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International Law Section of The Florida Bar Appoints New Chair

Ryan Reetz

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

MIAMI, Fla.—July 18, 2013— C. Ryan Reetz, an international arbitration and litigation partner at Bryan Cave LLP, has been appointed Chair of the International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar. He will serve a one-year term from July 2013 to June 2014.

Mr. Reetz formerly was Chair-Elect of the International Law Section and has served it in many capacities over the years. He has also served on the Civil Procedure Rules and Rules of Judicial Administration Committees of The Florida Bar, and as a director of the Dade County Bar Association.

“Due to its role as a gateway to the Americas, Florida has become a leading jurisdiction for the practice of international law,” Mr. Reetz noted. “That makes it very exciting for me to take the helm of the foremost organization working to promote an understanding of international law and foster and maintain a strong legal environment for international commerce in our state.”

Mr. Reetz represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. His litigation and arbitration practice ranges from investment disputes and sovereign immunity challenges to class actions, unfair trade practice cases, fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act claims and contract disputes. He has also served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

Mr. Reetz serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, and served as co-editor of the American Bar Association’s International Litigation Quarterly from 2007-2012.  He currently serves as a visiting professor at the University of Navarra School of Law in Pamplona, Spain and has taught transnational civil litigation and arbitration as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and trial practice skills through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Reetz also is active in the International Bar Association and Union Internationale des Avocats.  He is a member of the American Law Institute and has served on the ICC Arbitration Commission’s Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958.