The Global Entry Program by U.S. Customs and Border Protection – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Peter A. Quinter

Peter A. Quinter
Gray-Robinson, P.A.

Peter Quinter, Chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group, posted a new blog article online. The blog post may be read here.

Peter Quinter Elected Chair of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar

Peter A. Quinter

Peter A. Quinter
Gray-Robinson, P.A.

Peter Quinter, Shareholder in Charge of the Customs and International Trade Law Group at the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A., has been elected Chair of the International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar. The ILS is a forum to share knowledge, experience, and best practices that may improve the administration and application of the statutes and regulations of international law, and generally enhance the proficiency of practitioners.

Quinter is also Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Customs Law and International Transportation Committees, selected as one of the top customs lawyers in the United States in Chambers USA 2014 and Board Certified in International Law by The Florida Bar.

Quinter primarily represents individuals and companies in resolving problems regarding their import and export activities, especially matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You can read his recent interview with Forbes.com online and follow his popular blog at http://www.grcustomslaw.com/.

ILS Annual Executive Council Meeting, Friday, June 27, 2014

The supporting PDF document for this meeting may be downloaded here.

International Law Quarterly, Summer 2014, 30th Anniversary Edition

International Law Quarterly, 30th Anniversary Edition

To all members of the International Law Section:

View or download your copy of the 2014 Summer issue of the International Law Quarterly here.

Effie Silva one of 61 “fellows” chosen by Bar for future leadership roles within the legal profession

Effie D. Silva

Effie D. Silva
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

The Florida Bar will train 61 “fellows” for future leadership roles within the legal profession as part of the its new class of the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.

Incoming Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman seeks to leave a legacy of leaders for The Florida Bar and Florida.

Approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors in January 2013, the program’s goal is to reach out to lawyers from across the diverse state of Florida and help give them the skills and resources to become leaders not only in the legal profession but in their communities.

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Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs combine to create Squire Patton Boggs

On June 1, 2014, one of the world’s more comprehensive legal platform was launched as Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs combined to create Squire Patton Boggs.

Squire Patton Boggs draws together the heritage, strength, reputation and resources of the legacy firms to create a new, integrated law firm with unparalleled local connections and global influence.  The combined firm offers clients one of the legal industry’s most robust offerings with over 1,500 lawyers spanning 44 offices in 21 countries. This places Squire Patton Boggs among the top 25 firms globally in terms of lawyer headcount, and eighth by number of countries occupied, as per The American Lawyer 2013 Global 100. The firm also ranks as one of the top 10 largest firms in Washington DC and among the largest in the United States.

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Ryan Reetz Moderates “Investment Arbitration vs. Commercial Arbitration – Differences and Similarities” Panel

Ryan Reetz

Ryan Reetz
Partner at Bryan Cave LLP
ILS Chair 2013-14

On May 22, 2014, section chair C. Ryan Reetz of Bryan Cave LLP moderated a panel on “Investment Arbitration vs. Commercial Arbitration – Differences and Similarities”, at the 8th Biennial Symposium on International Arbitration sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria.  The panel addressed topics ranging from asymmetries resulting from state involvement, to the relevance of contractual privity, to interaction between commercial and investment awards, to the respective roles of annulment and vacatur.

Ryan Reetz Instructed “Succeeding in Arbitral Proceedings Through Cross-Examination” Workshop

Ryan Reetz

Ryan Reetz
Partner at Bryan Cave LLP
ILS Chair 2013-14

Section chair C. Ryan Reetz of Bryan Cave LLP served as an instructor at a workshop entitled “Succeeding in Arbitral Proceedings Through Cross-Examination”, sponsored by ICC Austria and held in Vienna, from May 15-17, 2014.

The workshop, which he helped to organize, used learning-by-doing techniques to assist practitioners from nine countries to improve their cross-examination skills.

Luis S. Konski Joins Fowler White Burnett As Shareholder

 

Luis S. Konski

Luis S. Konski
Shareholder
Fowler White Burnett

Fowler White Burnett has hired Luis S. Konski as a shareholder in keeping with the firm’s expansion of its International practice.

Konski, who will work within Fowler White Burnett’s Commercial Litigation and International Practice Groups, has extensive experience successfully litigating a broad spectrum of complex commercial matters throughout the United States, including domestic and international business disputes involving banking, financial frauds, securities, energy, unfair trade practices, antitrust, computer abuse, and international and domestic arbitration.

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Congratulations to Newly Certified International Law Bar Members

Congratulations to our four Florida Bar members who have become newly certified in International Law!

  • Robert J. Becerra, Miami
  • Francis M. Boyer, Jacksonville
  • Daniel F. Visoiu, Bucharest, Romania
  • Stephen H. Wagner, Miami

For more information on board certification in International Law, please contact Zachary Shrader at zshrader@flabar.org or visitwww.floridbar.org/certification