Young Members Group

YMG and Winston & Strawn LLP Present Career Guide

Following the 19 May webinar hosted by WInston & Strawn, LLP and YMG, “Building a Career in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Times of COVID-19”, Amanda Jereige, a litigation associate in Winston & Strawn LLP’s,  San Francisco office, captured the main takeaways and created a comprehensive guide of do’s and don’ts for law students and young lawyers .  To see the guide, click here.


CIArb’s Young Members Group (YMG) brings together dispute resolution practitioners below the age of 40 as well as students interested in building their careers in this fast-growing and dynamic field.

Members of the YMG are offered a variety of exclusive events, such as seminars, an annual conference, training days, workshops, and mentoring delivered by distinguished practitioners, as well as competitions and opportunities to have their work promoted online.

The young members community extends beyond the North America Branch and is overseen by a Global Steering Committee who volunteer their time to plan, organize, and promote activities targeted at young practitioners across the globe. The group actively collaborates with other international and regional groups.

This year’s YMG global annual conference is scheduled for November 8, 2019 in Edinburgh. Click HERE for more details.

For more information about the Branch’s YMG and to get involved, please contact our Branch’s YMG chair, M. Imad Khan.

The Branch YMG is run by a Steering Committee comprised of distinguished practitioners who are well-versed in international dispute resolution and have demonstrated a commitment to promote it among their peers and law students:

Imad Khan (Chair), Houston

Charles (Chip) Rosenberg (Vice-Chair), Washington

Paul Barker, Stanford

Bryan Branon, Seattle

Carlos E Martínez-Betanzos, Mexico City

Blanca del Carmen Martínez Mendoza, Mexico City

Alison Maxwell, Grand Cayman

Dr. Laura T.W. Olive, Boston

Soledad O’Donnell, Chicago

Harout Jack Samra, Miami

Carolina Velez, Pittsburgh

Marcio Vasconcellos, Los Angeles