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17 Int'l L. News 1 (1988)

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Vol. 17, No. 1 • Winter 1988

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Secretary of Commerce
To Keynote Washington
Spring Meeting
C. William Verity, the newly-appointed Secretary of
Commerce, will keynote the Luncheon at the Section's
Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. Secretary
Verity is a former chairman of ARMCO, Inc., past chair-
man of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Ini-
tiatives, and past chairman of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Trade
and Economic Council. At the time he was confirmed
as Secretary of Commerce sweeping controversial trade
legislation was pending in the Congress, there were
signs of rekindled trade relations between the United
States and the Soviet Union, Canada and the United
States had just negotiated a Free Trade Agreement, the
Export Administration at the Commerce Department
had just been reorganized, and the United States was
adjusting to the recent stock market crash, a falling dollar
and record trade deficits. Participants at the Spring Meet-
ing will have an opportunity to hear first-hand how the
government will address these and other issues in the
last year of the Reagan Administration.
National Press Club Dinner
Another highlight of the Spring Meeting will be a
National Press Club dinner which will include a televi-
sion broadcast program. The program will be a one-hour
conversation among three prominent guests with exten-
sive government and private sector experience. Their
topic will be: What the Next President's International
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Nominating Committee  .....   . . ............. 11
Section Spring Meeting Agenda .......................  3
Association of Soviet LawyersI ............... ......  12
International Case Notes ........ .   .......13
Membership ............................... 15
Committee Activities ........................ 9
ILEX  Trips  ........................  .......6
PLUS publications, upcoming programs and

Fall Meeting in New Orleans
Maritime Lawyers and
Cajun Food
The Section's Fall Meeting was held in New Orleans
on November 12-14, 1987. The Meeting included edu-
cational programs and attention to Council action.
Under the leadership of Dando Cellini and George J.
Fowler III, Co-Chairmen of the Meeting, an educational
program was presented on International Transactions:
A Hypothetical Case. This highly entertaining and illu-
minating program addressed an international sale trans-
action initiated with great hopes and ending in disaster.
Robert Davidson discussed letters of credit and other
financial considerations. Joseph P. Griffin reviewed export
laws and the new U.N. Convention on the International
Sale of Goods. Diane P. Wood focused on antitrust and
antiboycott considerations. Michael Marks Cohen dis-
cussed the selection of foreign counsel as the hypothet-
ical transaction began to disintegrate. Bruno A. Ristau
then focused on the issues of jurisdiction, service of
process and discovery from the U.S. perspective. Pierre
Raoul-Duval considered the same issues from the for-
eign country view. The program was well attended by
both Section members and lawyers from the New Orleans
While the Section was meeting, the Comit6 Maritime
International, a world-wide organization of lawyers and
scholars concerned with maritime issues, likewise con-
vened in New Orleans. The Section was honored to have
the CMI President, Professor Dr. Francesco Berlingieri,
address our luncheon.
The Council continued its consideration of important
issues. The Act of State Committee reported on its anal-
ysis of the Act of State Doctrine. There were many con-
flicting views on the Doctrine and the Council concluded
that a roundtable discussion should be held on the sub-
ject at the Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. The
Council approved, with some modification, the ILC Draft
Convention on Foreign State Immunity, and supported
ratification of the recently concluded Ozone Treaty. The
Council also discussed a draft report and resolution of
the Inter-American Law Committee concerning the Arias
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