Jonathan Ulrich

Counsel, Washington, DC



Jonathan Ulrich is an experienced advocate who focuses on the resolution of international disputes.

He advises foreign sovereigns, international organizations, and commercial entities at both the trial and appellate levels. His diverse practice spans matters before US courts and international tribunals, including cases at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other arbitral institutions.

Jonathan complements his international practice with a strong commitment to public service. He serves in the Army National Guard as an Airborne infantryman, and as a Red Cross disaster response volunteer on large-scale relief operations. His pro bono work focuses on veteran and disaster response initiatives.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
US District Court for the District of Columbia
University of Virginia
Princeton University


Abaclat and others v. Argentine Republic. Representing tens of thousands of Italian holders of Argentine sovereign bonds in an ICSID arbitration under the Italy-Argentina Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Osseiran v. International Finance Corporation. Representing IFC at trial and on appeal in a US court case involving international organizational immunity and other issues.

The Renco Group, Inc. v. Republic of Peru. Representing the Republic of Peru in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement in a dispute concerning a metallurgical complex.

Williams v. Shinseki. Representing an Army veteran in two successive appeals to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims regarding a decade-long dispute over disability benefits.

Speaking Engagements

"Current Developments in Sovereign Debt Claims: Abaclat v. Argentina", 2013: University of Virginia School of Law International Law Symposium

"Litigation and Arbitration in a Globalized Legal Market", 2007: University of Virginia School of Law

"International Law and Practice: Cross-Border Disputes from Argentina to Uzbekistan", 2007: University of Virginia School of Law


Frustrated US Courts Impose Sanctions for Frivolous Arbitration Award Challenges, Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 3, Issue 5, December 2006

The Gloves Were Never On: Defining the President's Authority to Order Targeted Killing in the War Against Terrorism, Virginia Journal of International Law, Summer 2005