Trends in Transnational Law Featured in IGLP Alumni Reunion


Interested in learning about the current trends in the transnational practice of law?

Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs will host its Worldwide Alumni Reunion on Friday, featuring several panels on the transnational practice of law, from litigation and arbitration to corporate practice. All the participating panelists are graduates of the International Graduate Law Programs.

"This year's alumni reunion will be marked by the quality of the panels we are hosting," said Jessica Carvalho Morris, director of the IGLP. "We will be addressing current topics in the transnational practice of law. We have some amazing speakers, who include the keynote address from Professor Bernard Oxman. We will be welcoming lawyers from all over the world during this special event. This promises to be the largest alumni reunion to date; we have graduates coming from Switzerland, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, among other countries."

The first panel, "How to Boost your Transnational Practice" will be chaired by Professor Keith Rosenn, and will feature graduates Erika Litvak from Greenberg Traurig; Hernan Pantaleon of Marval, O'Farrel & Mairal; Augusto Aragone of Ingram Micro Inc. and Ellen von Geyso of von Geyso P.A. The panelists will discuss the practical and realistic challenges faced by transnational law practitioners today and will share ideas, views and experiences in this field, including on international contract negotiations and contract drafting.

After a coffee break, attendees will choose from two different panels based on their area of interest: transnational corporate practice or transnational arbitration.

The "Transnational Corporate Practice" panel will be chaired by Professor Caroline M. Bradley. Graduates Delia Reyes of Burger King Corporation; Aymee Valdivia of Holland and Knight, and Thomas Pate of White & Case will discuss advantages and challenges faced by foreign attorneys working as transnational lawyers in the U.S. and representing international/multi-national clients.

Attendees who choose the "Transnational Arbitration" panel will have the opportunity to hear from Eduardo de la Pena of Astigarraga Davis, Pablo Bentes of the World Trade Organization and a current Miami Law visiting professor, and Sandra Friedrich of Latham & Watkins and a former Miami Law visiting assistant professor.

The panel will be chaired by one of the world's leading arbitrators, Professor Jan Paulsson, who holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law and is the Faculty Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration. The panel will focus on international arbitration at the World Trade Organization, investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration. Panelists will discuss current challenges and common trends.

The reunion will conclude with a cocktail reception on the Bricks at Miami Law.

The program is being sponsored by Astigarraga Davis and offers four CLE credits. Cost is $35 per person or $45 at the door.