Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks: Advancing your Career in Arbitration After an LL.M. Program

October 19 & 25, 2023

New York, New York and Washington, D.C.

Past Event

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you have any queries, please email Alliyah Robinson.

Oct 19 @ AAA/ICDR
150 E 42nd St., 17th floor
New York, NY 10017 | View Map

Oct 25 @ Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
700 13th St NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005 | View Map

Registrar: +1.972.244.3403
ITA: +1.972.244.3414
Fax: +1.972.244.3401


Presented by Young ITA and ICDR Y&I

Sponsored by Chaffetz Lindsey LLP and Freshfields

Supported by Georgetown International Arbitration Society, American University College of Law Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Brazilian Legal Society and the Columbian International Arbitration Association 

Join us for this two-part career-focused series, where former international students will share their tips for a successful transition from law school life to work life in New York City and Washington D.C. The speakers will cover (i) tips to make the most of your law school experience; (ii) networking opportunities; (iii) job interview dos and don’ts; (iv) professional life after the LL.M.  The first event will take place on October 19 in New York City, at the offices of AAA-ICDR, and the second event will take place on October 25 in Washington D.C., at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Both events will be followed by networking drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a very lively and enjoyable evening.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the events are tuition-free and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount.

Schedule and Faculty

New York - October 19

6:00 pm Registration

6:20 pm Welcome

  • Michael Fernandez, Young ITA North America Vice Chair, Partner at Rivero Mestre LLP
  • Rafael Carlos del Rosal Carmona, Director, AAA-ICDR

6:30 – 7:30 pm - Advancing your Career in Arbitration After an LL.M. Program

Moderator: Kabir Duggal, Senior International Arbitration Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


  • Lídia Rezende, Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
  • Preeti Bhagnani, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Rafael Carlos del Rosal Carmona, Director, AAA-ICDR
  • Katie Gonzalez, Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

7:30 – 8:30 pm - Networking Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres

Washington, D.C. - October 25

6:00 pm Registration

6:20 pm Welcome

  • Juan Pomés, Young ITA North America Vice Chair, Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

6:30 – 7:30 pm - Advancing your Career in Arbitration After an LL.M. Program

ModeratorMaria Julia Milesi, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


  • Florencia Villaggi, Vice President, Burford Capital
  • Alvaro Peralta, Attorney-Adviser, US Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser
  • Lucas Solimano, International Associate, Foley Hoag
  • Eduardo Mathison, Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP

7:30 – 8:30 pm - Networking Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres

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