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2016 Spring Onsite Brochure - Shop ABA
2016
SPRING
NEW
MEETING
YORK City
GRAND HYATT NEW YORK
APRIL 12-16, 2016
ONSITE MEETING
PROGRAM
Primary Meeting Sponsor
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter from the Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
2016 Spring Steering Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
2016 Spring Meeting Planning Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
2016 Spring Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
2016 Spring Meeting Cooperating Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, April 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Wednesday, April 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Thursday, April 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Friday, April 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Saturday, April 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Hotel Floor Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Programs by Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Mark Your Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
LETTER FROM
THE CHAIR
Dear Colleagues,
O
n behalf of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, we
are pleased to welcome you to New York City for what promises to be a
memorable Spring Meeting!
In addition to numerous networking opportunities, the Spring Meeting features
more than 70 substantive panels with world-class speakers highlighting different
international law topics centered on the conference theme “Liberty and Justice
Under International Law.” These panels provide an entire year’s worth of CLE
credits, including ethics credits. In addition, we are honored to be joined by
exceptional luncheon speakers U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who
will also be signing copies of his recent book after the luncheon) and former
Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte. We have scheduled a number of social events,
including the Opening and Closing Receptions at the conference hotel, an
evening reception at the magnificent Gotham Hall and an evening reception at
the beautiful Morgan Library and Museum.
We are of course indebted to our sponsors who generously help make this Spring
Meeting possible, and we hope you will take a moment to thank them for their
support. We also encourage you to take time to visit with our exhibitors, who offer
a variety of products and services relevant to your practice and interests.
We especially thank our committees, who are the true heart and soul of the
Section – they have been working hard over the past months to organize the
stellar programs offered at this Spring Meeting. There will be many opportunities
for our committees to meet, and if you are not already involved with one or more
of our committees, we encourage you to participate in the committee breakfasts,
committee networking luncheon and committee dinners. These are great occasions
to get to know your colleagues and join in their discussions and activities.
We thank you for joining us and look forward to sharing the coming days with you!
Sincerely,
Lisa J. Savitt
Chair, ABA Section of International Law
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STEERING COMMITTEE
2016 Spring Meeting Steering Committee
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STEERING COMMITTEE
Holger Bielesz, Wolf Theiss, Vienna, Austria
Robert Brown, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Michael Byowitz, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, New York, NY
Stephen Cain, Consilio, LLC, New York, NY
Kieran Cowhey, Dillon Eustace Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland
Elena Cuatrecasas, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, New York, NY
Khaliunaa Garamgaibaatar, The World Bank, Washington, DC
Karla Haynes, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA
Birgit Kurtz, Gibbons P.C., New York, NY
Olufunmi Oluyede, TRLPLAW, Lagos, Nigeria
Delissa Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade, New York, NY
W. Brian Rose, Bennett Jones LLP, New York, NY
Maximiliano J. Trujillo, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Washington, DC
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PLANNING COMMITTEE
PLANNING COMMITTEE
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Onjefu Adoga • Brooke Chambers Law Firm •
Lagos, Nigeria
Paula Aguila • Rivero Mestre LLP •
Miami, FL USA
Fernando Aguirre • Bufete Aguirre •
La Paz, Bolivia
Salvo Arena • Chiomenti Studio Legale and
Harvard Law School Association •
New York, NY USA
Fatima Maria Ahmad • Washington, DC USA
Imran Ahmad • Cassels Brock Lawyers •
Toronto, ON Canada
Martin Aquilina • HazloLaw •
Ottawa, ON Canada
Charlene A. Atkinson • Georgetown University
Law Center • Washington, DC USA
Vanesa Balda • Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jeffrey Barnes • Borden Ladner •
Toronto, ON Canada
Eduardo Benavides • Berninzon & Benavides •
Lima, Peru
Philip Berkowitz • Littler Mendelson PC •
New York, NY USA
Francisca Brodrick • BONF International
Enterprises. • New York, NY USA
J. Russell Bulkeley • Martin LLP •
New York, NY USA
Bob Calmes • Arendt & Medernach LLC •
New York, NY USA
Gordon Cameron • Stikeman Elliott •
New York, NY USA
Alan Casey • A&L Goodbody •
New York, NY USA
Martha Chemas • Attorney-at-Law •
New York, NY USA
Chunghwan Choi • Lee & Ko •
Seoul, South Korea
Emily Christiansen • Kessler Topaz Meltzer
Check LLP • Radnor, PA, USA
Mykell Clem • Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of
Appeal • New Orleans, LA USA
Domenico Colella • Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati
Associati • Rome, Italy
Jean-Louis Collart • Mentha Avocats •
Geneva, Switzerland
Mattía Colonelli de Gasperis • Colonnelli de
Gasperis • Milan, Italy
Santiago Concha • C&R Law •
Bogotá, Colombia
Monique M. Couture • Gowling Lafleur
Henderson LLP • Ottawa, ON Canada
Gabriel Dejarden • Dejarden Molina & Salcedo
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lisl Dunlop • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP •
New York, NY USA
Paul B. Edelberg • Fox Rothchild LLP •
New York, NY USA
Neil Ellis • Sidley Austin LLP •
Washington, DC USA
Caroline Esche • Rubin, Winston, Diercks,
Harris & Cooke, LLP • Washington, DC USA
Lyndsey Falconer • A&L Goodbody •
New York, NY USA
Adam Farlow • Baker & McKenzie •
London, England
William Ferreira • Graham Curtin •
New York, NY USA
Richard Field • Law Office of Richard Field •
Cliffside Park, NJ USA
Daniel Forbes • Dillon Eustace •
New York, NY USA
Glenn G. Fox • Baker & McKenzie •
New York, NY USA
Paul M. Frank • Hodgson Russ LLP •
New York, NY USA
Timothy Franklin • Federal Dynamics •
Boston, MA USA
Marcelo Freitas Pereira • Costa Waisberg &
Tavares Paes Law Firm • São Paulo, Brazil
Michael Galligan • Phillips Nizer LLP •
New York, NY USA
Brigitte Gambini • Gambini International Law
Office • New York, NY USA
Anjli Garg • Citi • New York, NY USA
James Gelman • McGuireWoods •
New York, NY USA
Patrick Goudreau • DS Welch Bussieres •
Montréal, QC Canada
Stéphane Grynwajc • Law Office of S.
Grynwajc, PLLC • New York, NY USA
Meph Jia Gui • Global Law Office •
Beijing, China
Gwendolyn L. Hassan • CNH Industrial
America LLC • Burr Ridge, IL USA
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Clifford J. Hendel • Araoz & Rueda •
Madrid, Spain
Jeffrey M. Hermann • Law Office of Jeffrey M.
Herrmann • New York, NY USA
Athena Hou • Zelle Hofmann Voelbel &
Mason LLP • San Francisco, CA
Peter Hosinski • Becker Glynn Melamed &
Muffy, LLP • Washington, DC USA
Micoya Hutchins • Nashua, NH USA
Jaipat S. Jain • Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP •
New York, NY USA
Jennifer C. Johnson • Verona, WI USA
Rachael K. Jones • Round Rock, TX USA
Carolina Juárez • International Practice Group,
P.C. • San Diego, CA
George Karayannides • Clyde & Co Canada
LLP • Toronto, ON Canada
Denis Kleinfeld • The Kleinfeld Law Firm •
Miami, FL USA
Noah Klug • Berry, Appleman & Leiden •
Dallas, TX USA
Tamari Lagvilava • The George Washington
University • Washington, DC USA
Claire Lebé • Sanders Ortoli Vaughn-Flam
Rosenstadt LLP • New York, NY USA
Chinyelu Lee • Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Hamilton LLP • Washington, DC USA
Jai Lee • Yulchon LLC • Seoul, South Korea
Rosa Lima • Rosa Lima PC •
Albuquerque, NM, USA
DingFa “David” Liu • Jun He Law Offices •
Shanghai, Tokyo
José Francisco Mafla • Brigard & Urrutia
Abogados • Bogotá, Colombia
DeAnn Malone • Renewable Energy Group,
Inc. • Ames, IA USA
Ibrahim Edmund Mark • City Law Firm •
Abuja, Nigeria
Jason Matechak • International Law Institute •
Washington, DC USA
Nancy Matos • Deloitte Legal B.V. •
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kate Matthews • Boddy Matthews Solicitors •
Gatwick, United Kingdom
Sandra McCandless • Dentons US LLP •
San Francisco, CA USA
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Daniel McGlynn • SolAero Techologies Corp. •
Albuquerque, NM USA
Jorge A. Mestre • Rivero Mestre LLP •
Miami, FL USA
Peggy Mevs • GE Capital • New York, NY USA
Jonathan Meyer • New York, NY USA
Nathalie Meyer Fabre • Meyer Fabre Avocats •
Paris, France
Linda A. Michler • Professional Dispute
Resolution, LLC • Bethel Park, PA USA
Dixon F. Miller • Porter Wright Morris &
Arthur LLP • Columbus, OH USA
Adelle Mize • Freeman • Dallas, TX USA
John Mournier • The Mournier Law Firm • San
Francisco, CA USA
Rachel Naegeli • Jones Waldo Holbrook &
McDonough • Saint George, UT USA
Stéphane de Navacelle • Navacelle Avocats •
Paris, France
Tsui Ng • NYC Department of Education •
Brooklyn, NY USA
Sanjay Notani • Economic Laws Practice •
Mumbai, India
Joao Otavio Oliverio • Oliverio Advogados •
São Paulo, Brazil
Kenneth Ottenbreit •Stikeman Elliott •
New York, NY USA
Fabian A. Pal • Holland & Knight LLP •
Miami, FL USA
Kathleen Pierz • JAMS • New York, NY USA
Nikolaus Pitkowitz • Graf & Pitkowitz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH • Vienna, Austria
Natalia Prokofyev • Morgan Stanley •
New York, NY USA
Neil Quartaro • Watson, Farley & Williams •
New York, NY USA
Kenneth Rashbaum • Barton LLP •
New York, NY USA
Holly Reagan • UprightAfrica •
Drexel Hill, PA USA
Steven M. Richman • Clark Hill PLC •
Princeton, NJ USA
Mark F. Richardson • Franklin • Paris, France
Rebecca A. Rodriguez • Gray Robinson •
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Inna Rozenberg • Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Hamilton LLP • New York, NY USA
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PLANNING COMMITTEE
PLANNING COMMITTEE (continued)
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David Schwartz • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &
Katz • New York, NY USA
David Silk • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz •
New York, NY USA
Holly Silver • Holly A. Silver, P.C. •
New York, NY USA
Helena Sprenger • Houthoff Buruma •
New York, NY USA
Alejandro E. Staines • Miranda & Estavillo,
S.C. • Mexico City, Mexico
Meredith B. Stone • NACCO Materials
Handling Group, Inc. • Greenville, NC USA
Neil Sullivan • International Tax Compliance
Strategy • Scarsdale, NY USA
Salli A. Swartz • Artus Wise (AARPI) •
Paris, France
Deniz Tamer • MTICC, Inc. •
Bayside, NY USA
Vikas Varma • Crush & Varma Law Group PC
• Fishkill, NY USA
Jami Mills Vibbert • Norton Rose Fulbright •
New York, NY USA
Ettie Ward • St. John’s University •
New York, NY USA
Mark E. Wojcik • The John Marshall Law
School • Chicago, IL USA
Philip Zhang • Zhong Lun Law Firm •
New York, NY USA
Markus Zwicky • Zwicky Windlin & Partner •
Zug, Switzerland
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SPONSORS
SPONSORS AND
AND EXHIBITORS
EXHIBITORS
Primary Meeting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Buenos Aires City Chapter
Tuesday Opening Reception
Sponsor
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Wednesday Reception Sponsors
Thursday Luncheon Sponsor
Friday Luncheon Sponsor
Thursday Morning
Networking Break
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Wednesday Afternoon
Networking Break Sponsor
Thursday Afternoon
Networking Break
Friday Morning
Networking Break
Friday Afternoon
Networking Break
Program Materials
Sponsor
Conference Bag Sponsor
Conference Pads &
Pens Sponsor
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS (continued)
Lanyard Sponsor
Insert/Give Away Sponsors
Country Sponsors
Luxembourg
Canada
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Spain
Ireland
China
Netherlands
Premiere Media Partner
Online Media Partner
Meeting Supporters
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Publicity Sponsors
Exhibitors
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS (continued)
Media Sponsors
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
In-Kind Sponsors
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COOPERATING
ENTITIES
COOPERATING ENTITIES
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COOPERATING
ENTITIES
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MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
Pathways to Employment in
International Law (Non–CLE)
12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Meeting Registration Open
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Imperial & Morosco,
Conference Level
Council Meeting
The Council is the Section’s policy making
body. At this meeting the Council will
debate major policy initiatives and will be
addressed by visiting dignitaries and bar
leaders. The Council Meeting is open to all
Spring Meeting registrants. Light Lunch will
be provided for Council members starting at
12:30 pm.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Joint Swearing-In Ceremony:
U.S. Court of International
Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit
Meeting attendees have the opportunity
to be admitted to practice before the U.S.
Court of International Trade (CIT) and
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit. Only Spring Meeting registrants
may be sworn in at this ceremony. Admission
fees are paid by registrants directly to the
courts. Attendance is open to registrants’
guests. If you are interested in being
admitted to practice before the CIT and
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit, please check the appropriate box
on the Spring Meeting registration form.
On-site registration for this ceremony is not
available and space is limited.
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4:00 PM – 5:15 PMBroadway,
Conference Level
Join us for this ‘How to’ program for law
students and young lawyers seeking to
bring their skills to the global arena, and
experienced practitioners who wish to
expand their practices into international
law. This Pathways panel will be a joint
program with the ABA Young Lawyers
Division and will feature young lawyers
who have a successful international practice.
Introduction:
Adam Weryha, Dalhousie University,
Schulich School of Law, Halifax, NS, Canada
Moderator:
Karthik Nagarajan, White & Case LLP,
Washington DC
Speakers:
Michael Daly, The George Washington
University Law School, Washington DC
Mason M. Hubbard, DLA Piper,
Washington, DC
Joseph Khawam, U.S. Department of
State, Washington, DC
Fatema Merchant, Sheppard Mullin,
Washington, DC
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
You Have More Influence
Than You Think: How You Can
Influence ABA, U.S. and Other
Policy Around the World
Do you see an international legal or
policy issue or problem that deserves to be
addressed or solved? Now is your chance!
By elevating issues through the ABA
policy-making process you can make a real
difference. Once an official ABA policy
has been adopted through Resolution,
ABA members can testify at legislative
hearings and can write regarding the ABA
position. Other mechanisms, such as
Blanket Authority (providing expedited
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TUESDAY, APRIL 12
adoption of policy by our Section after
acquiescence by other Sections), enable
the Section to comment on pending
legislation or executive actions worldwide.
This program will showcase actual case
studies of ABA policy-making by members
and Committees of our Section, and will
detail the power and the glory, as well as
the frustrations and “how to” of getting
through the bureaucracy—the route and
rewards of getting to Yes.
Program Chair:
Carol Mates, Georgetown University Law
Center, Washington, DC
Moderator:
Yee Wah Chin, Ingram Yuzek Gainen
Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
Michael H. Byowitz, Wachtell Lipton
Rosen & Katz, New York, NY
Patrick Del Duca, Zuber Lawler &
Del Duca, Los Angeles, CA
Lisl J. Dunlop, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
LLP, New York, NY
Linda Murnane, The Special Tribunal for
Lebanon, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Hotel,
Alvin through Julliard, Conference Level
Opening Reception
Proudly Sponsored By:
Start the 2016 Spring Meeting by getting to
know your colleagues and fellow attendees.
As the Meeting progresses, you will be able
to share thoughts and experiences with
those you met at this opening reception.
To make certain you meet as many
people as possible, we will unveil a unique
icebreaker activity.
One ticket per person is included as part of
your Spring Meeting registration fee; this
reception is free to meeting attendees who have
registered for the entire conference.
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
6:30 AM – 6:30PM
Ballroom I,
Ballroom Level
Registration and Exhibit Hall
Open Hours
6:50 AM – 8:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Meeting Fun Run/Walk
Ticketed Event—$15
Join us for a Fun 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk. Fee
includes t-shirt and post–run refreshments.
Please gather at Registration no later
than 6:45 AM.
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Ballroom II,
Ballroom Level
Continental Breakfast &
Committee Breakfast Meetings
Join us to learn more about the Section’s
committees (‘the engines of the Section’).
Find out about committee activities and
opportunities to become more active in the
Section. The committees which are expected
to meet during this breakfast include:
Canada Committee
China Committee
Corporate Social Responsibility
Committee
International Antitrust Law Committee
International Financial Products &
Services Committee
International Intellectual Property Rights
Committee
International Law Practice Management
Forum
International M&A Joint Venture
Committee
International Private Client Committee
International Private Equity Committee
International Secured Transactions and
Insolvency Committee
International Trade Committee
Latin America & Caribbean Committee
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Law Student, LL.M., & New Lawyer
Outreach Committee
Mexico Committee
NGO & Not-for Profit Organizations
Committee
Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security
Committee
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Network (GIN)
Transnational Legal Practice Committee
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
The Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Free
Mobility of Lawyers, the Issues of
Reciprocity of Access to the Legal
Profession and the Reciprocity
of Foreign Legal Consultant
Status Offered to U.S. Attorneys
in the European Legal Market
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT/REGULATORY/
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
The panel will attempt to provide an
overview of the specificities of the various
EU member states and issuing challenges.
