American Bar Association
International Law Committee

International Law Committee

Message From The Co-Chairs

We met first virtually through GP Solo Small Firm Senior Staff's efforts, then in person at Oceannaire's Sea Food Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, MN, in February 2014, as newly appointed Co-Chairs of the Int'l Law Committee.

We soon realized that our appointments had been a fortunate meeting of minds, considering the extensive, varied, and lifelong exposure to international practice which distinguishes us in the profession and personally within our communities, in the U.S and Italy / Europe respectively.

We soon gained visibility and appreciation within GP Solo Small Firm Division in a matter of months after taking office, particularly accomplishing a successfull Int'l Law Committee business meeting in Las Vegas, NV, within the context of the Spring Meeting there.

Your Co-Chairs were in fact named Stars of the Quarter in recognition of the excellent work done.

We are pleased to serve on this Committee 2014-15, which we would like to enhance particularly in quality and substance, other than by membership only.

All the best!

Susan Burns and Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa
Co-Chairs, International Law Committee

Who We Are

Certain areas of the World, Europe for that matter, have long been exposed to internationalization, possibly not because of choice, instead out of straight necessity, considering that international approaches are inevitable when people and businesses have many borders around.

Other areas, including North America, are becoming more and more international minded, also in the legal profession, as a result of a consistent, positive move to consider us as citizens of the World, despite our being necessarily residents of a country.

Solo / Small Firms members are encouraged to reach out to the International Law Committee where we offer dissemination of knowledge and goodwill from the Co-Chairs, its existing and new members, drawing on an endless log of professional and personal experience in International legal matters affecting practically all areas of practice.

More About Us

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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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

VIII Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan

May 16 thru 23 Giuseppe took care of several assignments in Kazakhstan, a country which he first visited in 1988, including the VIII edition of an established global gathering, focusing on key issues of interest to economies across countries and areas of the world. Although the format and the number of attendees ( in excess of 10,000 ) may not be the very best to allow for anyone's tastes, it is undoubtedly an event which tells a lot about a country which rightly prides itself as one of the most stable and forward moving in Eurasia.

EXPO 2015

May 1st through October 30th, 2015 MILANO, Italy, is welcoming visitors from all over the world to EXPO 2015, an exhibition which this year is focused upon opportunities, challenges, risks affecting nutrition/food supply globally. Anyone interested in international law practice may actually benefit from a visit to EXPO 2015, since the multi-ethnic and high profile patterns of individual countries' presentations certainly offer lots of opportunity for thinking or re-thinking our international endeavours in a more synergic effort. Astana, Kazakhstan, is by the way, well ahead in the construction of the facilities which Spring / Summer 2017 will host EXPO 2017, the focus of which will be upon energy in all its aspects.
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Burns, Susan
Rosa, Giuseppe

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Modified by Giuseppe Rosa on June 14, 2015

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