International Section

  • Fall Meeting 2016 Paris
    Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016
  • Strasbourg Rotating Slider
    Strasbourg Pre-Meeting Program
  • Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition
    Submissions accepted until November 11, 2016
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    Playing an Away Game; Special Ethics Panel September 26, 2016 Miami, FL
  • Upcoming Events
    • Transatlantic Transactions: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Value -- September 15


      Thursday, September 15th

      Registration & Cocktails: 5:30PM
      Program: 6:15 - 7:30PM 
      Reception to follow

      Registration is complimentary

      Location: Kilpatrick Townsend Office
      1114 Avenue of the Americas
      21st Floor
      New York, NY 10036

      More and more businesses are seeking to expand internationally through a variety of different transatlantic transactional strategies: franchising, joint ventures, co-branding, and licensing.  United States and English laws appear similar on their face, but there are fundamental differences that can trip up clients and attorneys. Our panel will compare United States and English laws from the litigation and transactional perspectives and provide you with practical strategic knowledge about how to minimize risk in your venture, and yet also maximize value.  

      Marc A. Lieberstein, Esq
      Franchising and Licensing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP (United States)
      John Jett, EsqFranchise and Commercial Litigation Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP (United States)
      Sarah Murray, EsqInternational Arbitration and Commercial Litigation Partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP (United Kingdom)
      Nicola Broadhurst, Esq. Franchising and Licensing Partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP (United Kingdom)

      Hosted and Sponsored by: Kilpatrick Townsend LLP and Stevens & Bolton LLP

      Co-Sponsored by: New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

      New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (Erica Klein, Chair), Litigation Committee (Marc Lieberstein and Paul Garrity, Co-Committee Chairs); New York State Bar Association Business Law Section (Sarah Gold, Section Chair), Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee (Justin Klein, Committee Chair); New York State Bar Association International Law Section (Neil Quartaro, Section Chair) 


      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will apply for CLE credit in California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Please note that CLE credit is pending approval. You will receive the appropriate documentation once the program has been approved and we verify your participation. For states not listed above, we will send you a Certificate of Attendance to submit to your state bar. 


      Click here to register through Kilpatrick Townsend & Strockton LLP

    • September 26- Playing an Away Game: How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman?

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      Monday, September 26, 2016
      Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
      333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
      Miami, Florida

      CLE: 4 - 5:45 pm
      Memorandum of Understanding Signing:  5:45 - 6 pm
      Reception: 6 - 8 pm

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      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


      Not a member of the International Section? Dues are only only $35 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)  

    • Strasbourg Pre-Meeting Program - October 15-17, 2016


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      Saturday-Monday, October 15-17, 2016
      Strasbourg Sofitel Grande Ile | 4 Place Saint-Pierre-Le-Jeune 67000 Strasbourg

      In addition to the events in Paris, join International Section and European lawyers in beautiful Strasbourg, home to the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, among other international bodies. Strasbourg is less than 2 hours from Paris by train, and, in addition to the meeting, there will be numerous harvest-time social events scheduled the weekend of October 15-16.

      Saturday, October 15, 2016
      In Strasbourg 
      2:30 p.m. Tour of Strasbourg Cathedral (optional)
      3:30 p.m. Walking tour of Petite France and river boat tour (optional)
      6:30 p.m. Dinner at Meiselocker Restaurant

      Sunday, October 16, 2016
      Social events in Strasbourg region
      9:30 a.m. Bus to Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, with tour and lunch
      2:00 p.m. Bus to Winery – Domaine Dopff Au Moulin, Riquewhir (about 40 minutes)
      4:30 p.m. Bus from winery to Colmar
      5:00 p.m. Arrive Colmar, walking tour of the old city and Bartholdi Museum
      7:00 p.m. Dinner at L'Auberge-Brasserie
      9:00 p.m. Bus return to Strasbourg

      Monday, October 17, 2016
      9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks by Neil Quartaro, Chair, NYSBA International Section and Pascal Créhange, Bâtonnier of the Strasbourg Bar Association
      9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “Emergency” restrictions to rights: Differing approaches to human rights in times of strife in the EU and US
      11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Brexit: Challenges and Opportunity in an Unexpected Departure
      12:30 p.m. Bus to lunch
      12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch – Strasbourg Sofitel Grande Ile
      2:15 p.m. Bus to ECHR
      2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Tour ECHR
      3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Panel at European Court of Human Rights
      4:30 Closing remarks
      4:45 p.m. Bus to Hotel
      6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner at Maison Kamerzel

      Click here for the registration form. 

      Click here for hotel accommodation registration form. 

      For more information about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016

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



      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. 



      Not a member of the International Section? Dues are only only $35 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm) 
      For more information about this program or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

  • 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, 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 

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    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

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

    Presented by: International Section

    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:

  • International Section Publications


    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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    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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    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.