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Education

  • Davidson College, A.B. (1997) cum laude
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2002) Order of the Coif

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Meagan T. Bachman

Partner
Washington, D.C.
mbachman@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2722
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Meagan T. Bachman’s practice focuses on construction contract disputes and other complex commercial issues in both arbitration and litigation. She has served as lead and co-lead counsel on a number of international arbitrations and mediations involving large infrastructure projects. In addition to her disputes advocacy work, Meagan regularly counsels clients on contract matters relating to major construction and infrastructure projects, including disputes avoidance and early resolution of disputes.

She has substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Meagan represents clients in construction and other commercial matters in a variety of proceedings conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, and JAMS.

Meagan also has significant experience litigating actions at both the trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in many federal matters, including commercial and contract disputes, as well as constitutional challenges to federal agency rulemakings.

She works closely with clients to craft effective dispute resolution strategies.

Representative Matters

  • ICC arbitration of multibillion dollar dispute concerning consultant breach of contract and negligence under FIDIC-based consultant contract.
  • ICC arbitration of multimillion dollar dispute regarding forfeiture of contractor’s employment under FIDIC-based construction contract.
  • ICDR mediations of multiple construction contract disputes involving design, negligence, delay, pricing, and change issues.
  • AAA arbitration of multimillion dollar disputes arising under long-term coal transportation contract.
  • Representation of the Hamad International Airport on a variety of construction and consultant contract matters. This multibillion dollar project is Qatar’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date.
  • Representation of Qatar Airways in construction projects, including a new greenfield airport in Africa.
  • Construction project counsel on multimillion dollar renovation of African government embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • AAA arbitration of dispute concerning dissolution of a closely held corporation, diversion of corporate opportunities, and fraud.
  • Representation of the Qatar Olympic Committee in successive dismissals of lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and New York State Court relating to alleged breach of contract.
  • Representation of client in response to Compulsory Process Order issued by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Expedited First Circuit appeal of class action settlement involving issues of first impression under the U.S. Constitution.
  • U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief filed on behalf of 20 members of Congress in Granholm v. Heald, addressing discrimination against shipments from out-of-state wineries, the 21st Amendment, and the Commerce Clause.
  • Precedent-setting Eleventh Circuit appeal of dismissal of fraudulent conveyance action.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia (inactive); before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and Eastern District of Virginia; Virginia Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Board Member, HomeBase, the Center for Common Concerns, San Francisco, California


Publications

  • "Minimizing Construction Disputes During a Pandemic," Law360 (May 4, 2020). Co-Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "Is Force Majeure the Appropriate Cure for Covid-19 Disruptions?" Global Construction Review (March 31, 2020). Co-Authors: Meagan T. Bachman and Joshua M. Lindsay.
  • "Back to Basics on Disputes," Project Finance International (March 31, 2020). Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "P3s Not Immune: COVID-19 Disruptions, Force Majeure and Relief Events," P3 Bulletin (March 25, 2020). Co-Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "Coronavirus as Force Majeure?" Wolters Kluwer (March 5, 2020). Co-Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "Providing Value in the Resolution of Construction Disputes," Construction Dispute Resolution: Navigating the ADR Process, Drafting Effective Contracts, and Managing Client Expectations, Inside the Minds (2015). Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • The International Arbitration Review: Qatar, Fourth Edition (2013). Co-Author: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "Navigating Construction Disputes in the Middle East," Construction Contracts Law Report, Vol. 34 No. 23 (November 2010). Co-Author: Meagan T. Bachman.


Firm News & Announcements

Sep.02.2020 Four Partners with Decades of International Infrastructure Development and Controversy Experience Will Join Crowell & Moring and Firm Plans to Open Doha Office