The American Society of International Law in cosponsorship with the American Branch of the International Law Association, the International Law Sections of the Bar Association of San Francisco and Barristers Club, and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP will host the third of its four part Summer Associates Briefing Series on July 26, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.
This exciting briefing will focus on the following three international legal experts and their experiences working in both the private and public sectors of international law:
David R. Andrews has served as the chairman of a large international law firm, senior counsel to three federal agencies and general counsel to a Fortune 100 company. In 2005 Andrews retired from PepsiCo, the world’s fourth largest food and beverage company where he was the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary. He guided PepsiCo through the turbulent period of corporate governance changes starting with the Sarbanes/Oxley Act. When Andrews retired in 2005, Moody’s Investors Service rated PepsiCo A+ for corporate governance. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Andrews was a partner at the international law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Bingham McCutchen). From 1976 to 1980 Andrews served as the Special Assistant for Policy and Legal Counsel to the Deputy Administrator of EPA in Washington, DC. From 1980 to 1981 he served as the Principal Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At EPA Andrews earned the Outstanding Service Award and at HHS he was awarded the Secretary’s Special Citation. In 1997 Andrews was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be the 19th Legal Adviser (General Counsel) to the U.S. Department of State, a position he held until April 2000. During his tenure as the Legal Adviser, Andrews represented the United States in negotiations with Iran conducted under the Algiers Accords over government-to-government claims arising from the takeover of U.S. property in Iran. He was awarded the highest civilian award of the State Department, the Distinguished Service Award for his work in negotiating a resolution of the dispute between China and the United States over compensation for the May 1999 NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade and for his lead role in establishing the Scottish Court that set in the Netherlands to try the two Libyans accused of blowing up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland. Andrews is a graduate of the University of California and its School of Law.
Maria Chedid has focused on international and domestic arbitration, international political risk insurance, international litigation, appeals, and federal preemption law. She has represented clients in international and domestic arbitration in a variety of arbitral institutions, including the ICC, the AAA, the ICDR, the LCIA, the WGA, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and the United Nations Compensation Commission. Ms. Chedid’s arbitrations have involved international licensing disputes; political risk insurance claims; IP ownership disputes; breach of government contracts; regulatory expropriation claims; shareholder disputes; and other private commercial contract disputes. In the international project finance context, Ms. Chedid advises regarding international political risk coverage and dispute resolution issues. Her practice is geographically diverse, extending to matters relating to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Ms. Chedid also has represented clients in U.S. courts in cases involving a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional and cross-border litigation issues, including Alien Tort Statute matters; enforcement of foreign judgments; 28 U.S.C. §1782 applications; the Hague Service Convention and Hague Evidence Convention; and forum non conveniens matters. Ms. Chedid received her B.A. in Philosophy with distinction from Barnard College in 1989, graduated from New York University School of Law in 1993, where she was an editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. She was elected an International Law Fellow of the New York University School of Law Center for International Studies in 1992, and completed her one-year fellowship at the Law Center in public international law.
_Kenneth I. Juster is currently Executive Vice President for Law, Policy, and Corporate Strategy at Salesforce.com. He is also a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001 to 2005. During that time, he founded and served as U.S. Chair of the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, and was one of the key architects of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India. In addition, he was responsible for concluding and signing the End-Use Visit Understanding between the United States and China that facilitated increased exports of U.S. high technology to China. Upon completion of his term at the Commerce Department, Mr. Juster received the Secretary of Commerce's William C. Redfield Award and Medal, the Commerce Department's highest honor. Prior to this, Mr. Juster was a Senior Partner at Arnold & Porter, where he practiced international law from 1981 to 1989 and 1993 to 2001. He was also the Counselor (Acting) of the U.S. Department of State from 1992 to 1993, and Deputy and Senior Adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Juster received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award and Medal, the State Department's highest honor, in 1993. Mr. Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School, a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a B.A. in government from Harvard College.
Jerome C. Roth is a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP who specializes in business and international litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has been widely recognized for the breadth and depth of his practice, the high profile of his matters, and the results obtained for his clients. Mr. Roth has defended large-scale intercompany commercial disputes; securities fraud, antitrust, RICO and consumer class actions; and intellectual property cases including trade secret misappropriation and trademark matters. Mr. Roth is an active member of the international litigation bar and has represented European, Asian and Latin American clients in a variety of both criminal and civil litigation matters. He speaks French, Spanish and Italian; is President-Elect of the American section of the Union Internationale des Avocats based in Paris, France and co-director of its International Human Rights Committee; and has been the co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section's International Litigation Committee (2005-2008). Mr. Roth recently obtained a French-language masters degree in European business law from the Université de Paris II. In 2007, he was among a handful of ABA members who spearheaded a program to train Sudanese lawyers to represent victims of the Darfur tragedy before the International Criminal Court. He lectures frequently on international aspects of United States litigation, both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Roth graduated magna cum laude in 1979 from Harvard College and magna cum laude in 1983 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and wrote his student note on the applicability of the RICO statute to commercial disputes. He clerked after law school for United States District Judge William Schwarzer in San Francisco.
Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law will moderate.
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