International Section

  • Guatamala International 2017
    Guatemala Seasonal Meeting 2017
  • ILP Practicum
    Call for Articles!
  • International Flags
    Save The Date! Global Law Week, New York May 8-12, 2017
  • Dublin International 2017
    Dublin Regional Meeting - April 20-22, 2017
  • Upcoming Events
    • Dublin Regional Meeting - April 20-22, 2017

      Dublin International 2017

      APRIL 20-21, 2017
      7.5 MCLE CREDITS

      Why Attend this Meeting?

      • The program will satisfy up to 6.0 NY MCLE credit hours in professional practice and 1.5 NY MCLE credits hours 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:

      • Impact of recent EC decisions applying the EU ‘state aid’ provisions to tax treatment of European and multinational companies
      • Impact of upcoming changes in privacy regulation and the role of the Irish Privacy Office as a primary regulatory
      • The practice of law in Ireland and New York and the merits of both as centers for dispute resolution
      • Impact of Brexit on Dublin as a business center

      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. 

      Book your hotel room before the room block fills up!  RESERVE YOUR ROOM HERE!

      The 2017 Regional Meeting conference hotel will be The Westbury Hotel. The deadline to submit hotel reservations is Monday, March 13. 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. Discounted room rates for this program are €295,00 for single occupancy and €299,00 for double occupancy, including full Irish breakfast and VAT.

      The International Section thanks the following Sponsors for the generous support:
      Mason Hayes & Curran
      BARBRI International Limited
      AGON Partners
      Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
      LK Shields
      Watson Farley & Williams LLP
      Hayes Solicitors





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

    • UIA Event: Doing Business in Latin America: Critical Aspects of the FDI in the Region - Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2017


      Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (optional dinner at 8:00 p.m.)
      Friday, 21, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (optional lunch at 1:00 p.m.)

      Costa Rica Bar Association 
      Headquarter, 35A Street and 22a Avenue
      San José, Costa Rica

      This 2017 year the UIA invites you to Costa Rica to obtain a unique experience on the development of the economic and legal reality of foreign investment in Latin America and what better place than in the country of the Pura Vida! 

      Registration Fees:                                    

                    UIA Member
         April 20                April 21
          April 20              April 21
       Standard Registration 
       €240/$250         €290/$300
       €290/$300          €340/$350
        Young Lawyers (<35)*
       €190/$200          €240/$250
       €340/$250          €290/$300

      *Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee.

      MCLE Information:
      Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used for obtaining “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” – “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules. For more information, please contact the UIA.

      Hotel Accommodations:
      A limited number of rooms has been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

      Introduction to the program:
      The UIA is proud to present this seminar in Costa Rica, a democratic country full of tradition that abolished the army in 1949 and changed the weapons for social and economic development. Coffee and banana are the traditional products, which defined the economic activity in the XIX century and the end of XX. In the 1980s, the Costa Rican economy initiated a process of opening up to foreign direct investment and obtained great results in social security and education. Thanks to the civilian vocation of the country, Peace was achieved in Central America and President Oscar Arias Sánchez won the Nobel Peace Prize. These conditions were conducive to develop foreign investment and make the country a center hub for companies interested in developing Latin American markets and tourism investment. In 1997, the US transnational Company Intel settled in Costa Rica and generated during the following years an influx of investment that today boosts its economy and constitutes an important center of foreign investment.

      To register or for more information about this program, view the program brochure.

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

    • Compliance and US Law - April 24 - Zurich

      Compliance and U.S. Law

      Monday, April 24, 2017
      9 am - 5 pm
      Zurich, Switzerland

      KV Zurich Business School
      Sihlpostgasse 2, 8004 Zurich
      (near Zurich main railway station)

      A Compliance Manager who does not take into account transnational risks, acts negligent. Nowadays, cross-national law analyses are indispensable: the scope of U.S. Law is broad and the consequences far-reaching. If a company breaks U.S. Law, it is not only facing high penalties and even higher damage claims but its employees may even be imprisoned. Further the American authorities have much more competences than Swiss authorities when it comes to collect evidence. 

      The New York Bar Association (NYSBA) is familiar with the hot topics and other areas of U.S. law that can present a problem for Swiss companies. At the seminar “Excellence in Compliance”, the highly-experienced NYSBA representatives will share their “best practices” and give practical advice.  

      Admission and fees
      For registration please e-mail to Mrs. Tiziana Hammesfahr at The deadline is 17 April 2017. 

