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  • Events
    • September 17 Securities Regulation Committee Meeting

      Business Law Section
      Securities Regulation Committee Meeting

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014

      Goodwin Procter LLP
      The New York Times Building
      620 Eighth Avenue, 26th Floor
      New York, New York 

      6:30 p.m. - Cocktails
      6:50 p.m. - Dinner/Committee Administration
      7:20 - 9:00 p.m. -  Program

      Detailed agenda will be circulated closer to the meeting.

      For questions, please contact 

    • October 2 BLS Private Investment Funds Meeting

      Private Investment Funds Subcommittee
      of the Securities Regulation Committee, Business Law Section
      October 2, 2014 | Skadden Arps, NYC – Cyber Security for Investment Advisors

      The next meeting of the Private Investments Funds Subcommittee will be held on Thursday, October 2 at the offices of Skadden Arps at Four Times Square in Conference Room 38-100/102 from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm.

      Topic: Cyber Security for Investment Advisors

      For questions, please contact

    • October 17 - Public Utility Law Institute - SAVE THE DATE


      Public Utility Law Institute

      October 17, 2014 - Full-day Program

      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY  12207

      Save the Date!

      Session 1:  Reforming the Energy Vision - A Discussion of the Legal Issues on the PSC's Initiative For Reforming the Electric Industry in New York
      A roundtable discussion with representatives from the consumer, utility, ESCO, demand response, and generator sections.

      Session 2:  (Concurrent Sessions)

      A.  Electric-Gas Convergence Issues - Legal Considerations Associated with the Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas by Electric Generating Facilities
      Perspectives shared by utilities, generators, gas suppliers and others.

      B. Telecommunications - Recent Developments Within the Industry
      A panel discussion of recent developments affecting the provision of telecommunications services with representatives from the industry and DPS Staff.

      Session 3:  Federal-State Jurisdiction - Where Is the Line Drawn?
      Recent court decisions have raised many questions regarding the scope of the jurisdiction of the FERC and state regulators.  Federal, state, and other viewpoints will be presented.

      Session 4:  Ethics - Recent Developments for Utility Practitioners
      An update on legal developments on ethics issues that are important to attorneys appearing before regulatory agencies or otherwise involved with utility-related issues.

      Further details and registration coming soon!

      Questions?  Contact

    • January 28: 2015 Annual Meeting: Save the Date!

      The New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 26-31, 2015:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      The Business Law Section will meet on Wednesday, January 28.

      Save the date!

  • Committees

    Committees that Enhance Your Expertise

    Business Law Section committees address unique issues facing attorneys, the profession and the public. Committees allow you to network with other business law attorneys from across the state, and give you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice. Committees are also an outstanding way to achieve professional recognition.

    Banking Law Committee
    Bankruptcy Law Committee
    Corporations Law Committee
    Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
    Insurance Law Committee
    Legislative Affairs Committee
    Public Utility Law Committee
    Securities Regulation Committee
    Technology and Venture Law Committee

    Join a Committee

    Committee membership is a free benefit of Business Law Section membership. If you are a current Section member, you may join one or more committees by emailing your request to

    If you are not yet a Section member, you may join the Business Law Section here

  • NY Business Law Journal

    NY Business Law Journal

    View the Latest NY Business Law Journal

    The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. Edited by David L. Glass (Editor-in-Chief) and Prof. James D. Redwood (Managing Editor), the NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon! Private Online Professional Communities

    We are pleased to announce that the Business Law Section will soon offer a private online professional community—for Business Law Section members only.

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details! 

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities