IPS 2016 Summer Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour to enjoy beautiful Seattle Summer!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour at a downtown Seattle location on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8-00 p.m.  This is a no-host happy hour and is meant to be an opportunity for any IPS member or friends/family of IPS members to…

CLE = “Open Source Software: Legal Issues and Cases in the U.S. and Abroad”

Legal issues in open source software have been much in debate among practitioners where legal consequences are unclear due to the scarcity of case law and the rapid progress of technology.  In the past decade, however, courts have tried more open source software cases than before, providing conclusions to some of the debates and underscoring…

Event Report – “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation”

The WSBA International Practice Section held another successful spring event, “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation,” on May 12, 2016 at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.  The well-thought comments from the four panelists experienced in the international legal field provided great insight on issues involving international…

Register Now to Attend a CLE and Reception – “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation”

Register Now to Attend a CLE and Reception “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation” ­ Thursday, May 12, 2016 THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTION of the Washington State Bar Association cordially invites you to attend this popular spring event.  Space is limited and this event sold out last year! To register, please click…

CLE = “Transactions in International Cultural Heritage: Key Issues for Lawyers Advising Clients”

This CLE will focus on legal challenges surrounding the trade in international cultural objects by exploring competing claims among source countries, museums, and market players such as auction houses, collectors and dealers. With reference to current controversies like the recent raid on Christie’s to recover smuggled Indian artifacts, “red flag” issues that can trip up…

CLE = “When an International Deal Goes Wrong – International Arbitration Issues that Should be on Your Radar Screen”

Join us for an International Practice Section brownbag CLE on international arbitration issues.  We will look at issues arising when an international transaction goes wrong and heads into arbitration, with perspectives from a litigator, arbitrator and transactional attorney.  Our panel will discuss important issues that should be considered in advance, risks and rewards of arbitration…

Event Report: IPS 2016 Kick Off

On January 28, the WSBA International Practice Section held its first event of the year, IPS 2016 Kick Off, starting with a CLE on the topic of the EU data protections and Safe Harbor issues, followed by a lively networking event. Geff Brown, Assistant General Counsel in the Regulatory Affairs group at Microsoft Corporation’s Corporate,…