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ILS Chair's News & Notes

 What is delayed is not lost.

- Juliette Drouet

Dear ILS Members,

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Nicole, we were required to postpone our Orlando Luncheon until next Thursday, November 17, 2022. However, the good news is, there is more time to register! If you would like to join us at the Citrus Club next week, please email ILS member Penelope Perez Kelly at We are very excited to bring back this event and look forward to connecting with our colleagues in central and northern Florida.

Best regards,

Jacqueline Villalba, Esq.


The Florida Bar is Offering a Free Upcoming Cyber Security Webinar November 17, 2022!

The Florida Bar is offering a free upcoming cyber security webinar. Please be advised that the webinar requires advance registration to be able to participate. See below for details:

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 12:00 noon EST


Introduction to Cyber Security: Awareness & Prevention

CLE Credit: 1.5 includes 1.5 Technology

This introductory cyber security CLE webinar will provide answers to the following questions: 1) What is Ransomware and how has it evolved over the last few years?; 2) What if I Pay/Don’t Pay/OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control/Trading With The Enemy Act Guidance): and 3) What is OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and how does it lead to compromised credentials that can compromise an entire system? This webinar will cover the minimum protective measures needed by lawyers and law firms. 

Sponsored by: The Florida Bar Board Technology Committee and LegalFuel

Presenters: Franklin Zemel is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP and a Certified Information Privacy Professional whose practice includes Privacy and Cybersecurity Law. Steven Teppler is of counsel to Mandelbaum Barrett and leads the firm’s cybersecurity and privacy practice. John Giantsidis is the President of CyberActa, a boutique consultancy empowering medical device, digital health, and pharmaceutical companies in their regulatory, cybersecurity, privacy, data, and commercialization endeavors.

Join the ILS for the Orlando Luncheon on

November 17, 2022!

Dear ILS Members and Friends,


Join us for a networking lunch with ILS members from Central and Northern Florida on November 17, 2022. 

To register, please contact Penelope Perez-Kelly at by November 4, 2022. 

Participate in the ILS's Annual Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot Taking Place on February 18, 2023!

For those interested in either registering their school or volunteering as an arbitrator, please contact us at

Join the International Trademark Association for its 2022 Leadership Meeting in Miami, Florida

from November 15-18!

This exclusive Meeting for INTA member volunteers will offer even more options for you to gain insights on cutting-edge legal and business issues, be inspired by compelling leadership stories, and connect face-to-face during our Business Development sessions.

Join more than 1,500 registrants in Miami for the Service Awards Winners Ceremonies, the announcement of the Board Class of 2023–2025, and the opportunity to shape the future of our Association through your committee work.

To register, please click the following link:

Save the Date: iLaw 2023

February 17, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami!

For more information on iLaw 2023, please visit the following link:

The ASIL Midyear Meeting to Take Place

November 10-12, 2022!

To register, please click the following link:

Florida Bar International Law Section Secures Discount for the IBA Annual Conference for Young Florida Bar Members

International Law Deskbook 2020

The International Law Section is proud to announce that its International Law Deskbook is now ready for shipping! Get yours today! CLICK HERE to purchase!

Join the International Law Section

If you are reading the Gazette, chances are that you are a practitioner or a student with an interest in International Law, one of the most wide-ranging, exciting and challenging legal specialties. Everyone in our field knows how crucial it is to stay on top of diverse and evolving national legal regimes, and at the same time, the difficulty of keeping meticulously up-to-date on developments around the world.

The International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar is here to help you, the practitioner, navigate both the everyday and big-picture challenges of our field. Our Section is your forum to share knowledge and best practices, and to meet and mingle with peers in professional collaborations that can only enhance your grasp of the specialty and your standing among clients and peers.

Let ILS membership assist you in developing a thriving international practice through peer network development that includes important shared learnings and reciprocal referrals of clients and casework.

If your practice transcends borders, join us in making this the authoritative, go-to forum for Florida and the gateway to the region for anyone practicing International Law. Our Section is open to lawyers from other states and countries, full-time faculty at U.S. law schools, and full-time U.S. law students, all of whom may participate as associate members. For more information regarding membership with the ILS, click HERE.

Turn in your membership application TODAY!

From Our Members

ILS Member Peter Quinter Selection to Florida Trend's 2022 Florida 500 Top Business Leaders List

ILS Member, Peter Quinter, was recently selected to Florida Trend’s 2022 “Florida 500” Top Business Leaders List!

The Florida 500 is a prestigious annual list that identifies, recognizes and highlights Florida business leaders who have significantly impacted the trajectory of our state. 

International Law Quarterly

The International Law Quarterly - Spring 2022
The Spring 2022 Issue of the International Law Quarterly - International Law in the Time of COVID-19 is now available. Click on the image above to download! For all previous issues of the International Law Quarterly, please follow this link.
Visit Our Sponsors

The ILS Thanks its Sponsors 

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2021-2022, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. 

We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors. To learn more, read the Section's sponsorship package. You can also contact our Treasurer, Cristina Vicens Beard at for more details., or Vice Treasurer, Laura Reich at for more details.


The ILS Gazette

Editor: Matthew Akiba

Chair: Jacqueline Villalba

Immediate Past Chair: James M. Meyer

Chair-Elect: Richard Montes De Oca

Secretary: Ana Barton

Treasurer: Cristina Vicens Beard

Vice-Treasurer: Laura Reich

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