Law Firm Partner Testimonials

What Law Firms Say about ASIL's Law Firm Partnership Program:

"White & Case was a pioneer among international law firms, and we continue today to serve our clients’ needs throughout our global network by promoting the international rule of law where we practice. Supporting ASIL, the leading international law organization in the United States, as a law firm sponsor is a natural extension of our firm’s mission to support the international rule of law and in so doing to maintain our standing as a leading international law firm. In return, ASIL thrives and supports our firm by providing an important forum for our attorneys to network, to stay informed, and to participate actively in the community of international law scholars and practitioners from throughout the world who are members of ASIL and participate in its rich programming."

Abby Cohen Smutny, Partner, White & Case LLP

"Covington & Burling values the privileges that ASIL offers to its sponsors, particularly the opportunity for our lawyers to attend the annual meeting and ad hoc programs. We also are pleased to assist with supporting the important work that the Society undertakes including its contributions to scholarship through the American Journal of International Law and other publications and its active role in promoting public discourse over important issues in the field. In addition, we find that early exposure to ASIL often leads some of our younger colleagues to becoming members and ultimately contributors to the Society’s projects."

Marney Cheek and Peter D. Trooboff, Partners, Covington & Burling LLP

"Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is pleased to participate in the Leadership Circle of The American Society of International Law. The Society provides a wealth of opportunities to engage fellow practitioners, clients, and leading scholars in meaningful discourse on current topics of international law and policy. Its work is central to the development of international law in the United States and abroad. Our firm is delighted to assist in that development."

David Bowker, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

"King & Spalding relies on ASIL to provide thought leadership in the public international law arena, through the Society’s annual meetings and the publication of the American Journal of International Law. We value the opportunities afforded by the Society to sponsor and participate in the discussion of contemporary issues in international law, to support the Society’s philanthropic work and to network among leading international academics and practitioners."

Margrete Stevens, Consultant, King & Spalding

"Arnold & Porter is proud to be a law firm sponsor for ASIL. For decades, many of the lawyers in our international practice have served as officers and members of ASIL, and we are pleased to host ASIL events at both Tillar House and at our firm. Many of our lawyers have also served in senior international positions in the U.S. and other governments, and participation in the ASIL annual meeting and other events allows us to keep in touch with former colleagues and to stay abreast of current developments in international law."

John B. Bellinger III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

"Simply put, ASIL is the most important international law forum in the United States. It’s the place where academics, policymakers, and practitioners in governments, international organizations, NGOs, and private practice, coming from around the world, exchange ideas, develop their knowledge and skills, and support each other’s work. And the end result of all that activity is to promote the rule of law in international relations."

Donald Francis Donovan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

"Steptoe & Johnson has a long history of involvement in public international law as evidenced by the firm’s high-level representations before international courts and tribunals and by the prominent positions held by Steptoe lawyers, including within the Society. In the 1970s, Monroe Leigh, the long-time managing partner of Steptoe’s international department, served as Legal Adviser to US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before becoming President of the Society. Our support of ASIL through its Law Firm Membership Program reflects the firm’s commitment to using and upholding international law in a variety of circumstances and fora where we represent our clients. Steptoe is proud to help ASIL further the development and use of international law through the meetings, publications, information sources, and outreach programs that the Society offers and from which our attorneys, junior as well as senior, profit on a daily basis."

Dr. Pieter H.F. Bekker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson