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Introducing ALA's new International Shared Interest Group (SIG)

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Recent International SIG Activity

Fenalaw 2021: How Brazil and the U.S. are Dealing with the Pandemic

Friday, August 6, 2021

During Fenalaw, Brazil’s largest legal conference, Kathy Scourby, former ALA International Relations Committee Chair, and Dr. Luiz Felipe Perrone dos Reis, Managing Partner of Reis Advogados and former IRC member, participated in an afternoon tea conversation about how Brazil and the United States are dealing with the pandemic and getting ready for law offices to reopen.

View the recording of that discussion.


Webast: Cybersecurity in Law Firms

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

View this panel discussion about cybersecurity in law firms around the globe. Moderator David Constantine, Compliance Projects Manager at Logical Computer Solutions and ALA Past President, led a panel of legal cybersecurity professionals in a discussion of issues related to cybersecurity and what you can do to keep your firm ahead of the threats. 


• Oyin Eva Johnson, Associate at ACAS-Law, focused on technology law, in Lagos, Nigeria
• Jose Maldonado Stark, Partner at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti in the Dominican Republic
• Jay Nogle, Chief Information Officer of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Miami, Florida
• Patricia Peck, Partner and Head of Digital/Cyber Law at PG Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil 

View the webcast recording.


Webcast: Consequences of the Pandemic in Law Firms

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Listen to this conversation about the effects of the pandemic on law firms around the world. Moderator Kathy Scourby, CBCP led a panel of legal management professionals in a discussion of the effects COVID-19 has had on their firms and the legal industry, as well as its economic impacts. 


• Luiz Felipe Perrone dos Reis, Managing Partner of Reis Advogados in Brazil
• Andrew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of The Lantern Legal Group in Australia (and a Past President of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association)
• Jon Calder, Chief Executive Officer of Tompkins Wake in New Zealand
• Hanim Hamzah, Regional Managing Partner of ZICO Law Network in Singapore
• Teresa J. Walker, Chief Operating Officer Emeritus of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in Tennessee (and a Past President of ALA)

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Webcast: Data Protection and Privacy Laws in Nigeria and Brazil 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

We all know that data protection and privacy are critical issues worldwide. No matter where your firm is, you need to be mindful of how you use and protect client data. Following Europe’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many countries adopted their own data protection regulations. This webcast featured experts from Brazil and Nigeria who talked about the laws in their countries and provided advice for handling sensitive client data.


Alexandre Atheniense, Founding Partner of Alexandre Atheniense Advogados, which has practiced technology law for 30 years in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, Brazil.

Ibiwunmi Adeyeri, Senior Counsel at Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun in Lagos, Nigeria. She specializes in data compliance and corporate and regulatory advisory services.

View the webcast recording.


Virtual Q&A session with ALA's International Relations Committee

Thursday, August 6, 2020

View the recording of that meeting.

Introducing ALA's new International Shared Interest Group (SIG)
July 2, 2020
Dear ALA International Members:
Earlier today, ALA’s Board of Directors held a virtual town hall to discuss current events and happenings in the Association and to answer members’ questions. As part of the agenda, Board member Brian Gilman, CLM, delivered an update on ALA’s international strategy and changes to ALA’s International Relations Committee. (View the recording of the town hall event.)  The town hall started with a short introduction from ALA President Debra Elsbury, CLM, and moved directly into the international strategy.
The International Relations Committee will be available to answer any questions you have and to start the dialogue on how the new Shared Interest Group for international members can best serve the needs of this community. Please join us for a virtual Q&A session on August 6 at 8 a.m. Central. Click here to view a recording of that session.
As the new International Shared Interest Group is developed, look for updates on the International Member page of our website.
Best wishes,
April L. Campbell, JD
ALA Interim Executive Director