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Globalization in Latin America

The first gathering of Cornell Law School Latin America Alumni was held in Florida on April 10-12, 2008

Florida alumni, LLM’s, LALSA, Advisory Council, Mosaic and Johnson School alumni were all invited to this three day symposium.

Over 100 attendees enjoyed the weekend! 

Gladys Margarita Diaz, '81, M ARCH AAP '82, had this to say about the event:

 “Spring is the season of new energy. Spring of 2008 brought a new type of energy to our community: Cornell University’s Law School invited its alumni from throughout the continent of Latin America to a meeting in Miami. What an interesting crowd! Law school alumni came from all over: from Chile to Bogotá, from Quito to Puerto Rico. The conference discussions were stimulating, challenging and generally an expansion of knowledge that only a Cornell crowd can generate. Hosted by the visionary Dean of the Law School Stewart J. Schwab and his wife, Norma W. Schwab, an attorney for the University, the event brought together alumni to learn, to network and to simply enjoy the company. It was a singular experience, strengthening the bonds among fellow alumni in the hemisphere. I look forward to a continued engagement with this august group.”

Globalization in Latin America: Business Climate and Dispute Resolution Welcome Reception  

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 
White & Case LLP
200 S. Biscayne Blvd #4900
Miami, FL 33131

HOST:
Jaime Bianchi, JD ’91

SPECIAL GUEST:  Stewart J. Schwab
The Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law Cornell Law School

 

Globalization in Latin America: Business Climate and Dispute Resolution: International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Latin America
(CLE program)

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Friday, April 11, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 
Sonesta Bayfront Hotel (Biscayne Suite)
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

MODERATOR
Jack Barcelo
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law; Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program

PANELISTS
Lorraine M. Brennan, AB ’81, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP; Fernando Perez-Correa Camarena LL.M. ’93, Partner, Solorzano, Carvajal, Gonzalez & Perez-Correa, Mexico City; Gonzalo Flores LL.M., ’98, Senior Counsel, ICSID, Washington, DC; Dr. Ignacio L. Torterola LL.M. ’02, ICSID Liaison, Embassy of Argentina; Raul J. Valdes-Fauli, former Mayor of Coral Gables, Fowler Rodriguez, Coral Gables 

 

Lunch Program  – “The Human Rights Clinic’s Mission to Colombia on the Right to Education for Minorities”

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Friday, April 11, 2008
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 
Sonesta Bayfront Hotel (Biscayne Suite)
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sital Kalantry, AB ’94
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

 

Evening Reception at the home of Lee Weintraub JD ’70

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Friday, April 11, 2008
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

LOCATION:  
The Gables Club
60 Edgewater Dr, Apt 5A
Coral Gables, FL 33133-6985

HOSTS: 
Lee Weintraub, JD ’70, of Counsel Fowler, Rodriquez
Teresa Weintraub

 

Globalization in Latin America: Business Climate and Dispute Resolution: Roundtable Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges in Law and Business in Latin America
(CLE program)

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 
Sonesta Bayfront Hotel (Biscayne Suite)
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 

MODERATOR
Bowman Brown, MBA ’68, JD ’68
Senior Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

PANELISTS
Allesia Abello, LL.M. ’02, Posse, Herrera & Ruiz Abogados, Columbia; Alejandro Badia, AB ’85, Hand Surgeon, Badia Hand to Shoulder Center; Juan Carlos Camargo, LL.M. ’88, Latin American General Counsel, Procter & Gamble, Venezuela; Carlos D. Garcia, MBA ’83, CEO Latin America, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Miami; Leslie Glick, JD ’70, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Washington, DC; Pedro Urdaneta LL.M. ’94, Managing Partner, Imery Urdaneta Calleja Itriago & Flamarique, Venezuela; Jose Evenor Taboada, JSD ’75 Chairman, Taboada & Associates, Managua; Luis Unikel, LL.M. ’94, Commercial Manager, GE Energy, Atlanta 

 

Lunch Program – “Property Claims in a Post-Castro Cuba”

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008
12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 
Sonesta Bayfront Hotel (Biscayne Suite)
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB ’94,
Associate Professor, Cornell Law School

 

Law School Symposium - Evening of International Cornell Networking

EVENT DATE & TIME: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION:  Sonesta Bayfront Hotel
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
Juan Carlos Esguerra L.L.M. ’73, Former Colombian Ambassador to the U.S.; Former Defense Minister, Colombia