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International Section

The Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond will take place on June 4 - 5, 2019 in New York.

Co-organized by the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Law and the Impact Investing Legal Working Group, this conference brings together global thought leaders to explore new legal and policy developments in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The five themes of the 2019 conference are: creating and documenting impact investment products; embedding SDGs and ESG into deals and enterprises; blending capital for scale; engaging in place-based impact investing and social entrepreneurship; and governing for good – taking the longer-term view.
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The International Section is a proud marketing sponsor of this program.  To join the International Section, please visit

Seminar presented by the UIA Health Law Commission, UIA Insurance Law Commission, UIA Biotechnology Law Commission, UIA Privacy and Rights of the Digital Person Commission, the ABA Section of International Law, the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the New York State Bar Association International Section

The promise of “precision medicine” is within reach due to new uses for voluminous electronic medical data and the expanding role of artificial intelligence. Rapid developments in technology are numerous and health law is struggling to keep pace with medical inventions and innovations: genetic engineering, stem cell therapy and other developments in biotechnology are promising prevention and cure for diseases that have long plagued the world. The latest pharmaceuticals have imbedded diagnostic chips that can communicate intimate personal data once ingested by the patient. Advancements in medical devices and smartphone apps herald a new era in consumerism never before seen in health care. 

These quickly evolving changes are significantly impacting the practice of health law. How can traditional health care law deal with these cutting edge issues? And at what price do these advancements come? Will the rise of the digital patient cause the demise of privacy? Join us as we explore identify legal gaps and questions created by these changes. Using current laws and recent enactments as a baseline, speakers will delve into legal, ethical, insurance and operational business challenges that health care faces and explain what health law attorneys need to know to best counsel their clients.


Program available here


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
150 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Complimentary registration offered to NYIAC and NYSBA International Section, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, and Dispute Resolution Section members.

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Join the NYSBA International Section in collaboration with the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section for a joint program and reception welcoming Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division, Part 39 (International Commercial Arbitration). 

Justice Saliann Scarpulla | New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division
Noah J. Hanft | CPR
Luis M. Martinez | AAA-ICDR
Charles J. Moxley, Jr. | MoxleyADR LLC; Committee on Arbitration and ADR of the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Rekha Rangachari | NYIAC; International Dispute Resolution Committee of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and International Contracts and Commercial Law Committee of the NYSBA International Section
Nancy Thevenin | USCIB / ICC USA; International Arbitration & ADR Committee and NYSBA International Section
Stephen P. Younger | Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; NYIAC; Chief Judge’s Commercial Division Advisory Council


Texas Chapter Presentation and Networking Reception

New Rules and New Rulers: Doing Business and Managing Legal Disputes in Mexico

September 26, 2019
Locke Lord LLP
2800 JP Morgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Houston, Texas

4:00 - 5:15 p.m. CLE presentation
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

*Texas and NY MCLE credit is pending approval. 

Discussion and presentation on Latin America infrastructure development, from both a transactional and disputes perspective.

Hector Arangua
, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel, Mexico City
Scott Arrington, Locke Lord LLP, Houston
Eric Cassidy, Gregor Cassidy, PLLC, Houston

David Harrell, Locke Lord LLP, Houston

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Discounted membership offer will be available to attendees.

For more information about this program, or to join the Texas Chapter, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at


Hilton Tokyo 
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0023

November 5-8, 2019

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For more information, please contact Tiffany Bardwell of NYSBA at or Ed Lenci (Conference Co-Chair) at or (212) 471-6212.

The Chapter News would like to publish its next edition and is in need of content.  We welcome you to send in a short article or a simple blurb for inclusion in the next edition.  This is an easy way to get your name and news out there.

Your article or blurb should do one of the following:
1.       update our members on what your Chapter or Committee is doing,
2.       highlight a member of your Chapter, 
3.       inform our members about some exciting legal change in your jurisdiction.
The publication aims to provide a platform for section members to share, connect and get them excited about being members. We look forward to your contributions!
Please send all content in word format to Dunniela Kaufman ( and Beatriz Marques ( by October 1st.

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.

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Presented by: International Section

Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 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 judged 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 

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 2019

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2020

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:


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.