Eric Lenier Ives

Associate, New York



Eric is an associate in the International Arbitration group in the Firm's New York office. His practice focuses on investment and commercial arbitration and complex commercial disputes.

Eric is also active in asylum pro bono matters, helping asylum seekers navigate the U.S. immigration system. He also continues to support the Columbia Law School-Universität Hamburg Asylum Law Exchange Program which he founded while in law school.

Prior to joining White & Case, Eric represented Columbia at the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court, advancing to the Round of 8 and receiving Honorable Mentions for his oral advocacy and his team's written submissions. Eric also represented Columbia at the NYSBA Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition in 2018 and placed first.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Columbia Law School
New York University


Awards and Recognition

James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2018

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2019

Davis Polk Leadership Fellow, Columbia Law School, 2019