Julie Bédard is a Partner in Skadden's International Litigation and Arbitration Group. She advises multinationals and companies with international operations on their dispute resolution needs. She has served as counsel in U.S. commercial litigation and international arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. She also acts as arbitrator in commercial disputes. Ms. Bédard is fluent in French, Spanish and Romanian and understands Portuguese and Italian. She has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2012), Global Arbitration Review's "45 under 45" (2011), Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011), Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2011), Chambers Latin America (2011), Global Arbitration Review's International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration (2011) and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts (2011).
Jonathan L. Frank is a Partner in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Frank joined the Litigation Group at Skadden in 1999 after years as an executive assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., during which he successfully tried numerous highprofile murder cases, receiving national recognition for his work. Mr. Frank's practice is focused on complex commercial litigations and international arbitrations. Most recently, Mr. Frank successfully represented Anglo Irish Bank in its international arbitration against Peninsula Real Estate Fund I, GP stemming from a real estate development partnership the Bank funded. Among other cases that he has tried while at Skadden, Mr. Frank was a member of the trial team that won a defendant's verdict on all claims in favor of DaimlerChrysler AG and against Tracinda Corporation. The trial in the U.S. District Court of Delaware involved securities fraud claims of more than $1 billion, making it the largest securities case ever tried in federal court. The National Law Journal awarded the defense team the "2005 Top Defense Win of the Year."
In all, Mr. Frank has conducted more than 30 jury trials, briefed and argued more than 30 appeals, and directly supervised dozens more of each. He has been profiled in the New York Law Journal for his skills and persuasiveness, both as a trial lawyer and as an appellate advocate. He has written and been invited to speak on a wide range of topics, including at the International Chamber of Commerce 27 Annual Colloquium, in Paris, France in November 2010.