Pursuing Regional Expertise in Law

Updated: May 1


ATILA is delighted to bring you another great discussion about “Pursuing Regional Expertise in Law” webinar with distinguished attorneys who have developed their own expertise, experience, and war stories representing different regions.


We have Nafiz Cekirge from Bryan Cave, Michael DeBernardis from Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and Patricia C. Trabanio from Jenner & Block. The event will be chaired by ATILA's president Rayhan Asat. Please join us and register with Ezgi Soyulu, atila@atila.co


The event will take place online on May 5, 2020, at 12 PM, EST.


Please see our speakers' bio below.


Nafiz Cekirge is a litigator with extensive complex litigation, white-collar crime, and international arbitration experience. As a Turkish-American attorney, Mr. Cekirge has a particular focus in representing Turkish clients with legal needs in the United States. Mr. Cekirge’s native proficiency in both Turkish and English, as well as his understanding of both Turkish and American cultural and commercial norms, makes him a particularly effective advocate for his Turkish clients.



Michael A. DeBernardis is counsel and represents corporate and individual clients in criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities and accounting fraud. Michael assists American, European, and Asian clients in designing, evaluating, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, and corporate governance programs.


Patricia Cruz Trabanino is an international dispute resolution lawyer. She focuses her practice on the representation of sovereign States and State entities in investor-State disputes, commercial arbitrations, and public international law matters. Ms. Cruz Trabanino has representing sovereign States in US federal court proceedings and both sovereign and corporate clients in matters concerning international trade. Ms. Cruz Trabanino has represented numerous clients in arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules pursuant to international investment agreements and contracts, particularly in cases involving concession contracts, extractive industries, infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.


The event will be moderated by ATILA's President, Rayhan Asat. For her bio, see our leadership page.





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