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October 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court in Foreign Affairs: Robert H. Jackson’s Enduring Perspective as Justice and As Lead Prosecutor of the Nazis at Nuremberg

October 13, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

The American Foreign Law Association has invited leading scholars to comment on the Supreme Court’s role in foreign affairs.  AFLA is pleased to welcome Professor John Q. Barrett, the world’s leading scholar on Justice Robert H. Jackson.   In the last AFLA lecture on the subject, Professor Martin Flaherty singled out Justice Jackson’s vision of the Supreme Court’s role as the clearest and most consistent with the vision of the nation’s founders. Justice Robert H. Jackson is considered to be one of the…

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September 2021

Pablo Picasso and the Art of Pleading, Proving and Arguing Foreign Law in U.S. Courts with Judge Loretta Preska (S.D.N.Y)

September 22, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Judge Loretta Preska

Judge Preska was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on August 12, 1992 and entered duty on September 18, 1992.  She served as Chief Judge from June 1, 2009 to the May 31, 2016.  Judge Preska received a B.A. from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York in 1970, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1973, and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University Law School in…

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June 2021

Annual Meeting and Presentation of the AFLA 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in International Law to Professor Jerome A. Cohen

June 16, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Free

Please join us for our Annual Meeting and special presentation of the AFLA 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in International Law to Professor Jerome A. Cohen in honor of his decades of major contributions to a better understanding of Trans-Pacific, International and Human Rights Law. A special introduction of the program will be made by Jeh C. Johnson, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Following the award presentation,…

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May 2021

“Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why The Supreme Court Must Rule in Foreign Affairs”

May 12, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Should the Supreme Court play a more active role in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy?  Drawing upon constitutional history, international relations theory, and legal doctrine, this lecture will consider to what extent the Court and federal judiciary have the power and duty to apply the law without deference to the other branches, including and especially the Executive.  Please join us for a discussion on Professor Martin S. Flaherty’s recently published book “Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why The Supreme Court…

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April 2021

Cross-Border M&A Outlook: Transactional, Litigation and Legislative Insights in the Wake of COVID-19

April 14, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Free

The M&A landscape in 2020 was shaped in large part by the impact of COVID-19 on global business.  While 2021 is expected to usher in an uptick in global M&A activity, the lingering effects of COVID-19 and developments caused by the pandemic will impact cross-border M&A transactions in 2021. Join Hogan Lovells partners Aaron Cutler, Ryan M. Philp, and Michael Szlamkowicz as they discuss the current state of cross-border M&A. This 50 minute program will focus on cross-border M&A from…

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March 2021

A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer

March 24, 2021
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Justice Stephen G. Breyer

The American Foreign Law Association is pleased to present Justice Stephen G. Breyer for a conversation about the Supreme Court’s role in considering issues outside U.S. borders. In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen G. Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court…

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“A Discussion on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: How Individuals and Small Companies Can Implement Programs to Avoid or Reduce Liability”

March 10, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has become a major source of liability for US and foreign firms and individuals with total fines and penalties exceeding $6 billion in 2020, or over 2.5 times the amount of the previous record in 2019, which had already been described as “by many measures, the most significant year ever in FCPA enforcement.” Many of the high-profile cases over the past decade have involved large multinationals such as Total, Alcatel, Eni and Tyson Foods.  Join us…

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February 2021

“Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing: Hot Topics For the International Legal Practitioner”

February 10, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. and Radha D. Curpen

Join us for an exciting discussion about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), one of the hottest investment trends shaping global markets today. ESG has been gaining momentum for years. The pandemic has accelerated its demand and this will carry on through 2021 and help define a post-Covid world. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. will share his unmatched insights on what this means for corporations in a conversation with Radha D. Curpen. Leo E. Strine, Jr. is Of Counsel in…

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January 2021

“Cross-Border Private Commercial Disputes: New Treaty on Enforcing International Meditated Settlements”

January 13, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Professor Harold I. Abramson and AFLA Past President Richard Lutringer

Join Professor Harold I. Abramson, Co-Author of The Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements:  The Reference Book and AFLA Past President Richard Lutringer for one of the most important recent developments in cross-border private commercial disputes.  The UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements (generally known as the Singapore Convention), was adopted on December 20, 2018, and since signed by 53 countries, including the United States. Six countries have already taken the final step of ratifying the treaty and more are expected…

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December 2020

“International Trade 2020 And Beyond: A View From the Bench”

December 09, 2020
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: The Honorable Timothy M. Reif, U.S. Court of International Trade

International trade has undergone a transformation in recent years.   What are the legal issues confronting practitioners today and what will the future hold? Judge Timothy Reif sits on the U.S. Court of International Trade in lower Manhattan and presides over a busy docket.  His perspective has been formed by experience negotiating trade deals, policing international trade obligations for the U.S. government, and drafting and passing trade legislation in Congress.  Join us for a presentation that will be of interest not only…

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