Monday, March 26, 2007

April 19, 2007: SHOW ME THE MONEY CLE, Part II

International Insolvency 101: Chapter 15 and Other Recent Developments

Mary Jo Heston—Partner, Lane Powell PC

Thursday, April 19, 2007/ 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m (Doors open at 11:45 a.m).

International Insolvency 101: Chapter 15 and Other Recent Developments Ms. Heston will present an outline of the issues that practitioners may confront in cross border insolvency cases under current laws and procedures. She will discuss general concepts that practitioners need to understand in order to properly advise their clients concerning the most efficient and effective approach to their international insolvency and debtor-creditor related issues.


Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer
18th Floor, Second & Seneca Building
1191 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-2939
Tel: (206) 464-3939

To RSVP: email Kristin Ponselle ( or register online at:
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  • March 22, 2007 SHOW ME THE MONEY CLE, Part I A Success!

    Show Me The Money: International Funds Transfers & OFAC Embargoes, Anti-Boycott Rules, And International Payments

    The co-presenters of this CLE were Thomas L. Taylor, Senior Vice President and Manager of the Overseas Banking Division of U.S. Bank and Neson G. Dong, Partner at Dorsey and Whitney LLP.

    Photograph by Tracy Heims

    Over the lunch hour on March 22, 2007, our guest co-presenters Thomas L. Taylor and Nelson G. Dong navigated those present through the very complex and strictly enforced laws of international fund transfers and payments, anti-boycott, and OFAC embargoes.

    This was a "brown-bag" style midday seminar hosted by the Seattle Offices of Dorsey & Whitney, followed by a question and answer session, in which 1.5 CLE credit was applied for.

    Photograph by Bernel Goldberg

    Overall the event was excellent and very well attended.

    Monday, March 19, 2007

    April 4 Fourth Annual Law Student Reception

    Fourth Annual Reception for Law Students

    Our special guests will be students from Washington law schools who have expressed an interest in international law and practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with students, fellow section members, and others in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

    Wednesday – April 4, 2007
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Perkins Coie, LLP
    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800, Seattle
    48th Floor – Rooms 7/8/9


    Welcome & Introductory Remarks
    Tracy Heims, Chair
    WSBA International Practice Section, 2006/07

    The War on Liberty
    Justice Richard B. Sanders
    Washington State Supreme Court

    By: Friday – March 30, 2007
    To: Sarah Guthrie, WSBA,
    There is no cost to attend the reception.

    Yen Lam,
    Samantha Arango,
    Roberto Soto,

    Monday, March 5, 2007

    March 22, 2007 SHOW ME THE MONEY, Part I CLE

    WSBA International Practice Section
    2007 Midday CLE Series


    Thursday, March 22, 2007:

    • Thomas Taylor—Senior Vice President and Manager, Overseas Banking Division, U.S. Bank
    • Nelson Dong—Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Dear Members and Colleagues: We are pleased to extend to you an invitation to join the International Practice Section for Part I our upcoming "SHOW ME THE MONEY" Midday Speaker Series event, the first within a series.

    Date/Time: Thursday, March 22, 2007, 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m (Doors open at 11:45 a.m). You are welcome to bring a lunch with you.

    Topics/Speakers: International Funds Transfers: Trade Payments and Foreign Direct Investment in the Post 9/11 Environment Mr. Taylor will expand on the various traditional methods of making and receiving payments overseas, focusing on pitfalls to avoid as well as conflict resolutions. He will review the changes that are underway in financial institutions as a result of the newly implemented post 9/11 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation, and how these may impact a firm’s ability to operate in the international arena. Thomas L. Taylor – Senior Vice President and Manager, Overseas Banking Division, U.S. Bank, Seattle

    OFAC Embargoes, Anti-Boycott Rules and International Payments: A Short Introduction Mr. Dong will explain the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) various national embargoes (e.g., Cuba, Iran, Sudan), investment bans (e.g. Myanmar/Burma); the list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), including terrorists and terrorist-sponsoring organizations; and a review of banking-related rules in the Commerce Department’s anti-boycott regulations covering letters of credit. Nelson G. Dong – Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle

    Location: Offices of Dorsey & Whitney 34th Floor; main conference room1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3400 Seattle, WA 98101 USATel: (206) 903-8800
    Credits: Approved for 1.5 CLE General Credits for Washington Attorneys; 1.8 CPE Credits
    Fee:Free for International Practice Section Members ($25.00 to join the Section)
    Registration: Registration is open but space will be limited. We would appreciate hearing from you beforehand to ensure that enough seats are available.
    To register online through the WSBA, go to:
    RSVP by mailing or faxing the registration form below by
    March 16, 2007
    Robert Richardson, Esq.
    Direct: 206-315-5574

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