Sections & Committees

International Section

The Right to be Forgotten: Data Privacy in a World of Connectivity

Friday, April 5, 2019 
45 Rockefeller Plaza, NY, NY (USA)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, reception to follow 
Complimentary for those not seeking CLE credit.

CLE Credits will be provided. 

The New York International Law Review (NYILR) presents its annual event on emerging topics in international law: "The Right to be Forgotten: Data Privacy in a World of Connectivity."  In the modern technological age, where personal information is widely shared online and can be recovered years later, the topic of “The Right to be Forgotten” is timely as the law continues to develop. 

Following the Court of Justice of the European Union's 2014 landmark decision in Google v. Spain, Europeans have the right to ask search firms, such as Google, to remove personal information. Last May, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) aimed at protecting all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. Other regions have experienced similar litigation and legislative developments. This trend towards supporting the Right to be Forgotten has compelled the legal community to take a closer look at technological developments and its impact on creating new international legal norms for data privacy and protection. 

This year, the panelists will discuss  legal developments domestically and abroad in the area of “The Right to be Forgotten.” What is the impact of the GDPR in Europe and around the globe?  How are bills progressing domestically in states such as New York, California, and others? Where is the direction for data privacy and the Right to be Forgotten over the next five or ten years? What is the best advice for corporate clients looking to mitigate risks of data privacy breaches? This panel will seek to answer these questions and evoke thoughtful discussion among law professors, practitioners, corporate counsel, and law students. 

The New York International Law Review features scholarly articles on cutting edge topics in international law. Each year, the student editorial board at St. John’s University School of Law and the advisory editorial board of the Bar Association publish two issues featuring scholarly articles on cutting edge topics in international law written by academics and practitioners. 

Moderator: Professor Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law 


Mr. Gerald Ferguson, founding partner of BakerHostetler's Privacy and Data Protection practice;

Ms. Annmarie Giblin, Senior Counsel – Cyber Liability Attorney, Global Legal for Chubb

Ms. Obiamaka Madubuko, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Professor Robert Post, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School


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For more information about this event, please contact:

Marc Ochs, Alumni & Events Editor, NYILR,
Richard DeMarco, Editor-in-Chief, NYILR,
Prof. Robin Boyle, Faculty Advisor,
Jennifer Ismat, NYILR Advisory Board, NYSBA, 

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

APRIL 8, 2019
2:00 P.M.

Is Renewable Energy coming of age or facing a backlash? Is it now mainstream or still an adventure? Should the public still support it and, if so, how? Should it regulate it? What is the role of dispute resolution and of investor protection in this scheme? These are all questions that itch the global energy sector, both in Romania and globally.

The Future of Renewable Energy brings together business leaders, policy makers and leading jurists to debate current thinking about the development of the industry at the crossroad between the investment drive, regulation, public incentives and dispute resolution. It is hosted jointly by the Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019, starting at 14:00.

The conference will be opened by keynote addresses by Ms Annet van Hooft, Honorary President of BIAC and Prof Kaj Hober, Chairperson of the SCC. The panel discussions will focus first on the business and regulatory landscape, with a focus on Europe and Romania and then move to recent developments in dispute resolution, especially in investor protection. 

The evening will end with a video presentation by the SCC and further networking opportunities.

The event is supported by Reed Smith London, Iordache Partners, New York State Bar Association and Bizlawyer.

For more information and to register, please visit

Texas Chapter Presentation and Networking Reception

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

April 11, 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 Bissell & Liddell LLP, Houston
Eric Cassidy, Gregor Cassidy, PLLC, Houston

David Harrell, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell 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

MAY 6-7, 2019

$225 Members
$275 Non-Members
$200 Newly Admitted Attorneys - 3 years or less

Why Attend this Meeting?

  • The program will offer up to 11.5 NY MCLE credits
  • Develop and reinforce your legal contacts by networking with other leading international attorneys
  • Hot Topics in International Law will be discussed: business transactions, start-ups, e-commerce, intellectual property, global economic policies and regulations and much more.
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Market your firm or organization

There are many sponsorship options available, with options for every budget!  Email Tiffany Bardwell for more information. 
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Book your hotel room

There is limited space at the conference hotel, Hotel at Six, which offers you 15% off rack rates with code: NYSBA. We encourage you to reserve your room early.

Registration Now Open - reserve your seat today

For more information about this program, or the International Section, 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 9, 2018 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 

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 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:


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.