Jonathan Ulrich

Counsel, Washington, DC



Jonathan Ulrich is an experienced advocate who advises foreign sovereigns, international organizations, and multinational corporations in complex cross-border disputes.

Jonathan's international practice spans high-stakes matters across every major geographic region. He works with clients from a wide range of industries, including financial services, oil and gas, sovereign debt, mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

Jonathan's arbitration experience focuses on the representation of claimant investors and respondent States in investment treaty disputes. He has participated in cases before major arbitral institutions around the world, including ICSID and the PCA, among others.

His litigation experience includes the representation of plaintiffs and sovereign defendants at the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on issues of sovereign immunity and arbitral award enforcement.

Jonathan leverages a broad range of leadership and project management experience in the US military and in large-scale disaster relief operations with the American Red Cross. He complements his international practice with a strong commitment to public service.

He is the founder and leader of the White & Case Veterans' Initiative, an award-winning pro bono program that "serves those who served" by helping veterans pursue military service-related disability benefits.

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


Representation of tens of thousands of bondholders in a first-of-its-kind mass claims treaty arbitration under the Argentina-Italy BIT concerning sovereign bonds.

Representation of a major construction company in an arbitration under the US-Ecuador BIT concerning oil and gas infrastructure projects.

Representation of a global insurance company in a treaty arbitration against a Latin American State concerning the pension sector.

Representation of the Saudi Arabian national oil company in multidistrict class-action antitrust litigation and appellate proceedings.

Representation of International Finance Corporation at the trial and appellate levels in a dispute raising issues of international organizational immunity.

Representation of the Republic of Peru in an arbitration under the US-Peru TPA concerning sovereign bonds.

Representation of a Congolese company in district and appellate court litigation regarding enforcement of a foreign judgment and arbitral award against a sovereign.

Representation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in an arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT concerning cement plants.

Representation of US military veterans, with service histories dating back to the Korean War, before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.