International Section

  • Fall Meeting 2016 Paris
    Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016
  • Upcoming Events
    • Japan Chapter:Tokyo Event -- July 7, 2016

      INTERNATIONAL LEGAL COMMUNITY SUMMER WINE NIGHT

      Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      Roti Roppongi
      Piramide Building, 1F, 6-6-9 Roppongi
      Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
      map: http://www.roti.jp/contact.php 

      The Japan Chapter is on July 7 co-sponsoring, together with the Roppongi Bar Association, the Legal Services Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the Japan In-house Counsel Network (JICN) and the Foreign Lawyers Association of Japan (Gaiben Kyokai), a summer wine-tasting event in Tokyo (click here).   

      You and your guests are cordially invited to join us for our annual early Summer evening of wines and fine food. The celebration will take place at Roti and will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy fine wines supplied by Jeroboam - one of the top fine wine importing, marketing and distribution companies in Japan. 

      Please RSVP by July 4th, to events@rbalaw.org
      Pricing: JPY 5,000 -- RBA Members | JPY 7,000 -- Non-Members  (payable at the door.)

      For more information about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

    • Understanding the Moral Compass of In-House Lawyers -- July 14

      UNDERSTANDING THE MORAL COMPASS OF IN-HOUSE LAWYERS: AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEBATE THE ROLE OF THE GC, ITS ETHICAL FRAMEWORK AND TO HIGHLIGHT GUIDING PRINCIPLES

      Thursday, July 14, 2016 
      NYU Stern School of Business 
      Kaufman Management Center 
      11th Floor 
      New York, New York 
      5:00 - 6:30 pm

      This is a complimentary program, with CLE Ethics credit provided by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.  

      Hosted by: Ethical Systems 
      Co-sponsored by: 
      New York State Bar Association, International Section 
      New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section 

      Speakers: 
      Azish Filabi, CEO, Ethical Systems (moderator) 
      Jim Lager, GAO and University of Maryland  
      Richard Moorhead, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws 
      John F. Sherman III, SHIFT, General Counsel & Senior Advisor 
      J. Richard Supple, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 
      Steven Vaughan, CEPLER, Birmingham Law School  

      About the program: 
      The past 20 years have resulted in a shifting landscape of the practice of law, a corporate in-house departments have greatly expanded, while competition and consolidation has altered private practice at law firms. You are invited to join us in a discussion of the ethical implications of this shifting landscape, as highlighted by the evidence shown in a pioneering UK-based survey of 400 in-house lawyers working in commercial, government and third sectors conducted by Professor Richard Moorhead, Director     of  the Centre for Ethics and Law, University College London

      The survey provides a unique profile of individual in-house lawyers and their teams’ orientations, the invocation of professional principles, ethical infrastructure, ethical pressure and relationships with the employer. The survey also goes a step further and relates these issues to externally validated indicators of ethical inclination (moral attentiveness and moral disengagement). Professors Moorhead and Vaughan will discuss the survey results, and its implications for the practice of law, alongside a panel of experienced practitioners moderated by Azish Filabi, CEO of  Ethical Systems , who will discuss the principles and survey takeaways that could guide the role of in-house lawyers for the next 20 years. 

      The research is authored by Richard Moorhead, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws, Steven Vaughan, CEPLER, Birmingham Law School , Cristina Godinho, Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL, Paul Gilbert, LBC Wise Counsel and Stephen Mayson, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws. 

      To RSVP to this event, email willinger@ethicalsystems.org

      For more information about the International Section,contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.orgor the Corporate Counsel Section, contact Adriana Favreau at afavreau@nysba.org

    • Global Corporate Compliance Workshop


      GLOBAL CORPORATE COMPLIANCE WORKSHOP: CORPORATE LAWYERING GROUP COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

      Monday-Wednesday, July 25-27, 2016
      Troutman Sanders LLP 
      875 Third Avenue
      New York, New York 10022

      PROGRAM COST: $975.00
      Includes course materials, lunch and breaks. 
      Scholarships available upon request. 

