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Law School: LL.B, McGill University Faculty of Law (common law), 1996
School: J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2006; LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, 2001
School: B.C.L., McGill University Faculty of Law (civil law), 1996
State/Provincial Admissions: Quebec (1997), New York (2002)
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Romanian, comprehension of Portuguese and Italian
Julie Bédard concentrates her practice on international litigation and arbitration. She regularly advises clients on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses and has served as counsel in international arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Ms. Bédard has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2014);Global Arbitration Review’s 45 under 45 (2011); Chambers Global (2011-2013), which noted in its 2013 edition a comment that “she has the capacity to understand non-legal details that most lawyers would overlook”; Chambers USA (2009-2013); Chambers Latin America (2011-2014); Global Arbitration Review’s International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2011-2013), which described her in 2013 as “an extremely bright all-rounder”; Euromoney’s Expert Guide’s: Best of the Best USA 2013 – Commercial Arbitration (Top 30 practitioners); and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts (2011). Ms. Bédard also received the “Best in Commercial Arbitration” Euromoney Women in Business Law Award in 2012 and 2013. In addition, Ms. Bédard was named by the World Economic Forum to the 2013 “Young Global Leaders” and was selected among the “Inspiring Women in Law” by Latin Lawyer (November 2013). She is a member of the Skadden team that was named the 2013 “Law Firm of the Year: Dispute Resolution” by Chambers Global.