The recordings of the following WSBA IPS CLEs are now available:

Human Trafficking and Aviation: Domestic and International Issues and RPC 1.16 and RPC 2.1

Presented by: Rebacca Mares  – Lane Powell PC, Seattle

Webinar date: Thursday, February 24, 2022


This CLE 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 relation to: (1) RPC 1.16 regarding a lawyer’s duty to withdraw from representation if the client “persists in a course of action involving the lawyer’s services that the lawyer reasonably believes is criminal or fraudulent”; and (2) RPC 2.1 regarding a lawyer’s duty as advisor to “refer not only to law but to other considerations such as moral, economic, social and political factors, that may be relevant to the client’s situation.”

This link is not accredited for CLE credit and is available for viewing for up to one year after the live event date (February 24, 2022).

“Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute: Developments under Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe”

Presented by: Tyler Giannini – Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Date: September 30, 2021

The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) allows federal courts to hear lawsuits filed by foreign nationals for torts committed in violation of international law. The 2021 U.S. Supreme Court cases of Nestlé v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe consider whether suits under the ATS are permissible against these U.S. corporations that allegedly aided and abetted in perpetration of child slavery on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast. The Court is specifically considering two issues: whether there can be ATS liability against U.S. corporate defendants and whether aiding and abetting liability is permitted under the statute.  Please join us for a presentation by Professor Tyler Giannini of Harvard Law School regarding these two cases and their possible impact on ATS-based litigation in the future.

This link is not accredited for CLE credit and is available for viewing for up to one year after the live event date (September, 30, 2021).

“One Year In: The Trump Administration’s Impact on Key International Business Regulatory Areas”

Presented by:
Emily Lawson, Harris Bricken, LLP
Michelle Salter, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Larry Ward, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Date: March 8, 2018

During its first year, the Trump Administration has made critical regulatory and policy changes impacting key international business regulatory areas including international trade (customs laws, import laws), immigration, and national security (export controls, economic sanctions, foreign direct investment).  Join our panel of experts as they describe what has changed officially in the last year in each of these areas and how presidential tweets and speeches have left some areas of uncertainty.  Our panelists will also prognosticate as to where the Trump Administration is headed in each of these key regulatory areas in 2018.

This link is not accredited for CLE credit and is available for viewing only.