ACC quickhits, the resource database,
and the ACC Annual Meeting. As my
role expanded with Fidelity, so did my
role with the ILA Committee.
What are some of the ways that the
International Legal Affairs Committee
provides value to its members?
An international attorney is often a
project manager who must have a
wide range of knowledge on many
subjects. For example, if your company has a presence in 10 different
countries, you must have an extensive amount of knowledge about the
culture and laws in those countries.
I am currently handling matters in
Romania, Prague, and London just
to name a few. The ILA Committee is
a great resource for someone who is
new to international law, or even for
someone who has practiced in this
space for a while (like myself) but
needs additional information about
What substantive practice issues
does your committee address?
We deal with attorney-client issues,
contracting issues with overseas
companies, cultural aspects of doing
business abroad, and a myriad of other
issues. The ILA Committee is where
many other committees and practice
areas, and the issues they face individually, intersect. ACC