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The documents below are written materials from programs that have been sponsored by the International Litigation Committee. Please note: You must be a Section of Litgation member and be logged in to access the files.


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ABA Section of Litigation Cosponsored Seminar on Corruption and the Rule of Law, May 14–15, 2010, Macau, China


On May 14–15, 2010, the ABA Section of Litigation, through the International Litigation Committee, cosponsored a seminar with the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and the Macau Bar Association on corruption and the rule of law. The program, held in Macau, China, addressed such topics as corruption in an international context, multijurisdictional investigations, anticorruption conventions, and agreements to promote mutual cooperation among state parties.



ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Midyear Meeting, February 5-6, 2010, Orlando, FL


At the 2010 Section of Dispute Resolution Midyear Meeting in Orlando, the Committee cosponsored a panel discussion on current trends and recent developments in international arbitration. Topics included: efforts by international arbitral tribunals to reduce time and costs by revising their rules and guidelines; hot issues in enforceability; the threat of corruption and its effect on the arbitration process; and what implications the proposed Arbitration Fairness Act would have on international arbitration. Panelists were: Joan C. Grafstein, JAMS, Atlanta, Georgia (Moderator); M. Cristina Cardenas, Astigarraga Davis, Miami, Florida; A. Stephens Clay, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta, Georgia; John W. Hinchey, King & Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia; Edward M. Mullins, Astigarraga Davis, Miami, Florida.



ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April–May 2009, Atlanta, GA


At the 2009 ABA Section Annual Conference in Atlanta, the International Litigation Committee cosponsored a panel discussion on privilege issues in cross-border litigation. In view of the risks that American counsel face in cross-border litigation if they are not aware of the widely variable standards applied to privilege determinations, the program explored key differences in privilege rules across common law and civil law jurisdictions. Panelists were:  Michael Feder, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver, Canada (Panel Chair); Daniela Karollus-Bruner, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Vienna, Austria; and Marcelo Muriel, Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil.



ABA Annual Meeting, August 2008, New York


At the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York, the International Litigation Committee was proud to host a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss The International Criminal Court: At Long Last, Should the United States Finally Join Or Just Say No? The panel was moderated by Jeffrey Bleich, 2007–2008 President of the California State Bar, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP. Panelists were: Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch; David Scheffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1999-2001), Northwestern University School of Law; and Edwin Williamson, Former Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP.



ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 2008, Washington, DC


At the 2008 ABA Section Annual Conference, the International Litigation Committee hosted a roundtable discussion on International Pro Bono Opportunities: Where Lawyers Are Needed Beyond Our Borders. The discussion was moderated by Barb Dawson.



Section of Litigation Darfur Legal Training Sessions, 2007–2008, London


The Section’s Darfur Legal Training Project held advocacy training sessions for lawyers from the Sudan in 2007 and 2008. The trainings, held in London, were designed to help build a strong case against those who are responsible for genocide in Darfur.