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Trade Regulation

Share Your Knowledge as an Arbitrator in FDi Moot Competition

Below is a description of the 2010 Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition (FDI Moot), which was held at Pepperdine University in California. This competition draws teams from law schools all over the world, and Senior Lawyers Division members are invited to participate as “arbitrators.” Last year I participated in three of the many dozens of arbitration “hearings” as a member of different arbitrator “panels” in the qualifying rounds. In so doing, I had the opportunity to meet and interact with practicing lawyers from Mexico, France, Italy, Argentina, and Australia, among other countries, all of whom were co-arbitrators, and to meet very accomplished law students from 6 of the 17 countries represented. The 2011 competition will be held in London in early November. Chris Gibson, co-director of the competition, prepared this summary at my request to inform and attract members of our division who would like to be involved this year. -Denis T. Rice, vice-chair, Senior Lawyers Division International Issues Committee


Book Review: ERISA and Employee Benefit Law: The Essentials

David A. Pratt and Sharon Reece’s new volume published by the ABA Senior Lawyers Division, ERISA and Employee Benefit Law: The Essentials, deserves space on the desk of any lawyer practicing in the fields of elder law, employee benefits, domestic relations, retirement planning, and tax. Thanks to the authors’ clear language, insightful analysis, and thoughtful editing, the book is also a valuable resource for non-lawyers seeking an easy reference on current retirement and employee benefit principles.