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Boston College Law School, J.D.
Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, Editor-in-Chief
Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Articles Editor

College of the Holy Cross, A.B.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York
Washington, D.C.
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Kevin A. Meehan
Partner
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696-6197
FAX: +1 917 368-8835

Mr. Meehan is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Intellectual Property groups.  His practice focuses on representing international clients, including foreign states and state-owned enterprises, in high-stakes disputes in U.S. courts and international arbitrations.     

Mr. Meehan has extensive experience litigating novel and complex issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”).  He was a member of the Curtis team that successfully defended a state-owned enterprise in the first Supreme Court case to address the FSIA’s expropriation exception to sovereign immunity.  He was also part of the Curtis team that successfully represented a foreign state client in a landmark case before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that overturned a decades-old practice in the Southern District of New York permitting the automatic, ex parte enforcement of arbitral awards rendered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) against foreign states. 

Mr. Meehan has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of ICSID, the American Arbitration Association, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the International Center for Dispute Resolution.  He has also represented clients in patent and trademark disputes before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and various U.S. courts.  Mr. Meehan is a member of the firm’s Economic Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Group, which advises clients on matters pertaining to economic sanction regimes, export controls and anti-corruption laws.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Meehan worked as a research chemist for a large multinational chemical corporation. 

COURTS

U.S. Court of Appeals – Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals – Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
United States District Court – District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS

New York Intellectual Property Law Association
American Society of International Law
American Bar Association
U.S. Indonesia Society
Asia Society

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