May 14, 2020

Draper & Draper is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has again awarded its partners top honors in 2020 in their fields. 

For the 13th consecutive year, John Draper is listed as a "Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney" in New Mexico. 

Matthew Draper is again a "Top-Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer" in New York.  This is the third year in a row that Matthew has received this distinction.

April 23, 2020

Draper & Draper is pleased to announce that John Draper was again ranked a “Senior Statesperson” in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  This is the 13th year that Draper has been recognized by Chambers & Partners.  Chambers & Partners reports that:

"John Draper has years of invaluable experience representing clients in various water-related proceedings. He is particularly well known for his appearances before the Supreme Court in interstate water rights cases."

This follows Chambers USA 2019, whichstated:

"John Draper is a renowned water law practitioner who has ap...

April 21, 2020

John Draper is profiled in the current edition of Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine.  The article focuses on John's thirty year career as a U.S. Supreme Court advocate in interstate water disputes.

March 6, 2020

Matthew Draper presented on the coming wave of climate changed-related disputes, and best practices for arbitrating them at Columbia Law School today.  Matthew was a member of the ICC Task Force on Resolving Climate Change Related Disputes Through Arbitration and ADR, which launched its report in New York on January 21, 2020. 

Matthew presented on the first panel of the 11th annual Columbia Arbitration Day.  Professor Katarina Yiannibas, Anya George, and Elliot Friedman presented on arbitrating human rights disputes.  The panel was moderated by Professor Kabir Duggal.

The report of the ICC Task Force on resolving...

April 29, 2019

Draper & Draper is pleased to announce that John Draper was ranked a “Senior Statesperson” in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Chambers & Partners describes Draper as "a renowned water law practitioner"  This is the 12th year that Draper has been recognized by Chambers & Partners. 

The full entry in Chambers USA 2019 states:

"John Draper is a renowned water law practitioner who has appeared before the Supreme Court on numerous occasions with regard to interstate water rights litigation. He also regularly advises clients during arbitration proceedings. He is known for both...

November 8, 2018

Matthew Draper presented today at the American Water Resources Association's (AWRA) annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on ways to improve transboundary water governance in the Eastern United States.  

He joined an illustrious panel, including Pamela Bush, Assistance General Counsel of the Delaware River Basin Commission, Jason Oyler, General Counsel of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Roger Sims of Holland & Knight, and Robert Caccese, counsel at the PA Fish & Boat Commission.  

The session was moderated by Professor Lara Fowler of Penn State University.  For more information, c...

November 2, 2018

Draper & Draper is pleased to report that it has yet again been ranked a Tier 1 law firm in the U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Rankings.  The firm received the 2019 Tier 1 rankings (Santa Fe metro area) in two areas of practice: 

    - Water Law

    - Environmental Law

Draper & Draper also received a Tier 2 ranking in Litigation - Environmental and in Natural Resources Law.  U.S. News rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading attorneys in the field.

May 21, 2018

Matthew Draper was named Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the ABA's Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) for 2018-2019.  SEER has some 10,000 members and is the premier forum for environment, energy and resources lawyers in the United States.

April 23, 2018

Matthew Draper presented today on issue conflict in the appointment of arbitrators in international arbitration.  Matthew participated in an Oxford Union style debate hosted by the New York University's International Arbitration Association and moderated by professors Franco Ferrari and Luca Radicati di Brozolo.

The problem of lawyers having previously expressed opinions on points of law that will likely directly affect the outcome of an arbitration to which they are appointed as an arbitrator is a small but growing concern in international arbitration, particularly in ICSID arbitrations involving States. 

Another top...

April 19, 2018

The Committee on Arbitration of the New York City Bar Association issued a Report today on the arbitrator appointment procedures of major arbitral institutions.  Matthew Draper was a member of the Report's drafting subcommittee.  Click here to access the Report.

The aim of of the Report is to bring together information that is not easily accessible to arbitration users and counsel without extensive research and experience. The Report provides guidance on arbitrator appointment options that may not be readily apparent from the institution’s arbitration rules and web site.

The Report dedicates detailed chapters on the appoin...

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