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The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a networking group for lawyers interested in international law. With more than 500 members and monthly events, our mission is to connect people and build long-lasting and meaningful professional relationships.

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Arnold & Porter’s Embassy Series: A Presidency Challenged and Challenging

Join Arnold & Porter’s Legislative, Regulatory, and Global Law and Public Policy teams on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, for an interactive discussion on the challenges facing the Trump presidency in the new year. From a Democratic House to the Mueller investigation to newly emboldened global adversaries, engage with our experts to explore the impact of these and other issues on the President and his Administration. Speakers include Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), who served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 30 years; Ambassador Thomas Shannon, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere; Ambassador Miomir Žužul, former Foreign Minister of Croatia and Croatian Ambassador to the United States; Robert Weiner, former Associate Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice and a former Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office; and Paul Fishman, former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, among others. RSVP Here: https://comms.arnoldporter.com/6/2380/landing-pages/accept--blank-.asp?ExcludePageBreak=true

The Trump Administration and International Law

850 10th St NW

This engaging discussion with Yale Law School Professor Harold Hongju Koh on his new book, The Trump Administration and International Law, will examine the interactions between President Trump's foreign policy and international law, as surveyed in his book. Partner and co-chair of Covington's International Arbitration practice, Marney Cheek, will moderate. How will international law inform and constrain U.S. foreign policy in the Trump era? Since the Trump Administration took office, this question has touched almost every issue area of international law. Professor Koh argues that the pervasive "transnational legal process" that governs these issue areas continues to play an important role in shaping U.S. policymaking. The book surveys immigration and refugee law, human rights, climate change, denuclearization, trade diplomacy, relations with North Korea, Russia and Ukraine, America's "Forever War" against Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and the ongoing tragedy in Syria. Professor Koh's tour d'horizon illustrates the many techniques that players in the transnational legal process have used to respond to President Trump's early initiatives. SPEAKER: Harold Hongju Koh is the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale, where he previously served as Dean, following his service as the 22nd Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State. Professor Koh also previously served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. MODERATOR: Marney Cheek, Partner and co-chair of the firm's Arbitration Practice Group, represents both states and corporate clients in complex international disputes, drawing upon her expertise in public international law, investment, and international trade. RSVP HERE: https://covcommunicate.com/61/1744/landing-pages/rsvp-blank.asp?utm_source=vuture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=book+talk:+harold+koh,+%22the+trump+administration+and+international+law%22&sid=833d50a6-efa1-44da-aa70-953f48642bcd

LegalTech 2019 (at Legalweek in New York City)

New York Hilton Midtown

Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Legaltech® provides an in-depth look at what the technological world has in store for you and your practice AND offers an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to meet your current and future technology needs. I'll be visiting a lot of the exhibitors but let me know if you'll be attending or want to tag along. Check out the event at: http://www.legalweekshow.com/legaltech/east/

Welcome 116th Congress: How to Prepare for the Congressional Investigations Boom

Welcoming the 116th Congress: How to Prepare for the Congressional Investigations Boom The 116th Congress is poised to take an aggressive approach to investigations. Even for organizations and individuals who aren't the focus, congressional investigations can pose some risk to nonprofit organizations. Sometimes, donors can be under the microscope; on other occasions it might be individuals or institutions with whom a nonprofit has a commercial or other business relationship; and from time to time it could be a board member. How an organization responds can be critical to its reputation and its relationship with stakeholders. In this session, we will provide guidance on the steps to take before the first request for information arrives, and considerations to keep in mind as the investigation progresses. Based on our own deep experience in handling these types of matters, we'll offer some predictions about where Congress will be looking, and how we can help navigate potentially treacherous water. RSVP HERE: https://comms.arnoldporter.com/6/2378/landing-pages/accept--blank-.asp?

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