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New York International Law Review Symposium
Friday, April 13, 2018

St. John's University School of Law 
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 

Globe in Hands

The Symposium & Dinner celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the New York International Law Review (NYILR) by examining the unique role of New York State in international legal practice. This Symposium will bring together the lawyers, judges, scholars, arbitrators, policy makers and activists who engage in this global practice of law in New York. These experts will address how New York leads in these areas of international practice – where it succeeds, where it falls short and what trends in international practice we are likely to see in the decades ahead.

You may register for either or both events. Dinner is $125. The symposium is free, however registration is required.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 DINNER ($125)

Dinner will be held at the New York Athletic Club on Thursday, April 12, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm. Space is limited. Please RSVP early.

6:30 p.m.— Cocktail Reception (President's Room)

7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Dinner (Olympic Suites 1-5)

Dinner Speaker: D. Stephen Mathias, Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs at United Nations

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 SYMPOSIUM (FREE)

The Symposium will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. John's University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY.

The entire day’s program will also qualify for 4.5 non-transitional practice CLE credits with an additional $75 payment. 
If you want CLE credit, please 1. Register here and 2. Download and return the CLE form(St. John’s University School of Law has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York.)

8:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. — Introductory Remarks

Professor Peggy McGuinness, Director of LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice Program &
Co-Director of St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law

9:30 a.m.- 11:10 a.m. — Panel One: New York and Cross-Border Dispute Resolution

This panel will address the ways in which New York law has become the standard law to apply to international commercial contracts - how New York courts and, increasingly, New York mediation and arbitration providers have become leaders in cross-border dispute resolution.

Moderator: Nancy M. Thevenin, Esq., Chair of the New York State Bar Association International Section & Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law

Panelists: James P. Duffy IV, Esq., Partner, Baker & McKenzie, New York, NY; Anibal Martin Sabater, Esq., Partner, Chaffetz & Lindsey LLP, New York, NY; Yasuhiro Saito, Esq., Partner at Saito Law Group PLLC, New York, NY

11:20 a.m.-1:00 p.m. — Panel Two: International Deals and Investment in New York

Panelists will discuss how New York serves as the center of international deal making, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, real estate development and investment, and international licensing of intellectual property. Panelists will also address challenges to New York legal primacy from other financial centers in Europe, China and elsewhere.

Moderator: Professor Christopher J. Borgen, Co-Director of St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law

Panelists: Richard F. Hans, Esq., Managing Partner and Global Co-Chairman of Financial Services Sector DLA Piper, New York, NY; Mark A. Meyer, Esq., Member, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., New York, NY; Christina Tsesmelis, Esq., Head of Global Anti-Corruption and AML, Privacy Officer at Neuberger Berman; Amanda Rottermund, Esq., Associate at Withers LLC, New York, NY

1:15 p.m.-2:25 p.m. — Lunch

Lunch Speaker and Recipient of Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs: Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar, President, Guatemala High Risk Court

2:30 p.m.- 4:10 p.m. — Panel Three: Global Politics and Public International Law in New York

Panelists will discuss New York’s participation and influences in global problems and how solutions are reached through international cooperation and international law, particularly in the areas of efforts to address environmental harms, human rights, and terrorism.

Moderator: Professor Peggy McGuinness, Director of LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice Program & Co-Director of St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law

Panelists: Anil Kalhan, Esq., Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law & Chair of International Human Rights Committee at New York City Bar Association; Sarah Friedman, Esq., General Counsel for the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs; JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Esq., Director of the Institute’s Human Rights in the US Projector at Columbia Law School

4:15 p.m-5:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception


Thank you to our Gold Sponsor DLA Piper for their generous contribution to this program.


For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.  


ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference

April 17 - 212, 2018
Grand Hyatt, New York City

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The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law is pleased to invite you to a very special Annual Conference in New York at the Grand Hyatt from April 17-21, 2018. NYSBA's International Section is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate.  Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

Key dates to Remember

  • Early Bird Registration ends Friday, March 2nd. The hotel block deadline is March 23rd, and reservations can be made here

A Little About The Meeting

  • The Annual Conference is a five-day conference that will feature over 70 substantive continuing legal education sessions with world-class speakers, cutting edge topics and the latest on international ethics issues.
  • We have confirmed American activist and former U.S. military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg as our luncheon speaker, most known for his national political controversial trial in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers. 
  • There will be evening receptions at the iconic Rainbow Room and Bryant Park

To learn more about NYSBA's International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell

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SEOUL REGIONAL MEETING
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
APRIL 23-24, 2018
9.0 MCLE CREDITS


Why Attend this Meeting?

• The program will satisfy up to 7.5 NY MCLE credit hours Areas of Professional Practice and 1.0 NY MCLE in Ethics.    

