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


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia (Inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court

Meagan T. Bachman


Stakeholders at all levels of infrastructure, construction, and equipment manufacturing projects, public and private, turn to Meagan Bachman to lead them in resolving their complex, high-stakes disputes. They trust Meagan to advocate and resolve their disputes through arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings because she quickly understands their objectives and needs, crafts creative and effective strategies, and is all in for her clients. She is highly knowledgeable and experienced in matters of international construction and arbitration law, including working with industry experts to analyze challenging technical, delay, and quantum issues.

Meagan’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 dispute avoidance and early resolution of disputes.

Meagan has substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. She 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, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the American Arbitration Association, and JAMS.


Professional Activities and Memberships

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

Representative Matters

  • ICC arbitration of a multibillion-dollar dispute concerning a consultant breach of contract and negligence under a FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers)-based consultant contract.
  • ICC arbitration of a multimillion-dollar dispute regarding forfeiture of a contractor’s employment under a FIDIC-based construction contract.
  • ICDR mediations of multiple construction contract disputes involving amounts in dispute ranging from $200 million to $400 million for design, negligence, delay, pricing, scope, and other change issues.
  • Acting for a publicly traded Fortune 100 company in ICC arbitration of a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning the fabrication of custom gas processing equipment.
  • Representation of Hamad International Airport in 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 a multimillion-dollar renovation of an African government embassy in Washington, D.C.

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Airports of the Future: Legal Considerations for Sustainable and Safe Mobility of People and Goods,” Eighth Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 10, 2022). Panelists: Meagan Bachman, Lorraine Campos, Mary-Caitlin Ray and Chahira Solh.
  • "Middle East North Africa Region: Mega Disputes, Expansion of International Arbitration Centers, and a Renewed Interest in Shariah Law as a Foundation of Applicable Law," World Arbitration Update (October 12, 2021). Moderator: Meagan T. Bachman.
  • "Major Infrastructure Projects, Major Risks: Lessons Learned for Their Successful Navigation," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 24, 2021). Presenters: Meagan T. Bachman, T. Michael Guiffré, and Robert A. Hager.
  • "Infrastructure Disputes and Claims of Corruption in International Arbitration," Washington Arbitration Week - 1st Edition (December 3, 2020). Moderator: Ian A. Laird; Speaker: Meagan T. Bachman.


  • "How To Limit COVID-19 Related Legal Claims," Engineering News-Record (January 5, 2021). Authors: Meagan T. Bachman, and Joshua M. Lindsay.
  • "Overcoming Construction Contract Challenges During Covid-19," Bloomberg Law (November 30, 2020). Authors: Meagan T. Bachman, Denise McLaughlin.
  • "Minimizing Construction Disputes During a Pandemic," Law360 (May 4, 2020). Co-Authors: Meagan T. Bachman and Lily C. Geyer.
  • "Is Force Majeure the Appropriate Cure for Covid-19 Disruptions?" Global Construction Review (March 31, 2020). Co-Authors: Meagan T. Bachman, Joshua M. Lindsay, and Lily C. Geyer.
  • "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-Authors: Meagan T. Bachman and Lily C. Geyer.
  • "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.

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Firm News & Announcements

November 23, 2021 Crowell & Moring International Dispute Resolution Lawyers Participate in Washington Arbitration Week 2021
November 30, 2020 Crowell & Moring International Dispute Resolution Lawyers Participate in Washington Arbitration Week 2020
September 2, 2020 Four Partners with Decades of International Infrastructure Development and Controversy Experience Will Join Crowell & Moring and Firm Plans to Open Doha Office