Julie Bédard has been appointed to the governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), effective 1 April 2023. Julie heads the International Litigation and Arbitration Group for the Americas at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, her practice covers litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings throughout the world. She has extensive experience advising on disputes, regulatory enforcement, governing law, jurisdiction, arbitration agreements, force majeure and changed circumstances, as well as extraterritoriality and international judgment enforcement. Julie has repeatedly been recognised in notable arbitration rankings, including Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global.