International Section

  • Israel 2014 Save the Date
    Israel Regional Meeting - June 26, 2014
  • Vienna 2014 Belvedere
    International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna, Austria - October 15-17
  • Upcoming Events
    • Global Corporate Compliance Workshop

      Sponsored by Corporate Lawyering Group, LLC & The New York State Bar International Section

      Hosted by Dentons, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

      Workshop Director: Carole Basri, Executive Director of Fordham Law School Compliance Program, Adjunct Professor at Fordham University Law School, Adjunct Professor at Peking University Law School, Shenzen, China 


      The Global Corporate Compliance Workshop will offer a one-week intensive training program on the fundamentals of an “effective” corporate compliance program. We will explore how to set up the compliance office, including reporting lines, perform a state of the art risk assessment, including heat maps and dashboards, provide innovative training and effective auditing, monitoring and reporting of a compliance program. 

      We will focus on issue spotting and risk assessment, as well as the basics of project management to roll out an “effective” compliance program. You will learn to prioritize risks and understand how to evaluate best practices of companies in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. 


      The workshop will benefit anyone interested in a career in global corporate compliance and ethics, including recent law school graduates, lawyers in transition, and non-lawyers interested in learning the legal aspects and practical requirements for a career in compliance. 

      It is also appropriate for general counsel and other in-house counsel, compliance and ethics officers and members of the compliance and ethics department, as well as members of the internal audit, enterprise risk management and human resources departments, outside counsel and consultants involved in advising on compliance and ethics.  

      This program offers 4.5 ethics credits,  5.0 professional practice credits,  21.5 skills credits.

      PROGRAM COST: $400.00 members/ $450.00 non-members
      Includes course materials, lunch and breaks. 

      Scholarships available upon request. 


    • The Legal Lead: building blocks for global growth and prosperity

      The Legal Lead: building blocks for global growth and prosperity

      Register now for the next International Marketplace Conference in London on 8 July 2014.

      The legal profession makes a catalytic contribution to the wider economy, not only as an export in its own right, but also by providing an impartial and efficient legal system and ensuring a proportionate and effective regulatory regime. In so doing, it creates the essential environment for business confidence and investment.

      The Legal Lead: building blocks for global growth and prosperity will highlight and explore the new and innovative ways in which the legal profession can shape and contribute to public policymaking, global economic growth and prosperity. It will provide expert insight into how you can make the most of developments and seize business opportunities to grow your firm internationally.

      With a prestigious line-up of speakers from across the globe, panel discussions, detailed break out sessions and with ample opportunities for informal networking at the opening reception and on the day of the conference, the 2014 International Marketplace Conference is not to be missed.

      We look forward to seeing you in London on 8 July 2014! Register here.

    • US/Israel Connections – The Legal Issues Non-Domiciliaries Need to Consider for Successful Business Operations in Each Jurisdiction

      “US/Israel Connections – The Legal Issues Non-Domiciliaries Need to Consider for Successful Business Operations in Each Jurisdiction”

      June 26, 2014
      Tel Aviv Bar Association

      Section Chair – Glenn G. Fox
      New York Meeting Chairs – Stanley Barg and David Faust
      Israel Meeting Chairs – Alon Kaplan, Ron Lehmann, and David Soffer

      Program Schedule:

      8:45 – 9:00am  - Introductory Remarks
      Glenn G. Fox, Chair, International Section of the New York State Bar Association 
      David Soffer, Deputy President of the Tel Aviv and Central District of the Israel Bar Association
      Alon Kaplan, Meeting Co-Chair and Chair of the International Committee on Private Law of the 
      Tel Aviv and Central District of the Israel Bar Association
      Adv. Efi Nave, Head of the Tel Aviv and Central District of the Israel Bar Association

      9:00 – 10:15 - Setting Up Israeli Operations for US Taxpayers
      Stanley Barg, Kozusko Harris Duncan, New York 
      David Faust, Faust Oppenheim LLP, New York
      Alon Kaplan, Alon Kaplan Law Firm, Israel
      Meir Linzen, Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Firm, Israel
      David Soffer, David Soffer Law Offices, Israel

      10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break

      10:30 – 11:45 -  Setting Up US Operations for Israeli Taxpayers 
      Glenn G. Fox, Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York 
      Michael W. Galligan, Phillips Nizer LLP, New York
      Guy Katz, Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Firm 
      Ron Lehmann, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co, Israel

      11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break

      12:00 – 1:15 - Litigation/Class Action/Enforcement of Foreign Legal Judgments/Arbitration
      Thomas Pieper, Hogan Lovells LLP, New York
      Louis Garb, Louis Garb & Co., Israel
      Gideon Koren, Gideon Koren & Co., Israel
      Simon Miller, Blank Rome, LLP, New York

      1:15 – 2:30  - Networking Lunch – hosted by the Tel Aviv and Central District of the Israel Bar Association

      2:30 – 3:45 -  FCPA/Corporate Compliance
      Dror Arad-Ayalon, Arad-Ayalon & Nachmany Law Office, Israel
      Carole Basri, Adj Professor and Executive Director of the Compliance Program at Fordham Law School, Corporate Lawyering Group, LLC, New York
      Jacques Semmelman, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, New York

      3:45 – 4:00 Coffee break

      4:00 – 5:15 - Attorney Client Privilege/Internal Investigations/Crisis Management
      Aurora Cassirer, Troutman Sanders LLP, New York
      Lyat Eyal, Alon Kaplan Law Firm, Israel 
      Eric Sherby, Sherby & Co. Advs., Israel
      David Zaslowsky, Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York

      7:00 – 9:00 pm - Dinner – hosted by the Tel Aviv and Central District of the Israel Bar Association

      This program is preceded by the Annual STEP-Israel program, June 24-25.  Optional tours will be available on June 25 and June 27, information to be announced.

      If you have questions about this program, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

      View the program brochure


    • International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna Austria


      OCTOBER 15-17, 2014 

      The 2014 seasonal meeting will include many special highlights:

      Full day CLE programs and lunch at the United Nations

      Gala Dinner at the famous Belvedere Palace

      Program being held at the breathtaking Kempinski Hotel

      Registration details will be announced shortly.

  • 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 21, 2014 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

    Download the Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition brochure.

    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 2013

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2014

    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: Scroll

  • Publications

    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. Edited by Lester Nelson, Esq., with the assistance of St. John's University School of Law, 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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    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. Edited by Amber Wessels-Yen, Esq., 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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    International Chapter News


    The New York International Chapter News reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities. Edited by Dunniela Kaufman, Esq., the New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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