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2013-2014 International Law Section Preview

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The International Law Section has made great use of the summer months by getting involved with a number of exciting programs for this coming program year.

Kicking Things off...
On Thursday, August 8th, join the International Law Section at a reception for visiting international lawyers who are taking a specialized legal and language course this summer at Boston University. RSVP here.  There will be another networking opportunity courtesy of the Foreign Lawyers Committee on September 9th.  Click here to RSVP.

Join Us...
Renowned journalist and author Joe Schlesinger will join us at the BBA on Monday, September 16th to speak about his experiences as a member of the foreign press covering international conflicts and the importance of humanitarian responses in times of crisis.  Click here to RSVP.

Also on the Docket...
The International Law Section joins with the Immigration Law and Tax Sections to present a CLE Program on Tuesday, October 1st, concerning the EB-5 Investor Visa Program, an initiative by which foreign investors can obtain a Green Card for themselves and their families if certain criteria are met. Register now to reserve your seat.

Questions? Learn more on the Section webpage.

Introducing the 2013-2014 Section Co-Chairs

Jason M. Rodriguez
Bingham McCutchen LLP


Chris Williams


International Law Committees

  • Foreign Lawyers Committee
    This committee was developed through the BBA International Law Section to provide professional development opportunities to foreign lawyers in the Boston area. Its goal is to facilitate interaction, professional development and mentoring among its members. Membership in the FLC is open to attorneys who are trained and/or licensed to practice in other countries, living and practicing in Greater Boston and/or attending a graduate law program in the area. The FLC is also open to lawyers who have an interest in topics of international law discussed at its meetings. The FLC holds regular meetings to discuss current topics in international law and foreign law, with presentations by attorneys who are licensed to practice in other countries or have first-hand knowledge of the laws of other countries because of work experience.
  • International Environmental Law Committee
    This committee is for members interested in international environmental issues and the laws of foreign countries.

    Contact Information

    Stuart L. Canton

    (781) 652-0135

    Cicely Ott Parseghian

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-3038

  • International Intellectual Property Law Committee
    This committee brings together practitioners and others concerned with the state of IP in multiple countries and pursuant to multinational accords. Areas covered include perfection and protection of IP rights, defenses against IP abuses, technology transfer and other licensing and venture transactions, as well as collateral affecting IP development and exploitation.

    Contact Information

    Asya Calixto

    Prince Lobel Tye LLP

    (617) 456-8110

    Hsuanyeh Chang

    (617) 535-7543

  • International Public Law, Policy and Human Rights
    This committee addresses public international law and human rights, with a particular focus on parts of the world that have witnessed long-standing conflict.
  • International Tax Committee
    This committee covers international taxation issues. Treasury and IRS officials periodically are invited to address the committee.

    Contact Information

    Michael Charles Fondo

    Audax Management Company, LLC

    (617) 859-1519

    Laura M. Thompson


    (617) 988-1000

  • International Transactions Committee
    This committee deals with issues related to both international commercial business transactions and international financial transactions.
  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.