WLG is Pleased to Announce Several New Practice Group Leaders


As part of World Law Group’s initiative to get our practice groups more active and make them a more valuable resource for our members, we've implemented a new leadership approach to our practice groups to include lawyers from all regions in leadership positions for each group. Over the past few months, we've welcome four new practice group leaders.
WLG is pleased to announce Emilie Ducorps-Prouvost as a Co-Chair for the Human Resources Law Practice Group. Emilie, a partner at Soulier AARPI in France, is specialized in labor and employment law and advises French and foreign corporate groups on all employment related issues. Her practice focuses on national and transnational corporate reorganizations and restructurings, transfers of employees, collective lay-off plans, work-related health & safety and she manages employment issues associated with corporate deals, including labor due diligence. Lastly, Emilie is highly experienced in (individual and collective) employment and social security litigation.
Ryan Kurtz, member at Miller & Martin, has been named Co-Chair of WLG’s Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Ryan practices in business and commercial dispute resolution, including intellectual property and international litigation and arbitration. He advises several foreign and foreign-owned businesses regarding their U.S. operations and in preventing, managing, and resolving transnational and local disputes. Ryan is also the Honorary Consul General of Italy in Atlanta.
WLG has named Guyer & Regules partner Juan Manuel Mercant as Chair of the Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships Practice Group. Juan Manuel’s practice includes legal advice to financial institutions in the area of banking and capital market transactions, to companies that deal with different trades in general and particularly in the power sector. He participated actively in corporate and structured financing under “Project Finance” schemes, both in power and infrastructure matters, including Public and Private Partnerships. Juan Manuel has lectured at several conferences related to energy project finance transactions, corporate and antitrust law and has authored several articles for national and international publications on these subjects.
Locke Lord partner Ted Augustinos will serve as Co-Chair WLG’s Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. Ted advises clients in various industries on privacy and data protection, cybersecurity compliance and incident preparedness, and breach response. Ted is a member of the Steering Committee of the Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, which is recognized in the 2016 US Legal 500 and the 2016 Chambers & Partners Global Guide, and a leader of its Incident Response Team. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Ted is Managing Partner of the Hartford, Connecticut office of Locke Lord LLP.