If the EU is able to propose a common
approach to those issues, is the U.S.
prepared to harmonize its own rules –
which differ from state to state with, e.g.
only 32 States recognizing the status of
FLC? Some European prerequisites may
include improving protection of European
lawyers practicing in the U.S., and
recognition of the FLC status within the
U.S. legal community, resolving practical
issues, such as professional liability
insurance coverage, official public listings,
and granting registration numbers, all of
which are generally provided by the EU
bars to Foreign attorneys practicing in
their jurisdictions but not to EU lawyers in
the US. Representatives of bar regulatory
authorities and lawyers associations from
both sides of the Atlantic will offer their
perspectives, discuss their expectations and
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concerns, and provide some guidelines for
an agreement. (Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
Europe
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Program Chair:
Brigitte R. Gambini, Avocat à la Cour,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Brigitte R. Gambini, Avocat à la Cour,
New York, NY
Speakers:
Louis-Bernard Buchman, Fieldfisher,
Paris, France
Orsolya Gorgenyi, President, International
Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA);
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, Budapest, Hungary
Hon. Jonathan Lippman, former Chief
Judge, New York Court of Appeals, Latham
Watkins, New York, NY
Laurel Terry, Penn State Dickinson Law
School, Carlisle, PA
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Asian Mediation: A Foundation for
Peace and Justice in the House
or Bypass to the Rule of Law?
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
As international business transactions and
commerce continue to proliferate, so does
the need for dispute resolution mechanisms.
The need for efficiency, confidentiality
and independent decision-makers often
leads to mediation as a bypass to judicial
process. Aside from avoiding judicial biases,
overloaded dockets and astronomical legal
fees, does mediation culminate in a just
result or is the Rule of Law sacrificed for the
sake of expediency? How does mediation
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Committee Sponsor:
Asia/Pacific
Committee Co-Sponsors:
China; Russia-Eurasia; International
Mediation
Program Chair:
Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, Duan & Duan
Law Firm, Shanghai, China
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Foreign Legal Consultant; International
Trade; International Ethics; International
Law Practice Management; US Lawyers
Abroad; International Corporate Counsel;
Forum Transnational Legal Practice; Young
Lawyers Interest Network
mitigate power imbalances between or
among the parties? Does mediation correct
the flaws of judicial systems that are corrupt,
inadequate or otherwise unavailable? An
international panel of experts discusses
the various facets of cultural influences,
statutory requirements, and systemic
impacts, including judicial “strong arming”
and local political influence, with emphasis
on whether mediation enhances or
diminishes social stability and Rule of Law.
Moderator:
Deanne Wilson, Resolutions LLC,
Mendham, NJ
Speakers:
Arthur X. Dong, AnJie Law Firm, Beijing,
China
Carl Minzner, Fordham University Law
School, New York, NY
Sylvia Siu, Messrs. Sit Fung Kwong &
Shum, Hong Kong
Yoshihiro Takatori, GM-Global
Operations, Obara Corp, Tokyo, Japan
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMBroadway,
Conference Level
BOOM or BUST: How It is Shaping
the Future of the Petroleum
Industry in the Americas
REGULATORY/CORPORATE
Over the past decade the U.S. has
gone from bust to boom through the
development of unconventional petroleum
using hydraulic fracturing, “fracking,”
and other advanced technologies. The U.S.
is now challenged by falling oil prices,
its Clean Energy Plan, and social and
environmental concerns. Nonetheless, the
U.S. example has spurred other countries
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
to implement legal reforms in search of
their own boom. Although controversial,
fracking will release hydrocarbons
otherwise trapped in Argentina’s vast
shale deposits. Focused on overcoming
Argentina’s
declining
conventional
hydrocarbon production, it enacted a legal
framework that favors the development of
unconventional hydrocarbon resources.
Contemporaneously with developments
in Argentina, Mexico executed its 2013
Constitutional Reform, which is meant to
lure international petroleum companies
to Mexico’s petroleum sector in search
of El Dorado. These paradigm shifting
scenarios are shaping the Future of the
Petroleum Industry in the Americas – will
the bust hinder them or will national efforts
encourage a new boom.
Committee Sponsor:
International Energy and Natural Resources
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Mexico; Latin America and Caribbean;
International Investment and Development;
Canada
Program Chairs:
Mariana Ardizzone, Ardizzone Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Benedict J. Kirchner, Steptoe & Johnson
PLLC, Meadville, PA
Moderator:
Benedict J. Kirchner, Steptoe & Johnson
PLLC, Meadville, PA
Speakers:
Mariana Ardizzone, Ardizzone Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
César Fernandez Gomez, Pemex,
Mexico City, Mexico
Scott Roberts, The KSA Group/PIOGA,
Harrisburg, PA
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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Remember Derivatives and the
Promised Harmonization and
Universal Regulation? Hey –
Who Turned the Lights Out?
REGULATORY/CORPORATE
Let’s return to 2009 and the financial
meltdown. Yes, that financial meltdown.
All the scandalized news flowing daily
about derivatives and swaps and how they
ruined the fixed income market. Remember
the promises to tame these “bad boys” and
harmonize the regulation of OTC and listed
derivatives on a uniform basis around the
world? Well, after six years we have, well,
precisely, nothing in worldwide regulation.
This program will review where we are and
where we are going in this important area of
financial products and will ask the simple
question: Did we miss the boat once again?
Committee Sponsor:
International Financial Products
and Services
Program Chair:
Ronald H. Filler, New York Law School,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Ronald H. Filler, New York Law School,
New York, NY
Speakers:
Maria Chiodi, Credit Suisse Securities LLC,
New York, NY
Gary DeWaal, Katten Muchin,
New York, NY
Dean Christian Johnson, Dean of
Widener Law School, Wilmington, DE
Jamila Piracci, National Futures
Association, New York, NY
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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Managing Risk Through
the Headlines: General
Counsel in News Media
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
The New Cold War: Fighting
Corruption in Eastern Europe
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/CORPORATE/
REGULATORY
International Corporate Counsel
The conflict in Ukraine has once again
drawn attention to the problem of
corruption in Eastern Europe. Ukraine’s
ability to attract foreign political, military
and financial support will, to a large extent,
depend on its ability to clean up corruption.
In trying to combat corruption, Ukraine is
drawing heavily on Georgia’s experience.
At the same time, other countries in the
region, including Romania, Bulgaria and
Serbia are trying to meet EU expectations
about anti-corruption, and are looking to
models from other countries within the
region, including Poland and the Baltics.
This panel will examine the various anticorruption strategies being used within the
region, their transferability across countries,
and the role of the Ukraine conflict as a
driver of current anti-corruption efforts.
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Committee Sponsor:
Committee Sponsor:
International Ethics; New Media and
Content Innovation; Privacy, E-Commerce
and Data Security
International Anti-Corruption
Program Chair:
Program Chair:
Ingrid Busson-Hall, Morgan Stanley,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Jill Mariani, New York County District
Attorney’s Office, New York, NY
Speakers:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
This program is intended to showcase
the unique challenges confronting
general counsel in the news media. Rapid
technological innovations and generational
shifts require content to be delivered through
a broad array of channels. As news executives
contemplate what millennials expect
from the news, managing and protecting
content from copyright infringement
and cyberattacks are constant concerns.
The rise of “citizen journalists” presents
great potential in the flow of information
generally and perhaps most importantly
in jurisdictions that place constraints on
freedom of the press. They do, however, raise
complicated questions about what is “news”
and who is positioned to report. Ethics in
journalism, generally, is under heavy pressure
as the push for the big story and tendency
towards advocacy place strains on objective
reporting. Finally, securing journalists and
their production teams reporting from
battlefields and hot zones like West Africa to
report on the deadly Ebola virus, while not
new, place human assets at great risk, raising
complex legal questions. (Ethics)
Jonathan Donnellan, Hearst Corporation,
New York, NY
Gail C. Gove, Thomson Reuters,
New York, NY
David E. McCraw, The New York Times
Company, New York, NY
Lynn Oberlander, First Look Media,
New York, NY
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Russia/Eurasia
Thomas Firestone, Baker & McKenzie,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Thomas Firestone, Baker & McKenzie,
Washington, DC
Jay Ward Brown, Levine Sullivan Koch &
Schulz LLP, Washington, DC
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Speakers:
David Raymond Lewis, U.S. Attorney’s
Office Southern District of New York,
New York, NY
Irina Paliashvili, RULG, Ukrainian Legal
Group, Kiev, Ukraine
Joana Petrescu, former Economic Advisor to the
Prime Minister of Romania, Budarest, Romania
Corina Rebegea, Center for European
Policy Analysis, Washington, DC
Temuri Yakobashvili, former Ambassador
of Georgia to the U.S., Washington, DC
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
The Buenos Aires City Chapter
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Spin to Win: The Increasing use of
Spin-Off Transactions Including
in Response to Demands by
Activist Stockholders Worldwide
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
In 2014, U.S. companies announced a record
number of spinoffs—transactions in which
they, in the words of the Wall Street Journal,
“push unwanted or unrelated businesses
out of the corporate nest as stand-alone
entities.” Spin-offs have also proliferated
in Europe. Often driven by demands by
activist shareholders, spin-off transactions
have become increasingly popular as a way to
command higher valuations for businesses.
They also can result in tax advantages. This
panel will explore the factors that have led
to the proliferation of spin-off transactions,
with a particular focus on the cross-border
context. After focusing on the rules of the
road for structuring a spin-off transaction,
panelists will consider a host of legal issues
spin-off transactions present, comparing
how the legal issues differ from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction. For example, to whom do
the directors of the spinning corporation
owe fiduciary duties in structuring the
transaction? The stockholders of the existing
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company or the company to be spun off, or
both? Which entity does counsel represent?
Who holds the attorney-client privilege after
the transaction is completed? What types
of obligations are owed to employees or
third-party constituencies?
The panel will include lawyers from the
U.S., Europe and Latin America.
Committee Sponsor:
International M&A and Joint Venture
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Europe; International Commercial
Transactions, Franchising and Distribution;
International Corporate Counsel;
International Private Equity;
International Tax
Program Chair:
Elena C. Norman, Young Conaway
Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilimington, DE
Moderator:
Elena C. Norman, Young Conaway
Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE
Speakers:
Vanesa Balda, Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maura McLaughlin, Arthur Cox,
Dublin, Ireland
Jean-Claude Rivalland, Allen & Overy
LLP, Paris, France
William Savitt, Wachtell Lipton Rosen &
Katz, New York, NY
Kristine Wellman, The Chemours
Company, Wilmington, DE
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
A Workforce on Demand: Does the
Uberization of the Workforce Spell the
End of Employment As We Know It?
REGULATORY/CORPORATE/
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The gig economy is intensifying the existing
upheaval in the regulated employment
relationship. But with Uber provoking law
suits and political battles around the globe,
and litigation over workers’ rights widespread,
“employment” is not surrendering. A panel
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
Committee Sponsor:
International Employment Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Litigation; International
Corporate Counsel Forum
Program Chair:
Anna Birtwistle, Cm Murray LLP,
London, UK
some personal emails. Your cybersecurity
effort has become a cyber-disaster. A panel
of cybercrime experts from government
and academia, and a computer forensics
expert from the private sector, examine
a hypothetical cross-border international
industrial
cyber-espionage
incident,
possibly by nation state actors. The panelists
evaluate innovative countermeasures being
taken by hackers to “cover the tracks,”
multi-country multi-agency cooperation,
and cyber-playbooks for preventing,
detecting and responding to incidents.
Committee Sponsor:
Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Intellectual Property Rights
Program Chair:
W. Gregory Voss, University of Toulouse,
Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France
Moderator:
Daniel McGlynn, SolAero Technologies
Corp., Albuquerque, NM
Speakers:
Anna Birtwistle, Cm Murray LLP,
London, UK
Gordon Feng, Jun He, Shanghai, China
Roselyn Sands, EY Societe d’Avocats,
Paris, France
Johnny Lee, Grant Thornton, Atlanta, GA
Brian L. Levine, Computer Crime
and Intellectual Property Section, U.S.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Rhea Siers, Zeichner, Ellman and Krause,
New York, NY; Center for Cyber and
Homeland Security, The George Washington
University, Washington, DC
David Wong, Mandiant, A FireEye
Company, New York, NY
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMBroadway,
Conference Level
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Moderator:
Judy Polacheck, Polacheck HR Law LLC,
Cambridge, MA
Speakers:
Your IT Manager Hasn’t Returned
From His Vacation in Hong
Kong For Over a Week…
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Are the Long Arms Growing
Legs? The Expansion of
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT/
CORPORATE/REGULATORY
CORPORATE/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
And your CFO is reporting some of the
company’s financial records are missing,
your technical trade secrets are on the
Internet, and your salespeople are reporting
that your customers have received copies of
In a globalized world where businesses
and individuals operate and produce
effects across borders, the extraterritorial
application of national laws is gaining
greater importance. The arrests in Zurich
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
of international employment lawyers will
bring you up-to-date reports from the field
about alternate models for getting work
done—from on-demand apps and online
job platforms, to PEO’s and outsourcing,
to independent contractors—and the legal
challenges that they face. We will share
information about the reality of contingent
work for a fast-increasing proportion of the
global workforce. We’ll consider the latest
“post-employment” models, designed to free
companies of employment obligations while
also providing protections for workers. Join
us as we debate the implications of this new
labor landscape, and we’ll all leave better
equipped to make predictions about the
future of employment.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
of FIFA officials on charges of violating
U.S. laws prompted extensive public
discussion of this ongoing trend. While
this tendency was introduced by the U.S.,
many states, including European states
and Russia, now seek to apply their laws
extraterritorially. The use of extraterritorial
jurisdiction has been growing fast across
different spheres and concerns such areas
as antibribery and anticorruption, antitrust,
banking, corporate, criminal and civil law
and procedure, etc. These developments
raise a number of questions: Does the
extraterritorial application of national laws
comply with international law and the
laws of other states? Are there any limits
to the extraterritorial jurisdiction? How
should jurisdictional conflicts be resolved?
This international panel will address
these questions from legal, practical, and
policy perspectives.
Committee Sponsor:
Russia/Eurasia
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions;
International Anti-Corruption; International
Anti-Money Laundering; International
Antitrust Law; International Commercial
Transactions, Franchising and Distribution;
International Criminal Law; International
Judicial Affairs; International Litigation;
International Trade; Privacy, E-Commerce
and Data Security
Program Chair:
Dmitry Lysenko, Baker & McKenzie,
Moscow, Russia
Moderator:
Glenn P. Hendrix, Arnall Golden Gregory,
LLP, Atlanta, GA
Speakers:
Bruce W. Bean, Michigan State University
Law School, East Lansing, MI
Vittorio Cottafavi, U.S. Department of
Justice, Washington, DC
Anna Kozmenko, Schellenberg Wittmer
Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
Dmitry Lysenko, Baker & McKenzie,
Moscow, Russia
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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt
You: Ethics Considerations When
Choosing a Seat of Arbitration
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
When considering seats of arbitration,
parties and counsel consider factors such
as the seat’s arbitral law, its courts’ support
of arbitration, and the pool of available
arbitrators. However, they may overlook
critical ethics issues that can impact the
arbitration which depend at least in part
on the choice of arbitral seat. Panelists
will present and engage with the audience
on four key issues related to the seat of
arbitration: (1) What ethical rules will apply
to counsel?; (2) What duties of disclosure
will apply to potential arbitrators? (3) Is
third-party funding allowed?; and (4) If
evidence of corruption is uncovered, does
counsel or the tribunal have a duty to
report to state authorities? These issues will
be examined from the perspectives of the
academic, the practitioner, the arbitrator
and the arbitral institution. Panelists will
also address the growing trend of soft
law guidance on ethics in international
arbitration. (Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
International Arbitration
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Courts; International
Litigation; International Mediation
Program Chair:
Edna Sussman, Sussman ADR LLC,
Scarsdale, NY
Moderator:
Edna Sussman, Sussman ADR LLC,
Scarsdale, NY
Speakers:
Alexandra Dosman, New York
International Arbitration Center,
New York, NY
Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers,
London, UK
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State Law,
Pennsylvania State University, University
Park, PA; Queen Mary University, London,
London, UK
Kim Rooney, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong
Judge Timothy C. Stanceau, Chief Judge,
United States Court of International Trade,
New York, NY
Jung-ui Sul, Sidley Austin LLP,
Brussels, Belgium
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
International trade impacts the lives of
everyone on the planet in one way or
the other. For some, the international
movement of goods enhances the quality of
life but for others it creates new suffering,
injustice, slavery or worse. International
trade allows the creation of income and
a rise in the standard of living for some
but, for others, trade has resulted in the
deprivation of human rights. This panel
will explore the intersection between trade
law, human rights, economic justice and
the goal of eradicating poverty. Where
has the rule of law, in the context of trade,
succeeded and been positive and where has
the rule of law been compromised with
tragic consequences? Most importantly, this
panel will ask the question of how trade law
can be a better tool for positive change and
how lawyers can lead in this effort. (Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
Customs Law
Program Chair:
Gregory Kanargelidis, Blake, Cassels &
Graydon LLP, Toronto, Canada
Moderator:
Lawrence W. Hanson, The Law Office of
Lawrence W. Hanson, P.C., Houston, TX
Speakers:
Judge Leo M. Gordon, Court of
International Trade, New York, NY
Jose Francisco Mafla, Brigard Urrutia
Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
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Committee Networking Luncheon
Come and join your committee, or a
committee that interests you, at the
Committee Networking Luncheon. This
is the perfect opportunity for networking,
relationship building, and spending time
with others at the meeting who work in your
practice area and share similar interests.
If you have any questions about planning
for this event at the Spring Meeting, please
contact Sophie Wilmot at [email protected]
americanbar.org.
The committees which are expected to meet
during the luncheon include:
Africa Committee
Canada Committee
China Committee
Corporate Social Responsibility
Committee
Cross-Border Real Estate Practice
Committee
Foreign Legal Consultant
International Anti-Corruption Committee
International Arbitration Committee
International Corporate Counsel
Committee
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee
International Family Law Committee
International Financial Products &
Services Committee
International Intellectual Property Rights
Committee
International Law Practice Management
Forum
International M&A Joint Venture
Committee
International Private Client Committee
International Private Equity Committee
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
The Rule of Law and the International
Movement of Goods: The
Relationship Between Trade Law,
Economic Justice, Human Rights
and the Eradication of Poverty
Ballroom II,
Ballroom Level
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
International Trade Committee
Latin America & Caribbean Committee
Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security
Committee
Transnational Legal Practice Committee
U.S. Lawyers Abroad Committee
Young Lawyer’s Interest Network (YIN)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Jonathan Tickner, Peters & Peters,
London, UK
Moderator:
Jonathan Tickner, Peters & Peters,
London, UK
Speakers:
On the Trail of Hot Money….
