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INBLF Upcoming Events

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—   INBLF Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Event – San Francisco, California October 19th – 22nd, 2017

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INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

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NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner

On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the organization’s annual Black Tie Dinner.  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito hosted the event and gave welcoming remarks.  The featured speaker was Kenneth Feinberg, the renowned special master/administrator for numerous high profile relief funds – including funds relating to September 11, TARP, BP Deepwater Horizon, and the Boston Marathon bombing.


The National Law Journal’s reporting on the event can be accessed through the link above.

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

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Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Chicago, Illinois
September 15-18, 2016
Hosted by the Chicago Chapter


Twelfth Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Miami, Florida
October 15-18, 2015
Hosted by the Miami Chapter

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Eleventh INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Washington, D.C.
October 9-14, 2014
Hosted by the Washington DC Chapter in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court
Featured speaker: Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and numerous other public funds.








Tenth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Boston, Massachusetts
October 4-6, 2013
Hosted by Richard Yurko, Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C.
Keynote Speaker:  Justice Margot Botsford of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court



Ninth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
October 11-14, 2012
Hosted by Marcine Seid, Charles Kagay, James Mulcahy, Michael Kirby

2012 Black Tie Event – Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Eighth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Paris, France
September 16-18, 2011
Hosted by Antoine Lemetais of LMT Avocats
Featured speaker: Elaine Sciolino, correspondent and former Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times

2011 Annual Meeting – Paris

Seventh INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by J. Gardner Hodder of Hodder Barristers
Oct. 22-24, 2010
Featured speaker: Hon. Ian Binnie, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Sixth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Broadmoor Resort, Colorado
October 23-25, 2009
Hosted by Emily J. Curray of Stern & Curray LLC
Featured speaker: Gregory B. Craig, incoming White House Counsel

2009 Annual Meeting – Colorado

Fifth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Atlanta, Georgia
Hosted by H. Lamar Mixson of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, L.L.P.
Featured speaker: James Surowiecki, New Yorker columnist
Reception at the Carter Center with Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

2008 INBLF reception at the Carter Center

Fourth INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Boston, Massachusetts
October 5-7, 2007
Hosted by Richard Yurko of Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C.
Featured speaker: Charles Fried, Harvard Law School Professor and Former Solicitor General

Third INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
Chicago, Illinois
September 8-10, 2006
Hosted by Peter Baugher of Schopf & Weiss LLP
Featured speakers: Hon. Randall Shepard, Chief Justice of the  Indiana Supreme Court, and Lester Munson, Sports Illustrated Legal Correspondent

Second INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
San Francisco, California
October 21-23, 2005
Hosted by Charles Kagay of Spiegel Liao & Kagay LLP
Featured speaker: Hon. Mary M. Schroeder, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit

2005 Official INBLF Day in San Francisco

First INBLF Annual Meeting and Black-Tie Dinner
New York, New York
Hosted by Steven Spielvogel of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP

2004 First Annual Meeting in NYC

INBLF European Summits

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Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit
Lisbon, Portugal
May 25 – 28, 2017
Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados













Eighth Annual INBLF European Summit
Prague, Czech Republic
May 26 – 29, 2016
Hosted by Felix a spol

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Seventh Annual INBLF European Summit
London, United Kingdom
May 15-17, 2015
Hosted by Rawlison Butler





Sixth Annual INBLF European Summit
Zermatt, Switzerland
April 4-6, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Rolf Auf der Maur of Vischer

Fifth Annual INBLF European Summit

Barcelona, Spain
June 14-16, 2013
Hosted by Maria del Mar Martín Delgado and Javier del Valle of Pinto Ruiz & Del Valle

2013 European Summit

Fourth Annual INBLF European Summit
Milano, Italy
June 22-23, 2012
Hosted by Alessandro Barzaghi of Cocuzza & Associati Studio Legale

2012 European Summit

Third Annual INBLF European Summit
Istanbul, Turkey
April 8-10, 2011
Hosted by Benan Arseven of Moroğlu Arvseven

2011 European Summit

Second Annual INBLF European Summit
St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria
March 11-14, 2010
Hosted by Dr. Johannes Willheim of Willheim Muller

2010 European Summit

First Annual INBLF European Summit
Dusseldorf, Germany
July 10-12, 2009
Hosted by Andreas Seidel of SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwalte

2009 European Summit


INBLF Awards and Recognitions

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The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards.

Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of Alberto Lasheras Shine, former Director and early architect of the expansion of the INBLF, whose singular efforts to strengthen and advance the goals of the INBLF in the opinion of the Board of Directors, merit the profound gratitude and recognition of the entire organization.

  • 2011    Jose Maria Perez (Quito, Ecuador)
  • 2012    Alessandro Barzaghi (Milano, Italy)
  • 2013    Kirsten Schlenger (San Francisco Chapter)
  • 2014    Emily Yiolitis (Cyprus)
  • 2015    Eduardo Cardenas  (Colombia)
  • 2016    Kathryn Roe (Chicago, Illinois) & Jack Rovner (Chicago, Illinois)

Lawrence W. Koltun Memorial Award – Presented to the INBLF Member who in the opinion of the Board of Directors has most clearly demonstrated the congeniality and collegiality that former INBLF Washington, DC. Chapter President and Board Member Larry Koltun so exemplified and cherished.

