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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, January 3, 2014

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly
Russia Issue Now Available
The Russia Issue of the ILQ has been released and is available on the section's website.

If you'd like to get published in this premier journal, which covers all areas of international law, please submit topic ideas to Alvin Lindsay at

He will provide deadlines and the
publication's style guide.


Visit our sponsors


* ILS thanks its new sponsors for the 2013-2014 Cycle:



 Global Sponsors


- Aballí Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis

- Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá

- Hogan Lovells 

- White & Case


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg
- Devine Goodman

- Hunton & Williams 

- Kobre & Kim


Regional Sponsor

- Alvarez and Marsal Holdings 

- Eduardo Palmer P.A.
- GrayRobinson

- Harper Meyer 

- Northern Trust



Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Cycle 


In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2012-2013, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  The 2013-2014 Sponsorship Package is available here.


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.





The ILS Gazette:



Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith 




C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















* January 15, 2014 - Deadline to submit Florida Bar Leadership Academy Applications  


* February 27-28, 2014 - International Business Transactions Conference & 12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference.  Click here for brochure.


* April 7-9, 2014 - Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2014 International Days, Florida State University Conference Center, Tallahassee


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Going beyond traditional panel presentations, what would excite and motivate you at this year's conference on February 28, 2014? Please let us know by filling out the following 2014 ILAC planning survey. click here
Upcoming Events

February Events


February 10-12, 2014 - Florida Chamber of Commerce - Board of Governors Capitol Day, Tallahassee


February 27, 2014 - International Business Transactions Conference, JW Marriott Marquis, Miami.  Click here to view schedule and speakers.   


February 28, 2014 - International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, JW Marriott Marquis, Miami.  Click here to view schedule and speakers.   


April Events


April 1-5, 2014 -- ABA Section of International Law, Spring Meeting, New York City 

 The American Bar Association Section of International Law's 2014 Spring Meeting will take place on April 1-5 and will include more than 60 continuing legal education programs and a number of social events and networking opportunities.


Florida Bar International Law Section members can register at a discounted rate. To receive the discounted rate check off the "Member of Cooperating Organization," and list the Florida Bar Association, Section of International Law. Registration form is available here.


Please visit

for information on programming, registration, and hotel accommodations.


 April 7-9, 2014 -- Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2014 International Days.


Location: Florida State University Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306


Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida's international business community to hear from top international trade experts and promote the significant role international business has in Florida's economy and in your business. 

We Want You!

 Florida Bar Leadership Academy Applications Now Available Online


Applications for Fellowship in The Florida Bar's Leadership Academy for the 2014-2015 Bar year are now available online at and are due by January 15, 2014 before 5 pm. Class ll of the Academy will be comprised of attorneys sought from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, Bar sections and divisions, voluntary and specialty Bars, and different geographical areas of the State.

In furtherance of Bar President Eugene K Pettis' vision, the Academy was designed as a multi-session training program to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills. The Academy hopes to develop effective leaders at all levels within our profession. During their one year term, Fellows are given a curriculum tailored toward enhancing personal and professional leadership skills which they can utilize in organizations like voluntary Bars, Bar sections or divisions, the judiciary, governing boards or their local community. The curriculum includes attending Bar events, special education programs on topics such as Bar structure, developing and sustaining programs, devotion to public service, strategic planning and execution, and many other related areas. Fellows have the opportunity to establish relationships with Bar leaders, including former Bar Presidents, current Bar leadership, Board of Governors members, members of the Judiciary, as well as the Legislature, to learn more about the inner workings of the Bar and their role within the profession, while enhancing their leadership skills.  

In The News

Article on American Diversity in International Arbitration 2003-2013 by Prof. Benjamin Davis


* Prof. Davis will be the Keynote Speaker at the Feb. 28, 2014, ILS International Litigation and Arbitration Conference (ILAC).


Davis, Benjamin, American Diversity in International Arbitration 2003-2013 (Pre-Publication Draft) (December 13, 2013). Available at SSRN:



When I was approached to return to issues of diversity in international arbitration, I decided to expand on the methodology I used in the 2003-2004 period in two earlier articles on American minorities in international arbitration.  I examine American diversity in international arbitration across the broader target population for the ABA's Goal III diversity efforts: American women, American minorities, American lawyers with disabilities, and American LGBTQ lawyers.  These four groups are the target population described in the American Bar Association's Goal III: Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity. In addition to sending a survey to 413 international arbitration practitioners of whom I was aware or to whom I was referred and listservs, I contacted a diverse group of international arbitral institutions around the world from some of whom I received data.


A short version will be in the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine Winter 2014.