Busting Trusts, Piercing Veils
and Other Means of Locking
Down Stolen Assets
Holger Bielesz, Wolf Theiss, Vienna, Austria
Lisa Bostwick, The World Bank Group,
Washington, DC
Sandrine Giroud, Lalive,
Geneva, Switzerland
Gonzalo S. Zeballos, Baker Hostetler LLP,
New York, NY
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/ PUBLIC
INTERNATIONAL LAW
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Fraudsters and kleptocrats hide their stolen
assets and will do everything possible to
conceal their tracks. Stolen assets exist
behind a veneer of legitimacy. Even victims
with substantial resources to locate and
seize fraudulently acquired assets need
to be increasingly innovative in pursuing
investigation and recovery. Considerable
strides have been made to assist victims
since the launch of the World Bank’s Stolen
Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR). It remains
the case that the means of redress available
to victims of fraud and corruption on an
international scale are firmly rooted in
national laws. Ensuring that victims have
a greater understanding of the remedies
available in multiple jurisdictions and the
interaction between civil and criminal
processes remains key. The session will focus
on the evolving methodologies applied
in asset recovery cases including recourse
to insolvency based remedies focusing
in particular on tackling the ostensibly
legitimate arrangements designed to block
successful asset recovery.
Tricks of Trade: How to Spot
International Trade Issues in
Your Business Transactions
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Committee Sponsor:
International Litigation
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Criminal Law
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Program Chair:
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
REGULATORY/LAW PRACTICE
MANAGEMENT/CORPORATE
How do you know when you have an
international trade problem in your
business transaction? Trade issues abound
in international business transactions,
whether it is an M&A deal, a joint venture
or foreign investment, or merely the dayto-day logistics of a cross-border business.
As business becomes globalized, one of
the key skills that in-house counsel and
transactional lawyers offer is knowing
when and how to call in the specialists.
Customs compliance, export controls and
economic sanctions, corruption issues and
the opportunities and pitfalls presented
by preferential trade and investment
agreements are all areas frequently
overlooked – until there is a problem.
Panelists will discuss hypothetical case
studies of common business transactions,
enabling participants to get hands-on
experience identifying and analyzing trade
issues. Join a panel of trade law experts to
hear stories from the front lines and learn
how to spot the trade issues lurking beneath
the surface of everyday transactions.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
Committee Sponsor:
Young Lawyers’ Interest Network
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Customs; International Corporate Counsel;
International M&A and Joint Venture;
International Trade
Program Chair:
Sabrina A. Bandali, Bennett Jones LLP,
Toronto, Canada
Moderator:
Speakers:
Elliot Burger, ATS Automation Tooling
Systems Inc., Cambridge, ON, Canada
Lourdes Catrain, Hogan Lovells, Brussels,
Belgium
Christine H. Martinez, Precision
Castparts Corporation, Portland, OR
Turenna Ramirez Ortiz, Sánchez
Devanny, Mexico City, Mexico
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Foreign Law Firms: Is There
Something to Get Excited About?
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT/REGULATORY
This panel will discuss recent developments
in India that signal a roll-back of the ban
on foreign lawyers practicing in India.
Speakers will add a new voice to the
ongoing debate to shift the focus from
protectionism vs. market access (i.e., what
is good (or bad) for the local domestic bar)
to looking at what might benefit India’s
broader economic interest. The panel will
examine the newer constituencies within
the Indian bar, which are increasingly active
and are questioning the status quo. The
panel will examine claims of certain Indian
government officials, who are concerned
with the impediment to international trade
and investment posed by the ban on foreign
lawyers. This program ties into the Indian
government’s “Make in India” initiative,
which aims to make India a manufacturing
hub for the global supply chain. There are
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Committee Sponsor:
U.S. Lawyers Abroad
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; Europe; Foreign Legal Consultant;
India; Latin America and Caribbean;
Mexico; Transnational Legal Practice
Program Chair:
Anand Dayal, Advocates and Barrister,
New Delhi, India
Moderator:
Laurence P. Wiener, Wiener Soto Caparros,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Justin S. Antonipillai, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Washington, DC
Chunghwan Choi, Lee & Ko, Seoul,
South Korea
Jayanth Krishnan, Indiana University
School of Law, Bloomington, IN
Carole Silver, Northwestern University Law
School, Chicago, IL
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Jessica Horwitz, Bennett Jones LLP,
Toronto, Canada
also indications of a U.S.-India bilateral
dialogue on a range of commercial law
issues, including the exchange of legal
services. (Ethics)
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
Early Stages of International
M&A: Shareholder Activism,
Venture Backed Companies
and Liability Risks
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
This program will review how VC Funds
approach investments in growth companies
and due diligence issues, liability risks
arising from entering into pre-contractual
documents such as Term Sheets, Letters of
Intent and Memorandum of Understanding,
the strategies and legal instruments used by
activist shareholders to oppose or modify
transactions, and possible responses to such
activists. Shareholder activism is on the rise,
as shareholders assert their power as owners
of the company to influence its behavior
more and more, which presents a significant
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Elena Bojilova, Total, Brussels, Belgium
Nancy Matos, Deloitte Legal B.V.,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
defined some important elements regarding
dawn raids. This program will consider the
main practical issues when facing a dawn
raid to the light of recent developments
in the U.S., Brazil, China and the EU,
inter alia:
• The competition authorities’ powers
and the authorization to carry out
the inspection;
• The action plan during the search;
• Seizure of documents (electronic
documents, phone messages, private e-mail
accounts…), and legal privilege;
• The company’s duty to cooperate /
obstruction;
• The role of the counsel
Moderator:
Committee Sponsor:
challenge for VC Funds looking to make a
non-traditional or risky investment. The
program will also note the differences
in activist behavior in Europe vs. the
United States.
Committee Sponsor:
Europe
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Art & Cultural Heritage Law; International
Antitrust Law; International M&A and
Joint Venture; International Securities and
Capital Markets
Program Chairs:
Elena Cuatrecasas, Cuatrecasas, Goncalves
Pereira LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
Mattia Colonnelli de Gasperis, Colonnelli
de Gasperis Studio Legale, Milan, Italy
Geoffrey C. Kubrick, McMillan LLP,
Ottawa, Canada
João Otávio Olivério, Olivério Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Catherine X. Pan-Giordano, Dorsey &
Whitney, LLP, New York, NY
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Dawn Raids in Practice: Lessons
from Recent Developments
CORPORATE/LAW PRACTICE
MANAGEMENT/REGULATORY
Any company can be subject to a dawn raid
by authorities investigating a competition
law infringement and it’s crucial to know
how to handle this type of investigations
and to be prepared in advance. Different
jurisdictions around the world are
increasingly making use of this tool in their
investigations. In addition, several recent
rulings from the EU Court of Justice, from
some EU Member States Courts and the
European Court of Human Rights have
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International Antitrust Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Europe; International Corporate Counsel;
International Criminal Law; International
Human Rights
Program Chair:
Susana Cabrera, Garrigues, New York,
NY/Madrid, Spain
Moderator:
Michael L. Martinez, Marriott
International, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Speakers:
Susana Cabrera, Garrigues, New York,
NY/Madrid, Spain
Susan Ning, King Wood Mallesons,
Beijing, China
Fiona Schaeffer, Milbank, New York, NY
Cristianne S. Zarzur, Pinheiro Neto
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Broadway,
Conference Level
National Action Plans on
Business and Human Rights
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/CORPORATE
Committee Sponsor:
Corporate Social Responsibility
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Human Rights; International
Investment and Development; International
Trade; UN and International Institutions
Program Chair:
Sara Blackwell, International Corporate
Accountability Roundtable (ICAR),
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Sara Blackwell, International Corporate
Accountability Roundtable (ICAR),
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Mark Hodge, Global Business Initiative for
Human Rights, East Sussex, UK
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4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Broadway,
Conference Level
The Role of Mediation in Resolving
U.S. Claims Against Cuba
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
The United Nations Guiding Principles on
Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were
unanimously endorsed by the UN Human
Rights Council in 2011 and were endorsed
by the American Bar Association in 2012.
These principles affirm that businesses have
a responsibility to respect human rights
and that States have a duty to ensure that
they do so by taking “appropriate steps to
prevent, investigate, punish, and redress
[business-related human rights] abuse
through effective policies, legislation,
regulation, and adjudication.” Since 2011,
nearly 40 countries, including the United
States, have embarked on processes to
develop National Action Plans (NAPs) on
business and human rights as a means of
transforming the UNGPs into actual laws,
regulations, and policies at the national
level. This panel will provide an opportunity
for stakeholders to share challenges and
best practices in NAPs development and
explore strategies and opportunities for
collaboration to promote NAPs on business
and human rights.
Paloma Munoz Quick, Danish Institute
for Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jonathan Smithers, President, Law Society
of England and Wales, London, UK
Melike Yetken, U.S. National Contact
Point for the OECD Guidelines, U.S.
Department of State, Washington, DC
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Resolution of U.S. claims against Cuba is
critical to the normalization process, so as
to remove obstacles that these claims may
pose to U.S. investments and commerce
with Cuba. There are 9,000 certified claims,
with an estimated value of $8 billion, and
three court judgments, with present value
of over $3 billion. Cuba will assert claims
against the U.S. for damages from the
U.S. embargo, which Cuba values at $157
billion and assets frozen in U.S. banks,
estimated at $270 million. The U.S. and
Cuban governments are negotiating these
claims. This presents a timely opportunity
for considering mediation as a tool to assist
with the resolution of these claims. This
program provides an in-depth discussion
and analysis about the legal and practical
obstacles the U.S. claims may present to
U.S. investments and commerce with
Cuba, and how mediation may assist in
resolving these claims.
Committee Sponsor:
International Mediation Committee
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Latin America and Caribbean Committee
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Program Chair:
Ricardo J. Cata, Upchurch, Watson, White
& Max, Miami, FL
Moderator:
Ricardo J. Cata, Upchurch, Watson, White
& Max , Miami, FL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Speakers:
Richard Feinberg, University of
California, San Diego School of Global
Policy and Strategy, San Diego, CA
Antonio C. Martinez, II, Gerstman
Schwartz Malito, LLP, New York, NY
James M. Meyer, Harper Meyer Perez
Hagen, O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP,
Miami, FL
Nancy M. Thevenin, Thevenin Arbitration
& ADR, LLC, New York, NY
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Developing Your Personal Brand in
the Digital Age: Content Marketing,
Metrics and More Referrals
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Proving return on investment for marketing
spend has never been more essential. In this
session an expert panel will explore the role of
content marketing in today’s legal industry,
providing a step-by-step guide on how to
utilize analytics to measure the success of
business development initiatives and create
revenue-generating opportunities. Speakers
will include two digital marketing experts
with experience promoting global firms in
local markets; a senior in-house counsel
‘content consumer’ with invaluable insight
on the most attractive and useful content;
and a partner from a major independent
law firm with experience of going to
market as an author. In today’s increasingly
competitive international market, this
panel will provide the essential toolkit to
give your digital presence a professional
edge. (Legal Profession)
Committee Sponsor:
Young Lawyers Interest Network
Program Chair:
Jonathan Bell, Lexology, London, UK
Moderator:
Jonathan Bell, Lexology, London, UK
Speakers:
John W. Boscariol, McCarthy, Tetrault
LLP, Toronto, Canada
Daryl Drabinsky, DLA Piper,
New York, NY
John W. Hamlin, Marsh & McLennon
Companies, Inc., New York, NY
Marci Taylor, MantraPartner LLP,
Philadelphia, PA
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Beyond the Oligarchs: A Survey
of Russia’s Vibrant HighTech Sector and the Law
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
The University of California – Berkeley Law
School and academicians from the Higher
School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod,
Russia, recently conducted in five major
Russian cities a joint, groundbreaking
survey of Russian venture capitalists, hightech entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers.
The survey addressed their experience with
Russian law in such areas as IP, technology
transfer, investment, state procurement and
tax. More than a hundred representatives
from leading small and medium enterprises
participated. We will discuss the survey’s
results using inter-active graphs, with links
available to the audience so that they will
be able to manipulate the graphs and fully
participate in the discussion. Russian and
American economists, VCs and lawyers
deeply knowledgeable of the Russian hightech sector will engage the audience and
each other while discussing the survey
results. The survey originated from the work
of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential
Commission in analyzing legal obstacles to
innovation in Russia.
Committee Sponsor:
Russia/Eurasia
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Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Intellectual Property Rights
Program Chair:
Pamela Egan, Rimon P.C., San Francisco,
CA; Berkeley Center for Law Business and
the Economy, UC Berkeley, School of Law,
Berkeley, CA
Moderator:
James T. Hitch, retired Managing Partner
of Kiev and St. Petersburg Offices of Baker &
McKenzie, Coral Gables, FL
Nadezhda Butryumova, Higher School of
Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Pamela Egan, Rimon P.C., San Francisco,
CA; Berkeley Center for Law Business and
the Economy, UC Berkeley School of Law,
Berkeley, CA
Olga Loy, Jones Day, Chicago, IL
Mikhail Nazarov, Higher School of
Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Christopher Stone, DaVinci Capital,
Moscow, Russia
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
Employers Abroad: How to Avoid An
Ex-Pat Nightmare in Mexico and Latin
America – Trends in Cross-Border
Employment, Tax and Immigration Law l
REGULATORY/CORPORATE
In many cases, companies with operations
abroad have foreign personnel managing
their local business (Executives, Directors,
Managers, etc.); from a business perspective,
this may be a sound decision, but there
are risks that must be analyzed prior to
embarking on this idea (or even if this has
been executed). Doing so will aid companies
determine what are the best options and how
they need to prepare for possible difficulties
they may face with local law authorities, and
more importantly should the relationship
with their employees deteriorate. Lawyers
from different jurisdictions will share their
knowledge on how companies need to
prepare and what are the legal (tax, social
Ambar.org/ILSpring2016
Committee Sponsor:
Mexico
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Corporate Counsel;
International Labor and Employment Law;
Latin America & Caribbean
Program Chairs:
Rene Alva, EC Legal (Ciudad Juarez),
El Paso, TX
Benjamin C. Rosen, Rosen Law, San José
Del Cabo, Mexico
Moderator:
Rene Alva, EC Legal (Ciudad Juarez),
El Paso, TX
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Speakers:
security, immigration, personal liability and
employment) and financial contingencies a
company can run into and how companies
can protect themselves.
Speakers:
Roberta J. Burnette, Dentons,
Los Angeles, CA
Charles E. Engeman, Ogletree, Deakins,
Nash, Smoak & Stewart, St. Thomas, USVI
Theodore Goloff, Robinson Sheppard
Shapiro, Montreal, Canada
Marianela Peralta, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, AR
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Latest Global Trend in Regulation of
Insider Trading and Market Abuse
CORPORATE/REGULATORY
The regulation of insider trading and
market abuse is in “flux” whilst in the
U.S. a new codified approach is being
assessed, and the EU recently published a
far reaching regulation coming into effect
on July 3, 2016. How do Canada and other
jurisdictions deal with this topic? By means
of fictitious and real cases, the panel will
discuss and explain differences, trends and
recent court decisions.
Committee Sponsor:
International Securities and Capital Markets
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Committee Co-Sponsor:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
International Financial Products
and Services
Reception at Gotham Hall
Proudly Sponsored By:
Program Chair:
Manfred Ketzer, Hausmaninger Kletter,
Vienna, Austria
Moderator:
Manfred Ketzer, Hausmaninger Kletter,
Vienna, Austria
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Speakers:
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Edward F. Greene, Cleary Gottlieb,
New York, NY
Rob Lando, Osler, New York, NY
Cheryl Nichols, Howard University School
of Law, Washington, DC
Alessandri
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados
Carey
Carey & Allende
Guerrero Olivos
Morales & Besa
Porzio, Rios, Garcia & Asociados
Puga Ortiz
Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr
Join your colleagues at the amazing
Gotham Hall on Broadway and 36th Street!
Designed by Phillip Sawyer, one of the
leading architects of his time, the building
(completed in 1924) served as headquarters
for the Greenwich Savings Bank for over
50 years. See how architects used imposing
facades and central space based on Roman
design to impress customers- and attract
their money. Sawyer took inspiration from
the Roman Flavian amphitheater and
Coliseum and adapted it to a four-sided plan
focused on a truly magnificent elliptical
banking room. Both the exterior and the
first floor interior of the building have been
designated New York City Landmarks, and
the building is on the National Register of
Historic Places. It is the perfect setting for a
Section of International Law reception.
One ticket per person is included as part of
your Spring Meeting registration fee; this
reception is free to meeting attendees who have
registered for the entire conference.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Ballroom I,
Ballroom Level
Registration and Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMAlvin,
Conference Level
Art Law I: Fakes and Forgery in
the Contemporary Art Market;
Diligence, Contracts and Remedies
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CORPORATE
7:30 AM– 8:45 AM
Ballroom II
Continental Breakfast &
Committee Breakfast Meetings
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Join us to learn more about the Section’s
committees (‘the engines of the Section’).
Find out about committee activities and
opportunities to become more active in the
Section. The committees which are expected
to meet during this breakfast include:
Africa Committee
Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee
Cross-Border Real Estate Practice
Committee
Immigration & Naturalization Committee
International Arbitration Committee
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising, & Distribution Committee
International Corporate Counsel
Committee
International Courts Committee
International Criminal Law
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee
International Family Law Committee
International Procurement Committee
International Refugee Law Committee
International Securities & Capital Markets
Committee
International Trade Committee
Latin America & Caribbean Committee
National Security Committee
U.S. Lawyers Abroad Committee
The market for Post-War and Contemporary
American paintings has become the hottest
sectors in the art market. Not surprisingly,
the high values for name-brand
contemporary paintings have attracted the
attention of forgers. In consequence, the
contemporary art market has recently seen a
number of high-profile scandals, such as the
forged Modern American Masters sourced
from Glafira Rosales sold by the Knoedler
Gallery and the forged Jackson Pollack
trove sold by John Re. The consequences of
these transactions are still rippling through
the art market. Panelists from private
practice around the world will discuss
ways in which art market participants can
mitigate risk through due diligence and
contractual protections, and review the
rights and remedies of collectors, dealers
and art advisers in disputes dealing with
stolen and forged art. Topics will include
cases on fraud, government investigations
of forgery of artwork, and due diligence
standards for the purchase and sale of works
of art on the international art market.
