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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News

Panel Opportunity - IX Madrid Meeting
Our partners of the Madrid Bar Association will be holding their IX Madrid Meeting on April 27-29, 2017. As part of the program, they will host a round table titled "The profession of lawyer and the death penalty" and they are looking for a Florida attorney to bring their insight and experience to the panel. For more information and to express your interest, you may contact Eduardo Palmer (

Minutes from the Combined AILA; ILS and USCIS Meeting
The Miami District USCIS Liaison Meeting took place on February 9, 2017. ILS members Anis Saleh, Xiomara Hernandez, and Elaine Weiss represented the Section with Anis Saleh as Liaison Coordinator to the Miami District. Click here to download the minutes of the meeting.

Members News
Ava Borrasso Presents on International Litigation at the IFTTA North America Conference 

Ava J Borrasso presented "Extraterritorial Application of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to Obtain Documents from Affiliates Abroad " at the IFTTA North America Annual Conference on March 10, 2017.  The address covered, in part, issues she raised in "The Eleventh Circuit Affirms Extraterritorial Discovery to Assist International Proceeding and Productions of Documents Held by Affiliates Abroad" published in the ILQ's 2017 Winter edition. 

International Aspects of U.S. Litigation 

ILS past Chair Ed Mullins authored, along with Doug Giuliano a chapter in "International Aspects of U.S. Litigation" edited by James Berger and published by the ABA.  This new Section book addresses the topics that arise when international disputes find their way to U.S. courts, which they do with great frequency. The two-volume set serves as a comprehensive reference guide to practitioners, both in the U.S. and abroad, on the various issues that can arise when cross-border cases are litigated in U.S. courts. 
Upcoming Events

March 21, 2017
A World In Disarray: A Conversation With Richard Haas.   Please join the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce to hear a presentation from Mr. Richard Haas, President of the Council of Foreign Relations.  Mr. Haas will be discussing his book, A World In Disarray on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017 at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Cost for  the event will be $25.00. If interested in purchasing the book, the cost will be $45.00. To register, visit the event website.  

March 22, 2017
Please join the ILS on March 22, 2017 at the Coral Gables offices of Fiduciary Trust for lunch with Arturo J. Aballí, Jr.  Mr. Aballí will discuss his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges facing Florida's international lawyers advising ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the coming years. Increasing numbers of UHNW individuals have connections with one country, but live and work in another, frequently owning property or investments in several countries. Florida has been - and will continue to be - a world center for international lawyers advising UHNW individuals. Click here for the program brochure.

March 27, 2017
On March 27, 2017, starting at 6pm at the Atlanta Campus of the University of Georgia School of Law, Terry Third Thursday Room, 3475 Lenox Road NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler of Geneva University Law School will deliver the Second Annual  Hendrix Lecture of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) Professor Kaufmann-Kohler  is known worldwide for her expertise in international arbitration: she has acted in over 200 international arbitrations, mainly as an arbitrator. The lecture is presented by the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, the Dean Rusk International Law Center, and the University of Georgia School of Law, as part of the law school's Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative. It is co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association. To learn more and register, click here.

April 4, 2017
The International Law Section organized a CLE audio webcast on " Evolution of the L-1A Visa: How Practitioners Can Adapt to The Changing Landscape (2296R)".   This program will offer a practical approach to the preparation of the L-1A visa petition taking into consideration USCIS regulations and current policy including adjudication trends at the Service Centers. Click here for the event brochure.

April 6, 2017
The Miami event of the Global Pound Conference series on the topic of access to justice will be held at the University of Miami on April 6th. Join a select group of stakeholders in dispute resolution - commercial parties, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, and other community leaders -  as part of a unique and important global project to discuss access to justice in Florida, the Caribbean, Latin America and worldwide. This conference will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need. For more information, download the event brochure or visit the website.

April 21, 2017
The Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism is hosting a professionalism symposium Putting the "Pro" in Professionalism on Friday, April 21 at the Hilton West Palm Beach.  This symposium will focus on discovering professionalism from within through core soft skills training.  The cost for attendance is $175.00 and will include emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and DISC facilitation (with a personal 20+ page DISC behavioral assessment).  The symposium will also include lunch as well as the presentation of several professionalism awards during an evening cocktail mixer.  Download the brochure to learn more. To register, click here.
May 19, 2017
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution will hold a seminar titled " Business Dispute Management: Challenges and Opportunities in Times of Crisis" in Curitiba, Brazil at Universidade Positive. For more information, visit the event website.

Winter 2017 ILQ
ILQ Spring 2017 Issue - Message from the Editors
Dear Members of the International Law Section:
We are gearing up for our Spring 2017 International Law Quarterly ("ILQ"), and we wanted to reach out to see if any of you would like to submit an article for the publication. 
The ILQ, now in its 33rd year, is one of the premier journals covering international law topics and is distributed to the ILS's 1,000 or so members.  Links to our Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Editions may be found here ( and here (
The Spring 2017 ILQ will focus on international aspects of cybersecurity and data privacy law.  The deadline for submission of articles is 31 March.  Articles should be 8-10 pages, double-spaced, and should conform with the provisions of the ILQ Style Guide.
Currently, we already have authors discussing the following topics, so please choose another topic:
  • The EU's increasingly aggressive enforcement of data protection laws.
  • Cross-border cooperation in criminal cases and some unique considerations presented in the cybercrime context.
  • Homeland Security and Data Privacy.
Please let us know if you are interested in submitting an article, and, if so, your proposed topic. 
Rafael Ribeiro - ILQ Editor-in-Chief
Javier Peral - Editor
Loly Sosa - Editor
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Winter 2017 ILQ - Focus on International Internal Investigations is now available to view and download here.

If you are interested in submitting an article in the next ILQ or have questions, please contact Rafael Ribeiro:

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2016-2017 cycle
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Akerman
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • White & Case
  • Bryan Cave
  • Coffey Burlington
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • MDO Partners
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Stokes McMillan Antunez
  • Tenzer PLLC
  • Wilberforce

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2016-2017, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  Contact Elizabeth Ortega at   for more details.

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The ILS Gazette

Editor: Fabio Giallanza

Chair: Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Immediate Past Chair: Eduardo Palmer
Chair-Elect: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Secretary: Carlos F. Osorio
Treasurer: Clarissa Rodriguez