President: Ivo Entchev
Ivo Entchev is an attorney at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP with a broad civil litigation and arbitration practice encompassing complex commercial disputes, international arbitration and intellectual property litigation. Ivo is licensed to practice law in New York and Ontario, and is trained in the common and civil law traditions. After graduating from the McGill Faculty of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Vice-President: Julia Starck Trudeau
Julia Starck Trudeau is an attorney admitted to practice in both New York and Quebec. Julia completed her articles at Fasken Martineau in Montreal and has worked as a litigator in a boutique litigation firm in New York City. Julia obtained her civil and common law degrees from McGill University in Montreal. During law school, Julia clerked for the Honorable Jean-Francois Buffoni at the Quebec Superior Court.
Secretary-Treasurer: Mark Semotiuk
Mark Semotiuk is an attorney at Simpson Thacher LLP whose practice focuses on private equity real estate transactions. Mark is licensed to practice law in New York and California. He obtained his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law and his LL.M. at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Prior to attending law school, Mark earned a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Mark is originally from Edmonton, Alberta.
Director of Policy & Advocacy: Hugh Sandler
Hugh Sandler is an attorney at Nussbaum Law Group, P.C. His practice focuses on civil antitrust and financial services litigation. He also has significant experience representing clients in anti-trafficking, racketeering, and anti-terrorism matters. He graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law in 2007 with both a common law and civil law degree. After graduating, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Arthur Gans, among others, at the Ontario Superior Court. He is licensed to practice in Ontario and New York, and has been practicing in New York since 2008.
Canada Representative: Kristin Ali
Kristin Ali is a lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. She practices commercial litigation with a focus on technology-related disputes. Kristin is also a member of the adjunct faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches an upper-year seminar on contract remedies. Kristin previously practiced in Boston for several years at a leading international law firm. Kristin is licensed to practice in Ontario and Massachusetts, and has common law and civil law degrees from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. After law school, she clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Director of Academic Outreach: Joanna Langille
Joanna Langille is a Fellow with the Institute for International Justice at NYU School of Law and a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Her scholarship focuses on private international law and international trade law. She has worked as a consultant on crossborder trade law disputes, and was a summer associate at a major US law firm in Washington, DC. Joanna is licensed to practice in New York and Ontario. After completing her JD at NYU School of Law, she clerked for the Ontario Court of Appeal. Her prior degrees are from the University of Oxford (MPhil International Relations) and the University of Toronto.