WFLS News

Keep up with the latest news and events from the Washington Foreign Law Society.

The Lacey Act and Imported “Plant Products”: Recent Enforcement Trends Generate Calls for Amendment
January 5, 2012

The Washington Foreign Law Society was pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion on the implementation of the 2008 Lacey Act amendments and the various proposals to adjust them. Speakers included representatives from the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and the International Wood Products Association.

Reception Honoring Japan
November 1, 2011

On November 1, the Washington Foreign Law Society co-hosted its annual reception with Harold Koh, the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State, in the historic Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. The honoree for the 2011 reception was Japan, and Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki accepted the honors in a keynote address to the more than 250 people in attendance.

Photos from Reception Honoring Japan
November 1, 2011

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WFLS and ABA Breakfast on Careers in International Anti-Corruption
October 25, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption Committee of The ABA Section of International Law and local D.C. law schools presented an expert panel on careers in international anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. The audience heard from practitioners from the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, international organizations, and private practice as they provide an update on international policy and enforcement trends of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws and discussed careers for lawyers working in these areas.

World Bank Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Efforts
October 24, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society was pleased to collaborate with the World Bank Group on an important breakfast program on October 24, 2011, on the World Bank’s sanctions and anti-corruption efforts.

Washington Foreign Law Society Annual Garden Party
September 21, 2011

The Washington Foreign Law Society recently held its Annual Garden Party on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

After the Protests: Supporting Democratic Transitions in the Middle East
July 20, 2011

The interim governments in Egypt and Tunisia have promised transitions to democratic rule and the Tunisian and Egyptian people have embraced the opportunity for reform. They have begun to form new associations to address the many needs facing their country as it transitions to democracy. These include, building accountable and transparent government institutions and addressing the country’s economic woes. The Washington Foreign Law Society held a panel discussion focused on the importance of maintaining a focus on human rights during this transition period, the role of civil society in the process, and the efforts of U.S. policy makers to support the transitions in Egypt and Tunisia.