Taylor LeMay

Taylor LeMay

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Taylor LeMay is an associate in the North America Litigation & Government Enforcement Practice Group in Houston, and is a member of the Firm's globally-ranked international arbitration practice. Prior to joining the Firm, Taylor gained valuable insight into federal motion practice and procedure as a law clerk for the Hon. Marcia A. Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

In law school, Taylor interned for the Hon. Royce C. Lamberth of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and served on the editorial boards of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law and the Texas International Law Journal.

Practice Focus

Taylor's practice focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation. His experience includes advising foreign and domestic entities on cross-border contract and business tort disputes. Taylor has experience representing clients in international arbitrations governed by the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and domestic arbitrations under the American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules. He also has experience resolving high-value construction and engineering disputes under the ICC's Dispute Board Rules. In addition to international and domestic arbitrations, Taylor represents clients in litigation in US federal and state courts. His practice encompasses nearly all aspects of litigation, and he advises clients in all litigation phases.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Prevailed in ICC arbitration seated in Houston, successfully defending USD 45 million in contract claims related to overseas module transportation in connection with an EPC project in the Middle East, and securing net costs award in client's favor.
  • Secured favorable settlement in defense of claims asserted in Paris-seated ICC arbitration relating to the calculation of the final account and claims for delay and further payment arising out of the construction of an industrial project in France.
  • Obtained full dismissal of claims in favor of arbitration after oral argument before US federal court. Represent Italian-based construction materials manufacturer in subsequent Houston-seated AAA arbitration administered by the ICDR.
  • Represent US-based, multinational EPC contractor in bringing claim for entitlement to disputed change orders and associated losses worth in excess of USD 50 million, in the construction of a major oil refinery. Sat third chair at hearing held under the ICC Dispute Board Rules in London.
  • Represent EPC contractor in enforcing an ICC Dispute Board recommendation in Kuwait court related to unforeseeable site conditions arising out of the construction of an oil refinery megaproject in the Middle East.
  • Represent global espresso franchise in defending against enforcement of a Canadian-rendered arbitration award in US federal court.
  • Represent EPC contractor in a Paris-seated ICC Dispute Board proceeding administered by the ICC International Centre for ADR related to damages arising out of changes in law and restrictions imposed by the local government in response to COVID-19 during the construction of an oil refinery megaproject in the Middle East.
  • Represent US-based medical supply distributor in Singapore-seated ICC arbitration related to breach of contract and COVID-19-related price gouging claims against a Malaysian manufacturer.
  • Represent EPC contractor in a London-seated ICC arbitration arising from dispute with subcontractor regarding determination of final account and disputed changes to the scope of work.
  • Represent global supplier of industrial equipment in US federal court litigation and parallel ICC arbitrations in defending against business tort claims related to a joint venture in Saudi Arabia.
  • Secured favorable settlement for a Fortune 500 clinical laboratory company facing discrimination claims in a Texas federal court from senior management-level employee.
  • Represent a private drilling and exploration company in numerous onshore and offshore personal injury and wrongful-death claims in state and federal courts in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Routinely investigate claims from date of incident, address indemnity and defense issues, and prepare cases for favorable resolution at trial or mediation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) - Member
  • Young ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration) - Member


  • U.S. Supreme Court~United States (2023)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas~United States (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2019)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States (2019)
  • Texas~United States (2018)


  • University of Texas School of Law (JD, with Honors) (2018)
  • Louisiana State University (BA) (2011)


  • English
  • Author, "Sixth Circuit holds that an arbitration agreement providing for a single arbitrator precluded an American Arbitration Association administrator from applying the AAA Rules to determine threshold questions of arbitrability," International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter, Baker & McKenzie, September 2021; reprinted by Lexology, September 2021
  • Author, "District court confirms arbitral award, holding that Defendant was not deprived of a fundamentally fair hearing where he voluntarily did not appear at the final hearing," International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter, Baker & McKenzie, May 2021; reprinted by Lexology, May 2021
  • Author, "Offshore Wind: Lessons from Abroad," LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources, 2019
  • Author, "Protecting International Petroleum Investments During Geopolitical Unrest: Arbitrating Disputes Under Economic Sanctions," Texas International Law Journal, 2018