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Draper & Draper is a law firm devoted to natural resources litigation and arbitration.

We have extensive experience litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal and State courts, and international arbitration tribunals.


John B. Draper

John B. Draper has 35 years experience representing States before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal and State court and before State agencies in natural resources disputes. John is recommended by clients to be “as smart and confident a water lawyer as you'll find anywhere.”

–Chambers & Partners 2010.



John B. Draper, interstate water rights disputes lawyer
Matthew E. Draper, - natural resources international litigation and arbitration lawyer focusing on oil, gas and water disputes
Matthew E. Draper

Matthew E. Draper is an experienced litigator and arbitration practitioner. Matthew’s practice focuses on natural resources, particularly oil, gas and water-related disputes. Matthew has represented clients before Federal and State Courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals.



New UN Watercourses Convention Enters Into Force: Treaty Provides Inter-State Arbitration and Private Rights of Action for Transboundary Water Disputes

Matthew E. Draper, August 18, 2014

ICC Commission Report: States, State Entities & ICC Arbitration

International Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Hong Kong Appellate Court Upholds Arbitral Award Despite Claim of Apparent Bias During “Med –Arb”

Matthew E. Draper, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2012, Vol. 5,   No. 1.

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