International Advisory Board

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The International Advisory Board is a diverse group of Duke Law alumni who engage Duke alumni, students, prospective LLM candidates, and friends to strengthen the International LLM program and, in turn, Duke Law.

The International Advisory Board (IAB) is charged with communicating Duke Law School’s activities, priorities, and intellectual resources, particularly as related to its International LLM program, to external constituents; representing the interests of the International LLM alumni population to the dean and administration; advancing the work of the IAB through service to current initiatives; and building the institution through leadership.

Invitations to serve are made by the International Studies office, often at the recommendation of the IAB. The standard term appointment is three years, and members may serve multiple terms. Members are selected because of their significant individual contributions of time, talent, and/or financial resources. Candidates may nominate themselves or may be nominated by others. In considering potential members, the International Studies office looks for individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Law School, the international community, and the LLM program in particular; have a proven record of leadership in their professional careers; and possess a passion for the institution’s ongoing success.

Board Members

Arturo Banegas LLM '00 Arturo Banegas LLM '00
Partner, Akerman
Guillaume Barbier LLM '02 Guillaume Barbier LLM '02
Director, International Tax Services, France, PwC
James Bergin LLM '93 James Bergin LLM '93
Vice President Law, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health
Anna Chacko LLM '85 Anna Chacko LLM '85
General Counsel, Long Island Power Authority
Maria Fernanda Diago LLM '16 Maria Fernanda Diago LLM '16
Partner, Brigard Urrutia
Maria Fernanda Diago LLM '16 Maria "Alice" Alvares Dias LLM '19
Foreign Legal Consultant, Smith Anderson
Paul Hespel LLM '95 Paul Hespel LLM '95
Partner, Alston & Bird
Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond LLM '12 Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond LLM '12
Vice President & Counsel, Endeavor


Jacklyn Rabin LLM '08 Jaclyn Rabin LLM '08
Attorney - Fundraising, Emerging Partners, Thrive Capital
Julian Vasquez LLM '05

Julian Vasquez LLM '05
Partner & Global Head, Compass Group

Jeff Zhang '05 Jeff Zhang '05
Partner, Orrick