Liz is a partner in the Washington, DC office. She has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser and has been counsel in more than forty-five international arbitrations. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on the upstream energy, power, mining, aerospace, and telecoms sectors. She has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities and fiscal disputes under long-term contracts.
Liz is recognised in leading legal directories. The Legal 500 describes her as “the real deal at the elite level of intellectual analysis and experience” and Who’s Who Legal notes that she is “a wise and hugely knowledgeable lawyer with excellent written advocacy skills.” She is also ranked in Chambers.
Liz holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Oxford. At Virginia, she was an Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review. She clerked for the Hon. Judge J.H. Wilkinson, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has taught courses on international arbitration and global disputes at University College London (2007-2012) and American University’s Washington College of Law (2019-2021).