August 21, 2018 ILN

Meet the Diversity Fellows 2018─2020

The Section of International Law Diversity Fellows program gives early career lawyers of diverse backgroundsan opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the Section. This is in line with the ABA Goal III to eliminate bias and enhance diversity. Its objectives are to promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons, and to eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system. The Diversity Fellows program runs for two years. Fellows are assigned a mentor from the Section leadership and will work on a project, publication, policy, or program.

Migan Megardichian, Amy Lee Rosen, and Cassandre C. Théano

Migan Megardichian, Amy Lee Rosen, and Cassandre C. Théano

Diversity Fellows 2018─2020

Migan Megardichian is a lawyer based in Toronto, Canada. She has been an active member of the Section of International Law since her first year of law school and has held several leadership roles, including Co-Chair of the Section’s Young Lawyers’ Interest Network (YIN) and a Vice-Chair of the Canada Committee.

During her time as Co-Chair of YIN, the committee received the Best Committee Outreach Award. She also organized two successful programs: Legality and Ethics of Unpaid Internships (Spring Meeting 2014, New York) and International Sports Law (Fall Meeting 2015, Montreal).

She is passionate about international law and hopes to continue her work in the Section with the goal of becoming the Chair of the Section of International Law.

She plans to help advance the diversity initiatives of the ABA through her personal project, which considers diversity of thought and interests and its connection to mental health in the legal profession.

Migan has been called to the Ontario, New York, and District of Columbia bars and is fluent in Armenian and Farsi, with a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Amy Lee Rosen is a senior tax correspondent for Law360 where she writes news and feature stories on federal and international tax. Before that, Amy served as a corporate governance analyst at CQ Roll Call in Washington D.C. where her stories were published on Westlaw. She has been involved with the ABA Section of International Law since 2013, when she attended the London conference as she was backpacking around Europe. She is excited to be part of a wonderful organization and is proud to be chosen as a Diversity Fellow.

She is certified to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. In her spare time, Amy enjoys running, lifting, cooking, eating, and traveling.

Cassandre C. Théano is an Associate Legal Officer for Equality and Inclusion at the Open Society Foundations (The Justice Initiative), focusing on citizenship and equality. In that capacity, she leads the litigation and advocacy work related to the restoration of citizenship rights for Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, Black Mauritanians in Mauritania, and various ethnic minorities in Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya.

Before joining the Open Society Justice Initiative, Cassandre consulted on human rights reports for submission before the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Human Rights Commission for various non-profit organizations. Previously, she was a litigation associate practicing complex commercial and insurance litigation at Anderson Kill & Olick P.C., exclusively on behalf of policyholders. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Malcolm Graham at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Cassandre has also worked as a summer associate at two leading corporate law firms, in Paris and in New York.

She holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, with a concentration on International Human Rights Law and a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. At Georgetown Law, she participated in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic where she successfully advocated for women’s land and property rights in Kenya. She was the Senior Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. She earned her undergraduate degree in International Relations and French Literature and her Master’s degree in French Society, Politics and Culture from New York University. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.