The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation has announced that Magaly Cobian, an attorney originally from Lima, Peru, has joined its staff as managing director.
Ms. Cobian graduated with a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in December 2004. While enrolled at Pontifical Catholic, she spent a year at Stockholm University Law School in Stockholm, Sweden, having received a full scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. During her year in Stockholm, she was selected as a guide and hostess for one of the 2003 Nobel Prize recipient.
She practiced law in Lima for three years doing domestic infrastructure and joint venture work for international clients, and in 2008 enrolled in the University of Miami LLM program. She later transferred to Miami’s JD program from which she graduated in December 2010. She is admitted to the Florida bar and has worked as an in-house legal adviser for Sobo Networks, an information technology firm in Atlanta.
While in Miami, she participated in the International Competition on Arbitration an Corporate Law Moot in Madrid, Spain, receiving the best oral advocate award.
The Atlanta International Arbitration Society is to be based at the Georgia State University College of Law where a hearing facility for arbitration and mediation is to be housed. Ms. Cobian’s initial duties will be to prepare the facility for its opening in the fall.
Ms. Cobian is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. She may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org