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MSBA International Business Law Section
Annual Report
2011-12

Section Membership
As of April 27, 2012, the International Business Law Section has 150 members. 

Financial Status
The International Business Law Section had an account balance of $3,686.62 as of May 31st, 2012.

Continuing Legal Education Programs and Social Events
The Section hosted three CLE programs in fiscal year 2011-12.  In addition, the International Business Law Section
co-sponsored the Annual International Business Law Institute with Minnesota CLE.  The Institute featured 6.0 Standard
CLE credits and was well attended with 90 participants.  The Section also sponsored two social events in 2011-12, a
Holiday Dinner in December and a dinner in conjunction with the Section’s annual meeting and elections.

Program Date

Program Title

CLE Credit

CLE Event Code

# of
Attendees

09/27/11

Pending Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama: Where's the Beef?

1.0 Standard

159774

19

12/12/11

Social and Holiday Dinner

 

 

18

2/22/12

Domestic and International Arbitration: Issues and Solutions
(co-sponsored with Corporate Counsel and Business Law)

1.0 Standard

164059

20

 04/13/12

Developments and Trends in U.S. Taxation of International Operations

1.0 Standard

166336

 21

06/27/12

Annual Meeting & Dinner

0.5 Standard

169021

31

Legislation and Amicus Briefs
The International Business Law Section did not submit any legislative proposals or amicus briefs in the 2011-12 term.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s annual meeting and elections were held on June 27, 2012, at The Cooper Pub in St. Louis Park, MN.

The following individuals were elected to serve as Section Officers in 2012-13:

Chair: Eugene Sherayzen
Vice Chair: Ben Sharp
Treasurer: Mary McCormick
Secretary: Patrick Kelly

The following individuals were elected to serve on the Section’s Council from July 1st 2012 to June 30th, 2013:

Susanne Haas
Edward Hayward
Paula Johnson
Alison McElroy
Richard Weiner
Boris Parker
Fred Dawe
Mike Davis
Scott Borene
Scott Cauwels
David Fisher
Gaylen Knack
Mark McNeil
Michael Sonsteng

The following individuals will serve as the Section’s MSBA Assembly representative and alternate in 2012-13:

Representative: Eugene Sherayzen
Alternate: Ben Sharp

 

Submitted By:
Susanne Haas, Section Chair

 

 

MSBA International Business Law Section
Annual Report
2010-11

Section Membership
As of May 26, 2011, the International Business Law Section has 157 members.  This accounts for a 1% increase in Section membership since July 1, 2010.

Financial Status
The International Business Law Section had an account balance of $6,245.18 as of April 30, 2011. 

Continuing Legal Education Programs and Social Events
The Section hosted two CLE programs in fiscal year 2010-11.  In addition, the International Business Law Section co-sponsored the Annual International Business Law Institute with Minnesota CLE.  The Section also sponsored two social events in 2010-11, a Holiday Dinner in December and a dinner in conjunction with the Section’s annual meeting and elections.

Program Date

Program Title

CLE Event Code and Credit

# of Attendees

10/6/2010

In-house and Law Firm Insights into the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Other Hot Topics in International Law
(co-sponsored with Corporate Counsel)

148943; 1.0 Standard

31

12/16/2010

Social and Holiday Dinner

N/A

23

5/6/2011

Manufacturing in Mexico

155330; 1.0 Standard

16

 6/28/2011

Annual Meeting, Dinner & Elections

N/A

20 

 

Legislation and Amicus Briefs
The International Business Law Section did not submit any legislative proposals or amicus briefs in the 2010-11 term.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s annual meeting and elections were held on June 28, 2011, at Sopranos Italian Kitchen in St. Louis Park, MN.

The following individuals were elected to serve as Section Officers in 2011-12:

Chair: Susanne Haas           
Vice Chair: Eugene Sherayzen      
Treasurer: Ben Sharp         
Secretary: Mary McCormick

The following individuals were elected to serve on the Section’s Council:

Ben Sharp     
Bradley Newbolt      
David Fisher 
Edward Hayward
Eugene Sherayzen   
Frederick Dawe       
Gaylen Knack           
Mark McNeil
Michael Sonsteng    
Patrick Kelly
Scott Borene 
Scott Cauwels           
Thomas Davis          
Alison McElroy
Jacqueline Jamieson           
Mary McCormick    
Paula Johnson
Susanne Haas           

The following individuals will serve as the Section’s MSBA Assembly representative and alternate in 2011-12:

Representative: Susanne Haas
Alternate: Eugene Sherayzen

Submitted By:
Alison, McElroy, Section Chair



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MSBA International Business Law Section
1996-97 Annual Report

The International Business Law Section concluded a highly successful year.

Utilizing previous surveys of the section membership, the section developed monthly luncheon programs covering a wide variety of member's interests such as: how to conduct international legal research on the Internet; how to negotiate international contracts with foreign governments and procurement agencies; developments in international licensing, with emphasis on the Pacific Rim; developments in United States Custom's practice; and a report on the interaction of tribal law and civil law in African countries.

The section also hosted the American Bar Association's International Law Section annual meeting, at which a number of Minnesota section members either spoke or attended.

The section also held a highly successful Spring Institute on the subject of employment law in the international workplace.

The section also prepared for publication a newsletter, held an annual holiday party, and conducted its annual meeting at its traditional year-end party.

William L. Sippel,
Chairperson

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