Theodore J. Folkman


53 State Street, Suite 500

Boston, MA 02109 USA


T +1 (617) 219-9664


Theodore J. Folkman, a Boston lawyer, has twenty years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration and serves as a commercial arbitrator. He is widely regarded for his expertise in private international law and international judicial assistance. 

Ted received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2000. After a federal judicial clerkship, he practiced law in leading firms in Boston until 2020, when he established Folkman LLC. 

He speaks and writes frequently on private international law topics. 

Ted is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and in federal courts around the country and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national panel of commercial arbitrators. 

In 2018 he was elected to the American Law Institute.

Ted is a graduate of Princeton (A.B., magna cum laude, in politics, with certificates in political theory and European Cultural Studies), Columbia (M.A., 1997, in political science), and Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2000), where he was editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Boston Bar Association co-chair of the International Law Section, member of the Amicus Committee. Winner of the President’s Award in 2016.

American Law Institute, elected 2018. Member of the Conflict of Laws member consultative group.




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