Committee Sponsor:
Art & Cultural Heritage Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Europe; International Anti-Money
Laundering; International Commercial
Transactions, Franchising and Distribution;
International Litigation
Program Chair:
Michael McCullough, Pearlstein &
McCullough LLP, New York, NY
Moderator:
Michael McCullough, Pearlstein &
McCullough LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
Jean-François Canat, UGGC Advocats,
Paris, France
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Maarten Sanders, Bergh Stoop & Sanders,
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Meredith Savona, FBI, New York, NY
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
How to Navigate in Latin
American Turbulent Waters
After the Commodities Boom
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
CORPORATE/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
After years of economic growth, Latin
American countries (as well as others in
different parts of the world) are beginning
to feel the effects of deceleration around
the globe. That will bring troubles to all
the parties involved in projects in Latin
American countries, mainly foreign
investors and contractors, who might face
the prospect of changes in the rules of the
game. It might be the time to recheck past
experiences about the region and try to
be prepared for the legal challenges that
might arise in the coming years. The panel
will focus on three known phenomena,
which used to be present decades ago:
nationalization of assets and projects,
change of laws looking for better conditions
for the governments in the deals; and
difficulties for enforcement of contracts
when economic distress becomes the rule,
and not the exception.
Committee Sponsor:
Latin America and Caribbean
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Foreign Legal Consultant
Program Chair:
Leonardo Sempertegui, Sempertegui
Ontaneda, Quito, Ecuador
Moderator:
Salli Anne Swartz, Artus Wise Partners,
Paris, France
Speakers:
Eduardo Ramos Gomez, Duane Morris,
Singapore
Meaghan McGrath, International Finance
Corporation, Washington, DC
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Ariel Ramos, Haynes & Boone,
Mexico City, Mexico
Leonardo Sempertegui, Sempertegui
Ontaneda, Quito, Eduador
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
How to Avoid Suspension
and Debarment: A Potent
Government Consumer Remedy
and Serious Consequences for
Corporations and Individuals
REGULATORY/LAW PRACTICE
MANAGEMENT/ CORPORATE
Debarment is one of the most potent
business remedies a government as
consumer can employ. With an increasing
global focus on corporate governance and
responsibility, what your client does abroad
may impact both domestic and international
business. Convictions under the FCPA and
other anti-corruption laws, for example,
can result in preliminary suspension and/
or ultimately debarment. The remedy
protects public funds and the integrity of
award systems. Not only are companies and
individuals precluded from receiving public
procurement and nonprocurement awards,
but there can also be collateral consequences
impacting business reputation, stock prices
and financing. In addition to the U.S., a
growing number of international entities
such as the World Bank and Public Works
and Government Services Canada have
adopted suspension and debarment tools.
Attendees will learn:
• What can trigger an action
• What processes are involved in the U.S.
system and elsewhere
• How you can help your clients avoid
suspension and debarment;
• What
the
potential
collateral
consequences for your clients are.
Committee Sponsor:
International Procurement
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Committee Co-Sponsors:
Canada; International Anti-Corruption;
National Security Committee
Program Chair:
David M. Sims, U.S. Department of the
Interior, Washington, DC
Moderator:
David M. Sims, U.S. Department of the
Interior, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Pascale Helene Dubois, World Bank,
Washington, DC
Duc H. Nguyen, Environmental Protection
Agency, Washington, DC
Sarah Schoenmaekers, University of
Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Brenda C. Swick, Dickinson Wright,
Toronto, Canada
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Lawyer Liability, Limitations and
Insurance: The Next Storm?
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
The general public may believe that all
lawyers carry malpractice insurance, but
such is not the case, either nationally
or internationally. In the United States,
we generally require licensed foreign
legal consultants to have insurance.
Most states, however, do not require all
lawyers to have malpractice insurance.
Oregon, an exception, requires all lawyers
and temporary practice lawyers to have
insurance. Washington State requires
LLLT’s to have insurance. In other
countries, the rules vary. Canada requires
all lawyers to have insurance, and many
foreign jurisdictions require U.S. lawyers to
have insurance. The rules on disclosure also
vary: some jurisdictions require disclosure
to the public, others to the regulatory
authorities. The panel will discuss why
U.S. jurisdictions require lawyers to have
insurance, whether it is on the horizon, and
the comparative situation in other countries,
and the challenges to multinational
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Committee Sponsor:
International Ethics
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Transnational Legal Practice
Program Chairs:
Steven M. Richman, Clark Hill PLC,
Princeton , NJ
Robert Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Moderator:
Steven M. Richman, Clark Hill PLC,
Princeton , NJ
Speakers:
Michael E. Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory
LLP, Washington, DC
Alberto Navarro, Navarro Castex
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ellyn Rosen, American Bar Association,
Chicago, IL
Byron Stier, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Proof of Foreign Law – A Comparison
of the Approaches in the U.S. Courts
and in International Arbitration
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
firms faced with different requirements.
(Ethics and Legal Profession)
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Counsel for parties involved in cross-border
litigation often face the daunting challenge
of proving foreign law as part of their case.
This program will explore the current issues
that litigants face in proving foreign law
in court proceedings and in international
arbitration. As part of the program,
experienced trial counsel from the U.S. will
present mock arguments to a U.S. court in
a hypothetical dispute over proof of foreign
law. In a separate part of the program,
members of the panel will discuss the issues
raised by the hypothetical argument and
will also discuss the approaches to proof
of foreign law utilized in international
arbitration proceedings. The program will
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conclude with questions from attendees
to panel members on the issues raised by
the presentations.
Committee Sponsor:
Committee Sponsor:
International Litigation
International Criminal Law; International
Anti-Corruption; Middle East; Africa
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Program Chair:
Program Chair:
Guy S. Lipe, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX
Moderator:
Judge Harvey Brown, Houston Court of
Appeals, Houston, Texas
Speakers:
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Obiamaka P. Madubuko, Greenberg
Traurig LLP, New York, NY
International Arbitration
Robert Brodegaard, Brodegaard &
Associates, New York, NY
Guy S. Lipe, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX
Dana McGrath, Sidley & Austin,
New York, NY
Louise Ellen Teitz, Roger Williams
University School of Law, Bristol, RI
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMBroadway,
Conference Level
Asset Repatriation: How Governments
Can Recover and Repatriate Assets
Stolen By Corrupt Officials
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY/
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This program will focus on stolen public
funds (much of which has been taken from
developing countries and emerging markets
as a result of corruption) that can be
rightfully returned and used for the benefit
of the peoples in the victim countries.
Program panelists will cover asset recovery
techniques and programs (such as the U.S.
Kleptocracy Initiative) used in the fight
against corruption and outline strategies
based on actual case examples, for how
governments can seek in the repatriation
of such funds for use in transparent and
accountable ways. Target audience would
include government, legal and accounting
advisors, non-government organizations
or anyone who has an interest in asset
recovery matters.
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International Anti-Money Laundering
Moderator:
Obiamaka P. Madubuko, Greenberg
Traurig LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
Daniel Claman, U.S. Department of
Justice, Washington, DC
Larissa Gray, World Bank StAR Initiative,
Washington, DC
James Maton, Edwards Wildman Palmer
LLP, London, UK
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMCarnegie,
Conference Level
Under Siege: Shareholder
Activism, Governance Turmoil &
Pressured Boards and Deals,
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Heading into 2016, no company is too
big, too well-known, too successful or
even too new to become targeted by
shareholder activists. No longer a matter
of one-off, isolated approaches that might
happen to someone else, activism now is
a permanent environment of scrutiny and
potential second-guessing, in which public
companies, their long-term strategies and
their preferred deals may be aggressively
targeted and challenged. The challenge is
led by sophisticated, well-advised hedge
funds, some of whom are laser-focused
on boosting the stock price as quickly
as possible and by any means necessary,
including through escalating pressure
and scorched-earth tactics, and others of
who may pursue more constructive, openminded, behind-the-scenes approaches.
Although expectations of boards are at
an all-time high and will only increase,
particularly regarding board renewal, self-
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assessment and shareholder engagement,
mainstream institutions and even some of
the most prominent pension funds may be
increasingly willing to defend and protect
boards and management teams from shorttermist pressures if they are satisfied with a
company’s long-term plans and governance
practices. On the other hand, many in the
financial community still need fast returns
and will happily enlist the aid of an activist
when their portfolio needs a boost.
In this new environment, companies can
either lead and adapt from a position of
strength or be caught off-guard and flatfooted in the face of an activist challenge.
Committee Sponsor:
International M&A and Joint Venture
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Private Equity
Program Chair:
Moderator:
Sabastian V. Niles, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen
& Katz , New York, NY
Speakers:
Joseph Basile, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA
Gordon N. Cameron, Stikeman Elliott
LLP, New York, NY
Eileen Cohen, JP Morgan Asset
Management, New York, NY
Sophie L’Hélias, The Samuel and Ronnie
Heyman Center on Corporate Governance,
Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
Ambar.org/ILSpring2016
Plymouth,
Conference Level
“How To” Series: Section Publishing
– How to Achieve Your Name in Print
Do you consider yourself an expert within
your practice area of international law?
If so, world-wide recognition is at your
doorstep, by becoming a published author
in one of the ABA Section of International
Law’s several channels of publication.
Whether you aspire to write or edit a
book, contribute a scholarly law review
article or book chapter, author a succinct
news article or an informative committee
newsletter essay, publishing through our
Section is an effective way to demonstrate
your expertise. At this informational session
Publications Officer Patrick Del Duca and
the editors of The International Lawyer,
The International Law News and the Yearin-Review will coach you on how to start on
your way as a published author of the ABA
Section of International Law.
For more guidance on publishing with
the Section, visit the Section website at
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/
international_law/leadership.html.
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Sabastian V. Niles, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen
& Katz , New York, NY
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Copyright Reform:
Continents Collide?/!
CORPORATE/BUSINESS
TRANSACTIONS/ REGULATORY
Ongoing legislative reform in the European
Union under the banner “Digital Single
Market” promises to enable greater
consumer access to and use of creative
works while also providing an environment
to enable companies in Europe to better
compete in the information age. But do
these reforms go too far, or even not far
enough to achieve their stated purposes?
What will they mean for U.S. technology
companies, online service providers, and
creative industries? Are the benefits for
European content producers, and online
providers likely to materialize? A panel
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of cross-industry experts discuss the
implications, challenges and conflicts posed
by pending EU copyright reforms and the
Digital Single Market initiative, and what
they mean for the future of innovation and
new media opportunities in Europe.
Dave Green, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
influx of refugees has been an enormous
and unique challenge for Syrias’ neighbors,
Europe and the rest of the world, raising
such issues as economic, education,
immigration, health, housing, human
trafficking, travel, freedom of movement
and security within the region and
countries involved. The panel will examine
the role played by the states involved, both
as providers of humanitarian aid and as a
home for refugees. It will also address the
implications for the stability of the recipient
countries and a better understanding of
the crisis.
Moderator:
Committee Sponsor:
Committee Sponsor:
New Media and Content Innovation
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Europe; International Intellectual
Property Rights
Program Chair:
Lois Fishman, Chapman University Law
Faculty, Law Office of Lois R. Fishman,
Los Angeles, CA
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Speakers:
Mira Sundara Rajan, University of
Glasgow Law School, Glasgow, UK
Ted Shapiro, Wiggin, Brussels, Belgium
Matthew Schruers, Computer &
Communications Industry Association,
Washington, DC
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Broadway,
Conference Level
Syria Refugees: What Are the
Economic and Social Consequences
to the States Granting Asylum
to Those Displaced?
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
Since the outbreak of civil war in Syria in
March 2011, an estimated nine million
Syrians have fled their homes taking
refuge in neighboring countries such as
Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey or the European
Union (EU). According to the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR),
approximately
150,000
refugees have settled in the European
Union and many more are striving beyond.
EU Member states have pledged to resettle
a further 33,000 Syrians. The vast majority
of these resettlement spots – 28,500 or 85%
– are pledged by Germany. Absorbing the
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International Criminal Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; Asia/Pacific; Europe; International
Immigration and Naturalization;
International Refugee Law; Middle East;
UN and International Institutions
Program Chair:
Holger Bielesz, Wolf Theiss, Vienna, Austria
Moderator:
Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima PC,
Albuquerque, NM
Speakers:
Jacqueline Bart, BartLAW Canadian
Immigration, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ninette Kelley, United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees, New York, NY
Jessica Therkelsen, Asylum Access,
Oakland, CA
Conrad Robert Tribble, U.S. Department
of State, Washington, DC
Barbara Wegelin, Everaert Advocaten,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
For the most up-to-date information, please visit:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMAlvin,
Conference Level
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Art Law II: Transfer of Title
in Art: Best Practices to
Avoid a Rude Awakening
Unleashing Financial Independence:
Women, Mobile Payments
and Virtual Currencies
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CORPORATE
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Committee Sponsor:
Art & Cultural Heritage Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Europe; International Litigation;
International Private Client; International
Secured Transactions
Program Chair:
Birgit Kurtz, Gibbons P.C., New York, NY
Moderator:
Anne-Sophie Nardon, Borghese Associés,
Paris, France
Speakers:
Friederike von Brühl, K&L Gates,
Berlin, Germany
Gregor Kleinknecht, Hunters, London, UK
Birgit Kurtz, Gibbons P.C., New York, NY
Lucian Simmons, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
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If women hold up half the sky, their portion
remains heavy with storm clouds generated
by persistent poverty, meager access to
basic healthcare, an inability to hold and
inherit property, illiteracy, and sexual
violence. Financial independence, the
ability to save, obtain credit, and insurance
provides a pathway to empowerment with
obvious collateral benefits to families,
communities and national economies. Yet,
an estimated 40% of the world’s women
do not have access to financial services. In
India, only 25% of women hold some form
of transactional account, in Pakistan it is
10%, in Afghanistan, the number is as low
as 3%. In many part of Sub-Saharan Africa,
less than 22% of women hold accounts
with a formal financial institution. In the
Middle-East and North Africa, numbers
fall below 13%.
Since the mid-1970’s, the microfinance
movement has successfully reached millions
of the world’s poorest with small loans and
has brought global attention to the need
for greater financial literacy and affordable
financial products and services. Emerging
technologies including mobile payments
and virtual currencies now present incredible
new avenues to reach the unbanked. They
can dramatically reduce transaction costs
and break down the cultural, social, and
geographic barriers that result in financial
exclusion. This panel of experts will
explore the rich opportunities for women
to gain access to financial services safely
and sustainably as well as the associated
legal issues regarding intellectual property,
human rights, financial regulation, and
property transfer. (Ethics)
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
The recent scandal surrounding the wellknown Salander-O’Reilly Gallery in
New York City has alarmed art buyers and
sellers alike. The gallery’s bankruptcy has
pinned art buyers and consignors against
each other in bitter disputes over the
ownership of valuable art works. A number
of courts in New York have been called upon
to analyze complex art transactions and to
scrutinize commercial standards of the art
trade to determine who among the various
players had satisfied their due diligence
obligations and, thus, was the true owner of
the art works in the center of the conflicts.
The decisions offer some much-needed
guidance as to the level of due diligence that
is expected of art buyers, consignors and
other art market participants. The panelists
will discuss the due diligence requirements
in the U.S. and Europe and suggest best
practices for buyers and sellers of art works.
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Committee Sponsor:
India
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; Anti-Money Laundering; Diversity;
Financial Products; International Human
Rights; International Models Project on
Women’s Rights (IMPOWR); Sexual
Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Network (GIN); Women’s Interest Network
(WIN)
Program Chair:
Law Student, LL.M. and
New Lawyer Outreach
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Moderator:
Program Chair:
Speakers:
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Committee Sponsor:
Richa Naujoks, Nixon Peabody LLP,
New York, NY
Ingrid Busson-Hall, Morgan Stanley,
New York, NY
Meg Jones, UN Women, New York, NY
Harsha Rodrigues, Women’s World
Banking, New York, NY
Sophie Smyth, Temple University Beasley
School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
João Luís Traça, Miranda & Associates,
Lisbon, Portugal
Staci Warden, Center for Financial
Markets, Milken Institute, Santa Monica, CA
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Agreed, Vereinbart, Acuerdo –
Cross Cultural Negotiation
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CORPORATE
Have you ever dealt with someone who
seemed to think a contract was still
negotiable after it was signed? How many
times have we entered a room to negotiate
with attorneys and clients of several
different nationalities from several different
countries with several different legal
systems? How can an attorney prepare to
manage culture in making deals in Seoul
this week and France the next? Cultural
differences often play such an important
role in negotiation that they can derail
the entire process. Many subconsciously
use stereotypes to navigate the waters but
reliance on sweeping statements about
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a particular culture can have a dramatic
and detrimental impact on negotiations.
A panel of international lawyers will share
their experience and provide useful tips
while we ask the audience to participate
in sharing how they would solve a set
of example problems in their repective
cultures. (Skills)
Young Lawyers Interest Network
Desiree Jaeger-Fine, J-F Consulting,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Scott Friedman, Locke Lord LLP,
Houston, TX
Speakers:
Martha Bucaram, Manhattan Associates,
Atlanta, GA
Kabir Duggal, Baker & McKenzie,
New York, NY
Robert Romano, Locke Lord LLP,
New York, NY
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMCarnegie,
Conference Level
Till Death Do Us Part….or Not?
International Issues in Marriage,
Divorce, and Custody
REGULATORY/DISPUTE RESOLUTION/
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
The program will deal with cross border
relationships, family, immigration, custody,
cultural and ethical issues. The panelistswill
discuss international child abduction and
the difficulties it poses in international
custody battles. Recent news items will be
discussed in the area. A hypothetical fact
situation will be discussed and audience
participation will be encouraged.
