Meredith Craven

Associate, Houston



Meredith Craven is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Houston. She represents international corporations, state entities and foreign sovereigns in commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings in a wide range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, and other commodities. She has represented clients in international arbitrations brought under the UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, AAA/ICDR, and HKIAC rules. Meredith has also represented private and state-owned companies in enforcement and set-aside actions in New York courts.

Meredith is active in pro bono matters and is currently involved in the Firm's representation of impoverished debtors suing the City of Ferguson, Missouri.

While a JD student at Penn Law, Meredith served on the Editorial Board of the Penn Journal of International Law and argued in the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot Court.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Juris Doctor
Law School
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University


Represented the Czech Republic in Alcor Holdings Ltd. v. The Czech Republic, an UNCITRAL investment arbitration brought by a UAE investor concerning real estate acquisitions.*

Represented the claimant in Albacora S.A. v. Ecuador, a Spanish-language UNCITRAL investment arbitration concerning taxation of the claimant's investment in a tax-free zone.*

Represented a Brazilian airline in the first arbitration in the Americas brought under the ICC Expedited Rules.*

Represented an East African internet registry in a dispute against ICANN arising under the new gTLD program.*

Represented a U.S. internet registry in a dispute against ICANN arising under the new gTLD program.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

"Document Production in International Arbitration," Freshfields-ASIL Young Arbitrator Debate Series (July 25, 2019).

"Battle of the Seats: NYC vs Miami," 7th ICC YAF Global Conference (June 8, 2019).

"Life in the Fast Lane: ICC Expedited Procedures," ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (October 9, 2018).

"How Confident are You that Your Arbitration is Confidential?" Chaffetz Lindsey LLP (March 15, 2018).

"Technology, IP and Investor-State Arbitration," Eleventh Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference (April 25, 2017).

"TPP: Poster Child for Investor State Dispute Resolution?" University of Pennsylvania Law School (April 14, 2016) (with James Hosking).

"Penn Law Practice Series: Nuts & Bolts of International Arbitration," University of Pennsylvania Law School (March 31, 2015).

"Breaking into a Career in International Arbitration," University of Pennsylvania Law School International Arbitration Association (November 5, 2014).


"How to Make Arbitration Better: Small Claims," CIArb Young Members Group Annual Conference (November 8, 2019).

"International Energy Disputes: A Year in Review and Future Developments," ICDR Young & International (October 23, 2019).

"The Rise of Environmental Counterclaims in Mining Arbitration," The Guide to Mining Arbitrations – First Edition, Global Arbitration Review (2019) (co-author with Yasmine Lahlou and Rainbow Willard).

"When is Intellectual Property Not an Investment? Imposing Traditional Jurisdictional Limitations on Non-Traditional Intellectual Property Rights," Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Vol. 11 (2018).

"Where Are We Now? Investment Treaty Arbitration, Sovereign Debt, and Mass Claims in the Post-Abaclat Era," TDM 1 (2018) (co-author with Jennifer Permesly),

"Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 2: 'Sound Off: How to Get a Speaking Slot in International Arbitration'" (February 2016)," TDM 1 (2017),

"New York Courts Revisit the Balance between Debtors and Creditors in Enforcement Proceedings," IBA Arbitration News, Vol. 19 (February 2014) (republished on, May 2014) (co-author with Samaa Haridi).