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Andrea Menaker serves as counsel in complex international arbitration cases, with a focus on investment treaty arbitration.
Andrea has represented both claimant investors and respondent States in arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its Additional Facility, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and other arbitral institutions, as well as in ad hoc arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Prior to joining White & Case, Andrea was Chief of the NAFTA Arbitration Division for the US State Department where she was lead counsel for the United States in investor-State arbitrations under the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and participated in the drafting of investment and dispute resolution provisions in United States' bilateral investment treaties and investment chapters of free trade agreements.
In recognition of her achievements in her field, she is frequently called upon to speak on international arbitration and investor-state dispute resolution issues. She has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Centre, where she taught international commercial arbitration for several years, and has lectured at several other universities.
Andrea is a member of the Boards of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage, as well as an elected member of the American Law Institute, where she is serving as an Adviser on the Restatement (Third) Conflict of Laws. She recently served as Chair of the Programme Committee for ICCA's 2016 Congress in Mauritius and on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. Andrea also has been appointed to the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and the P.R.I.M.E. Finance panel of experts.
Andrea received a White & Case Pro Bono Award for conducting a workshop with the UNRCCA on State-to-State dispute resolution for Central Asian States, and for preparing comparative law analyses for the Government of Nepal to assist in its drafting of a new constitution. In 2011, Andrea was ranked by Global Arbitration Review as one of the top 45 international arbitration practitioners worldwide under the age of 45.
Last updated October 2018