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CLE = “Human Trafficking and Aviation – Domestic and International Issues and RPC 1.16; and RPC 2.1”

This CLE has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us as Rebecca Mares “Becky,” an aviation attorney at the Seattle office of Lane Powell PC, provides an overview of domestic and international issues related to human trafficking, particularly in aviation.  Additionally, Becky will discuss human trafficking, know-your-client (KYC), due diligence and its…

CLE = “Global Anti-Corruption Compliance: Managing Third-Party Risk”

This CLE has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us as former federal prosecutor Jim Lord, Principal of Lord Compliance Consulting, discusses best practices associated with anti-corruption compliance.  In particular, Mr. Lord will be discussing how to manage risk posed to companies by their business partners and other third parties.  His presentation…

CLE = “Hot Topics in Green Cards and Admissibility Issues”

In today’s difficult immigration environment, it can seem harder than ever to secure a green card for a client.  Join us for a discussion of some of the hottest admissibility topics in Adjustment of Status filings, including current interpretations of receipt of public benefits, former communist party membership and criminal issues. Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29,…

Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour to start off 2020!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour at Steelhead Diner (Address: 95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101. MAP) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  We will be in the room reserved to the left past the bar.  This…

CLE = “Investment in China and Hong Kong’s Legal Role”

Please join us as Mr. Claudio de Bedin, founder of Hong Kong-based law firm de Bedin & Lee, discusses the legal aspects of investing in China, and the critical role that Hong Kong plays in that space – and how recent events in the city could impact its role as an intermediary between China and…

CLE = “Issues in Patent Enforcement in China”

Please join us as Mr. Rock Jiang, director of Rayto Partners, P.C., speaks on patent infringement in China.  In particular, Mr. Jiang will discuss administrative venues for patent enforcement, details of how patent infringement is determined, and notable issues recently encountered in his patent practice in China. Date/Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 P.M. –…

Introducing New Huneke Fellow

Michael Rogers was elected to serve as the Huneke Fellow of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) for 2019-2020.  Michael is a second-year J.D. student at Seattle University School of Law.  Please see his bio on the “Current Huneke Fellow” page of the Global Gavel. The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by the IPS. …

Event Report of IPS 2019 Annual Meeting and New Executive Committee Members

On September 26, 2019, the annual event of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) took place with a great turnout at the University of Washington School of Law.  After Outgoing Chair, Holly Vance, reported on the IPS’s activities of the immediate previous year, including IPS mini-CLEs and the annual spring event, the leadership was passed…