Committee Sponsor:
International Family Law
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Committee Co-Sponsor:
Canada, Immigration and Nationality,
International Family Law, International
Litigation, International Mediation,
International Private Client. India, Middle
East, China
panel will discuss the different approaches
taken to the application of the principle of
good faith in M&A transactions around the
world and the implications on structuring
the process and the drafting and enforcement
of M&A contracts.
Program Chair:
Committee Sponsor:
Sergio R. Karas, Karas Immigration Law,
Toronto, Canada
Moderator:
Sergio R. Karas, Karas Immigration Law,
Toronto, Canada
Speakers:
Graeme D. Kirk, Gross & Co, London, UK
Daniela Horvitz, Horvitz & Horvitz
Abogados, Santiago, Chile
Jeremy D. Morley, The Law Office of
Jeremy D. Morley, New York, NY
Jessica Sandberg, Advokat Jessica Sandberg
AB, Stockholm, Sweden
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Are You Getting the Benefit of
Your Bargain? The Role of Good
Faith in M&A Transactions
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Europe
Program Chairs:
Mabel Álvarez Giay, Alliantia,
Madrid, Spain
Ronald J. Meissner, Oppenhoff & Partner,
Frankfurt, Germany
Moderator:
Ronald J. Meissner, Oppenhoff & Partner,
Frankfurt, Germany
Speakers:
Pablo Ferraro Mila, Gonzalez & Ferraro
Mila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young-Cheol Jeong, 0 to 1 Law, , Seoul,
KoreaAlessandra Tarissi de Jacobis, Cocuzza
& Associati, Milan, Italy
Jeffrey Nadler, Davies Ward Phillips &
Vineberg, New York, NY
Salli Swartz, Artus Wise, Paris, France
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
International M&A and Joint Venture
Are You Getting the Benefit of Your
Bargain? Tough discussions, confrontational
positions and a compromise laid down in a
lengthy contract – this is the script for many
M&A transactions. But will the parties be
able to enforce what has been agreed to in
the free play of negotiating power and skills,
or is there an additional layer to take into
account? What are the rule of engagement
and are there lines not to be crossed?
The principles of good faith and fair dealings
may provide limitations and guidelines
to the participants in a transaction and
come to play at various stages of the M&A
process, from disclosures and due diligence
to the negotiation and enforcement of the
transaction documents. The role attributed
to and the importance placed on these
principles by statute and courts varies greatly
between jurisdictions and legal systems. This
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Ballroom II
Ballroom Level
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Luncheon – Keynote Speaker:
Justice Stephen Breyer
Join us for a dynamic
conversation
with
U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Stephen Breyer
and Ron Cass (a
member
of
our
Council and Dean
Emeritus of Boston
University School of
Law). Justice Breyer recently published The
Court and the World: American Law and the
New Global Realities in which he examines
the work of the Supreme Court of the United
States in an increasingly interconnected
world, a world in which all sorts of activity,
both public and private—from the conduct
of national security policy to the conduct of
international trade—obliges the Court to
understand and consider circumstances
beyond America’s borders. A book signing
will follow the luncheon.
2:30 PM – 4:00 PMCarnegie,
Conference Level
The International Court
of Justice at 70
International Courts
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Latin American and Caribbean;
International Litigation; International
Arbitration
Program Chair:
Viren Mascarenhas, King & Spalding,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Andrew Loewenstein, Foley Hoag LLP,
Boston, MA
Speakers:
Thomas Buergenthal, former judge of the
International Court of Justice, The Hague,
The Netherlands
Harold Koh, former Legal Advisor to U.S.
State Department, Yale Law School, New
Haven, CT
Sean Murphy, Member, UN International
Law Commission; The George Washington
University Law School, Washington, DC
2:30 PM – 4:00 PMBroadway,
Conference Level
Tax Offense as a Predicate Offense
in Money-Laundering: International
Comparative Approach
REGULATORY/LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The International Court of Justice will
celebrate its 70th anniversary this spring.
The ICJ is not only the principal judicial
organ of the United Nations, it is also the
only international judicial body to possess
general jurisdiction. The panel will review
the contributions of the ICJ as a judicial
institution, and will explore in particular
the jurisprudence of the past 10 years.
However, the panel will not only discuss
the past but will also explore the future role
of the ICJ in developing international law.
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Committee Sponsor:
The panel will consist of a round
table discussion amongst experienced
practitioners from various jurisdictions on
the implementation of the 2012 Financial
Action Task Force Recommendations
(“FATF Recommendations”), in particular
with respect to tax offenses as predicate
offense to money laundering. Switzerland
recently enacted drastic measures in order to
comply with the FATF Recommendations
by introducing qualified tax offenses as
predicate offenses to money laundering
and other transparency requirements.
Other jurisdictions, such as the United
Kingdom and Italy, have a different
approach to money laundering, with a
very broad “all crimes” reporting regime.
This panel, led by a former head of the
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Criminal a Division at the U.S. Justice
Department, will draw on the comparative
perspectives of the panelists to explore the
ways in which different jurisdictions have
approached the implementation of the
FATF Recommendations and the risks and
opportunities that present to practitioners
in this area.
Committee Sponsor:
International Anti-Money Laundering
Committee Co-Sponsor:
would expand the tax base. Topics discussed
will include base erosion proposals, tax
information sharing and multijurisdictional
enforcement efforts.
Committee Sponsor:
International Taxation
Program Chair:
Paul D. Carman, Chapman and Cutler
LLP, Chicago, IL
Moderator:
International Criminal Law
Paul D. Carman, Chapman and Cutler
LLP, Chicago, IL
Program Chair:
Speakers:
Saverio Lembo, Bär & Karrer SA,
Geneva, Switzerland
Moderator:
David A. O’Neil, Debevoise & Plimpton
LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Austerity, Big Government and
the Practical Limits of Taxation
REGULATORY
Recent events have seen governments
groan under the burden of debt. Other
governments are debating downsizing to
reduce costs. Still other governments are
supporting further growth by extending
their tax base both within and without
their borders. Multinational taxpayers have
been caught in the middle as governments
strain to meet their basic needs or support
their desired growth. This panel will discuss
the minimum needs of an efficient tax
administration, current techniques and
proposals tax administration are using to
protect their tax base, and proposals that
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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Alvin,
Conference Level
When Kids are Held Hostage
in Separation or Divorce: How
to Implement the Hague
Convention Worldwide
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Federico Busatta, Gianni, Origoni,
Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Milan, Italy
Susannah Cogman, Herbert Smith
Freehills, London, UK
Saverio Lembo, Bar & Karrer,
Geneva, Switzerland
Fabyola Emilin Rodrigues, Demarest
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Javier Canosa, Canosa Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Charlotte Crane, Northwestern Pritzker
University School of Law, Chicago, IL
Star Lopez, Trabuco Canyon, CA
Daniel Shaviro, New York University
School of Law, New York, NY
DISPUTE RESOLUTION/
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
The Hague Convention of October 25th,
1980 on the Civil Aspects of International
Child Abduction has brought justice
to children by providing for efficient
mechanisms to bring children before the
judge of their last habitual residence. This has
made court measures in cases of separation
or divorce litigation more transparent,
avoiding that children become hostages of
their parents’ loss in irrational behavior.
What should you do if you get retained
for a case where a multinational couple
splits up and one of them intends to travel
away with a minor or even use the child as
leverage? What are your ethical obligations
as a lawyer? What are the experiences of
countries who have recently joined? What
can be done to establish justice and expand
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
the Convention? How must litigation be
fought for in countries where the Hague
Convention isn’t ratified? The panel will
discuss rule of law, family law, litigation,
mediation, and public international law
aspects as well as practical advice for clients
who fear their children may be abducted
or are concerned about overseas travel, or
are contemplating international marriage
or divorce.
Committee Sponsor:
International Family Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Litigation; International
Private Client; Immigration
Program Chair:
Markus Zwicky, Zwicky Windlin &
Partner, Zug, Switzerland
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Moderator:
Maritza Rodriguez, Esq., Rodriguez Law
Firm, LLC, Newark, NJ
Speakers:
Committee Sponsor:
Jesus Eduardo Arias, Law Office of Jesus
Eduardo Arias, Los Angeles, CA
Frances Goldsmith, Libra Avocats,
Paris, France
Melissa Kucinski, MK Family Law,
Washington, DC
Russel Murray III, Russel Murray III PC,
Englewood, CO
Stephen Zollman, Law Offices of Stephen
C. Zollman, Guernevile, CA
International Environmental Law
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Fatima Ahmad, International
Environmental Law Committee,
Washington, DC
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Climate Change Post Paris: Is
There Hope for Climate Justice
Under International Law?
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
Climate change is increasingly recognized
as a global problem with moral dimensions.
As Pope Francis declaimed in his powerful
encyclical, Laudato Si, climate change
impacts the poor most, but is driven by
the voracious consumption of the wealthy.
Human rights scholars conclude the
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link between human rights protections
and climate change is undeniable. A focus
on “climate justice” thus means more
than just stopping climate change or
helping communities adapt to its impacts
—it raises questions of accountability for
causing climate change and puts human
rights central to the discussion. With the
December 2015 Paris talks behind us,
and a new international framework for
responding to the threat of climate change
unfolding, a central question remains:
Is there scope for international law to
provide justice to those who suffer the most
from climate change, but contributed the
least to creating the problem? This panel will
provide an overview of the outcomes of the
Paris climate negotiations, and then explore
the potential to address climate justice
under the international climate change
agreements, human rights mechanisms or
other sources of international law.
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Energy & Natural Resource;
International Human Rights; International
Refugee Law, Corporate Social Responsibility;
International Investment & Development;
International Trade; National Security;
Asia/Pacific; Canada; India; Mexico; Law
Student, LL.M. & New Lawyer Outreach;
Young Lawyers Interest Network
Program Chair:
Moderator:
Alicia Cate, Oceana, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Bridget Burns, Women’s Environment
& Development Organization (WEDO),
New York, NY
Michael Gerrard, Sabin Center for Climate
Change Law, Columbia Law School,
New York, NY
Jamie Henn, 350.org, Brooklyn, NY
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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Future Forward: Change,
Transformation and the
Mid-Career Lawyer
International Merger Review:
Traps for the Unwary
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
This program will focus on antitrust and
foreign investment review of mergers and
acquisitions in four leading jurisdictions:
EU, US, China and Brazil. Issues to be
explored include:
• The use of economic analysis in antitrust
merger investigations, how best to deal
with, and where such analysis can help
or hurt
• Divestitures including the need for
advance planning as well as the effects
of remedy negotiations on timing and
deal valuation;
• The potential for a proposed deal
stimulating (i) a competing offer for one
of the merger parties or (ii) other mergers
in the industry that will have an impact
on whether the deal can be completed
and the level of divestments required;
• Foreign investment review including the
effects on timing and the extent to which
deal can be completed or the remedies
that will need to be offered apart from
what the antitrust agencies require.
Globalization, technology and disruptive
change to the legal services marketplace
are all transforming the environment in
which lawyers are practicing, domestically
and internationally. Should mid-career
lawyers be concerned about these changes?
Will their daily practices be the same three
years from now? How can they prepare for
the challenges of change? What other skills
might they need to develop and deploy?
What early lessons are available from the
ABA Commission on the Future of Legal
Services? (Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Law Practice Management
Forum, Young Lawyers’ Interest Network,
Committee, International Ethics, US
Lawyers Practicing Abroad, International
Legal Education and Specialist Certification,
Foreign Legal Consultant
Program Chair:
Committee Sponsor:
Moderator:
China, Europe, Latin American
and Caribbean
Hermann Knott, Luther
Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft MBH,
Cologne, Germany
Speakers:
Stephen Denyer, Head of City and
International, The Law Society, London, UK
Renee Dopplick, Presidential Task Force on
Sustainable Development, Washington, DC
Susan Hackett, Legal Executive Leadership,
Chevy Chase, MD
Paul Paton, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Canada
Andrew Perlman, Suffolk University Law
School, Boston, MA
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International Antitrust Law
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Program Chair:
FRIDAY, MAY 1
Hermann Knott, Luther
Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft MBH,
Cologne, Germany
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Transnational Legal Practice
CORPORATE/BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
David A. Schwartz, Wachtell, Lipton,
Rosen & Katz, New York, NY
Moderator:
Alfredo O’Farrell, Marval, O’Farrell &
Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Marcelo Procopio Calliari, TozziniFreire
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
David A. Schwartz, Wachtell, Lipton,
Rosen & Katz, New York, NY
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Cani Fernández Vicién, Cuatrecasas,
Gonçalves Pereira, Brussels, Belgium and
Madrid, Spain
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter & May,
Hong Kong, China
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
transitional and restorative justice in
these post-conflict regions. Victims are an
integral part of justice and reconciliation
but often times their voices are muted or
set aside. Over the past twenty years, the
international tribunals have struggled with
questions of how to involve victims in court
proceedings, how to protect victims, and
how to render justice.
Committee Sponsor:
International Human Rights
Program Chair:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Plymouth,
Conference Level
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Books Board Meeting
Our Section’s Books Board meets
periodically to assess book proposals,
formulate feedback to aspiring authors
and editors, guide the progress of book
marketing, and propose recommendations
regarding publication initiatives. Our
Section’s Publications Officer, Patrick Del
Duca, extends an open invitation for you
to attend this meeting. If you already are a
published Section author, if you would like
to become a Section author, if you would
like to advance the work of your Committee
by involving it in Section Publications, or if
you simply are curious about the publication
process, please join us.
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Broadway,
Conference Level
Victims’s Search for Justice:
International Criminal Tribunals
and the Victims’ Role
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
As the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremburg
Trials approach, and we just commemorated
the 20 year anniversary of Srebrenica
genocide in Bosnia, the international
community is reflecting on whether these
tribunals have brought justice to victims
and whether they have contributed to
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Eva Nudd, Human Rights Consultant,
Nairobi, Kenya
Moderator:
Eva Nudd, Human Rights Consultant,
Nairobi, Kenya
Speakers:
Tamara Cummings-John, United
Nations, New York, NY
Refik Hodzic, International Center for
Transitional Justice, New York, NY
Emma Lindsay, Bryan Cave,
New York, NY
Elizabeth Turchi, Special Tribunal for
Lebanon, New York, NY
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Alvin,
Conference Level
Africa Rising: Reality or Fiction?
REGULATORY/ PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
In December 2011, the Economist
magazine predicted that after many years
of slow growth, Africa had a real chance of
following in the footsteps of Asia. In July
2015, President Obama in a speech in Kenya
observed that Africa was on the move.
There seems to be evidence of growth and
of the possibility that the vision of African
tigers may become reality. The question still
remains whether Africa is doing enough.
Internal conflicts abound; Boko Haram
and terrorist groups remain a threat; and
public institutions remain extremely weak
as was evident in the response to the ebola
outbreak. The panel will assess the state of
Africa today with particular emphasis on
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legal reforms and how these will make the
continent attractive for inward investment.
Committee Sponsor:
Africa Committee
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Investment and Development;
International Trade
Program Chair:
Yvonne Fiadjoe, Ghana National Gas
Company, Accra, Ghana
Moderator:
Jacob Saah, Saah Partners, Accra, Ghana
Speakers:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Innovation versus Regulation:
UBER and the Sharing Economy
REGULATORY
The emerging new business models of
“sharing economy” or personal “peer to
peer” services like Uber facilitated by
mobile aps and Internet communications
present challenging issues in labor and
employment law, competition, privacy, and
clashes of jurisdiction among regulatory
agencies. How can traditional businesses
compete, or do these disruptive technologies
just represent the evolution of “old school”
business models into “micro-franchising”
– a social media based twenty first century
network of independent “freelancers”? Can
a public sector/private sector balance provide
regulations to protect consumer safety and
privacy without stifling innovation and
job opportunities in struggling economies,
or the unfair competition concerns of
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Committee Sponsor:
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Intellectual Property Rights
Program Chair:
Daniel McGlynn, SolAero Technologies
Corp., Albuquerque, NM
Moderator:
Frank Roehling, Freshfields,
Berlin, Germany
Speakers:
Matthew Burton, Uber Technologies Inc.,
Washington, DC
Damien Geradin, George Mason
University School of Law, Fairfax, VA;
EDGE Legal, Brussels, Belgium
Michael Nielsen, International Road
Transport Union, Brussels, Belgium
Sofia Ranchordas, Yale Law School,
New Haven, CT
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN,
Honourable Minister for Power, Works and
Housing, Abuja, Nigeria
Kalidou Gadio, African Development
Bank, Abidijan, Cote d’Ivoire
Monica Musonda, Java Foods,
Lusaka, Zambia
Dr. Vera Songwe, International Finance
Corporation, Dakar, Senegal
traditional industry business operators? A
panel consisting of some of the key players
in the debate, some having very different
viewpoints, and academics in competition
policy, compare European perspectives with
those of U.S. regulators and economists.
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Governing the Universe: The Future
of Global Internet Governance
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
The Internet continues to expand
exponentially. As developing countries seek
to enlarge their network infrastructure,
providing access to billions more people.
Government surveillance of population’s
on-line activities and data collection
continue to be debated and the EU is closely
scrutinizing the right to be forgotten in the
cyber-sphere. But who actually controls and
administers this ever-growing electronic
universe and what rules do they function
under? In December, 2015, the UN General
Assembly adopted an outcome statement
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
firmly recognizing the value of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance
and in 2016, the contract granting the U.S.
Dept. of Commerce oversight of ICANN’s
comes to an end. A complex multistakeholder process has been underway
since March 2014, to determine the
shape of the transition, and how ICANN
will be held accountable once the NTIA
stewardship ends. How does ICANN
continue its mandate of helping preserve
the operational stability of the Internet;
promoting competition; and achieving
genuine broad representation of the global
Internet community? ICANN has been
accused by some of not being sufficiently
transparent. As this transition takes place,
what roles should governments and other
stakeholders play in the administration
of the Internet? What of private industry?
Will the new proposed accountability
mechanisms be sufficient to satisfy the
myriad stakeholders? Join this panel as
we deliberate policy, power, reform and
administration of the largest frontier there
is: cyberspace.
