Andrea A. Cohen


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Andrea Cohen is a complex commercial litigator whose work has global reach. A thoughtful and efficient litigator, she practices in federal and state court, as well as before most of the major international arbitral institutions.

Andrea has worked with private and foreign state-affiliated clients in a variety of industries, including energy, construction and telecommunications. She has also assisted in advising clients with respect to international treaties and dispute resolution.


  • Represented a Middle Eastern state-owned entity in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against a European private company related to a commercial dispute over a marine salvage project in the Persian Gulf.
  • Represented a telecommunications investor in an investor-state arbitration against a South Asian state for alleged expropriation, discrimination and breach of fair and equitable treatment under a bilateral investment treaty.
  • Represented a Latin American state-owned entity in federal court proceedings in the Southern District of Florida related to confirmation/vacatur of an arbitral award rendered by an ICC tribunal in a large-scale construction dispute.
  • Represented an oil exploration corporation before the Texas Supreme Court in its appeal of a judgment from the Houston Fourteenth Court of Appeals involving issues of employment discrimination law and attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented the CEO of an oilfield services corporation in an SEC investigation and white-collar criminal proceedings.
  • Represented a manufacturer of oil and gas technology in an intellectual property and breach of contract case before the Southern District of Texas.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Young Institute of Transnational Arbitration
  • Houston International Arbitration Club
  • London Court of International Arbitration, Young International Arbitration Group

Pro Bono

  • Represented asylum seekers in immigration court


Prior Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Misdemeanor Division: Special Prosecutor (2019 to 2020)
  • The Honorable Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York: Judicial Intern (2017)


  • Texas


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2018; Student Editor-in-Chief, American Review of International Arbitration; Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Moot Court Competition Semifinalist (2016 to 2017)
  • B.S., International Politics: International Law, Norms, and Institutions, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2015


  • French
  • Spanish


In The Blogs

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Pillar and Post: Energy Law in the 21st Century
New Suit over "Reef-Friendly" Alba Botanica Sunscreen Illustrates the Pitfalls of Advertising a Company's Environmental Friendliness
By Andrea A. Cohen, Randal M. Shaheen
November 12, 2021
November 11, 2021 By: Randal Shaheen and Andrea Cohen A new false advertising case against the maker of Alba Botanica sunscreen demonstrates the risks of marketing a company’s environmental credentials. In a recent article, “The Difficult...