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What will U.S. Trade Policy under Biden look like and how will it be received by our friends and allies?
April 29, 2021 in: General News

On April 27th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the third instalment of its series on Issues and Trends in International Trade Law. The panel featured Tomas Baert (European Union Delegation to the United States) and Barbara Weisel (Rock Creek Global Advisor), and was moderated by Evelyn Suarez (The Suarez Firm, LLP).…Read more »

Cyber Insurance Exclusions: What War?
April 15, 2021 in: General News

On April 15th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society, in conjunction with the Stimson Center, hosted the second instalment of its series on “Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped?”. The conversation featured Mr. Jon Bateman (Carnegie Endowment) and Mr. Matthew McCabe (Marsh), and was moderated by Ms.…Read more »

Panel Discussion: Public and Private Whistleblowers and The Need for Legal and Financial Assistance
March 31, 2021 in: General News

On March 30th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the second instalment of its series on Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Law. The panel featured prof. Jonathan J. Rusch (Georgetown Law; American University College of Law) and prof. Wim Vandekerckhove (University of Greenwich) and was moderated by WFLS Board Member Pascale Helene Dubois.…Read more »

Inside the Room: Attorney-Diplomats at work on U.S. Foreign Relations (Part Two)
March 18, 2021 in: General News

On March 18th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the second instalment of a two-part interview series with Mark B. Feldman (Georgetown Law) and Jeffrey H. Smith (Arnold & Porter). The first segment took place on February 18th, and is available at this link. In the second and final program of the series, Mark Feldman interviewed Jeff Smith, former General Counsel of the CIA.…Read more »

Armed Conflict in the 2020s: The Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
March 4, 2021 in: General News

On March 4th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first installment of its new virtual series, “Armed Conflict in the 2020s”. The series premiered with a discussion on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, featuring Prof. Alex De Waal (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) and Prof.…Read more »

Inside The Room: Attorney-Diplomats at work on U.S. Foreign Relations
February 18, 2021 in: General News

On February 18th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first of a two-part interview series with Mark B. Feldman (adjunct professor at Georgetown Law and former deputy and acting legal advisory at the Department of State), and Jeffrey H. Smith (former head of Arnold and Porter’s National Security practice and former General Counsel of the CIA), accomplished professionals and public servants with decades of experience in U.S.…Read more »

The UN: Defining Cyber Rules of the Road?
February 9, 2021 in: General News

On February 9th, 2021, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first instalment of its new virtual series on tech policy, “Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped?”, jointly organized with the Stimson Center, a Washington DC-based think tank focusing on international security issues.…Read more »

Happy New Year from the Washington Foreign Law Society
January 8, 2021 in: General News

The President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, Ms. Giuliana Canè, issued the following letter to members, subscribers, and friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society. *    *    * Dear friends of the Washington Foreign Law Society, We hope this note finds you all in the of health and spirits notwithstanding the strenuous challenges of the past several months.…Read more »

Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Laws, Part 1. From Watergate to Biden — 43 years of international anti-corruption efforts since the birth of the FCPA
December 10, 2020 in: General News

On December 10th, 2020, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted the first instalment of its new virtual series, Issues and Trends in International Anti-Corruption Law. Ms. Pascale Dubois and Ms. Lucinda Low featured as the first speakers of the series, which will continue in the following months with additional instalments.…Read more »

Dissecting Monasky v. Taglieri: the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for Habitual Residence under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
November 17, 2020 in: General News

On November 17th, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a webinar on the Supreme Court case of Monasky v. Taglieri. The event was moderated by Ms. Melissa Kucinski (MK Family Law, PLLC, Washington, D.C.) and featured contributions by Mr. Richard Min (Burger Green & Min, LLP, New York, NY) and Mr.…Read more »