The WSBA-IPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on September 22, 2017 at the University of Washington School of Law.  Outgoing Chair Bernard Shen reported the IPS’s activities for the 2016-2017 year, including its three major events (2017 Kickoff, Spring Event, and the AGM), seven CLEs, and two happy hours, and passed the leadership to…

On the morning of April 19, 2017, the WSBA International Practice Section held a breakfast CLE titled “Executive Order on Immigration: Top Legal Issues for Washington Businesses.”  It was the day after President Trump issued his “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, promoting the US economy and supporting the US manufacturing and defense industries, and protecting…

The WSBA International Practice Section held its annual Spring Kick-Off Event on January 26, 2017.  The event started off with the CLE by Mike Hintze, partner at Hintze Law PLLC and former Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft, presenting recent European privacy law developments along with comparisons to the US privacy laws, followed by lively questions…

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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…

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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,…

On September 25, 2015, the WSBA International Practice Section’s (IPS) joint event of the Reception for Foreign Lawyers and Law Students and the Annual General Meeting took place at William Gates Hall of the University of Washington School of Law.  Starting with a warm welcome by Dr. Dana Raigrodski, Executive Director of Global Affairs at…

On April 30, 2015, the WSBA International Practice Section held its event, “New Spring for Foreign Investments in Washington State,” and legal professionals filled up an auditorium of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience to attend a CLE at which experienced lawyer-panelists presented great remarks on the topic, followed by another great session…

The WSBA International Practice Section 2015 Kickoff was held on January 22, 2015 at K&L Gates in Seattle, Washington.  Law students who participated in the IPS mentor-mentee program through the IPS’s Foreign Lawyers/Law Students Reception held in fall 2014 were invited and many of them attended to meet their mentors, enhancing networking among IPS members, guest-attorneys,…

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The WSBA International Practice Section’s Annual Reception for Foreign Lawyers and Law Students took place on November 18, 2014 at Davis Wright Tremaine.  This time, the IPS’s Foreign Lawyers Reception and Law Students Reception were combined, and about 100 law students, foreign lawyers, and Seattle-based lawyers attended and conversed over nice drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  The…