IN THIS ISSUE : MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
This Week at the City Bar
Around the Bar
Recent Committee Activity
Committee Seeking Members
Nominating Committee Request
   
This Week at the City Bar
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
6 PM – 9 PM,
CLE
Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know from Pre-Contract to Closing (Register for Both Days) (Day 1 Only)



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
6 PM – 8 PM,
Event
“Meet and Greet” New Labor Arbitrator Panel Program and Arbitrator Reception


7 PM – 9 PM,
Event
The Environmental and Energy Stakes of the 2012 Elections




WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
9 AM – 12 PM,
CLE
Licensing Agreements: How Recent Decisions are Impacting Damages


6 PM – 9 PM,
CLE
Ethical Considerations for Corporate Investigations: Updates 2012



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
6 PM – 8 PM,
Event
Address by Lanny A. Breuer: The Role of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in White Collar Criminal Law Enforcement


6 PM – 9 PM,
CLE
Residential Real Estate Closings: What You Need to Know from Pre-Contract to Closing (Day 2 Only)


7 PM – 9 PM,
Event
Listening and Responding Well: Contemplative Practice as Noise Abatement for Lawyers



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
9 AM – 12 PM,
CLE
Private Equity Structuring: The Basics


1 PM – 4 PM,
CLE
Producing Private Equity, Offering, Financing & M&A Agreements Efficiently


6 PM – 8 PM,
Event
Friday Evening Chamber Music

Around the Bar
City Bar Welcomes Law Students at Annual Reception


On September 6th, over 200 law students gathered at the Annual Law Student Welcome Reception to hear City Bar President Carey Dunne and other active members of the Association. Students had the opportunity to mingle with committee members and learn about the benefits of City Bar membership.

Recent Committee Activity
International Violence Against Women Act
In a letter to New York congressional representatives, the Committees on African Affairs, Domestic Violence, and Sex and Law urged them to co-sponsor the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) pending in the House. The legislation is designed to prevent and respond to the widespread and egregious violence against girls and women that afflicts communities and countries across the globe, including domestic violence, rape, acid burnings, so-called honor killings, forced marriage, and other gross violations of human rights. Among its provisions, the bill would create a new office in the State Department to address these issues, including an Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and would provide mechanisms to target funding and otherwise take into account the efforts of nations receiving U.S. aid to stem gender violence.

Committee Seeking Members
The Foreign and Comparative Law Committee is accepting applications for membership for the 2012-2013 year, beginning in September. Its membership consists of New York lawyers from the public, private, and academic spheres who are interested in how different legal systems and jurisdictions approach common legal issues. The Committee is divided into several working groups, each of which focuses on a particular issue and works toward preparing either a written piece or event related to this topic. Current working groups include the Global Regulation of Financial Markets; Sovereign Debt; Foreign Sovereign Immunity; and Comparative Civil and Common Law. In past years, the Committee has hosted several speakers, including a sitting judge of the International Court of Justice and a senior member of the Austrian Foreign Service. In the coming year, the Committee will host a presentation by Hans-Jochem Lueer, a dean of the German bankruptcy bar, titled “Recurring Conflicts between U.S.-American and German Legal Systems.” To apply, please contact the Committee’s chair, David Lindley at david.lindley@pillsburylaw.com, or secretary, Anne Lefever, at anne.lefever@pillsburylaw.com.

Nominating Committee Request
The Nominating Committee of the City Bar solicits your suggestions for candidates for the following offices and committee members for terms commencing May 2013: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, four Members of the Executive Committee (Class of 2017), and five Members of the Audit Committee. Please submit your suggestions to any member of the Committee or to ekocienda@nycbar.org by September 21, 2012. The Nominating Committee Members are:

Robert C. Sheehan, Chair
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 735-3350, rsheehan@skadden.com

Barbara S. Gillers

NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 679-5757, barbara.gillers@nyu.edu

Hon. L. Priscilla Hall
Kings County Supreme Court
45 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (347) 296-1061, phall@courts.state.ny.us

Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein
US District Court (SDNY)
500 Pearl Street, Room 910, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 805-0152, alvin_hellerstein@nysd.uscourts.gov

Yukako Kawata
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 450-4896, kawata@davispolk.com

Mark R. Shulman
Pace University School of Law
78 N. Broadway, Preston Hall 216, White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 422-4338, MarkRShulman@gmail.com

Benito Romano
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
601 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 277-4091, benito.romano@freshfields.com

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