American Bar Association
International Law Committee

International Law Committee

Message From The Chairperson

Dear Members of the International Law Committee,

I am quite pleased and honoured that Stephen B. Rosales, GP Solo current President, has appointed me as Chair of our Committee, which I have been taking care of as Leader for several years now.

Although International Business Law has been my specialty over the past 35 years, and I am therefore tuned to handling matters within complex cross-the-border contexts, I cannot but appreciate of several dramatic changes which have impacted upon the practice of law also in our Solo, Small Law Firms. As an Italian born, raised and educated citizen and resident, benefiting from active exposure to overseas life since I was an 11 year-old boy, I think I am possibly amongst those individuals and professionals who have a well grounded positive attitude towards what you might refer to as the " international part of our lives ".

When as Leader of the A.B.A I first joined the Law Justice and Development Week at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., it was a genuine pleasure to realize that I was soon referred to by Leadership in attendance at that event as the "Deal Maker attorney", based upon a few concepts which I had conveyed to the audience about the role of independent legal professionals.

Although in international decision making circles there appears to be lack of World leaders who may actually honestly and effectively help accomplish a safer and healthier life for many, few individuals yet make the difference. Pope Francis I is among those talented few ones. President Barack Obama has openly thanked Pope Francis I for his commitment to allow Cuba and the U.S.A embrace a new set of mutually respectful relationships.
Regarding long time confrontation in other areas of the World, Israel and Palestine among them, Pope Francis I has personally shown the way.

I will try my best to share with you, as well as with GP Solo at large, in my capacity also as Vice Chair of the International Law Committee and of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of TIPS , my deep confidence in law, in the belief that, despite all possible controversies about which course the legal profession should pursue, the Rule of Law always prevails.

Buon Lavoro ! Arrivederci presto !

Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Esq., M.A. Business Law

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.

Current Titles of International Law Practice

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Law Week 2015, The World Bank

November 16, 2015 - November 20, 2015
World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

The World Bank Group convenes the Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week for November 16-20, 2015. LJD Week 2015 will explore the role of Governance and the Law in the social and economic advancement of nations, with a focus on the value of law in producing sustainable development outcomes, in expressing justice, and in serving as a catalyst for justice from different perspectives. Proposals may also explore topics relevant to the regional day focused on the Middle East and North of Africa region, or to the World Bank Group and International Financial Institutions day.
Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Esq. will be in attendance.

EXPO 2015

May 1, 2015 - October 30, 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.
Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Esq. attended visited EXPO 2015 in August and found it extremely well organized.


September 19, 2015 - September 28, 2015
on the occasion of his participation at the Eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
(19-28 SEPTEMBER 2015)

Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in La Habana.
Courtesy Visit to the President of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic at Palacio de la Revolución in La Habana   
Celebrations of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of La Habana
Greeting to the young people of the "Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela" in La Habana
Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín
Blessing of the city from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín   
Meeting with the Bishops at St Basil The Great Seminary in Santiago   
Prayer to the Virgen de la Caridad with the Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Minor Basilica of the “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” Shrine in Santiago
Holy Mass at the Minor Basilica of the “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” Shrine in Santiago
Meeting with families at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago
Blessing of the city from the square in front of the Cathedral of Santiago  
Farewell ceremony at the Airport 

Washington, D.C.,
Official welcoming ceremony at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.
Welcoming ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House
Courtesy Visit to the President of the United States of America   
Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Visit to the Congress of the United States of America
Visit to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick Parish and meeting with the homeless in Washington, D.C.

New York City:   
Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York
Visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations
Interreligious encounter at the Ground Zero memorial in New York
Visit to "Our Lady, Queen of the Angels" School and meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Harlem)
Holy Mass at the Madison Square Garden in New York

Philadelphia, P.A.:   
Holy Mass with the Bishops, Clergy, Men and Women Religious of Pennsylvania gathered at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
Meeting for Religious Freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia
Celebration for families and vigil of prayer at the B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia
Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia
Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors at the International Airport of Philadelphia
Farewell ceremony   

Section Events

Leadership: Giuseppe Lorenzo Rosa, Esq. , Chair

Committee Roster  


Modified by Giuseppe Rosa on September 1, 2015

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