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Meagan T. Bachman

Partner

mbachman@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2722
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Meagan T. Bachman’s practice focuses on construction contract disputes and other complex commercial issues in both arbitration and litigation. She has served as lead and co-lead counsel on a number of international arbitrations and mediations involving large infrastructure projects. In addition to her disputes advocacy work, Meagan regularly counsels clients on contract matters relating to major construction and infrastructure projects, including disputes avoidance and early resolution of disputes.

She has substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Meagan represents clients in construction and other commercial matters in a variety of proceedings conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, and JAMS.

Meagan also has significant experience litigating actions at both the trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in many federal matters, including commercial and contract disputes, as well as constitutional challenges to federal agency rulemakings.

She works closely with clients to craft effective dispute resolution strategies.

Representative Matters

  • ICC arbitration of multibillion dollar dispute concerning consultant breach of contract and negligence under FIDIC-based consultant contract.
  • ICC arbitration of multimillion dollar dispute regarding forfeiture of contractor’s employment under FIDIC-based construction contract.
  • ICDR mediations of multiple construction contract disputes involving design, negligence, delay, pricing, and change issues.
  • AAA arbitration of multimillion dollar disputes arising under long-term coal transportation contract.
  • Representation of the Hamad International Airport on a variety of construction and consultant contract matters. This multibillion dollar project is Qatar’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date.
  • Representation of Qatar Airways in construction projects, including a new greenfield airport in Africa.
  • Construction project counsel on multimillion dollar renovation of African government embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • AAA arbitration of dispute concerning dissolution of a closely held corporation, diversion of corporate opportunities, and fraud.
  • Representation of the Qatar Olympic Committee in successive dismissals of lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and New York State Court relating to alleged breach of contract.
  • Representation of client in response to Compulsory Process Order issued by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Expedited First Circuit appeal of class action settlement involving issues of first impression under the U.S. Constitution.
  • U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief filed on behalf of 20 members of Congress in Granholm v. Heald, addressing discrimination against shipments from out-of-state wineries, the 21st Amendment, and the Commerce Clause.
  • Precedent-setting Eleventh Circuit appeal of dismissal of fraudulent conveyance action.

Education

  • Davidson College, A.B. (1997) cum laude
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2002) Order of the Coif

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia (inactive); before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and Eastern District of Virginia; Virginia Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Board Member, HomeBase, the Center for Common Concerns, San Francisco, California

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"COVID-19 in Latin America: Continuing Considerations for Force Majeure," International Dispute Resolution Alert (October 21, 2021). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, Leslie Castello, Meagan T. Bachman, John L. Murino, Ashley R. Riveira
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Middle East North Africa Region: Mega Disputes, Expansion of International Arbitration Centers, and a Renewed Interest in Shariah Law as a Foundation of Applicable Law," World Arbitration Update (October 12, 2021). Moderator: Meagan T. Bachman.
Speech/Presentation
"Major Infrastructure Projects, Major Risks: Lessons Learned for Their Successful Navigation," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 24, 2021). Presenters: Meagan T. Bachman, T. Michael Guiffré, and Robert A. Hager.
Speech/Presentation
"The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Revises its Rules of Arbitration," International Dispute Resolution Alert (February 2, 2021). Contacts: Meagan T. Bachman, John L. Murino, Joshua M. Lindsay, Leslie Castello
Client Alert / Newsletter
"How to Limit COVID-19 Related Legal Claims," International Dispute Resolution Alert (January 11, 2021). Contacts: Meagan T. Bachman, Joshua M. Lindsay
Client Alert / Newsletter
"How To Limit COVID-19 Related Legal Claims," Engineering News-Record (January 5, 2021). Authors: Meagan T. Bachman, and Joshua M. Lindsay.
Publication
The Dotted Line: To Sue Or Not To Sue Construction Dive (December 22, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Infrastructure Disputes and Claims of Corruption in International Arbitration," Washington Arbitration Week - 1st Edition (December 3, 2020). Moderator: Ian A. Laird; Speaker: Meagan T. Bachman.
Speech/Presentation
Crowell & Moring International Dispute Resolution Lawyers Participate in Washington Arbitration Week 2020 (Nov.30.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Overcoming Construction Contract Challenges During Covid-19," Bloomberg Law (November 30, 2020). Authors: Meagan T. Bachman, Denise McLaughlin.
Publication

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