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November 2020

“The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World”

November 11, 2020
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Oona A. Hathaway, Yale Law School

On a hot summer afternoon in 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war.  Within the year, the treaty signed that day, known as the Peace Pact, had been ratified by nearly every state in the world.  War, for the first time in history, had become illegal the world over.  But the promise of that summer day was fleeting.  Within a decade of its signing, each state that had gathered in Paris to renounce war was…

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October 2020

AFLA’s Annual Meeting and “The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy and the Regulatory Backlash it has Engendered”

October 14, 2020
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Winston Ma, Paul Downs

The emergence of unicorns, startups with valuations in excess of $1 billion, has attracted billions of dollars of investment from sovereign wealth funds and government employee pension funds. The capital from these trillion dollar investors has not only fostered the explosive growth of the digital economy worldwide but has triggered a regulatory backlash with reverberations worldwide. Ma and Downs provide insight into the transformation of these vast funds into sophisticated investors of the digital champions of tomorrow and the regulations…

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June 2020

Crossborder M&A in the Middle East – The UAE as a Regional Hub, Headwinds Notwithstanding

June 17, 2020
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Zoom Event

Free

Speaker: Hessam Kalantar, Kalantar Business Law Group

The rapid growth, developmental vision and adaptability of city states such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the years has resulted in the UAE becoming the standout leader when it comes to Middle East M&A, mainly because of its ease of doing business and ever-evolving legal framework that facilitates raising and deploying capital, and deal-making in general. Despite the progress, economic challenges remain, and have arguably amplified in the face of COVID19. Hessam Kalantar will talk about M&A in the…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Crossborder Private M&A in the Middle East: UAE as the Regional Hub

March 18, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

1400 Broadway, 10th Floor

New York, NY

$15.00 – $55.00

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Due to protocols regarding the coronavirus, our speaker is unable to travel to the US and our host venue has restricted non-essential meetings. Next week, we will be processing refunds for those that are currently registered for this event. The rapid growth, developmental vision and adaptability of city states such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the years has resulted in the UAE becoming the standout leader when it comes to Middle East M&A,…

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February 2020

Solitary Confinement

February 19, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

1301 6th Avenue

New York, NY

$15.00 – $55.00

Speaker: Kathryn Marshall Ali

Solitary confinement is widely used in the United States. Most prisoners on death row are automatically – and permanently – housed in isolation for 23-24 hours per day, for years on end. As Justice Kennedy noted in a recent concurring opinion: “Too often, discussion in the legal academy and among practitioners and policymakers concentrates simply on the adjudication of guilt or innocence. Too easily ignored is the question of what comes next. Prisoners are shut away—out of sight, out of…

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January 2020

Immigration in the Age of Disruption

January 15, 2020
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Hogan Lovells US LLP

390 Madison Avenue

New York, NY

$15.00 – $55.00

Speaker: Austin T. Fragomen, Jr.

Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. is a partner and chairman of the executive committee of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, an AMLaw 100 firm specializing in global immigration law with offices in 25 countries. He earned his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Fragomen serves as Chairman of the Business Advisory Committee to the U.N. Global Forum on Migration and Development and as Vice Chairman of…

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December 2019

Becoming a Lawyer: Discovering and Defining Your Professional Persona

December 04, 2019
8:30 am-10:00 am

Mattos Filho

34 East 51st Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY

$5.00 – $20.00

Professor Toni Jaeger-Fine will discuss her new book, Becoming a Lawyer: Discovering and Defining your Professional Persona.  Our success—or lack thereof—is determined largely by a range of attitudes and behaviors over which each of us has complete control.  She will discuss foundations of a robust professional persona, followed by elements of professionalism from the inside (self-management) and professionalism with the outside (relationships).  The book’s main message is that with the right amount of intentionality and dedication, each of us can achieve…

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November 2019

Data Protection and Privacy in Canada: What Organizations Doing Business in Canada Need to Know

November 13, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

1301 6th Avenue

New York, NY

$15 – $55

Speaker: Stephen Burns, Matthew Flynn and Ruth Promislow, Partners, Bennett Jones LLP

This presentation will be a review of the regulatory landscape, including the revisions to the data protection law on the horizon, as well as the scope of exposure under Canadian case law on privacy and data security issues.  A review of key aspects of Canadian law that may arise in commercial transactions will also be part of this program.   Stephen Burns: Practice focuses on energy, utility and infrastructure related technology, procurement and outsourcing, technology transfers, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions,…

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AFLA Members’ Fall Cocktail Reception

November 05, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

1400 Broadway, 10th Floor

New York, NY

Free

The reception is open only to AFLA members and is free of charge. Please note that Law Firm Members include the principal member and a number of other lawyers from the firm according to their membership category. If you are not already a member of AFLA, but would like to join, please use the link below.

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October 2019

Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights – What You Need to Know

October 16, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Dunnington Bartholow & Miller, LLP

230 Park Avenue, 21st Floor

New York, NY

$15 – $55

Speaker: Deborah Enix-Ross, Debevoise & Plimpton

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011, are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations.  The UNGPs  rest on three pillars: States have a duty to protect people from human rights abuses by third parties, including business. Business has a responsibility to respect human rights, which means to avoid infringing on the rights of…

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