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Law360 Names Alexandra Meise a 2017 Rising Star

July 27, 2017

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MSK) is pleased to announce that Alexandra “Xander” Meise has been named to Law360’s 2017 list of “Rising Stars” in the International Arbitration category.

On July 16th, Law360 announced their list of 2017 “Rising Stars” which recognizes 156 attorneys under 40 and their outstanding legal accomplishments. Based on her impressive career accomplishments in International Arbitration, Ms. Meise was chosen among 75 law firms and across 35 practice areas. Xander joined MSK’s Washington, D.C. office in April 2017 and has been a great addition to the Litigation Department and International Disputes Practice. In addition to her work with MSK, Ms. Meise is a Fellow of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, a Political Partner of the Truman National Security Project, and a past president of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association. She also teaches International Human Rights Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

From representing sovereign countries in their international arbitration disputes to counseling international actors on the applicability of international Corporate Social Responsibility-related principles and standards, it comes as no surprise to us that Ms. Meise would receive such an important  recognition.

From the Law360 article..

“One of Meise's proudest moments as an attorney came during pro bono work she was doing for a group called No Exceptions, which was created to ensure that a 2013 directive lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles was not compromised. She was serving as the group's primary legal adviser as it conducted a campaign to educate the public and lawmakers on issues relating to gender integration in the military.”

MSK’s International Disputes lawyers handle investor-state and international commercial arbitration, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the United States, and U.S. federal court litigation against foreign governments, Current matters include: a D.C. Circuit appeal in a suit by a U.S. citizen against Germany for damages for expropriation of a family estate; defending India in a federal court action by a U.S. oil company to enforce an arbitral award; suing Iran for its role in the terrorist hijacking of a commercial airliner, on behalf of the passengers and their immediate families; representing investors in a canceled hydroelectric power project who have filed for arbitration against Bosnia and Herzegovina before the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

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