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

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

On May 26th, 2015, WFLS and the Newseum hosted a discussion with reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and legal experts who examined 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.

Women’s Human Rights in Africa
April 29, 2015

On April 23rd, the 2014-2015 LAWA Fellows from Georgetown University Law Center presented their work on Capitol Hill.

Panel Discussion on Ukraine-Related Sanctions
March 27, 2015

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 practices regarding sanctions compliance for companies operating in Russia/Ukraine. The panel was moderated by Alexandra Baj of Steptoe & Johnson.… Read More »

WFLS Honors the Republic of Korea at State Department Reception
March 13, 2015

On February 10, 2015 the Washington Foreign Law Society joined with the U.S. Department of State and Acting Legal Adviser, Mary McLeod to honor the Republic of Korea for its commitment to and collaboration with the United States on matters including freedom, democracy, rule of law, nuclear nonproliferation, and free trade.

Meet the Board: Sarah Prosser
November 26, 2014

There are many benefits to membership at the Washington Foreign Law Society, including the opportunity to attend events alongside our distinguished Board of Governors. To get to know them better, WFLS will be interviewing some of our Board Members to showcase the unique and diversified talent behind the Society. Our third featured Board Member is Sarah Prosser, Attorney-Adviser at the State Department. Read more »

WFLS Annual Garden Party 2014
October 3, 2014

The Washington Foreign Law Society’s (WFLS) annual Garden Party took place on September 18, 2014. Members of the WFLS community joined together to socialize, discuss programs during the last year, and plan for the coming year. The year’s accomplishments include programming such as the Reception to Honor The Kingdom of Denmark, the Spring Gala Honoring Professor John G. Ruggie, and many others in collaboration with distinguished guest panelists from the government, international NGOs, the private sector and academia. Click here to see a full list of the past year’s events. The WFLS also received the report of the Nominating Committee and elected officers and members of the board of Governors for the year to come. … Read More »

WFLS Honors Professor John Ruggie at Annual Gala
June 23, 2014

On 11 June 2014, Professor John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, received the annual Harry LeRoy Jones Award of the Washington Foreign Law Society, honoring “an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and application of international law.” Professor Ruggie’s remarks at the award presentation, addressing international lawmaking in business and human rights, are available here.