      Admission fee: CHF 150 (for participants of CAS Compliance Officer the program is free of charge)

      For more information about the program, click here. View brochure

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

    • April 24, 2017 - A Short & Happy Guide to Networking

      Book Presentation  | A Short & Happy Guide to Networking | Desiree Jaeger-Fine, Esq. (LL.M. 2013)  

      Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. 

      Fordham School of Law 
      150 West 62nd Street 
      Hill Faculty Conference Room (7-119) 

      Welcoming Remarks by Dean Matthew Diller 
      Special Remarks by The Honorable Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals (J.D. 1978) 

      To RSVP, click here.

      Asian American Bar Association of New York; Federal Bar Association; French American Bar Association; German American Lawyers Association; The International, Comparative and Foreign Law Affinity Group; International Women in Law; New York State Bar Association, International Section; Swiss American Lawyers Association

      To learn more about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Global Law Week 2017

      GLOBAL LAW WEEK 2017
      MAY 8-12, 2017

      Global Law Week 2015

      The International Section is proud to present Global Law Week 2017.

      Join colleagues at CLE programs and networking receptions throughout the week, hosted by various major law firms and other organizations. The program, held at several venues throughout Manhattan, is sponsored by some of the city’s most prestigious legal institutions, and will feature expert panelists from prominent multinational law firms, worldwide corporations, law schools, and the judiciary.

      Panel topics include, among others: 

      • Doing business in and with Cuba – recent legal developments
      • Views from the Bench and Bar on International Arbitration and International Litigation
      • Hot topics in FCPA enforcement
      • International awards and judgments involving major corporations
      • Global mergers and acquisitions
      • Protecting intellectual property globally vis-à-vis the Internet
      • and many more!

      For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Corporate Wedding Bells: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

      Corporate Wedding Bells: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
      June 8-9, 2017
      Pepper Hamilton LLP
      The New York Times Building
      620 8th Avenue, 37th Floor
      New York, NY

      The cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is one of the most active areas for international lawyers.  Affected by elements as ranging from conflicting laws, traditions and cultures to restrictions on foreign investments, this critical area of international practice is a driving force for many lawyers and their clients.  Like any relationship however, a typical international M&A transaction will progress through a series of stages before the parties arrive at a union. 

      Explore the various aspects of cross-border acquisitions from term sheet to closing, and the occasional sudden divorce or cold feet, at this remarkable conference.  With highly experienced practitioners leading each panel, you will hear from speakers with deep experience in the cross-border M&A field. Whether you have closed dozens of international M&A deals or none, this conference has something to offer you.

      Co-Sponsored by the UIA and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

      Program details will be available shortly.

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

    • Guatemala Seasonal Meeting - September 11-14, 2017

      Guatamala International 2017

      SEPTEMBER 11-14, 2017

      Market your firm or organization!
      View the many sponsorship categories available to you – from name badge lanyards to a networking break, or the Silver Sponsorship.  There are options for every budget!

      This meeting will offer many hot topics, including:

      • Doing Business in Cuba - Guide to doing business in Cuba Post-Castro and U.S. Embargo
      • Trade Secrets: A 180-Degree Change in its Protection
      • BEPS Latin America Style
      • Corrupt Business Practices and their impact on Human Rights in Guatemala
      • International Dispute Resolution
      • Compliance Challenges related to Trade

      NEW this year!  The meeting will begin with a kick-off Mock Arbitration program on September 11.  Stay tuned for more details!

      Fore more information about this program, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Free Program Archive: Playing An Away Game - How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman?


      Free archive webcast | Recorded September 26, 2016

      Neil A. Quartaro, (Chair of the International Section of NYSBA), Watson Farley & Williams, LLP

      Alvin F. Lindsay (Chair of Florida Bar International Law Section), Hogan Lovells LLP   

      Ekaterina Schoenefeld, Schoenefeld Law Firm
      Richard Rifkin, New York State Bar Association
      Martin I. Kaminsky, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
      J. Richard Supple, Jr., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

      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) 

      Co-Sponsored by the NYSBA Membership Committee, Non-Resident Member Subcomittee and the Solo and Small Firm Practice Team.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) membership is not just for New York-admitted attorneys. Any attorney admitted in any jurisdiction, in good standing, can be a member. To join a NYSBA Section, you must first join NYSBA. Membership Application 

  • 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, 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 

    2016 Brochure

    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.