June 11-15, 2018 Global Law Week

MONDAY, june 11, 2018 - Wednesday, june 13, 2018

The New York State Bar Association, International Section, organizes a biennial event called Global Law Week. The week features three days of high quality international law continuing legal education (“CLE”) programming at leading New York law firms. Join and network with your peers and other international lawyers in a series of programs designed to facilitate networking and deepen your knowledge about current international law issues. 

In addition to the law firm hosted CLE panels, the second half of Global Law Week features a two-day mandatory continuing legal education (“MCLE”) “International Bridge the Gap” program designed to introduce recently-admitted attorneys to inter-national practice.  Offering 16 MCLE credits, including 3 ethics credits, the “International Bridge the Gap” program features a highly qualified and robust faculty with deep experience in international law. If you or other colleagues are considering focusing your career on international practice, the program should not be missed.

View the full program brochure here. 

Register directly with the host firm's RSVP contact.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - friday, june 15, 2018

Global Law Week 2015

Bridging the Gap

Have you started an international legal career or are you interested in expanding your skill set to include international law? It can be challenging to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients in international legal affairs, such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international litigation and arbitration, and international corporate law. In the increasingly globalized and interconnected world, legal work often requires a multidisciplinary, cross-border approach. Issues may be complex and varied, and it often takes years to learn about the many aspects of international practice.

Organized by the New York State Bar Association, International Section (“NYSBA International”), this course covers critical aspects of international law for those entering or practicing in this diverse and complex area. Join a distinguished and experienced NYSBA International faculty and learn about the fundamental underlying areas of cross-border practice and other critical aspects of international law, and receive sixteen (16) MCLE credits, including three (3) ethics credits.

View the full program brochure here.

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Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and Fordham University School of Law.

June 14-15, 2018
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Live CLE Program 

Fordham University School of Law
150 W 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

16.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics, 7.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $420 | Non-Member: $695

International Section Member: $295

Learn More About International Bridging the Gap
View the full program brochure here.

Agenda Topics

Day 1 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • Framework of International Practice, Parts One and Two
  • Cross-Border M&A: Buying and Selling Companies Around the World
  • International IP: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents
  • International Employment Law
  • International Tax
  • Marketing and Distribution in the U.S. and Around the World
  • Immigration Law
  • Business and Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles

Day 2 - Friday, June 15, 2018

  • International Corporate Compliance
  • International Litigation Basics
  • International Arbitration
  • International Bankruptcy Basics
  • Cross-Border Data Protection and Cyber-security
  • Introduction to Cross-Border Estate Planning
  • Ethics in the International Practice of Law

Program Chair
Neil A. Quartaro, Esq. | Watson Farley & Williams LLP

NYSBA Member: $420
International Section Member: $295
Fordham Law School Faculty: $295
Non-Member: $695

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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To view the full list of Continuing Legal Education Programs, click here.

If you have any questions about the content this program, please contact staff attorney Thomas Richards, section liaison Tiffany Bardwell, or program coordinator Bridget Donlon.  

To register for this program please click on the link below or contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 or mrc@nysba.org.