Committee Sponsor:
UN and International Institutions
Committee Co-Sponsors:
National Security; Privacy, E-Commerce &
Data Security
Program Chair:
Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Navigant
Consulting Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Moderator:
Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Navigant
Consulting Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
Kathryn Brown, Internet Society,
Reston, VA
Samantha Eisner, ICANN, Los Angeles, CA
Gary Fowlie, ITU Liaison Office
to the United Nations International
Telecommunications Union, New York, NY
Paul Mitchell, Telecom and Internet
Governance, Microsoft Corporation,
Seattle, WA
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4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Trusts in Family Wealth and the
3D Problem – Is It Child’s Play
CORPORATE/REGULATORY
In this session wealth planning and
contentious trust specialists look at trusts
under the microscope and consider how to
use them in structuring to endure the 3Ds
– disputes, divorce and death. The session
will be divided into two sections (1) The
3D problem points of vulnerability during
the life of a trust; and (2) Trusts in family
wealth: how to create an enduring structure.
Committee Sponsor:
International Private Client
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Immigration and Naturalization Law;
International Family Law; International
Litigation; International Tax
Program Chair:
Markus Zwicky, Zwicky, Windlin &
Partner, Zug, Switzerland
Moderator:
Henrietta Mason, Penningtons Manches
LLP, Basingstoke, UK
Speakers:
Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP,
Toronto, Canada
Jean-Louis Collart, Mentha Avocats,
Geneva, Switzerland
Michael Parets, Withers LLP, US, Zurich,
Switzerland
Ziva Robertson, McDermott Will &
Emery, London, UK
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
“My Journey at The Nuclear Brink”
A Dialogue with Former Secretary
of Defense William Perry
William Perry’s extensive career, which
includes serving as Under Secretary of
Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense
and Secretary of Defense, traces critical
moments in modern history, such as the
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his intelligence and judgment helped make
the world a safer place, where we are today,
and powerful policy recommendations for
a secure future. Dr. Perry is Michael and
Barbara Barbarian Professor (emeritus) at
Stanford University. Jonathan Granoff,
Chair of the Section’s Task Force on
Nuclear Nonproliferation, will ensure a
lively in depth conversation.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Der
Ring des Nibelungen is Richard Wagner’s
masterpiece, and this exhibition unfurls the
making and presentation of these epic music
dramas of extraordinary scale. Documents
and memorabilia from private collections,
the Morgan’s own archives, and the Met
Opera will be on view, as well as never before
exhibited sketch leaves from the Richard
Wagner Museum in Bayreuth.
Reception at The Morgan Library
and Museum
Join your colleagues for drinks and hors
d’oeuvres at the beautiful and historic
Morgan Library and Museum! The private
library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–
1913), one of the preeminent collectors and
cultural benefactors in the United States,
was built between 1902 and 1906. The
Italian Renaissance-style palazzo has three
magnificent rooms epitomizing America’s
Age of Elegance and contains a fascinating
collection including three copies of the
Gutenberg Bible. The Museum exhibit
space was expanded through a design by
famous architect Renzo Piano and houses
several galleries. The library and galleries
will be open during the Reception.
Featured exhibits in the galleries will be:
Pierre-Jean Mariette and The Art of
Collecting Drawings
Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694–1774) was one
of the earliest and most important collectors
of drawings, and he played a pivotal role
in shaping our modern conception of the
artists who created them.
Wagner’s Ring: Forging an Epic
This exhibition focuses on the 1876 premiere
of the Ring at Bayreuth and its 1889 premiere
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Warhol by the Book
Andy Warhol’s books are an overlooked
and important facet of his career. This
exhibition presents nearly all of his projects
for books—from his early student days
through his years as an influential artist and
cultural icon.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Cuban Missile Crisis, arms racing with
the Soviet Union and ending the Cold
War, negotiating with North Korea, and
recently with his colleagues George Shultz,
Sam Nunn and Henry Kissinger, creating
the Nuclear Security Project to reduce and
eliminate nuclear dangers. This dialogue
will be focused on his personal journey
and the many decisive moments in which
Sight Reading: Photography and the
Legible World
This first collaboration between the George
Eastman Museum of Film and Photography
and the Morgan Library & Museum
explores the history of the camera as a lucid,
literate—and not always literal—tool of
persuasion. Photography by William Henry
Fox Talbot, Eadweard Muybridge, John
Heartfield, Lewis Hine, Harold Edgerton,
John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, and Bernd
and Hilla Becher, among many others,
will be drawn primarily from the worldrenowned collection of Eastman Museum.
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Ballroom I,
Ballroom Level
Registration and Exhibit Hall Hours
Program Chair:
Lisette Lavergne, Salmen Navarro &
Lavergne PC, Los Angeles, CA
Moderator
Olufunmi Oluyede, TRLPLAW,
Lagos, Nigeria
Speakers:
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Ballroom II,
Ballroom Level
Continental Breakfast
A selection of pastries, fruits, juices, coffee and
tea will be provided for all conference attendees.
8:00 AM – 8:45 AMAlvin,
Conference Level
Women’s Networking Breakfast
Join the women of the ABA Section
of International Law for a networking
breakfast. A selection of pastries, fruits, juices,
coffee and tea will be provided.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Carnegie,
Conference Level
Gender, Rule of Law, and the Post2015 Agenda: The Role of Legal
Development Assistance in Achieving
Gender Equality, Women’s Right
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
The session will explore practical ways
in which international law, core rule of
law concepts, and governance-oriented
strategies can be used to advance sustainable
development goals, with particular
emphasis on elevating the status of women
worldwide. The panelists will discuss
both gender mainstreaming (integration)
approaches and targeted women’s rights
programming in the areas of legal and policy
reform, access to justice, promoting women
in the legal profession, and responding to
gender-based violence.
Committee Sponsor:
Women’s Interest Network
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M. Kathleen Coogan, Bureau of
International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of
State, Washington, DC
Hamid Khan, Rule of Law Collaborative,
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Katrien Ringelé, International Rescue
Committee, New York, NY
Paulina Rudnicka, ABA Rule of Law
Initiative, Washington, DC
9:00 AM – 10:30 AMBroadway,
Conference Level
Stop Funding Terrorists and
Protect our Megafauna: Abolishing
Wildlife Crimes in Africa
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
A short video, “The Last Days of Ivory”
will start the program. It evidences how
poaching funds armed groups such as alShabab, the Lord’s Resistance Army, Boko
Haram and Darfur’s Janjaweed. They
smuggle wildlife products valued at $1.3
billion a year. Panelists will present evidence
of the decimation of African wildlife—100
elephants killed per day for their ivory, and
in South Africa a rhino is killed every eight
hours by poachers. Rhino horn fetches
more than $30,000 a pound on the black
market, more profitable than a pound of
cocaine on the street. Panelists will show
how the proceeds from poaching fund
armed groups and terrorists. Solutions will
be discussed for stopping such crimes and
preserving Africa’s diminishing animals.
Panelists will also present legislative formats
prohibiting wildlife crimes and analyze the
enforcement and efficacy of such laws.
Committee Sponsor:
Africa
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Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Criminal Law; International
Environmental Committees
Program Chair:
Elizabeth Barad, Law Offices of Elizabeth
Barad, New York, NY
Moderator:
Elizabeth Barad, Law Offices of Elizabeth
Barad, New York, NY
Speakers:
Holly Dranginis, Enough Project,
Washington, DC
Jimmiel Mandima, African Wildlife
Foundation, Washington, DC
Adam Roberts, Born Free USA,
Washington, DC
Andrew Schatz, Conservation
International, Arlington, VA
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Affiliation Agreements Between
Law Firms: Across the Borders
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Committee Sponsor:
Foreign Legal Consultant
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International M&A and Joint Venture;
Latin America and Caribbean; Mexico;
U.S. Lawyers Abroad; Young Lawyers
Interest Network
Program Chair:
Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima PC,
Albuquerque, NM
Moderator:
Laura Nava, Dentons LLP, San Diego, CA
Speakers:
Adriana Daiuto, Demarest Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Jennifer Paradise, White & Case,
New York, NY
Aaron Schildhaus, Law Offices of Aaron
Schildhaus, Washington, DC
Mohammad Syed, Syed Law Firm, PLLC,
Washington, DC
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Cuba! Cuba! Cuba?
REGULATORY/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
Market economists estimate that Cuba is
an over $1 billion untapped market. Now
that President Barack Obama has started
the path forward to restoring U.S.-Cuba
relations, the Cuban market is becoming
more accessible for Americans. With the
U.S.’s new changes to travel, financial
services,
telecommunications
sectors
and companies specializing in building
materials and agricultural equipment, there
are new opportunities in Cuba for U.S.
companies. The Office of Foreign Assets
Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Affiliation Agreements between law firms
from different countries in the world
always have been a topic of passionate
and heated debate. As countries around
the world recently are opening their doors
to new markets, an increasing number
of affiliation agreements are taking place
between these countries to take advantage
of opportunities in economic recovery or
just plain market growth to expand their
legal business outside their home countries
and sometimes allowing them to minimize
losses at home. These affiliation agreements
also allow law firms to enter a market that
otherwise is not allowed foreign access
if were not for the affiliation agreement.
However, with Foreign Legal Consultant
regulations, ethical rules that forbid fee
sharing with non-United States licensed
attorneys, and rules in place or not in
place in certain jurisdictions, affiliation
agreements can be a risky venture. Do they
really work? How about affiliation through
international networks of law firms? Experts
from different jurisdictions will provide an
overview of current developments regarding
affiliation agreements. This panel will
also address situations where affiliation
agreements are working or not and
which countries are doing well. (Ethics;
Legal Profession)
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Assets Control Regulations and the Bureau
of Industry and Security (BIS) added a
“Support for the Cuban People” license
exception to the Export Administration
Regulations. Learn what these exceptions
mean, and what is and what isn’t legal for
U.S. businesses as it relates to Cuba. This
esteemed panel will further address the
underlying question of whether the “Support
for the Cuban People” exception supports
humanitarian policies for the Cuban people.
Or, alternatively, are continued sanctions,
rather than engagement, the most effective
means of changing oppressive practices of
an authoritarian regime?
Committee Sponsor:
International Trade
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Customs Law; Export Controls and
Economic Sanctions; National Security;
UN and International Institutions; Young
Lawyers Interest Network
Program Chair:
Jennifer R. Diaz, Diaz Trade Law, P.A.,
North Miami, FL
Moderator:
Cortney Morgan, Husch Blackwell LLP,
Washington, DC
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Speakers:
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Jeff Braunger, Office of Foreign Assets
Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury,
Washington, DC
Theodore Curtin, Bureau of Industry and
Security, U.S. Department of Commerce,
Washington, DC
Jennifer R. Diaz, Diaz Trade Law, P.A.,
North Miami, FL
Marcia Narine, St. Thomas University
School of Law, Miami, FL
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Erin Brockovich Turns European:
Is There an Interest for Class
Actions in Europe?
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Class actions are often related and associated
with the American legal culture, as it is
illustrated by several movies including the
famous “Erin Brockovich” movie. However,
class actions also exist in other jurisdictions
in the world, more particularly in Europe
where there have been recent developments,
notably in competition law, to encourage
and regulate such actions. The purpose
of this session will be, not only to know
better the class actions in Europe and the
possible implications for U.S. and non-U.S.
companies, more specifically in the fields
of consumer law and competition law, but
also to understand the differences and the
common points with the American system.
Sponsor:
International Association of Young Lawyers
(AIJA)
Program Chair:
Anita Schäpfer, Schellenberg Wittmer AG,
Zurich, Switzerland
Moderator:
Jean-Philippe Arroyo, JP Karsenty &
Associés, Paris, France
Speakers:
Aurelie Conrad Hari, Bär & Karrer,
Geneva, Switzerland
Serena Corongiu, Studio Legage Corongiu,
Vicenza, Italy
Joost Fanoy, BarentsKrans N.V.,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Evelyn Niitväli, RCAA Partnerschaft von
Rechtsanwalten mbB, Frankfurt, Germany
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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Public-Private Partnerships
in Infrastructure Projects
REGULATORY/CORPORATE
From emerging markets to OECD
countries, governments are embracing
PPPs as a key way to finance important
infrastructure projects, and the World Bank
and other development finance institutions
are pushing developing countries to
leverage the private sector’s capabilities. This
program will (1) explore PPPs: what they
are, how they function, what they deliver;
(2) discuss PPP laws and regulations from
a comparative perspective; and (3) present
several case studies of PPPs in different
sectors (energy, healthcare, roads; etc).
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
Are you the Lawyer of the Future?
Compare and Contrast to Those
Already Practicing the Way
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Speakers:
Committee Sponsor:
Committee Sponsor:
International Investment and Development
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; International Procurement Law
Program Chair:
Don De Amicis, National Center for InterAmerican Free Trade; University of Arizona
Law School, Tucson, AZ
Moderator:
Katharine C. Baragona, The World Bank,
Washington, DC
Kenneth Hansen, Chadbourne & Park,
Washington, DC
Jozsef Szamosfalvi, ExWorks Capital LLC,
Washington, DC
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
International Law Practice
Management Forum
Committee Co-Sponsor:
Transnational Legal Practice
Program Chairs:
Friedrich Blasé, Thomson Reuters,
Toronto, Canada
Janis L. Nordstrom, J.K. Nordstrom
Global Strategies, Vero Beach, FL
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Don De Amicis, National Center for InterAmerican Free Trade; University of Arizona
Law School, Tucson, AZ
We constantly hear discussions about
how legal services are being affected by
technology-enabled service delivery models
and other unprecedented disruptors
running the gamut from global internetbased business structures to LPOs, and even
robots that will radically alter the profession
as we know it. All this suggests a radical
change in how lawyers will practice in the
future. But for some forward-thinking
lawyers among us, the future has already
arrived. They are embracing automation
of knowledge work, predictive analytics,
managed legal services, LPOs, virtual law
practices and a variety of new and highly
innovative operational processes, fully
understanding that the technology and legal
services have already converged. Rather
than talk about what could be, we will hear
from actual practicing lawyers that are living
in the future right now as bona fide future
lawyers: the collaborators, decomposers,
legal technologists, expert trusted advisors,
new look strategists, disruptors and reinventers. (Legal Profession)
Moderator:
Adam Weryha, Dalhousie Law School,
Halifax, NS, Canada
Speakers:
Alma Asay, Allegory Law, New York, NY
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Paul Lippe, OnRamp Systems, Moffett
Field, CA
Rachel Rodgers, Rodgers Collective,
Tarrytown, NY
Basha Rubin, Priori Legal, New York, NY
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
The Criticality of Ethical Recruitment
and Humane Employment of
Migrant Workers in the Middle
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/CORPORATE
Throughout the Middle East, migrant
workers face oppression and abuse in
almost every facet of their employment,
entering into unfair labor practices or even
human trafficking in the attempt to earn
more money than they could at home. This
abuse starts with the recruiting process
and continues through the life cycle of
the employment contract, with the worker
enduring such abuses as extortion and fraud
in the inducement, physical and sexual
assault, unlawful detention amounting
to false imprisonment, inhumane living
conditions, malnutrition, and severe
dehydration. Current media coverage of
the issue has centered on Qatar’s practices,
among others, in preparation for the 2022
World Cup, drawing negative focus on the
Kafalah system which lies at the heart of the
matter. Organizations conducting business
in Qatar are facing increasing scrutiny and
even litigation in their home countries for
violating the basic human rights of their
workers and profiting from these practices.
(Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
Middle East
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Employment Law;
International Human Rights
Program Chair:
Hdeel Abdelhady, MassPoint Legal and
Strategy Advisory PLLC, Washington, DC
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Moderator:
Conan Higgins, TSI Legal Enterprises, PC,
Ashburn, VA
Speakers:
Susan Bastress, Squire Patton Boggs,
Washington, DC
Tristan Forster, FSI Worldwide Ethical
Recruiting, London, UK
Ambassador Joseph LeBaron, former US
Ambassador to Qatar, Squire Patton Boggs,
Washington, DC
Michael P. Murphy, Doha, Qatar
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Broadway,
Conference Level
Incentives and Opportunity: Applying
the Drivers of Corruption Study to
Legal and Policy Framework for
World-Bank Financed Projects
REGULATORY/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Bringing together the World Bank and
other international financial institutions
(IFIs), the OECD and other international
organizations, prominent academics, the
ABA, Transparency International and
other stakeholders with an interest in the
fight against corruption, the “Drivers of
Corruption” study examines how the World
Bank and other IFIs can enhance their legal
and policy anti-corruption frameworks
in the light of the latest research on what
creates opportunities and incentives for
corrupt behavior. Put simply, the study asks
IFIs to ask themselves: Does what we know
about corruption match what we’re doing?
In this session, the main findings and
recommendations coming out of the study
would be presented and discussed by a
panel of some of its prominent participants.
Among other areas, the session will look
at the balance between fighting demand
and supply-side corruption, and between
prevention and enforcement approaches.
Committee Sponsor:
UN and International Institutions
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Program Chair:
Frank A. Fariello, Jr., The World Bank,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Javier Etcheverry Boneo, Marval,
O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Nicola Bonucci, Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development,
Paris, France
Nancy Boswell, American University Law
U.S. and International Anti-Corruption
Law Certificate Program, Washington, DC
Timothy Dickinson, Paul Hastings,
Washington, DC
Frank Fariello, The World Bank,
Washington, DC
Committee Sponsor:
NGO and Not-For-Profit Organizations
Co-Sponsor:
ABA Rule of Law Initiative
Program Chair:
Renee Dopplick, The World Bank,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Vivek Malhotra, Ford Foundation,
New York, NY
Speakers:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
Judit Arenas, International Development
Law Organization, New York, NY
Shubha Chandra, United Nations Global
Compact, New York, NY
Jennifer Rasmussen, ABA Rule of Law
Initiative, Washington, DC
Emerson Sykes, International Center for
Not-for-Profit Law, Washington, DC
Governments Play Hardball: NGOs Cry
Foul on Foreign Funding Restrictions
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM REGULATORY/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
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How Many Lawyers Can Fit on the
Head of a Drilling Rig and Other
Questions to Ponder in Oil and
Gas Industry Insolvencies?
