbitration






District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar


Yale Law School, J.D. 2001

University of Oxford, M.Phil 1998

Williams College, B.A. 1996

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