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J. Brock McClane, ILS Chair 2008-9

It was great seeing all who attended the receptions, committee meetings, luncheon and executive council meeting in Boca Raton last Thursday and Friday. All events were well attended and the meetings productive. I am excited to see the momentum already there so that we don’t delay in executing our ambitious goals for the upcoming retreat, this year’s international litigation seminar, the expanded Vis Moot Precompetition in Orlando, the second annual international transactions seminar and our sponsored legislation. As a reminder, committee meetings and executive council meetings are open to all members of the international law section. If you are interested in taking part or just sitting in, you are welcome to join.

My compliments go out to Past Chair Ed Davis who hosted a wonderful cocktail party on Thursday evening on a terrace overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Ed orchestrated the entire series of meetings and receptions which were ran like a clock. It was a fitting culmination of Ed’s productive tenure as Chair. Ed has promised he’s not going anywhere, and I look forward to the section continuing to benefit from his high energy and great ideas for the section.

Congratulations to our new executive council members: Manjit Gill, Nick Swerdloff, Philip Buhler and Miguel Zaldivar. Welcome to the executive council! You’ve earned it! Congratulations also to Sam Mandelbaum who was honored with permanent executive council member status after serving on the council for 25 years. Permanent executive council member status was also awarded, subject to board of governors approval, to the past chairs of the section’s predecessor, the Florida Bar International Law Committee. Congratulation all.

Warm regards,


J. Brock McClane

ILS Chair (2008-2009)

The Florida Bar

International Law Section


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