Strategic Committees


Co-Chaired by Marcella Berdion-Straub, Silvia Marchili, and Noradèle Radjai, the mission of the membership committee is to increase the extent and caliber of ITA membership by:

  • Attracting new members,
  • Retaining current members,
  • Encouraging current members to maximize their representation on the Advisory Board, and
  • Ensuring that membership benefits are valuable to all members.

Marcela Berdion-Straub
Lead Counsel – Litigation

Silvia Marchili
White & Case LLP

Noradèle Radjai


Co-chaired by Rachel Kent, Robert Reyes Landicho, and Dietmar W. Prager, the mission of the programs committee is to help enhance ITA’s educational programs and networking activities for its members and the international arbitration community globally by:

  • Regularly assessing and identifying improvements to ITA’s existing programs and activities,
  • Identifying new topics, programs and activities,
  • Identifying the best technologies and practices to improve existing programs, and
  • Identifying the best technologies and practices for online programs and activities.

Rachael Kent
Washington, D.C.

Robert Reyes Landicho
Vinson & Elkins LLP
(Virtual Programs)

Dietmar W. Prager
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York


Co-Chaired by Alexander G. Leventhal and Laura Sinisterra, the mission of the communications committee is to promote effective internal communications among the ITA members and effective external communications between the ITA and the global arbitration community in support of ITA’s educational mission.

Alexander Leventhal
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Laura Sinisterra
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York

Strategic Planning

Co-Chaired by Prof. Susan Franck and Elliot Friedman, the strategic planning committee develops and oversees the implementation of ITA's strategic plan.

Prof. Susan Franck
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C.

Elliot Friedman
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
New York