ITA Announces New Executive Committee Appointments

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), a division of The Center for American and International Law, is pleased to announce the appointment of several esteemed individuals to its Executive Committee. These appointments were made during the 35th ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas. The newly appointed Executive Committee members will serve a term of either two or three years, depending on their respective positions.

The ITA Executive Committee warmly welcomes the following individuals:

  • Prof. Charles H. Brower, II, Senior Vice Chair, Wayne State University Law School
  • Elliot Friedman, Vice Chair, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • Klaus Reichert, S.C., Vice Chair, Brick Court Chambers
  • Karima Sauma, Chair, Young ITA, DJ Arbitraje
  • Sylvia Tonova, Co-Chair, Communications Committee, Pinsent Masons
  • Gabriel Costa, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda
  • Sarah Vasani, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Christian Leathley, Co-Chair, Programs Committee, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Catherine Bratic, Co-Chair, Programs Committee (Virtual Programs), Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Robert Reyes Landicho, Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Hamid Abdulkareem, Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Three Crowns
  • Mimi M. Lee, Chair, In-House Counsel Committee, Chevron Upstream
  • Silvia Marchili, Member at Large, White & Case LLP
  • Allan B. Moore, Member at Large, Covington & Burling LLP

"These esteemed professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the ITA Executive Committee," said Darya Shirokova, Assistant Director at ITA. "Their expertise and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of the organization."

The ITA will feature detailed profiles of each newly appointed committee member in an upcoming issue of the News & Notes publication and on the ITA LinkedIn page. We invite everyone to stay connected and follow us for updates.

MEDIA CONTACT: Karla Lárraga, Communications Officer
Phone: 972-244-3436


About the Institute for Transnational Arbitration - The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1986 as a division of The Center for American and International Law. ITA provides advanced education for arbitrators, advocates, judges, business executives, government officials, and other professionals concerned with transnational arbitration of commercial and investment disputes. Through its programs, scholarly publications, and membership activities, led by many of the top global experts and supported by many of the world's most actively engaged corporations, law firms, and individual practitioners, ITA has become an important global forum on contemporary issues in the field of transnational arbitration. For more information, visit