The International Law Committee's mission is to promote awareness of International related issues within GP Solo Small Firms Division internally as well as in view of developing closer synergies with other A.B.A Sections/ Committees.
Small firms and solo practitioners, globally, are becoming more and more involved in legal, economics, social, administrative, security, financial, management, issues within an International context.
Susan Burns acts as legal advisor to clients worldwide, serving as corporate counsel to entrepreneurial companies of all sizes and advocating to protect clients' interests abroad. She is trained as an arbitrator and registered as a qualified neutral, besides enjoying speaking on a variety of legal issues. She is fluent in Spanish and German and has been a member of the American Bar Association since 2006. Besides serving as Co-Chair of our Committee, Susan is Vice-Chair of the Commercial and Business Opportunities - GP Solo Small Firms Division.
Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa is an Italian attorney, member of the Milano Bar since 1980, he holds a Law Degree from Padua University as well as a Master of Arts in Business Law from the City of London Polytechnic. Giuseppe's practice, possibly because of an instinctive curiosity about people and countries beyond his beloved unique Italy, has always had an International approach. He attended several seminars in Europe and the U.S over years, including The Salzburg Seminar and the American Academy of American and Int'l Law in Richardson, Tx. After active membership in the International Bar Association for fifteen years, Giuseppe joined the A.B.A thanks to a fortunate professional meeting with James R. Silkenat in 2004, and he currently holds seven Leadership positions within the A.B.A: Co-Chair of The International Law Committee - Solo Small Firms General Practice Division , Liaison of Section of International Law to Solo Small Firms General Practice Division , Vice Chair/Rule of Law Officer Europe Committee , Vice Chair of China Committee, Vice Chair of Int’l Commercial Transactions Franchising Distribution Committee , Vice Chair of Admiralty Maritime Committee of Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section, Member of the Steering Committee of JVMA Committee. Giuseppe is an active member of The American Society of International Law, The European Society of International Law and The New York City Bar Association.
We look forward to serving our Committee at best and to sharing thoughts and projects with all of you.
Susan Burns and Giuseppe L Rosa
Co-Chairs, International Law Committee
This Committee deals with issues concerning both public and private international law. It is also actively working to enhance the ability of the general practitioner to "surf" the Internet through a series of ongoing "hands-on" programs. The committee follows the activities involving the Central and Eastern Law Initiative (CEELI) of the ABA.
Solo Small Firms are increasingly becoming more likely to share business opportunities internationally.
Although more structured firms tend to concentrate globally, heading for the consolidation of very large concerns spanning five continents, we are in fact experiencing more involvement by small firms in international deals, litigation, consultancy at large.
The ABA, our Division and particularly the International Law Committee offer members the opportunity to share goodwill, information, liaison to specialists or generalists internationally.
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|2014 Joint Spring Meeting with Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) and ABA Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services |
May 1, 2014
- May 3, 2014
|International Law Committee Meeting |
May 1, 2014
|2:50 PM - 3:50 PM|
ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Juniper Ballroom 1
Agenda for the Meeting:
1. De-Briefing from Giuseppe's 2013 attendance at:
SIL/ROLI Seminar at SMU Dallas about the
Outlook of the Arab Revolutions; IV World
Justice Forum, SIL Spring and Fall Meetings,
GP Solo Lexington Conference,China Committee
meetings in Shanghai and London, TIPS
Admiralty Maritime Int'l Law Committee
activities, plus 2014 attendance at A.B.A
Mid-Year Meeting and SIL Spring Meeting.
2. Briefing by Giuseppe about Rule of Law as
viewed from a varied perspective (World
Justice Project, the Holy See, the American
Society of International Law, NYCBA, the
United Nations, the EU ).
3. Proposal that the Int'l Law Committee be
officially allocated by GP Solo Leadership the
task of being the Division's spearhead in
Liaising with SIL,TIPS and ROLI.
4. Direct involvement by Co-Chairs in Int'l
Practice to promote awareness amongst members
of the Committee and GP Solo Small Firms
Division that International practice is not a
niche, instead a matter of our professional
daily commitments and opportunities.
April 24, 2014
April 30, 2014
May 5, 2014