Meagan Bachman’s practice focuses on contract disputes and other complex commercial issues in both arbitration and litigation. In addition, Meagan regularly counsels clients on contract matters relating to major construction and infrastructure projects.

    Meagan is highly knowledgeable in domestic and international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. She represents clients in commercial, construction and employment matters in arbitrations and mediations pursuant to the rules of International Chamber of Commerce International Commercial Court, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

    Meagan also has significant experience litigating actions at both the trial and appellate level. She has represented clients in many federal matters, including Constitutional challenges to federal agency rule-makings and other actions. Meagan has in-depth knowledge of applicable federal procedural rules, jurisdictional requirements and available remedies. She works closely with clients to craft effective litigation strategies. 

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    • ICC arbitration of multibillion dollar dispute concerning consultant breach of contract and negligence under FIDIC-based contract.
    • ICC arbitration of multimillion dollar dispute regarding forfeiture of contractor’s employment under FIDIC-based contract.
    • ICDR mediation of multimillion dollar construction contract dispute involving delay, pricing and change issues on large foreign infrastructure project.
    • AAA arbitration of long-term coal transportation contract.
    • Representation of the New Doha International Airport on a variety of contract matters. This multibillion dollar project is Qatar’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date.
    • Representation of the Qatar Olympic Committee in successive dismissals of lawsuits filed in US District Court for the Southern District of New York and New York State Court relating to alleged commercial transaction.
    • Coordination of client 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 US Constitution.
    • United States 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 Twenty-first Amendment and the Commerce Clause.
    • Precedent-setting Eleventh Circuit appeal of dismissal of fraudulent conveyance action. 


    • George Washington University Law School, J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif
    • Davidson College, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in English


    • District of Columbia, 2004


    • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia
    • Virginia Supreme Court

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Board Member, HomeBase, the Center for Common Concerns, San Francisco, California
    • Ogden W. Fields Graduate Award for the Highest Overall Proficiency in Labor Law, 2002
    • Patton Boggs LLP Pro Bono Award Honorable Mention, 2003

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    • Co-author (with John Oberdorfer), “Dispute Resolution: Drafting Choices That Make a Difference in Your Deals,” Business Leasing and Finance News

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