2012 – 2013 Team

Julien Ducourneau Julien Ducourneau [2012 – 2013 Team]
Julien Ducourneau is an associate of the Business and Financial Law Center of New York Law School and is affiliated with the Securities Arbitration Clinic. During law school, Julien gained professional experience by completing an internship in the financial services department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP. He also holds a Master in Business Administration from the Edhec Business School in France. Julien is interested in pursuing his interests in regulatory compliance and derivatives in the financial services area.
daria Daria Guzhva (Odaryuk) [2012 – 2013 Team]
Daria Guzhva was born in Pyatigorsk, Russia. She earned an equivalent of an associate degree from The North-Caucasian Academy of Civil Service (Russia). She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and currently is a 2014 JD candidate in New York Law School. She studied in College of Law of England and Whales in London in the summer of 2012. During her first year of law school, Daria was a Compliance Officer in Latham & Watkins, LLP. She then had externship in AML Compliance Department of Deutsche Bank. Daria is now a member of the 2013-2014 Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Daria is fluent in Russian, enjoys tennis, ping-pong, world history and literature.
kristina Kristina Markovitch [2012 – 2013 Team]
Kristina Markovitch earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pensacola Christian College in 2006. She is a 2014 JD candidate at New York Law School where she is an associate of the Center of International Law. She studied abroad in London in the summer of 2012. She is a member of the 2013-14 Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Kristina plans to pursue a career in International Law and Intellectual Property.
Sondah Sondah Ouattara [2012 – 2013 Team]
Sondah Ouattara is originally from Côte d’Ivoire, and moved to the United States in 1993. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from Baruch College, CUNY, and is graduating from New York Law School in 2013. At New York Law School, Sondah was affiliated with the Center for International Law, the Justice Action Center, and the Civil Rights Clinic. In addition to participating in a year-long European Union Business Law project based learning class, Sondah is interested in U.S. – sub-Saharan African Trade and Business Transactions.
cynthia Cynthia Rios [2012 – 2013 Team]
Cynthia Rios earned her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University, with a major in Finance. Prior to law school, Cynthia was a Personal Injury Claims Adjuster with State Farm. Cynthia is an Associate of the Center for International Law and is a 2014 JD Candidate at New York Law School. Last year, Cynthia participated in the London Study Abroad Program and will be participating in next year’s Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In addition to her interest in International Law, she is also interested Intellectual Property and Litigation.
Jacob Jacob Sirotkin [2012 – 2013 Team]
Jacob is a recent graduate of New York Law School where he specialized in international commercial law, US corporate practice and intellectual property. Throughout his law school career, Jacob has held numerous positions including full-time law clerk to McCue Sussmane & Zapfel and a brief internship abroad at Philip Morris International’s Swiss headquarters. Currently he is negotiating terms to become a founding partner of a New York based boutique law firm with plans to open its doors 4Q 2013 – 1Q 2014.
Caleb Caleb Vesey [2012 – 2013 Team]
Caleb Vesey graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School in May 2013 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry from James Madison University located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Caleb served as a Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, and was an Associate of the Center for International Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy. Before law school, Caleb was the Director of Operations at the Tribeca Film Center–home to the Tribeca Film Festival’s corporate offices. Caleb plans to focus his practice on intellectual property, corporate and international commercial law.