John J. Hay

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901


Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

John Hay is a partner in Dentons' New York Office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution group. John has more than 35 years' experience representing domestic and international clients in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes. His practice involves matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before arbitration tribunals throughout the world, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

John has arbitrated disputes in a wide variety of areas, including construction, energy, joint ventures, financial services, real estate, and investments in foreign countries. He has represented clients in disputes involving parties from the US, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, England, France, Russia, Lebanon, the UAE, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Egypt, Albania, Switzerland and Panama. He has also served as a party-appointed arbitrator.

In addition, John has extensive experience representing clients in mediations. For more than 10 years, he served as a member of the Panel of Mediators of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.


B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
J.D., George Washington University