  • 2009    Walter Garnsey, Jr. (Denver Chapter)
  • 2010    Ira Grudberg (Connecticut Chapter)
  • 2011    Marc Durant (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • 2012    Arnie Lutzker (Washington, D.C. Chapter)
  • 2013    Byron Cannon (Australia)
  • 2014    Peter Baugher (Chicago Chapter)
  • 2015    Michael Lintern-Smith (Hong Kong) & Kevin Steel (Hong Kong)
  • 2016    Mark Lowndes (New Zealand)

Edward R. Gallion Memorial Award – As a founder, Treasurer, and Board Member, Edward R. Gallion contributed immeasurably to the INBLF’s success.  Without his sacrifice, dedication, and guidance, the INBLF would not be the outstanding organization it is today.  He took great pride in helping it thrive and expand. The INBLF presents this award annually to the chapter or international region that has best demonstrated the participation, spirit, and advancement Edward fostered and cherished.

  • 2013    Miami Chapter (Greg Mayback, President)
  • 2014    Chicago Chapter (Lawrence Friedman, President)
  • 2015    New York – New York City Chapter (Paul Wilson, President)
  • 2016    Indianapolis Chapter (John David Hoover, President)

INBLF Asian Summits

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Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit
Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017
Hosted by Robertsons













Sixth Annual Asian-Pacific Summit
Auckland, New Zealand – February 26-27, 2016
Hosted by Lowndes Legal















Fifth Annual INBLF Asian Summit
Delhi, India – February 27 – March 1, 2015
Hosted by Advaya Legal

2015 Asian Summit

Fourth Annual INBLF Asian Summit
Sydney, Australia – March 15 – 17 2013
Hosted by Ferguson Cannon Lawyers

2013 Asian Summit

Third Annual INBLF 2012 Asian Summit
Hong Kong – March 16-18, 2012
Hosted by Michael Lintern-Smith, of Robertsons Solicitors

2012 Asian Summit

Second Annual INBLF Asian Summit
Shanghai, China – March 25-27, 2011
Hosted by Jaclyn Tsai of Lee, Tsai & Partners

2011 Asian Summit

First Annual INBLF Asian Summit
Bangkok, Thailand – January 21-24, 2010
Hosted by Ekburus Nat Srisanit of the Anek Group

2010 Asian Summit


INBLF in the News

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INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2017

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INBLF press release – SelectUSA Summit June 2016

INBLF in the New York Times

INBLF in IP Law 360

INBLF in Legal Business


 INBLF in Law Times

INBLF in Chicago Daily Bulletin

INBLF Member Publications

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James M. Mulcahy
Mulcahy LLP
Irvine, California

Articles:  Ninth Circuit Dismisses Robinson-Patman and Sherman Act Claims, Stating: “We Must Return This Capitalist Rumble to The Forum Where it Belongs: The Market”.  View this article here

AT&T Mobility v. AU Optronics Extends The California Cartwright Act’s Expansive Geographical Scope.   View this article here

Proposed Legislation Would Harm Franchisors Doing Business In California (by Kevin A. Adams).  View this article here

California Courts Are Beginning To Reexamine Their Outdated Decisions Addressing Vertical Price and Other Distributional Restraints Under The Cartwright Act.  View this article here

Recent California Federal District Court Decision, in Alleged “Hub-and-Spoke” Antitrust Conspiracy, Allows Plaintiff to Aggregate Competitive Effects of Separate Vertical Agreements to Show Antitrust Injury in Claim Against the “Hub” but not the “Spokes”.  View this article here


Charles E. Joern, Jr.
Joern Law Firm
Oak Brook, Illinois

Article:  Obama’s Re-Election Will Have Long-Term Effect On CPSC

View this article here


David Ivester
Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP
San Francisco, California



Article:  A Project’s Need For Public Services Is Not An Environmental Impact Requiring Mitigation

View this article here

Article:  Landowners can Sue to Contest EPA’s Claim of Jurisdiction to Regulate their Land under the Clean Air Act

View this article here


Randal M. Klezmer
Klezmer Maudlin, P.C.
Indianapolis, Indiana



Book:  Worker’s Compensation Law and Practice
Written by experienced worker’s compensation practitioners, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the issues pertaining to the administration and practice of worker’s compensation law in Indiana. Both claimant’s and defendant’s counsel, along with their clients, will find this volume an invaluable resource.

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Lawrence M. Friedman
Barnes, Richardson & Colburn
Chicago, Illinois



Book:  Customs Law
Intended for use in law schools to teach the legal and administrative aspects of customs law in the U.S including tariff classification, valuation, enforcement and related litigation.  Although designed as a text, the book is a valuable resource for practitioners and for corporate compliance professionals.

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Kirsten Schlenger
Weaver Schlenger Mazel LLP

San Francisco, California


Article: Retaining Talent Is a Global Issue
The Recorder, Week of May 21, 2012, Vol. 136, No. 21
The problem of retaining female employees, and some solutions.

View this article here


Jean-Yves Foucard
LMT Avocats
Paris, France


Book: Sports Law in France
Access to French sports law for lawyers and non-lawyers.

To preview or order click here