       18.0 Hours of MCLE Credits

      Sponsored by: Corporate Lawyering Group LLP Troutman Sanders LLP
      Co-Sponsored by: New York State Bar Association  International Section's International Corporate Compliance Committee

      Workshop Director: Carole Basri, Corporate Compliance Advisor, Fordham Law School Compliance Program

      Program Overview
      The Global Corporate Compliance Workshop will offer a three-day intensive training program on the fundamentals of an “effective” corporate compliance program. We will explore how to set up the compliance office, including reporting lines, perform a state of the art risk assessment, including heat maps and dashboards, provide innovative training and effective auditing, monitoring and reporting of a compliance program. 

      We will focus on issue spotting and risk assessment, as well as the basics of project management to roll out an “effective” compliance program. You will learn to prioritize risks and understand how to evaluate best practices of companies in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. 

      Who Should Attend
      The workshop will benefit anyone interested in a career in global corporate compliance and ethics, including recent law school graduates, lawyers in transition, and non-lawyers interested in learning the legal aspects and practical requirements for a career in compliance. 

      It is also appropriate for general counsel and other in-house counsel, compliance and ethics officers and members of the compliance and ethics department, as well as members of the internal audit, enterprise risk management and human resources departments, outside counsel and consultants involved in advising on compliance and ethics.  

      To register, please contact Carole Basri at cbasri@yahoo.com or 917-822-2447.

      To view program agenda, click here.

      View Program Flyer

      For more information about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org

    • Save the Date! September 30 - Playing an Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman?

      SAVE THE DATE! 

      PLAYING AN AWAY GAME: HOW CAN NON-RESIDENT NEW YORK LAWYERS COMPLY WITH SCHOENEFELD V. SCHNEIDERMAN?

      Friday, September 30, 2016
      Location pending 

      Please join the New York State Bar Association, International Section with the Florida Bar Association, International Law Section for a Special Ethics Panel.

      Join us for a CLE-accredited program focused on the implications of the recent decisions in Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman, No. 11-4283 (2d Cir., April 22, 2016) and Schoenefeld v. State, 25 N.Y.3d 22 (N.Y. 2015), which, collectively, require attorneys practicing in New York to maintain a physical office in the State.  For Florida attorneys who are licensed in and practice in New York, these decisions can have significant practical effects, and the CLE will address those issues.

      Following this program, stay for a reception during which the NYSBA International Section and the Florida Bar Association, International Law Section will sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding providing for further cooperation and coordination between these two leading international law bar associations.

      For more about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org


    • Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016

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      Paris Seasonal Meeting 2016
      Paris, France
      Saint James Albany Hotel
      October 19-21, 2016


      Pre-Meeting 
      Strasbourg, France
      Strasbourg Sofitel Grande Ile
      October 15-17, 2016
      Book your train tickets from Paris to Strasbourg with Rail Europe!


      If you are interested in being a sponsor, click here, for sponsorship opportunities. 


      For more information about this program or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nsyba.org.

      View Save the Date flyer



  • Section Awards

    Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

    To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to tbardwell@nysba.org, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

    All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

    Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.

    Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.

    Prize Awarded:
     $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

    Past Recipients of this Award 

    2016 Brochure


    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

    To honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact:
    Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: October 2015

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2016  

    Award Criteria: A major contribution during the year (or during an entire career) to the global development of international law or the rule of law; and a willingness to speak or send a suitable alternate to accept the award at the Annual Meeting.

    Prize Awarded:
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  • International Section Publications



    VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW

    The New York International Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments, and trade agreements. The New York International Law Review is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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    VIEW THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL LAW PRACTICUM

    The International Law Practicum features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters as opposed to academic, exploring the application of international law for the generalist rather than theoretical discussions for the expert. The International Law Practicum is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER NEWS Archive

    The New York International Chapter News merged with the International Law Practicum, effective with the Autumn 2014 issue. You can find reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities in the International Law Practicum. Archived issues from 2000-2014 can be viewed here.