Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

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Covington & Burling LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Tel: +1 212 841 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 advises clients in international commercial and investment arbitrations involving a wide range of industries geographic regions. She has represented clients in international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL and SIAC rules. Ms. Thomas also advises clients on the litigation of international disputes in the United States and abroad, and has represented institutions and individuals in general commercial litigation.

Representative Matters

  • A state-owned oil company in ICC and LCIA arbitrations arising out of the construction of a gas-to-liquid plant in the Caribbean. Obtained a favorable award of specific performance, costs, and interest in the ICC arbitration and dismissal of all claims asserted against our client in the LCIA arbitration.
  • The South American subsidiary of a mining company in an ICDR arbitration commenced under an EPC contract for the construction of a transmission line.
  • The South American subsidiary of a Chinese mining company in an ICC arbitration arising out of an equipment sale contract with a Chinese supplier.
  • A mining company in disputes arising out of EPC and EPCM contracts in connection with a major mining project in South America.
  • Two Brazilian companies involved in the construction, operation and maintenance of thermoelectric power plants in Brazil in an ICC arbitration commenced by a multinational equipment manufacturer.

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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