Eric Bergsten, Chair, Board of Trustees (founding member)
Eric Bergsten, Chair of the Institute's Board of Trustees, helped create the UN Sales Convention. He headed the team responsible for the Secretariat Commentary on it that was prepared pursuant to Resolution 33/93 of the United Nations General Assembly, and was thereafter Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law from 1985 to 1991. A Professor of Law Emeritus at Pace Law, he is editor of the four volume looseleaf text International Commercial Arbitration (Oceana). Full Resume
Darren Rosenblum, Faculty Advisor
Professor Darren Rosenblum joined the Pace faculty in 2004, and was promoted to full professor with tenure in 2008. At Pace Law School, he serves as the Executive Director of Commercial and Private International Law Programs. His teaching and scholarship relates to comparative and international economic law.
Professor Rosenblum practiced international arbitration at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom LLP and at Clifford Chance LLP in New York from 1998-2004. He represented primarily non-U.S. clients in multilingual arbitration and litigation matters. He clerked for Judge Fusté in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico from 1996-1998.
Professor Rosenblum’s scholarship focuses on comparative and international private law and sex equality. His recent scholarship examines on the burgeoning movement for corporate board quotas for women. In 2011, he was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship for France, where he performed an empirical study on the French quota involving board members of leading French companies. In June 2015, the French National Assembly hosted a conference on the corporate board quota at which he presented his research in French as the guest of honor. He has also presented his quota research at the Federal Election Commission (U.S.) and the European Commission Justice Department. He has presented his work in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
Professor Rosenblum earned his B.A. (in Philosophy and French) and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a degree in International Affairs (with a concentration on Latin America) at Columbia University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He teaches International Business Transactions, Corporations, Contracts, and International Arbitration. Full Resume
Nevena Jevremovic, Kritzer Fellow
Nevena joined the IICL in June 2016 as the inaugural full-time Albert H. Kritzer Fellow. Her work mainly focuses on the CISG database redesign, as well as coordinating professional certificate programs offered by the IICL. Prior to joining the IICL, Nevena worked as an associate in Wolf Theiss office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also a one of the three founders and the current President of the Association ARBITRI, an organization of young professionals focused on capacity building, education and promotion of arbitration in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nevena’s research work focuses on international dispute resolution, especially alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in both a commercial and investment context. She published work focused mainly on the arbitration system in Bosnia, and she is currently working on a monograph on civil procedure in Bosnia for the Kluwer Encyclopedia of Laws. Nevena participated as a panelist in several conferences in Bosnia and in the region, including the following: FIDIC – implementing “turnkey” projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina (May, 2015), 1st Sarajevo Arbitration Day (Sarajevo, October 2014), and 3rd Regional Conference of the Civil Law Forum for South East Europe (October, 2013).
Nevena holds an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law (2016) and an LL.M. in Civil Law in the EU from the University of Sarajevo, School of Law (2015). She participated in the IICL's Professional Certificate Program on Arbitration and Sales Law (2014-2015), 12th Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) (August 2015), Summer program on International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution organized by Pittsburgh Law School and the University of Zagreb (2010). She has been admitted as an SJD Candidate at the Pittsburgh School of Law under the supervision of Professor Ronald A. Brand.
Albert Kritzer Honorary Fellows
- Marie Stefanini Newman, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, Pace University School of Law;
- Ralph Amissah, Legal Consultant, International Commercial Law, London; Developer of SiSU and Lex Mercatoria (an advocate of Software Libre and Open Standards); architect and editor of the International Trade Law Monitor;
- Camilla Baasch Andersen, Professor at University of Western Australia;
- John Felemegas, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS);
- Francesco G. Mazzotta holds law degrees from the University of Naples, Italy, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, U.S.A, and is admitted to the bar in New York and Italy. Mr. Mazzotta is a fellow at the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace Law School. Mr. Mazzotta has authored numerous contributions on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG); and
- Andrea Vincze, Former Adjunct Professor, Pace University School of Law.