William & Mary
Iria Giuffrida

Iria Giuffrida

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Degrees: Ph.D., Queen Mary, University of London; LL.M., William & Mary Law School; LL.B., Queen Mary, University of London
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Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Iria is a Visiting Assistant Professor at William & Mary Law School and has been appointed Deputy Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT). She has been working on a grant-funded research project focusing on legal issues arising from the increasing use of artificial intelligence, the rapid growth of the Internet of Things and related emerging technologies. She leads CLCT’s research efforts in this area and has been invited to speak at several conferences. She also co-teaches an innovative law course on the same subject, as well as courses on International Commercial Arbitration and International Business Transactions.

In her previous professional life, she was a commercial litigator with Dechert LLP (in the London and Brussels offices) and for Enyo Law LLP, a big-ticket specialist litigation firm in London. Iria has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution having been involved in a number of ICC and LCIA arbitrations as well as mediations concerning competition law, international joint-venture disputes, energy disputes and construction law. She has also advised clients in a wide range of commercial matters and has particular experience in complex and multijurisdictional financial services disputes, breach of fiduciary duties and restitution-based claims.

She 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.

Prior to practicing law, Iria taught law in the U.S. and in the U.K., and worked for the European Ombudsman in Brussels.

Iria graduated in English and European Law from Queen Mary, University of London. She was the 2001 Draper’s Scholar at William & Mary Law School, where she obtained an LL.M. She was later awarded a Ph.D. in Law by Queen Mary, University of London.

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