Iulia Padeanu

Associate - Washington, D.C.

Iulia Padeanu Mellon is an associate in Foley Hoag's Washington D.C. office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Iulia served as a law clerk at the European Court of Human Rights and as an international arbitration associate at a large international law firm in Washington D.C., where her practice focused on investor-state and commercial arbitration. 

Education:

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Queen's University Belfast, M.A., Comparative Ethnic Conflict, 2013
  • Boston College, B.A., 2012

Languages:

English, French, Romanian

Representative Experience

State-to-State Experience

  • The State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (2017) – Application (A); The State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (2017) – Application (B): Representing Qatar in proceedings before the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization arising from certain aviation measures adopted by Respondents since June 2017.

Public International Law – Arbitration

  • Qatar v. Bahrain: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Egypt: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. UAE: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.

Public International Law – UN Human Rights Body Experience

  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Advising Qatar in a CERD Committee proceeding and an ad hoc conciliation concerning international human rights law.
 

Professional Experience

  • European Court of Human Rights, Law Clerk, 2017-2018

Honors

  • Yale Journal of International Law (Executive Editor) 
  • Yale Law & Policy Review (Executive Editor) 
  • Robina Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship 
  • Salzburg-Curler Fellow, 2016

Involvement

  • DV LEAP, Advocacy Council Chair
  • American Society of International Law, Member

 

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