Chambers Ranks Draper & Draper Band 1 for Water Law

Draper & Draper LLC has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners USA 2022 for its preeminent water law practice.


Draper & Draper is a boutique law firm specializing in international arbitration, water, natural resources, renewable energy, and climate change innovation and disputes.

The firm has particular experience of transboundary water law, and the interaction of water law and climate change, including in the American West. The firm's water practice is led by John Draper, who is ranked Band 1 by Chambers for Water Law in New Mexico, and includes Corinne Atton and Matthew Draper. We have unparalleled experience representing clients in a variety of water disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court, in Federal and State Courts, and before tribunals. Our attorneys have represented the States of New Mexico, Kansas, and Montana in hundreds of trial hours before the U.S. Supreme Court in original jurisdiction transboundary water disputes.


Our attorneys combine their engineering, science and technology backgrounds with a depth of experience of water, natural resources and commercial law. We are also well-seasoned working with technical experts, including economists, hydrologists, and surface and groundwater modelers. Draper & Draper also focuses on arbitration of commercial, water, natural resource and renewable energy disputes, both within the U.S. and internationally. We have extensive experience litigating cases before a wide variety of international and domestic arbitral tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and London Center for International Arbitration (LCIA), and in ad hoc international arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The firm's arbitration practice group is led by Matthew E. Draper FCIArb. Matthew is ranked by Chambers and Who's Who Legal as a leading New York-based international arbitration practitioner. Matthew regularly sits as an arbitrator, and has extensive experience acting as counsel in a wide range of commercial, natural resource and energy disputes, both international and domestic, advising clients including national governments.