• Develop and reinforce your legal contacts by networking with other leading international attorneys. 

• Hot Topics in International Law will be discussed, such as:

  • International Public Law
  • View from the Bench: Perspectives on Judging
  • Global Trade Wars in connection with anti-dumping and antitrust law
  • Cross-border Insolvency
  • Corruption Convictions on businesses in the U.S. and Korea
  • International Arbitration Awards

Program Brochure - View the details of the event and registration form

REGISTER HERE


Market your firm or organization

There are many sponsorship options available to you – from meeting bags to a networking break, or the Gala Dinner.  There are options for every budget!  Email Tiffany Bardwell for more information. 

The 2018 Regional Meeting conference hotel will be the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed after the cut-off date and will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis and cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate. 
Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available

The International Section thanks the following Sponsors for the generous support:
Choi & Park, LLC
Alston & Bird LLP
Aurora Law Offices
Thevenin Arbitration & ADR
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Hotel Reservations

A hotel room block has been reserved for the International Section at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, 521 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. 
To book a room, fill out the reservation form and return directly to the hotel.

Optional Day Tour

A group day tour of Seoul has been reserved for the group on Wednesday, April 25, 9 am - 2 pm including lunch.  The cost to attend is being sponsored by Choi & Park, LLC.

Itinerary includes: Gyeongbokgung Palace – National Folk Museum – Blue House (pass by) – Insa-dong (Lunch included) – Experience carving your own stamp in Korea. View details of locations here
To reserve a spot, email the tour provider at korea@toureast.net and include the following information: Tour name (FT-1), name of each guest.

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












 

Committee on Central and Eastern Europe and Committee on International Trade, of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association
in conjunction with 
HodgsonRuss LLP, cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion:

Russian Sanctions: How Do They Affect US Business?

April 26, 2018
Hodgson Russ LLP
605 Third Avenue
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10158
9:00 - 11:00 am

Welcome Remarks:     Paul M. Frank, HodgsonRuss LLP
Featured Speakers:     Michael Hendrix, OFAC, Robert J. Leo, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury
Moderator:                  Serhiy Hoshovsky, Committee on Central and Eastern Europe

 

Please direct all questions concerning the program and RSVP by April 20, 2018 to Serhiy Hoshovsky: shoshovsky@ghslegal.com, tel: (212) 532 8600 


For more information about the International Section, or to join this committee, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


Introduction to Immigration Law

Sponsored by the International Section, the President's Committee on Access to Justice, the Committee on Legal Aidand the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Live CLE Program & Webcast
Networking Reception to Follow!

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

8.5 MCLE Credits: 4.5 Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member: $250


Learn More About Program Title
Program Brochure

Agenda Topics
· Conversation on Needs for Lawyers in Immigration Proceedings
· Introduction to Immigration Concepts
· Family Based Immigration
· Deportation Defense
· Cultural Sensitivity in Working With Immigrant Clients
· Mock Immigration Court Hearing
· Legal Method, Citing, Quoting & Ethics
· Winning Rhetorical Devices

Program Faculty
Jojo Annobil, Esq. | Immigrant Justice Corps | NYC
Camille Mackler, Esq. | New York Immigration Coalition | NYC
Joanne Macri, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services | Albany
Professor Sarah Rogerson | Albany Law School | Albany
Brian M. Wang, Esq. | Law Office of Brian Wang, PLLC | Albany
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Esq. | Cornell Law School | Ithaca


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 segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Jessica Patterson, Program Coordinator.

Legal Era

Theme: East Meets West: Understand the Emerging Markets, Ground Realities, Opportunities & Path Ahead

May 24-25, 2018 

Hotel Marriott, Downtown
New York, NY 

The two day conference will have in-depth discussions on key topics focusing on the commercial and legal challenges faced by Indian companies in the US and US companies in India.

REGISTER HERE

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To learn more about the International Section, contact Tiffany Bardwell. 


GLOBAL LAW WEEK 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018


INTERNATIONAL BRIDGING THE GAP
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 - FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 

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.

Register Here

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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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.



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Join the International Section as it explores Montreal, Canada for its Seasonal Meeting in 2018!

October 24-27, 2018
Montreal, Canada

InterContinental Hotel
360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4, Canada

Reserve your hotel room today!  https://aws.passkey.com/go/NYSBA2018
Additional meeting details will be available shortly.  

Market your firm or organization

There are many sponsorship options available to you – from meeting bags to a networking break, or the Gala Dinner.  There are options for every budget!  Email Tiffany Bardwell for more information. 
Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available


Watch the conference video here

View the Flyer here

Contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org for more information.





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 9, 2018 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, current email address and daytime phone number.

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

Past Recipients of this Award 

2018 Brochure coming soon!


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 2018

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2019

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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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.