David Zaslowsky

Baker & McKenzie LLP


David Zaslowsky chairs the Litigation Department of the Firm's New York office, and practices in the area of general commercial litigation and arbitration. He has worked on many cases involving issues of international litigation, including matters related to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, the Alien Tort Claims Act, forum non conveniens, obtaining discovery in aid of foreign proceedings under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782, and foreign attachments. Mr. Zaslowsky has been included in Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his international arbitration work since 2008.

Practice Focus

Mr. Zaslowsky has appeared in various federal and state courts — trial and appellate — throughout the country. He has also participated in arbitrations, both inside and outside the US, under the rules of various arbitral institutions. These include the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and NASD, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. Mr. Zaslowsky also serves as an arbitrator and is on the panel of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a restaurant company in an arbitration arising out of the sale of the company.

  • Defended an international bank against the enforcement of a foreign judgment.

  • Represented a foreign fashion and accessories company in obtaining a preliminary injunction to protect its trademarks.

  • Represented an internet company in an HKIAC arbitration in an overpayment claim against the sellers of a Chinese internet company.

  • Represented a Brazilian bank in defending against an USD800 million claim for breach of contract arising out of projects performed in Iraq.

  • Represented a Bermuda captive insurance company in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in connection with disputes with an insured concerning whether certain damage at nuclear power plants are covered under the company's policies.

  • Represented a German bank in a claim (ICDR arbitration) by the former president of its US representative office for breach of a bonus provision in his employment contract.

  • Represented the Idaho Potato Commission in a series of cases relating to the commission’s ownership of a certification mark for Idaho potatoes. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Member, Arbitration Committee

  • CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution - Member, Arbitration Committee

  • New York International Arbitration Center - Director

  • American Bar Association - Litigation Section and International Section

  • The International Arbitration Club of New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit~United States (2011)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit~United States (1992)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York~United States (1986)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York~United States (1986)
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey~United States (1986)
  • New Jersey~United States (1985)
  • New York~United States (1985)


  • Yale Law School (J.D.) (1984)
  • Brooklyn College (B.S. Computer Science, summa cum laude) (1981)


  • English
  • Hebrew