New York, NY
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Lexi Menish brings a background in international law to her current position as Litigation Associate with New York law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In her current role with the firm, she specializes in international arbitration cases and global investigations. During the past year, Lexi Menish has represented clients in ICSID investment arbitrations, handled ICC commercial arbitrations, and consulted on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Lexi Menish earned a Bachelor's degree in History at Washington University in St. Louis, where she served on the Student Government Executive Board and participated in a study-abroad program at Oxford University. After graduation, Ms. Menish traveled to Xi'an, China, where she managed the Aston International English School. As the Location Manager, she was responsible for managing the international staff, teacher training, and overseeing the budget.
In 2008, Lexi Menish returned to the United States to begin law school at Vanderbilt University, receiving the John W. Wade Law scholarship. She earned a number of awards during her time at Vanderbilt, including the G. Scott Briggs Transnational Legal Studies Award, the Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award for Legal Writing and Research, and the Lightfoot, Franklin, & White Best Brief Award. Ms. Menish also served as the President of the Vanderbilt International Law Society, on the Executive Board of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and as a member of the Legal Aid Society Auction Team.
As a law school intern, Ms. Menish conducted legal research for Guenael Mettraux, International Criminal Defense attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She gained invaluable experience in international law by researching international human rights courts and criminal tribunals, and issuing reports on current events in international criminal and humanitarian law.
In addition to her work with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lexi Menish donates her legal expertise to the community. As a Legal Outreach Mentor, Ms. Menish helps students from underserved communities reach their academic goals.