Erin Thomas

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Covington & Burling LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Tel: 212.841.1137
Fax: 646.441.9137





  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2007
    • cum laude
  • Cambridge University, M.Phil., 2003
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 2002
    • honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Erin Thomas is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation.  Ms. Thomas has represented clients in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, and SIAC rules.  Ms. Thomas has also represented institutions and individuals in general commercial litigation, and advised multinational corporations in FCPA due diligence and investigations of acquisition targets in high-risk jurisdictions.

Representative Matters

  • State-owned oil company in ICC and LCIA arbitrations arising out of construction of gas-to-liquid plant in the Caribbean.  Obtained favorable award of specific performance, costs, and interest in ICC arbitration, and order compelling LCIA arbitration of claim brought against client in Southern District of New York.
  • Two Brazilian companies involved in construction, operation and maintenance of electric power plants in Brazil in ICC arbitration commenced by multinational equipment manufacturer.
  • Peruvian company in ICC arbitration arising out of equipment sale contract.
  • Supplier of liquefied natural gas in connection with contract sales price reviews.

Previous Experience

  • Associate in the international arbitration group of a major international law firm (2007-2013).

Pro Bono

  • Ms. Thomas has represented Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

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