Eleanor C. Erney is an associate in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. As part of the firm’s Arbitration practice group, Eleanor has significant experience in both investment treaty arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA Rules. She has represented both investors and Sovereign States in arbitration proceedings and has served as Tribunal Secretary.
Eleanor also has experience drafting pleadings and motions in cases involving international law and cross-border transactions and in proceedings to enforce arbitral awards in the U.S. courts, as well as in proceedings to set aside arbitral awards.
She is also an active member of the firm’s pro bono practice.
In addition to her legal work, Eleanor serves as the summer assignment coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Associate Committee.
Legal Intern, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, for an international technology and industrial conglomerate, 2013
Fulbright Research Grantee, Energy and Oil Economics, Bologna, Italy, 2011-2012
Recommended in The Legal 500 United States for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (2021, 2022)
2015-2020 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015 Student Advocacy Award
Co-author (with Diana Tsutieva and Simon Batifort), ASIL DRIG: The Future of Investor-State Dispute Settlement under the Energy Charter Treaty, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (March 29, 2021)
Author, COVID Era Technological Innovations in the Future of International Arbitration, in 40 UNDER 40 INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION (Carlos Gonzalez Bueno, ed.) (2021)
Co-author (with Diego Duran de la Vega), Arbitraje comercial y de inversión en el sector energético en America Latina, Tirant lo Blanch, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center of the University of Houston Law School (June 2020)
Co-Coach of the Willem C. Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot Team at American University Washington College of Law
Adjunct Professional Lecturer in International Commercial Arbitration at American University Washington College of Law, 2017 to present
Member, American Society of International Law and Secretary of the Dispute Resolution Interest Group, 2019 - 2021
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Counsel to several Ukrainian claimants in the energy, aviation, and real estate sectors in several arbitrations against the Russian Federation arising out of measures carried out by the Russian Federation following the annexation of Crimea
Counsel to a U.S. investor in the mining sector in an ICSID Arbitration against the Republic of Turkey
Counsel to a contractor that invested in six hydroelectric power plants against the Republic of Peru in a contract arbitration before ICSID (Spanish language arbitration)
Counsel to a South American State in a commercial arbitration arising out of a FIDIC Construction Contract (Spanish language arbitration)
Counsel to an investor in an arbitration against the Republic of Panama in the bioethanol industry
Counsel to 30 American citizens in proceedings against the Republic of Iraq before the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission