Matthew E. Draper acts as counsel in complex international disputes and as arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. Draper has more than 15 years’ experience as counsel and arbitrator in disputes concerning energy, commodities, financial services, private equity, transportation, telecommunications, and construction. He also represents states in transboundary water disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Draper is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Who’s Who Legal named him a Future Leader in Arbitration for 2018. He is a member of the ICDR’s international roster of arbitrators, and the AAA’s Large and Complex disputes panel. Draper is a member of SIAC’s Users Council, the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and the New York International Arbitration Center. Draper serves as a Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources.
Before founding his own practice, Draper was a litigator and international arbitration practitioner at WilmerHale, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Chaffetz Lindsey. From 2002 to 2003 he served as a legal officer in the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, a division of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, where he advised on public international legal issues.
Draper writes and speaks frequently on international law and dispute resolution.
Draper is a graduate of Princeton University (magna cum laude) and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). He is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and New Mexico Bars.