President: Ivo Entchev
Ivo is a partner at Bailey Duquette P.C. in New York. He has a broad commercial practice encompassing dispute resolution and general corporate matters. His prior experience includes representing clients in complex commercial disputes in the technology and financial sectors and consulting for a leading technology startup in New York City. Ivo is licensed to practice law in the United States and Canada and is trained in the common and civil law legal traditions. He has litigated disputes in federal and state court in the United States and collaborated on cross-border submissions before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ivo clerked from the Hon. Justice Marshall E. Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Vice-President: Julian Wright
Julian maintains a broad corporate practice focused on a range of financing transactions and other general corporate matters at the New York office of a leading international law firm. He has a depth of experience in complex international transactions in both the private and public sector contexts, gained through his tenure at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and in-house at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. After completing his J.D. at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, he clerked for the Hon. Justice Rosalie Abella on the Supreme Court of Canada. He is licensed to practice in New York.
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.
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 an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario 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. Joanna obtained her doctorate in law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law as a Trudeau Scholar, and her JD is from NYU School of Law. She also has prior degrees are from the University of Oxford (MPhil International Relations) and the University of Toronto (BA Philosophy). Joanna clerked for the judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and spent several years as a Fellow at NYU Law.
Director of Events and CLE Programming: Arielle Wasserman
Arielle is an attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, whose practice spans all aspects of commercial and construction litigation, with a particular focus on construction litigation matters. Prior to joining Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, Arielle worked at a prestigious construction litigation boutique in Toronto, where she focused on sophisticated commercial construction transactions, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Arielle is licensed to practice law in the United State and Canada.
Director of Communications: Shashi Dholandas
Shashi Dholandas is a litigation and arbitration attorney at Bailey Duquette P.C. in New York, where he provides counsel to clients in both international and domestic matters. He previously served as a Director and as International Case Counsel with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and ICDR Canada. Born in Montreal, but raised in New Jersey, Shashi received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Rutgers Law School. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and is an active member of the international arbitration community.
Director of Policy and Advocacy: Julie Lanz
Julie Lanz practiced in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s corporate restructuring department in New York for 10 years. She has represented a diverse client base in complex restructuring transactions, both in and out of court, many of which have included significant cross-border considerations. She completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School and clerked for the Hon. Justice Ian Binnie at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is licensed to practice in New York and Ontario.