Through networking and programming, the International Law Section deals with both private and public international law, including U.S. and foreign aspects of international business transactions, taxation of foreign income, foreign investment laws, treaties, and international organizations such as the United Nations.

International Law Committees

  • Foreign Lawyers Committee
    This committee was developed through the BBA International Law Section to provide professional development opportunities to foreign lawyers in the Boston area. Its goal is to facilitate interaction, professional development and mentoring among its members. Membership in the FLC is open to attorneys who are trained and/or licensed to practice in other countries, living and practicing in Greater Boston and/or attending a graduate law program in the area. The FLC is also open to lawyers who have an interest in topics of international law discussed at its meetings. The FLC holds regular meetings to discuss current topics in international law and foreign law, with presentations by attorneys who are licensed to practice in other countries or have first-hand knowledge of the laws of other countries because of work experience.

    Contact Information

    Jonathan F.X. O'Brien

    Charles River Law Partners LLC

  • International Disputes Committee
    This committee covers international disputes issues.

    Contact Information

    Jonathan W. Fitch

    Fitch Law Partners LLP

    (617) 542-5542

    Conna A. Weiner


    (617) 780-5385

  • International Public Law and Human Rights
    This committee addresses public international law and human rights, with a particular focus on parts of the world that have witnessed long-standing conflict.
  • International Transactions Committee
    This committee deals with issues related to both international commercial business transactions and international financial transactions.

    Contact Information

    Ellen M. Gilley

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7000

    Shaun Barnes

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-5000

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.