Sections & Committees

International Section

The post-GDPR compliance landscape: A discussion with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

October 16, 2018
Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY

The New York State Bar Association invites you to participate in a discussion of enforcement of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation with Helen Dixon, the Irish Data Protection Regulator, on October 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Commissioner Dixon has crucial responsibility for overseeing privacy regulation of the many major US technology companies headquartered in Ireland, leading The New York Times to describe her as “One of Tech’s most Important Regulators.” She will discuss the enforcement trends that have emerged so far and expected enforcement activities in the months ahead. 

5:00 to 5:45: Remarks from Commissioner Dixon
5:45 to 6:15: Question and answer (questions must be submitted in writing and may be submitted in advance to the email used for RSVPs)
6:15 to 7:00: Wine and cheese reception, sponsored by Baker Hostetler, Sullivan & Cromwell and Mason Hayes & Curran 

RSVP is required and space is limited. RSVP to by October 12.

To join the Privacy and Data Protection Committee of the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

Are you interested in gaining in-depth, practical knowledge of international and transnational business law, working on a professional publication, and networking with accomplished attorneys in New York, the United States, and across the globe? 


 The International Law Practicum is the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA’s) premier resource that reports and provides guidance on legal issues and trends in international and transactional business law practice.  Read by attorneys across the world, this semi-annual publication welcomes submission of articles prepared by practicing lawyers engaged in international and transactional practice, including in such areas as international trade, licensing, direct investment, finance, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution.  The upcoming Winter Publication will be on foreign judgment enforcement in jurisdictions around the world.

 Student editors are tasked with Blue-Booking and editing for grammar, spelling, format and readability during the month of October.  The articles you will be editing are relatively short (circa 5-10 pages). 

 If you are interested, send an email to Jodi Dowling ( with a brief description – 500 words or less –  about why you want to be a student editor.

International Section sponsored Networking Reception at McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada

McGill Law Library
3660 Peel Street
Montreal, QC H3A 1W9
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Complimentary Event

Join leaders and members of the New York State Bar Association's International Section as they host a reception for law students, alumni and local attorneys at McGill's Law Library.  The event is complimentary and all are welcome.

RSVP by October 19 to Kit McNary at

Please be advised that there is a major construction site on Peel street, and it may be difficult for some guests to navigate the various road closures and sidewalk obstacles as they head up the hill (driving is not recommended). Please refer to our frequently updated explainer for the latest information on how to reach us

The Antitrust Law Section
Merger Control in Brazil:
Fundamentals and Latest Developments

Brazilian merger enforcement

Friday, October 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020 

1.0 hour of CLE - free for attorneys admitted in NY

RSVP now to

*This event is complimentary, however, registration is required.

 View program flyer

Join us for a a breakfast panel focused on Brazilian merger enforcement. The discussion will cover the basics of a Brazilian filing, CADE’s standard of review, timing, negotiation of remedies, and the impact of review by other large jurisdictions. The panelists will also look back at some of the recent transactions that CADE has reviewed to shed light on developments and trends in merger control enforcement in Brazil.


Eduardo Frade - Partner, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogadoes
Luis Nagalli - Partner, Camineti Bueno Advogados
Daniel Costa Rebello - Senior Associate, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

To learn more about the Antitrust Law Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell.    



Montreal 2018 International Meeting Slider

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

October 23-26, 2018
Montreal, Canada

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

NEW this year!  The meeting will begin with a kick-off Welcome Reception at McGill Law Library on October 23.

Program Brochure with plenary, panels, rates and conference details
Reserve your hotel room today!

Certain nights are sold out.  For a list of hotels in the area, please click 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. 
Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available


Montreal Tours - Tourism personnel services available in 21 languages.  Professional tour guides for classic bus ts, walking tours, learning and experiential visits or treasure hunts.  Daily tours of Old Montreal including the entrance to Notre-Dame Basilica from March to December and also Ghost tour for individuals or groups.  Customized programs at the date and time of your convenience.

Watch the conference video here

Contact Tiffany Bardwell at for more information.

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) 

May 6-7, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Additional program details coming soon!

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.

Program Brochure

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.