Steve Clay has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration disputes in Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America, serving as an advocate and as an arbitrator. He was recently selected to serve a three-year term as one of ten U.S. representatives on the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration (100 delegates worldwide). Mr. Clay also has trial and appellate experience in a broad range of business litigation matters, including contract and other commercial litigation, business tort actions, antitrust and patent infringement actions. Mr. Clay is a certified mediator with 35 years of experience in alternative dispute resolution. He has served as a mediator and as an advocate in mediating a wide variety of commercial disputes, is certified by the CPR International Institute and has 30 hours of mediation training.
Mr. Clay has served as co-counsel with prominent barristers from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries. He also has worked closely with other leading international arbitration specialists throughout the world. Mr. Clay was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation in 2017 and each of the 16 years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2015 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Bet-the-Company Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Clay was recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009. He was recognized for Commercial Litigation in the 2016 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and in 2011, he was listed as a Senior Statesman for Commercial Litigation. Mr. Clay was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the areas of Business Litigation, International and Antitrust Litigation Law in 2009 and again for Business Litigation Law in 2016 and the six years immediately preceding. He has been named as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" for Appellate Law. In 2011, Mr. Clay was recognized for receiving the Anti-Defamation League's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was recognized by Benchmark: Litigation as a Georgia "Litigation Star" and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
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Professional & Community Activities
2009 Class of Leadership Atlanta
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member
Georgia Appleseed Foundation, Board Chairman
University of Virginia, Adjunct professor of Ethics and Litigation (1999—2000)