Izak is Associate General Counsel for Access Now, where he acts as in-house counsel, advising on global operations while facilitating the organization's policy, advocacy, grants, and data privacy operations. Izak is a licensed Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York, and a Barrister and Solicitor in the Province of Ontario, with a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Melbourne.
Outside of Access Now, Izak volunteers as an Environmental Law Associate with the Earth Law Center and is active with the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar. Prior to Access Now, Izak worked in commercial litigation and corporate law at a full-service law firm in Toronto, Canada.
Izak is active with a number of organizations focused on law, technology, and dispute resolution, and has been awarded the level of Associate (A.CIArb) with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Member (M.AIADR) with the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Member (M.CMI) with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and Associate (A.RI) with the Resolution Institute (RI).
|Associate General Counsel||Access Now||2020 - Present|
|Legal Officer||Access Now||2020 - 2020|
|Articling Student (Trainee Lawyer)||Macdonald Sager Manis LLP||2018 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)||Member (M.AIADR)||2019 - Present|
|Resolution Institute (RI)||Associate Member (A.RI)||2018 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association - International Section||Committee on International Arbitration & ADR||2018 - Present|
|Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)||Associate Member (A.CIArb)||2017 - Present|
|Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)||Board Member / Director||2018 - 2020|
|University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2017|
|University of Melbourne||BA - Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Linguistics)||2013|
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