Upcoming Events

On September 14, please join ILS Section sponsor JAMS and the USC Gould School of Law for their Zoom Webinar on “Global Construction Dispute Resolution Update – 2020,” starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association International Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section, the Miami International Arbitration Society, the New York International Arbitration Center, Arbitral Women, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). The panel, formed by Sam Moss, Counsel at LALIVE in Geneva, Switzerland; Caroline Swartz-Zern, Senior Associate-Allens/Counsel for ACICA in Melbourne, Australia; Nathan O’Malley, Partner at Musick Peeler in Los Angeles; Adriana Braghetta, Independend Arbitrator in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and James Dierking, Assistant General Counsel for Fluor in Orange County, US; and moderated by John Hinchey, Arbitrator and Mediator at JAMS’ Atlanta’s office, will discuss how, despite the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and coinciding socio-economic upheavals, the global construction and engineering industry continues to thrive. The panel will review the most significant dispute resolution developments in the engineering and construction industry, with perspective from several corners of the globe, including Australia, North and South America, Europe and the wider MENA region. To register for the Webinar, please follow this link.

September 16, 2020

On September 16, please join ILS Past Chair Peter Quinter and the European American Chamber of Commerce for their Webinar on “Trade Disputes, Steel, Bags & Wine: How the US Tariffs are Impacting Transatlantic Trade,” starting at 11:00 a.m. The panel, formed by Francisco Javier Garzon Morales, Trade Commissioner for the Trade Commission of Spain in Miami; Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; Lynn Usdan, Senior Vice President, Ethics and Compliance/Corporate Affairs at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.; and Peter Quinter, Shareholder at GrayRobinson, will analyze how the recent tariffs imposed by the United States have impacted trade between the United States and the European Union, how affected industries and companies are handling this, and what impact these duties are having on trade into Florida and as a trade hub into Latin America. To register, please follow this link.

September 22, 202

Please join the International Law Section on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for a virtual presentation with Barry Kamar, Vice President and Legal Counsel at Westfleet Advisors.

Kamar advises law firms and their clients who are trying to navigate the growing litigation funding market. A former federal prosecutor, and served for approximately 10 years with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, Kamar was Chief of the Public Protection Unit and spent much of his time conducting jury trials in federal court. Before joining the Department of Justice, Kamar served as a senior counsel in the New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial fraud and other violations of the federal securities laws.

Kamar also has technical expertise in corporate finance and commercial litigation. First as an economist at PwC and then as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Kamar advised corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and other strategic transactions. After obtaining his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, Kamar joined the New York firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, where he litigated large commercial cases, including matters involving antitrust, securities, and breach-of-contract.

To RSVP, please email Matthew Valdez at Matthew.Valdez@ftci.com.

September 22, 2020

Please join past ILS Chair Peter Quinter on September 22, 2020, for his Webinar “Getting Back to Basics – CBP Ruling Requests and FMC Licensing” starting at 11:00 a.m. Eastern.
Quinter, Chair of the U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group at GrayRobinson, P.A., will discuss how to submit a Ruling Request to CBP. He will also discuss the legal obligations of a company to keep its FMC license. Real and recent examples of both CBP Rulings and FMC decisions cancelling an NVOCC license will be shared with the attendees.
To register, please follow this link.
September 24, 2020

On September 24, please join The Government Lawyer Section of The Florida Bar for a Zoom Webinar titled “Potential Pitfalls in International Cases,” starting at 12:00 noon. The panel, formed by the Honorable Michael C. Baggé-Hernández, County Court Judge for Hillsborough County; LCDR Rebecca Castaneda, USCGR, of Castaneda Law Firm; Brad Russell, Foley & Lardner LLP, Jacksonville, Florida; and Charles R. Walsh, Resident Legal Advisor, U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador. To register, please follow this link.

November 2-27, 2020

Please join the International Bar Association for its first virtual conference “IBA 2020 – Virtually Together,” from November 2-27, 2020. The virtual conference will be held in place of the IBA’s Annual Conference in Miami, which was postponed due to the pandemic. The change to a virtual conference – which allows for lower costs – will make the virtual conference accessible to many ILS members, giving them the opportunity to experience the incredibly diverse and wide ranging subjects that will be covered in over 250 sessions, and the opportunity to learn from and to virtually network with some of the world’s leading lawyers. For more information about the conference programme and the eminent group of speakers, which includes Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry, Gordon Brown, and many more, please follow this link.