Alexandra (Xander) Meise is Of Counsel in the International Disputes Practice of Mitchell Silberberg &Knupp LLP ("MSK"), where she prevents, litigates, and resolves a panoply of international disputes, particularly those related to implementation of international treaties, economic and natural resource development, commercial conflicts, and transitional justice in post-conflict regions. Professor Meise has represented and advised foreign governments, international corporate clients, and sovereign officials in U.S. federal court matters, international commercial arbitrations, and investment treaty arbitrations. She has also worked for international criminal tribunals, an international political development NGO, and the U.S. Department of State.
Professor Meise's advocacy practice focuses on international arbitration (including investor-State dispute resolution and prevention), maritime boundary disputes, sovereign representation, FSIA and enforcement litigation, and international commercial arbitration. She has also advised and trained government officials reforming their international investment laws and policies. Her human rights advising practice focuses on advising governments, non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations on human rights compliance and conflict prevention.
Professor Meise lectures frequently in academic and international fora on arbitration and other issues related to international disputes, including at meetings of the Arbitration in Africa Conference Initiative, the American Society of International Law, and the ABA's International Section. She focuses her research primarily on dispute resolution in Africa and the Middle East.
Professor Meise's recent pro bono activities have included training new law clerks for the Supreme Court of the Republic of Zambia, representing asylum seekers before US immigration authorities, and advising No Exceptions, a non-partisan coalition of post-9/11 generation leaders supporting a full gender inclusion policy for combat roles in the U.S. military.
Professor Meise is the legal contributor on the podcast The Secure Line (www.thesecureline.com).