Past Events

The WSBA International Practice Section held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 24, 2020. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s AGM took place entirely online. About 40 lawyers and law students participated the virtual meeting. Outgoing Chair Leonid Kisselev reported on IPS activities for 2019-2020, including IPS mini-CLEs, mentorship program and happy hours…

The WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) held a Virtual Happy Hour on July 23, 2020.  It was the IPS’s first online social event.  The participants introduced themselves and enjoyed a series of trivia questions relating to international matters, such as languages, cities, and national flags.  The participants enjoyed conversing and connecting with each other online,…

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…

On June 11, 2019, the WSBA International Practice Section‘s spring event took place at K&L Gates in downtown Seattle. The five panelists, including US in-house counsel and European attorneys, discussed legal issues on the topic of cross-border environment focusing on Europe, including strategic approaches to the EU market and key factors and differences to note…

The WSBA International Practice Section’s annual meeting took place on September 27, 2018 at the University of Washington School of Law.  Outgoing Chair Matthew Dresden reported on the IPS’s activities for the immediate past year, including recent positive progress on the availability of IPS mini-CLEs’ online with the WSBA’s support. Incoming Chair Holly Vance addressed…

On May 3, 2018, the WSPA International Practice Section held the 2018 spring event titled “Legal Issues on M&A and Commercial Cross-Border Transactions” at K&L Gates Seattle office.  Five panelists consisting of two in-house counsels and three foreign practicing lawyers discussed and shared their views on various practical aspects of the topic: from the points on selecting outside…

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…