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First Look! Compliance Update on the Newly-Effective EU General Data Protection Regulation
March 10, 2018 in: General News

As of April 25, just one month before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, more than half of the companies surveyed by KPMG Global Legal Services reported they were not in compliance and less than 10% felt confident employees at their organization were fully aware of the new requirements imposed by the law.…Read more »

WFLS Awards Homer E. Moyer, Jr., with the Harry LeRoy Jones Award
November 16, 2016 in: General News

Below is the acceptance speech of Homer E. Moyer, Jr., of Miller & Chevalier, who received the Harry LeRoy Jones Award at the Washington Foreign Law Society’s Annual Dinner Gala on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Mr. Moyer was the co-founder and chair for twelve years of the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), which provides technical legal assistance to emerging democracies of the former Soviet bloc.  …Read more »

iHL: Human Rights, Law, and Security in the Information Age
February 19, 2016 in: General News

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, WFLS co-sponsored an event at American University Washington College of Law on Human Rights, Law and Security in the Information Age, during which Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Tom Malinowski presented American University Washington College of Law with a certificate of appreciation “for supporting international efforts to promote the Rule of Law and Legal Education through the contribution of more than 2,500 legal textbooks to Law Students and Legal Professionals in Uzbekistan.” Dean Claudio Grossman accepted the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the AUWCL community.Read more »

One Year After Charlie
February 9, 2016 in: General News   On January 6, 2016 Washington Foreign Law Society, the Newseum Institute and Reporters Without Borders hosted a discussion of the worldwide impact on a free press and free expression after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff on Jan. 7, 2015, and on the public at multiple sites in Paris eleven months later.…
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WFLS and the World Bank Host Justice Stephen Breyer
December 16, 2015 in: General News

On December 10th, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the World Bank co-hosted Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer for a lively discussion on his new book, The Court and the World. The event was chaired by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist at the World Bank, and included discussants Anne-Marie Leroy, General Counsel to the World Bank Group, and Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legals Studies at the George Washington University Law School.…Read more »

Nonproliferation in a Noncompliant World: Rethinking UN Security Council Resolution 1540
October 29, 2015 in: General News

On October 29, 2015 the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society, cosponsored “Nonproliferation in a Noncompliant World: Rethinking UN Security Council Resolution 1540,” a workshop in cooperation with South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as part of the launch of the ISS-coordinated Towards the 2016 Comprehensive Review: Former Experts Assess UNSC Resolution 1540, a report that recommends better practices to combat proliferation.…Read more »

Nuclear Energy Securing the Future
October 28, 2015 in: General News

On October 28, 2015 the Stimson Center and the Washington Foreign Law Society, cosponsored “Nuclear Energy: Securing the Future” a discussion on opportunities for incentives such as insurance, finance and limited liability to reduce nuclear risk while providing a return on investment to operators.  As the Nuclear Security Summit series draws to a close, the prospects dim for development of binding nuclear security standards to assure future safe, secure industry expansion.…Read more »

VIDEO: “Tax It Like It Is: Discussing the Luxembourg and Swiss Leaks”
June 2, 2015 in: General News

  On May 26th, 2015, WFLS and the Newseum hosted a discussion with reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and legal experts examining the Luxembourg and Swiss leaks. The respective leaks have cast light on the secretive tax arrangements of more than 300 of the world’s largest multinational corporations and on the secretive world of private banking in Switzerland.…Read more »

Women’s Human Rights in Africa
April 29, 2015 in: General News

On April 23rd, the 2014-2015 Georgetown University Law Center Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Program fellows presented their graduate research projects on gender equality and human rights issues in Africa at the Cannon House Office Building. In cooperation with the Washington Foreign Law Society, the LAWA fellows presented their individual projects and led a discussion with attendees from Capitol Hill, the private and public sectors, and students.…Read more »

Panel Discussion on Ukraine-Related Sanctions
March 27, 2015 in: General News

On March 27, 2015, WFLS and Steptoe & Johnson LLP hosted a breakfast panel on Ukraine-related sanctions. Panelists Eileen Albanese, Director of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, Rachel Nagle, Senior Advisor, Compliance Programs, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Aaron Gothelf, Senior Counsel, International Trade Controls, GE, discussed developments in Ukraine-related sanctions and related trade measures over the past year and best practices regarding sanctions compliance for companies operating in Russia/Ukraine.…Read more »
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