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Irina is an associate in the Labor and Employment Litigation Practice Group in the Louisville office. She joined the firm in 2019 after participating in the 2018 Summer Associate Program. Irina earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and graduated with the honor of being bestowed with the Leon Seidman Memorial Award which recognizes commitment to honesty, integrity, and community service.

While in law school, Irina served as the President of the International Law Society and was a Human Rights Advocacy Program Fellow. She was also the Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law and a Legal Writing teaching assistant. Irina found her passion for oral advocacy after winning her law school’s First Year Oral Argument Competition and went on to represent her law school at the 2017 and 2018 National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competitions.

Prior to law school, Irina earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, an associate degree in paralegal studies, and a minor in French from the University of Louisville. Irina currently serves as the Vice Chair of Policy for the American Bar Association International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section.

Other Info About Irina

Education

Law School

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2019, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

University of Louisville, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2015, cum laude

Bar Membership

Irina is licensed to practice in the following state:

Kentucky, 2019

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Leon Seidman Memorial Award, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2019- recognizing commitment to honesty, integrity, and community service

CALI award for highest grade in Writing for Practice, 2018

CALI award for highest grade in Selected Problems in Civil Procedure, 2018

Post Graduation Award: Interest in Litigation, 2018

Winner of First Year Oral Argument Competition, – University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2017

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Vice Chair of Policy for the American Bar Association International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section, years 2018-2020

Brandeis Honor Society