Liz, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser in international arbitration matters. She has acted in arbitrations around the world, with notable experience of disputes arising in Africa, India, and Asia. Liz has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities and fiscal disputes under long-term contracts. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on the upstream energy, power, and mining sectors. Liz is recognised in leading legal directories. The Legal 500 describes her as “the real deal at the elite level of intellectual analysis and experience”, and Who’s Who Legal notes that she is “a wise and hugely knowledgeable lawyer with excellent written advocacy skills”. She is also ranked in Chambers. Liz holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Oxford. At Virginia, she was an Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review. She clerked for the Hon. Judge J.H. Wilkinson, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Liz has taught courses on international arbitration, sovereign disputes, and arbitration advocacy at University College London (2007-2012), American University’s Washington College of Law (2019-2023), and Georgetown University (2021-2023). Liz is a member of the District of Columbia bar.