CORPORATE/REGULATORY
BOOM AND BUST – No industry
better epitomizes these words than the oil
and gas industry. Economic growth and
technological advances in drilling have
resulted in increased global production.
The beneficiaries of this were not only
the traditional oil and gas-rich regions
of the Middle East, North America and
the North Sea, but also new oil and gas
powerhouses in South America and Africa.
Since mid-2014, however, price volatility
has rapidly turned boom towns into
busts and nascent economies into charity
cases. The low price environment has hurt
producers and services companies, as well
as their lenders and investors. Oil and gas
dependent fledgling economies in South
America, Russia and Africa have been
buffeted along with the boom economic
regions in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Numerous governments worldwide are
creating an ever-shrinking playing field
for NGOs and for civil society by enacting
legal restrictions on foreign funding flows
and harsh penalties for violations. These
potentially game-changing restrictions
threaten to significantly impact the ability of
NGOs to finance and support activities that
advance human rights, poverty alleviation,
sustainable development, and inclusive civil
society participation in decision-making.
Governments explain that expanded
compliance and enforcement powers are
needed to improve the accountability and
transparency of NGOs and to combat the
unlawful use of NGOs as financial fronts
for organized crime, violent extremism, and
money laundering. Yet, overly restrictive
and vague laws are running afoul of
international human rights standards and
disrupting the legitimate activities of NGOs
and civil society groups. What are the legal
and practical implications for NGOs and
their donors? How can international actors
best respond to this disturbing trend?
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Insolvency proceedings have become
commonplace and political instability a byproduct in oil and gas dependent regions.
The multi-national panel will discuss the
issues that arise in cross-border oil and gas
restructurings and the minefields of multijurisdictional political, environmental,
regulatory and operational laws.
Committee Sponsor:
International Secured Transactions
and Insolvency
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; Canada; Mexico; Europe; Latin
America & Caribbean; Mexico; Middle
East; Russia & Eurasia; International
Environmental Law; International Energy &
Natural Resources; International Financial
Products & Services
Committee Sponsor:
International Life Sciences & Health Law
Program Chair:
Program Chair:
Moderator:
Moderator:
Speakers:
Speakers:
Judith Elkin, Haynes and Boone,
New York, NY
Judith Elkin, Haynes and Boone,
New York, NY
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
for in vitro fertilization procedures. The
commodification of human embryos raises
clear human rights concerns, as well as
significant international, transactional, and
property law issues. For example, how much
should a company charge for embryos and
should the price be allowed to vary with the
traits of the embryo? Who owns the embryos
if a company creating and storing them goes
bankrupt? While the sale of gametes do not
raise legal issues of parentage, what about
transactions involving embryos and if they
do, why? This panel will explore potential
collisions between reproductive technology
advances and property law, even at the
international level.
Nigel Barnett, Dentons, London, UK
Robyn Gurofsky, Borden Ladner Gervais
LLP, Calgary, Canada
Alejandro Sainz, Cervantes Sainz,
Mexico City, Mexico
Celso Xavier, Demarest Advogados, Sao
Paulo, Brazil
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Michele Curtis, University of Houston Law
School, Houston, TX
Michele Curtis, University of Houston Law
School, Houston, TX
Barbara J. Gislason, Law Office of Barbara
J. Gislason, Fridley, MN
Browne C. Lewis, Center for Health Law
and Policy, Cleveland, OH
Jacob S. Sherkow, New York Law School,
New York, NY
William Winslade, Institute for the
Medical Humanities, University of Texas
Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Embryos: Pieces of Property or
Potential Persons?
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/DISPUTE
RESOLUTION/REGULATORY
In the 1990 case, Moore v. Regents, the
California Supreme Court’s decision
established that human tissue, cells, and
genetic information are forms of property.
This legal perspective continues today.
Currently, companies are creating embryos
using sperm and eggs from recruited donors;
the embryos are then sold or ‘donated’
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12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Ballroom II,
Ballroom Level
Luncheon – Keynote Speaker: Former
Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte
Proudly Sponsored By:
in Theatre from Villanova University, and a
J.D. from Temple University. She is a 2015
recipient of the American Bar Association’s
Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of
Achievement Award.
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
Has the Board Untangled “Particular
Social Group” Asylum Law?
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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
How have different signatories to the UN
Refugee Convention interpreted the term
“particular social group”? How should
they interpret the term when determining
what kind of persecution makes a person
eligible for asylum? Of the five asylum
grounds under the Convention (race,
religion, nationality, political opinion, and
“membership is a particular social group”),
the “particular social group” ground has
always been, and continues to be, the most
controversial. The controversy has only
increased as some societies become more
attuned to differences as they relate to gender
identity and sexual orientation. Far beyond
semantics, proper resolution of the meaning
of the term “particular social group” can
make the difference between asylum
applicants’ access to safety or exposure to
harm. Panelists will present an overview
of “particular social group” jurisprudence
and explore the concomitant legal and
societal intricacies, while providing ample
opportunity for lively interaction among
panelists and audience members.
Committee Sponsor:
Immigration and Naturalization
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Mari Carmen Aponte
is currently serving as a
Special Advisor in the
State
Department’s
Bureau of Western
Hemisphere Affairs. In
July, 2014, President
Obama nominated her
to become the Permanent Representative of
the United States of America to the
Organization of American States, and her
nomination is pending. She served as the
U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador until
February 2016. Before assuming leadership
of the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador in 2010,
Ambassador Aponte worked as an attorney
and consultant at a consulting firm in
Washington, D.C., and served on the Board
of Directors of Oriental Financial Group.
From 2001-2004, Ms. Aponte was the
Executive Director of the Puerto Rican
Federal Affairs Administration. Prior to
that, she practiced law in Washington D.C.
for nearly twenty years. Ms. Aponte has
served as a member of the Board of Directors
of the National Council of La Raza, the
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education
Fund, and the University of the District of
Columbia. She was a member of the Board
of Rosemont College, and served as
President of the Hispanic National Bar
Association; the Hispanic Bar Association
of the District of Columbia; and as a
member of the District of Columbia Judicial
Nominations Commission. In 1979, as a
White House Fellow, Ms. Aponte was
Special Assistant to United States Housing
and Urban Development Secretary Moon
Landrieu. Ms. Aponte has a B.A. in Political
Science from Rosemont College, an M.A.
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Immigration and Naturalization Law;
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Issues Network; Young Lawyers
Interest Network
Program Chair:
Margaret Kuehne Taylor, U.S.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Moderator:
Margaret Kuehne Taylor, U.S.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Program Chairs:
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Speakers:
Broadway,
Conference Level
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions;
International Trade; UN and International
Institutions
Alice Farmer, U.S. Protection Unit, Office
of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees,
New York, NY
James C. Hathaway, University of
Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
Judge Mimi E. Tsankov, New York
Immigration Court, New York, NY
Angela L. Williams, The Law Offices of
Angela L. Williams, LLC, Kansas City, MO
The Islamic State and
International Terrorism: The
Architecture of Response
From the rise of the Islamic State, to the
Russian invasion of the Ukraine, the
International legal order is confronting
new existential threats which strike at
the foundation of the Modern Nation
State. How can the international legal
order successfully address the question of
transnational violence, non-State Actors
and the rise of the Islamic State (IS)?
What legal structures are required to
coordinate effective responses to the spread
of international violence from the Levant
to the African continent? How are such
“localized” phenomena as Al-Shabaab and
Boko Haram to be addressed? Is an article
VII enforcement action required pursuant
to Security Council authorization? If
so, what is the architecture required to
coordinate the responses of Allied and
regional organizations in enforcing such
Security Council authorization(s)? What
are the contextualized responses required
pursuant to differing country conditions,
including, but not limited to economic
embargo and quarantine?
Committee Sponsor:
National Security
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Committee Co-Sponsors:
Steven Hendrix, USAID, Abuja, Nigeria
Star Lopez, New York University School of
Law, New York, NY
Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law,
New York NY
Moderator:
Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law,
New York NY
Robert “Butch” Bracknell, Office of
the Legal Advisor, North Atlantic Treaty
Organization, Norfolk, VA
Jack Devine, former Director of Operations,
The Central Intelligence Agency, The Arkin
Group, New York, NY
Steven Hendrix, U. S. Agency for
International Development, Abuja, Nigeria
Russell T Porter, Secretariat for Countering
Violent Extremism, U.S. Agency for
International Development,
Washington, DC
Ruth Wedgwood, The Johns Hopkins
School of Advanced International Studies,
Washington, DC
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ballroom V,
Ballroom Level
The Practice of Foreign Law in the
U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT/CORPORATE
At a time where more foreign students
than ever are attending LL.M. programs
in the U.S., and following the adoption in
February 2013 by the ABA Commission
20/20 on Ethics of the status of “foreign
in-house lawyer” in addition to the longestablished FLC status, the U.S. market has
opened its doors to the practice of foreign
law in all fifty states. This creates a great
opportunity for foreign legal practitioners
in the U.S., but also daily regulatory and
other challenges, which this panel proposes
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to discuss by inviting established foreign
lawyers practicing foreign law in the U.S. to
share their experience. (Legal Profession)
Committee Sponsor:
Foreign Legal Consultant
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Africa; Asia/Pacific; Europe; International
Corporate Counsel; International Criminal
Law; Latin America and Caribbean; U.S.
Lawyers Abroad
Program Chair:
Rosa Lima, Rosa Lima PC,
Albuquerque, NM
Moderator:
Valbona Myteberi, Assistant Dean for
Graduate Studies (foreign LLMs), Cardozo
Law School, New York, NY
Speakers:
Hector Dorantes, Dorantes O’Loughlin,
Inc., Austin, TX
Stephan Grynwajc, Law Office of Stephan
Grynwajc, PLLC, New York, NY
Sheila Braka Musiime, LEGES (East
Asia and Pacific Region) The World Bank,
Washington, DC
Alejandro Suarez, Procopio, Cory,
Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Austin, TX
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/CORPORATE
Since March 2014, the United States, the
European Union, Canada, and others have
imposed sanctions against a wide range
of Russian entities in an effort to force
the Russian Government to cease taking
actions that threaten Ukrainian stability
and sovereignty. While there has been some
coordination between the U.S., the EU,
and Canada, there are some significant
differences between the specific sanctions
regimes that have been implemented, which
has created a logistical nightmare for many
multinational companies. During this
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Committee Sponsor:
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Canada; Europe; International Corporate
Counsel; International Trade; National
Security; Russia/Eurasia
Program Chair:
Geoffrey M. Goodale, Trade Law
Advisors, PLLC, Washington, DC
Moderator:
Geoffrey M. Goodale, Trade Law
Advisors, PLLC, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Jennifer Hershfang, U.S. Department of
the Treasury, Washington, DC
Paul Lalonde, Dentons Canada LLP,
Toronto, Canada
Tina Shaughnessy, General Electric
Company, Washington, DC
Anahita Thoms, Freshfields, New York, NY
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ballroom IV,
Ballroom Level
Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: The
Role of Government and Real Estate
Developers in Structuring Urban
Redevelopment That Maintains
Affordable Housing Options
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/REGULATORY
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Comparing the Efficacy
of U.S., EU and Canadian
Sanctions Against Russia
program, a panel comprised of Government
officials, in-house counsel, and practitioners
from the U.S., EU, and Canada will discuss
the origins, evolution, differences, and
efficacy of the different sanctions regimes
and will offer insights on best practices for
complying with them.
Urban development or social cleansing?
From making room for new sporting venues
in anticipation of hosting the World Cup
and the Olympics, to the “gentrification”
of favelas and slums, city planners from Rio
to London to New York and Los Angeles
early invite developers and their investors
to turn ugly run down neighborhoods into
sparking new complexes. But when blighted
yet affordable public housing is redeveloped,
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can the former residents pay the rent in the
shiny new towers? What are the legal and
social obligations of the government in the
process? Do the dislocated families have
any property rights? Join a spirited panel of
experts from around the world to discuss the
impact that these redevelopment projects
have on the inventory of affordable urban
public housing – and the legal framework
that could assure both a rejuvenated city
centre as well as social justice for all.
Committee Sponsor:
Cross-Border Real Estate Practice
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Human Rights; International
Investment and Development
Program Chairs:
Mariano Conde de Frankenberg,
LawMacf, Cedar Park, TX
Mark A. Gould, Jr., Arnall Golden Gregory
LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
Moderator:
Mariano Conde de Frankenberg,
LawMacf, Cedar Park, TX
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Speakers:
Lucia Veloso Aragao, Trench, Rossi e
Watanabe, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Qiang Bjornbak, Law Offices of Qiang
Bjornbak, Los Angeles, California
Laura N. Lavia Haidempergher, M.&M.
Bomchil Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karen Sherman, Sherman Law,
New York, NY
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Networking Break
Proudly Sponsored By:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Strategies for LGBTQ Equality in the
Developing World: Rights-Based
and Outcome-Based Approaches
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Gender and sexual minorities (GSM)
face marginalization and human rights
violations in many countries worldwide.
While lawyers have long approached the
struggle for LGBTQ equality from the
perspective of promoting and protecting
human rights, increasingly the international
development community has emphasized
the outcomes of LGBTQ discrimination,
in particular its negative effects on the
business climate and public health. Recent
studies have emphasized how stigma and
discrimination lead to economic losses;
public health crises such as extremely high
rates of HIV among men who have sex with
men and transgender women; high levels of
violence against GSM; and discrimination
in education and the workplace. Countries
where little concern is given to the rights
of GSM may be literally unable to afford
to continue discriminating against their
LGBTQ citizens. This panel will examine
rights-based and outcome-based approaches
and discuss effective legal and development
strategies for promoting LGBTQ equality
in the developing world. (Ethics)
Committee Sponsor:
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Issues (GIN)
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Human Rights
Program Chair:
Jessie Tannenbaum, ABA Rule of Law
Initiative, Washington, DC
Moderator:
Paulina Rudnicka, ABA Rule of Law
Initiative, Washington, DC
Speakers:
M. V. Lee Badgett, Williams Institute
at UCLA Law School; Center for Public
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Policy and Administration, University of
Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Mark Bromley, Council on Global
Equality, Washington, DC
Stefan Nerinckx, Fieldfisher,
Brussels, Belgium
Tracy Robinson, Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Uris & Julliard,
Conference Level
Richard Cant, Dezan Shira & Associates,
Boston, MA
Paul B. Edelberg, Fox Rothschild LLP,
Stamford, CT
Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, Shanghai Duan
& Duan Law Firm, Shanghai, China
David Z. Mao, Shanghai Pioneer Law
Office, Shanghai, China
Alvin & Carnegie,
Conference Level
Open for Business Again: China’s
Market Entry Reforms Usher in a
New Era
What Does IP Have to Do With
Investor State Arbitration?
CORPORATE/REGULATORY
One of the most contentious yet arcane
aspects of free trade agreements (FTAs)
such as TPP and TTIP are the use of
investor-state
arbitration
procedures
to challenge state action that allegedly
interferes with or diminishes intangible
rights such as intellectual property (IP)
(for example, patents or trademarks). IP
rights such as a trademark are characterized
as an “investment” under the FTA, and
when such rights are affected by executive,
legislative, or judicial action of a host
country, the IP owner may challenge such
state action before an arbitral tribunal
as being contrary to international law
standards set forth in the applicable FTA
and customary international law. Such
provisions in the TTP and TTIP have
been questioned and criticized from many
different perspectives, whether it be “jobs”
and other local concerns or more generally
“national sovereignty.” The panelists will
debate these criticisms, addressing issues
such as whether such provisions in fact
grant foreign investors greater rights than
domestic investors, and in the event of
an award to the foreign investor, why
penalizing the taxpayers of the host country
without any countervailing economic
benefit to the host country (e.g., no state
expropriated oil field is being retained by the
host country) is an appropriate economic
model for mitigating the risks of foreign
Committee Sponsor:
China
Committee Co-Sponsors:
Asia/Pacific; International Antitrust Law;
International M&A and Joint Venture;
International Trade
Program Chair:
Paul B. Edelberg, Fox Rothschild LLP,
Stamford, CT
Moderator:
Philip Zhang, Zhong Lun Law Firm,
New York, NY
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Under the current Chinese leadership,
the government has introduced a number
of innovative laws and measures that are
designed to encourage foreign investment
and to better conform Chinese market
entry practices with international norms.
The government hopes to trigger a new
wave of foreign investment, particularly
from the developed countries. Some of
these innovations may be motivated by
the current negotiations between the U.S.
and China on the Bilateral U.S.-China
Investment Treaty and some by a desire
by the Chinese government to encourage
more foreign investment to boost its
economy. A distinguished panel will review
these innovative measures, as well as the
implications for foreign companies entering
the China market.
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investors. The panelists will also examine
how and why matters normally subject to
domestic regulatory control, such as labor,
zoning and the environmental matters, are
coupled into trade agreement negotiations,
and whether and to what extent such
matters decided by domestic courts and
administrative bodies should be subject to
review by private arbitral tribunals.
Committee Sponsor:
International Intellectual Property Rights
Committee Co-Sponsor:
International Arbitration
Daniel McGlynn, SolAero Technologies
Corp., Albuquerque, NM
Moderator:
Viren Mascarenhas, King & Spalding,
New York, NY
Speakers:
Andrea Menaker, White & Case,
Washington, DC
Sylvie Tabet, Trade Law Bureau,
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and
Development, Ottawa, Canada
Lori Wallach, Public Citizen,
Washington, DC
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
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Committee Sponsor:
Canada
Committee Co-Sponsors:
International Procurement;
International Trade
Program Chair:
Alexander A. Jeglic, Canadian
Commercial Corp, Ottawa, Canada
Moderator:
Program Chair:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
the legal, policy and political considerations
that make this international infrastructure
project one of the most interesting and
challenging projects of its kind.
