LOS ANGELES, CA— Steptoe’s Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration practices continue their 2021 expansion with the arrival of Tom Watson as a partner in Los Angeles. At Steptoe, Watson reunites with partners and former colleagues Juliya Arbisman and Robby Mockler, who joined the firm in June.
Watson focuses his practice on the trial and arbitration of complex, often bet-the-company, matters. He has a particular emphasis on energy, financial, bankruptcy, human rights, cross-border, and international disputes. Watson also has deep experience litigating whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act. Watson has represented U.S. and international clients in federal and state courts across the United States, and he has tried numerous cases successfully, including both jury trials and bench trials. He also has substantial experience representing clients in arbitration, both nationally and internationally.