Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Iria has practiced law for nearly 10 years, and has gained substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) having been involved in a number of ICC and LCIA arbitrations concerning competition law, international joint-venture disputes, energy disputes and construction law. She has also participated in a number of mediations in the UK and abroad. Iria has a keen interest in ADR and will be teaching International Commercial Arbitration aiming to provide a practitioner’s perspective to the course.In her career as a litigator, she has advised clients in a wide range of commercial matters including partnership disputes, conspiracy and civil fraud claims, as well as claims for breach of contract, and agency claims. She has particular experience in advising on complex and multijurisdictional financial services disputes, on breach of fiduciary duties and on restitution-based claims. Prior to practicing law, Iria taught law in the US and in the UK, and worked for the European Ombudsman in Brussels. Having moved to private practice, she worked for Dechert LLP (in the London and Brussels offices) and for Enyo Law, a big-ticket specialist litigation firm in London. Iria graduated in English and European Law from Queen Mary, University of London in 2001. She was the 2001 Draper Scholar at William & Mary Law School, where she obtained an LL.M. in 2002. She was then awarded a Ph.D. in Law by Queen Mary, University of London in 2009. Iria is admitted to practice in the State of New York, is a Solicitor in England and Wales and has also qualified as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.