Ballroom III,
Ballroom Level
Gordie Howe: A Great Hockey Player
and a Vital Link to Cross Border
Trade Between the U.S. and Canada
CORPORATE/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW/
REGULATORY
The Windsor-Detroit River International
Crossing which is now known as the
Gordie Howe Bridge (named after the great
Canadian Hockey Player and Detroit Red
Wings Star) will become the seminal jewel
in cross border trade between Canada and
the United States. The project will also
shine a bright spotlight on the Canadian
model for Public Private Partnerships as this
project will be procured using many best
practices gleaned from the Canadian P3
experience. This panel will discuss some of
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Bilzin Sumberg,
Miami, FL
Speakers:
W. Thomas Barlow, Fasken Martineau,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, Dentons,
Washington, DC
Christine Hanson, Embassy of Canada,
Washington, DC
4:30 PM – 6:00 PMBroadway,
Conference Level
Aviation Trade in Light of the U.S./
Iran Nuclear Accord REGULATORY/PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
The panel will discuss the lifting of sanctions
against Iran under the U.S./Iran Accord as
they will affect the sale of aircraft, engines
and parts and any OFAC regulations
promulgated in the wake of the Accord; the
extent to which American firms can make
deals or enter into transactions of any sort
with Iranian Airlines, prior to and after
Implementation Day; the current needs of
Iranian Airlines for aviation equipment;
and OFAC’s policy in granting licenses for
sale of aviation equipment by U.S. firms
prior to and after Implementation Day.
The Panel will also discuss the market in
Iran for services and how such services
are addressed by the U.S./Iran Accord
and OFAC regulations and the extent the
Accord will allow ticket sales in the United
States for transportation on Iranian airlines,
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flights to the US by Iranian Airlines, access
to the IATA Clearinghouse and financing
by US Banks and the Export Import Bank
of US made equipment to Iranian airlines.
Committee Sponsor:
International Transportation
Program Chair:
Thomas J. Whalen, Kalbian Hagerty LLP,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Thomas J. Whalen, Kalbian Hagerty LLP,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American
Council, Washington, DC
Kay Georgi, Arent Fox LLP,
Washington, DC
Donald J. Kassilke, Cozen O’Connor,
Washington, DC
Jeanette Miller, Office of Foreign Assets
Control, U.S. Department of Treasury,
Washington, DC
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grand Hyatt,
Manhattan Ballroom and Foyer
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM
After-Hours Reception
Lexington’s Cocktail & Liquor Bar
130 E 39th Street
Not quite ready to say goodbye to your fellow
attendees? Continue to network with your
new colleagues at our after-hours reception.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Association of
Young Lawyers (AIJA) Brunch
Ticketed Event — $60
KTCHN, 508 West 42nd Street,
New York, NY
Join us for the traditional brunch
concluding a great Spring Meeting of the
ABA Section of International Law where
international lawyers under 45 meet
and network.
Chair’s Closing Reception
Wrap up the Spring Meeting at the
Chair’s Closing Reception (casual dress
encouraged) where you can share stories
about the meeting with friends old and new.
The theme for the reception is “New York,
New York” so be ready to kick up your heels
and surround yourself with New York sights
and sounds.
One ticket per person is included as part of
your Spring Meeting registration fee; this
reception is free to meeting attendees who have
registered for the entire conference.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
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GENERAL INFORMATION
EVENT TICKETS
All evening receptions are included with your registration fee. Tickets for luncheons
may be purchased in advance on the registration form or on-site up until the day
before the event is scheduled to take place. Tickets are also available for guests
and spouses to attend receptions and luncheons. We regret that because we must
guarantee our final numbers with the hotel and venues in advance of the event, we
can not sell same-day tickets. However, there will be a board in the Registration
Area and Exhibition Hall where meeting attendees may exchange and gift tickets.
DRESS CODE
For the 2016 Spring Meeting, business attire is appropriate for programs and
meetings as well as the planned social networking events, except casual attire is
preferred for the Chair’s Closing Reception on Friday.
MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT (MCLE)
Accreditation has been requested for the 2016 Spring Meeting programs by the
ABA MCLE Division from most states with general mandatory continuing legal
education requirements for all lawyers admitted in that state.
The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ,
CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC,
ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states
sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. The expected number
of credit hours will be posted to the 2016 Spring Meeting website http://ambar.org/
ILspring2016 under the CLE Events and Information tab approximately six weeks before the
meeting. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced
attorneys in NY. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit http://
www.americanbar.org/cle/mandatory_cle.html. Scholarship request must be sent by email to
[email protected] prior to the conference's commencement. Onsite Scholarships
are not available.
EXHIBITION AREA
The Exhibitors and Sponsors exhibition area will be open from Wednesday, April
13 through Friday, April 15 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel New York. Representatives
from a variety of service providers catering to the legal community will showcase
their latest products and services to aid you in your practice. All meeting attendees
are encouraged to visit the displays of the Section’s partners throughout the
meeting and in particular during the twice daily networking breaks.
20% MEETING DISCOUNT ON SECTION PUBLICATIONS
Stop by the Section Membership and Publications Booth to preview the most
popular Section titles and receive a 20% discount on all publication orders.
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everything you need to know right onto your mobile device. Customize your
Spring Meeting experience by creating your schedule in advance, communicating
with other attendees during the event, downloading hand-outs and material. The
meeting app is currently available for free in the App Store for iOS devices and
in Google Play for Android devices. Download yours today! Search “ABA Section
of International Law 2016 Spring Meeting” in the App Store and Google Play, or
download it directly at https://ilspring2016.pathable.com/.
GENERAL INFORMATION
MEETING APP
CLE MATERIALS
Panel Materials may be accessed on our 2016 Spring Meeting app at
https://ilspring2016.pathable.com/.
WIFI
Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the ABA meeting rooms
and registration/networking area. Please note that the username and password are
case-sensitive.
1. Check for available wireless signal.
3. Launch a web browser.
2. Connect to SSID: “HyattABA”
4. When prompted, enter the Conference Code “lexology” (all lower case) and
click on “submit”.
5. The conference Welcome Page will display and you can now browse the
Internet.
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GRAND HYATT NEW YORK
HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
Lobby Level
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Mezzanine Level
HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
Conference Level
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HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
Ballroom Level
14th Floor Executive Boardrooms
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HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
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Corporate/Business Transactions
• BOOM or BUST: How It is Shaping the Future of the Petroleum Industry
in the Americas
• Remember Derivatives and the Promised Harmonization and Universal
Regulation? Hey – Who Turned the Lights Out?
• Managing Risk Through the Headlines: General Counsel in News Media
• The New Cold War: Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe
• Spin to Win: The Increasing use of Spin-Off Transactions Including in
Response to Demands by Activist Stockholders Worldwide
• A Workforce on Demand: Does the Uberization of the Workforce Spell the
End of Employment As We Know It?
• Your IT Manager Hasn’t Returned From His Vacation in Hong Kong For
Over a Week…
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Are the Long Arms Growing Legs? The Expansion of Extraterritorial
Jurisdiction
• Tricks of Trade: How to Spot International Trade Issues in Your
Business Transactions
• Early Stages of International M&A: Shareholder Activism, Venture Backed
Companies and Liability Risks
• Dawn Raids in Practice: Lessons from Recent Developments
• National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights
• Beyond the Oligarchs: A Survey of Russia’s Vibrant High-Tech Sector and
the Law
• Employers Abroad: How to Avoid An Ex-Pat Nightmare in Mexico
and Latin America – Trends in Cross-Border Employment, Tax and
Immigration Law
• Latest Global Trend in Regulation of Insider Trading and Market Abuse
• Art Law I: Fakes and Forgery in the Contemporary Art Market; Diligence,
Contracts and Remedies
• How to Navigate in Latin American Turbulent Waters After the
Commodities Boom
• How to Avoid Suspension and Debarment: A Potent Government
Consumer Remedy and Serious Consequences for Corporations
and Individuals
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• Under Siege: Shareholder Activism, Governance Turmoil & Pressured Boards
and Deals
• Copyright Reform: Continents Collide?/!
• Art Law II: Transfer of Title in Art: Best Practices to Avoid a Rude Awakening
• Agreed, Vereinbart, Acuerdo – Cross Cultural Negotiation
• Are You Getting the Benefit of Your Bargain? The Role of Good Faith in
M&A Transactions
• International Merger Review: Traps for the Unwary
• Trusts in Family Wealth and the 3D Problem – Is It Child’s Play
• Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Projects
• The Criticality of Ethical Recruitment and Humane Employment of
Migrant Workers in the Middle East
• How Many Lawyers Can Fit on the Head of a Drilling Rig and Other
Questions to Ponder in Oil and Gas Industry Insolvencies?
• Comparing the Efficacy of U.S., EU and Canadian Sanctions Against Russia
• Open for Business Again: China’s Market Entry Reforms Usher in a New Era
• Gordie Howe: A Great Hockey Player and a Vital Link to Cross Border
Trade Between the U.S. and Canada
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• The Practice of Foreign Law in the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges
Dispute Resolution
• Asian Mediation: A Foundation for Peace and Justice in the House or Bypass
to the Rule of Law?
• A Workforce on Demand: Does the Uberization of the Workforce Spell the
End of Employment As We Know It?
• Are the Long Arms Growing Legs? The Expansion of Extraterritorial
Jurisdiction
• What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Ethics Considerations When
Choosing a Seat of Arbitration
• On the Trail of Hot Money….Busting Trusts, Piercing Veils and Other
Means of Locking Down Stolen Assets
• The Role of Mediation in Resolving U.S. Claims Against Cuba
• Art Law I: Fakes and Forgery in the Contemporary Art Market; Diligence,
Contracts and Remedies
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• Proof of Foreign Law – A Comparison of the Approaches in the U.S. Courts
and in International Arbitration
• Asset Repatriation: How Governments Can Recover and Repatriate Assets
Stolen By Corrupt Officials
• Art Law II: Transfer of Title in Art: Best Practices to Avoid a Rude Awakening
• Agreed, Vereinbart, Acuerdo – Cross Cultural Negotiation
• Till Death Do Us Part….or Not? International Issues in Marriage, Divorce,
and Custody
• The International Court of Justice at 70
• When Kids are Held Hostage in Separation or Divorce: How to Implement
the Hague Convention Worldwide
• Victims’s Search for Justice: International Criminal Tribunals and the
Victims’ Role
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Erin Brockovich Turns European: Is There an Interest for Class Actions
in Europe?
• Embryos: Pieces of Property or Potential Persons?
• What Does IP Have to Do With Investor State Arbitration?
Law Practice Management
• The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Free Mobility
of Lawyers, the Issues of Reciprocity of Access to the Legal Profession and
the Reciprocity of Foreign Legal Consultant Status Offered to U.S. Attorneys
in the European Legal Market
• Your IT Manager Hasn’t Returned From His Vacation in Hong Kong For
Over a Week…
• What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Ethics Considerations When
Choosing a Seat of Arbitration
• Tricks of Trade: How to Spot International Trade Issues in Your Business
Transactions
• Foreign Law Firms: Is There Something to Get Excited About?
• Dawn Raids in Practice: Lessons from Recent Developments
• Developing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age: Content Marketing,
Metrics and More Referrals
• How to Avoid Suspension and Debarment: A Potent Government
Consumer Remedy and Serious Consequences for Corporations
and Individuals
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• Lawyer Liability, Limitations and Insurance: The Next Storm?
• Unleashing Financial Independence: Women, Mobile Payments and Virtual
Currencies
• Tax Offense as a Predicate Offense in Money-Laundering: International
Comparative Approach
• Future Forward: Change, Transformation and the Mid-Career Lawyer
• Gender, Rule of Law, and the Post-2015 Agenda: The Role of Legal
Development Assistance in Achieving Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, and
Women’s Empowerment
• Are you the Lawyer of the Future? Compare and Contrast to Those Already
Practicing the Way
• Incentives and Opportunity: Applying the Drivers of Corruption Study to
Legal and Policy Framework for World-Bank Financed Projects
• The Practice of Foreign Law in the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges
Public International Law/Rule of Law
• The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Free Mobility
of Lawyers, the Issues of Reciprocity of Access to the Legal Profession and
the Reciprocity of Foreign Legal Consultant Status Offered to U.S. Attorneys
in the European Legal Market
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Strategies for LGBTQ Equality in the Developing World: Rights-Based and
Outcome-Based Approaches
• Asian Mediation: A Foundation for Peace and Justice in the House or Bypass
to the Rule of Law?
• The New Cold War: Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe
• Are the Long Arms Growing Legs? The Expansion of Extraterritorial
Jurisdiction
• The Rule of Law and the International Movement of Goods: The
Relationship Between Trade Law, Economic Justice, Human Rights and the
Eradication of Poverty
• National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights
• How to Navigate in Latin American Turbulent Waters After the
Commodities Boom
• Asset Repatriation: How Governments Can Recover and Repatriate Assets
Stolen By Corrupt Officials
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• Syria Refugees: What Are the Economic and Social Consequences to the
States Granting Asylum to Those Displaced?
• Unleashing Financial Independence: Women, Mobile Payments and Virtual
Currencies
• Till Death Do Us Part….or Not? International Issues in Marriage, Divorce,
and Custody
• The International Court of Justice at 70
• When Kids are Held Hostage in Separation or Divorce: How to Implement
the Hague Convention Worldwide
• Climate Change Post Paris: Is There Hope for Climate Justice Under
International Law?
• Victims’s Search for Justice: International Criminal Tribunals and the
Victims’ Role
• Africa Rising: Reality or Fiction?
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Governing the Universe: The Future of Global Internet Governance
• On the Trail of Hot Money….Busting Trusts, Piercing Veils and Other
Means of Locking Down Stolen Assets
• Gender, Rule of Law, and the Post-2015 Agenda: The Role of Legal
Development Assistance in Achieving Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, and
Women’s Empowerment
• Stop Funding Terrorists and Protect our Megafauna: Abolishing Wildlife
Crimes in Africa
• Affiliation Agreements Between Law Firms: Across the Borders
• Cuba! Cuba! Cuba?
• The Criticality of Ethical Recruitment and Humane Employment of
Migrant Workers in the Middle East
• Incentives and Opportunity: Applying the Drivers of Corruption Study to
Legal and Policy Framework for World-Bank Financed Projects
• Governments Play Hardball: NGOs Cry Foul on Foreign Funding Restrictions
• Embryos: Pieces of Property or Potential Persons?
• Has the Board Untangled “Particular Social Group” Asylum Law?
• The Islamic State and International Terrorism: The Architecture of Response
• Comparing the Efficacy of U.S., EU and Canadian Sanctions Against Russia
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• Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: The Role of Government and Real Estate
Developers in Structuring Urban Redevelopment That Maintains Affordable
Housing Options
• Strategies for LGBTQ Equality in the Developing World: Rights-Based and
Outcome-Based Approaches
• Gordie Howe: A Great Hockey Player and a Vital Link to Cross Border
Trade Between the U.S. and Canada
• Aviation Trade in Light of the U.S./Iran Nuclear Accord
Regulatory
• The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Free Mobility
of Lawyers, the Issues of Reciprocity of Access to the Legal Profession and
the Reciprocity of Foreign Legal Consultant Status Offered to U.S. Attorneys
in the European Legal Market
• BOOM or BUST: How It is Shaping the Future of the Petroleum Industry
in the Americas
• The New Cold War: Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe
• A Workforce on Demand: Does the Uberization of the Workforce Spell the
End of Employment As We Know It?
• Your IT Manager Hasn’t Returned From His Vacation in Hong Kong For
Over a Week…
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Remember Derivatives and the Promised Harmonization and Universal
Regulation? Hey – Who Turned the Lights Out?
• The Rule of Law and the International Movement of Goods: The
Relationship Between Trade Law, Economic Justice, Human Rights and the
Eradication of Poverty
• Tricks of Trade: How to Spot International Trade Issues in Your Business
Transactions
• Foreign Law Firms: Is There Something to Get Excited About?
• Dawn Raids in Practice: Lessons from Recent Developments
• Employers Abroad: How to Avoid An Ex-Pat Nightmare in Mexico
and Latin America – Trends in Cross-Border Employment, Tax and
Immigration Law
• Latest Global Trend in Regulation of Insider Trading and Market Abuse
• How to Avoid Suspension and Debarment: A Potent Government
Consumer Remedy and Serious Consequences for Corporations
and Individuals
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PROGRAMS BY TRACKS (continued)
• Asset Repatriation: How Governments Can Recover and Repatriate Assets
Stolen By Corrupt Officials
• Syria Refugees: What Are the Economic and Social Consequences to the
States Granting Asylum to Those Displaced?
• Till Death Do Us Part….or Not? International Issues in Marriage, Divorce,
and Custody
• Tax Offense as a Predicate Offense in Money-Laundering: International
Comparative Approach
• Austerity, Big Government and the Practical Limits of Taxation
• Climate Change Post Paris: Is There Hope for Climate Justice Under
International Law?
• Africa Rising: Reality or Fiction?
• Innovation versus Regulation: UBER and the Sharing Economy
PROGRAMS BY TRACKS
• Governing the Universe: The Future of Global Internet Governance
• Trusts in Family Wealth and the 3D Problem – Is It Child’s Play
• Copyright Reform: Continents Collide?/!
• Stop Funding Terrorists and Protect our Megafauna: Abolishing Wildlife
Crimes in Africa
• Cuba! Cuba! Cuba?
• Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Projects
• Incentives and Opportunity: Applying the Drivers of Corruption Study to
Legal and Policy Framework for World-Bank Financed Projects
• Governments Play Hardball: NGOs Cry Foul on Foreign Funding Restrictions
• How Many Lawyers Can Fit on the Head of a Drilling Rig and Other
Questions to Ponder in Oil and Gas Industry Insolvencies?
• Embryos: Pieces of Property or Potential Persons?
• Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: The Role of Government and Real Estate
Developers in Structuring Urban Redevelopment That Maintains Affordable
Housing Options
• Open for Business Again: China’s Market Entry Reforms Usher in a New Era
• Gordie Howe: A Great Hockey Player and a Vital Link to Cross Border
Trade Between the U.S. and Canada
• Aviation Trade in Light of the U.S./Iran Nuclear Accord
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