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Meet the Board: Piper Hendricks
April 15, 2013 in: General News, Meet the Board

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. Over the next few months, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our first featured Board Member is Piper Hendricks, Founder and Executive Director of p.h.Read more »

Recap: Special Luncheon with Ken Blanco
April 15, 2013 in: General News

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco discussed the Department of Justice’s efforts to combat cross-border money-laundering and Kleptocracy. In overseeing the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS), at the DOJ, Ken was optimistic about the level of cooperation between DOJ and foreign counterparts, touting Colombia and Mexico as successful examples of cooperation with foreign government agencies, officials, and law enforcement.…Read more »

The Future of International Mass Claims
April 3, 2013 in: General News

The International Dispute Resolution Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Section, the D.C. Bar Litigation Section, the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration presented a lunchtime program on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 addressing what may very well be the wave of the future in international dispute resolution – mass claims.…Read more »

Recap: Roundtable discussion on the Millennium Development Goals
March 25, 2013 in: General News

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group held the event “Post-2015: The MDGs, Legal Reform, and Development Policy” at ASIL Headquarters. Panelists included Wade Channell, Senior Legal Reform Advisor at the U.S.…Read more »

LinkedIn Group for Members
March 13, 2013 in: General News

The Washington Foreign Law Society has launched a LinkedIn group for paid members. As our mission statement says:
The Washington Foreign Law Society serves as a forum for the intersection of legal and non-legal professionals serving in public and private capacities to the many US Government agencies, foreign missions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and national and global professional firms with a Washington presence.
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New Year’s Greetings from the Washington Foreign Law Society
January 4, 2013 in: General News

From Sam Witten, President, Washington Foreign Law Society: Happy New Year from the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. This message provides you an update on the Society’s activities in 2012. We are looking forward to an equally successful 2013, beginning with our first program, next Wednesday, January 9, featuring State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh.…Read more »

Reception Honoring Mexico
December 6, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from 2012 Gala
June 4, 2012 in: General News

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Photos from Kiobel Panel
March 2, 2012 in: General News

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WFLS Happy Hour
January 12, 2012 in: General News

On January 12, the Washington Foreign Law Society hosted a happy hour on the rooftop of Eden Lounge.  A good time was had by all as we met new members and reconnected with old ones.   We thank all those who came to celebrate the New Year with us!…Read more »