State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual International Law Institute

2/24/2011 - 2/25/2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Four Seasons Houston
1300 Lamar StreetHouston, TX 77010

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to suuport The International Law Section's 23rd Annual International Law Institute at The Four Seasons Hotel, Houston.

SBOT International Law Section's 23rd Annual Institute - Brochure
SBOT International Law Section's 23rd Annual Institute 2011 Agenda.pdf

Thursday, February 24, 2011
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Current Developments in Brazil: The very significant development of Brazil’s hydrocarbon reserves in recent years has driven huge growth in a number of sectors of the oil and gas industry. Already a major energy consumer and one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, Brazil’s large crude oil reserves make it a new and important player in the global energy market. New technologies and new discoveries headline Brazil’s boom, and direct foreign investment is increasing. Our panelists will discuss major developments and key drivers in Brazil’s new-found prominence among the energy producing states.

Alex Cestero, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Seahawk Drilling, Inc., Houston

Steve Davis, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston
Scott Schwind, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas
Brad Richards, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Houston

Friday, February 25, 2011
7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Session - Young Lawyer/Law Student Program Career Paths in International Law:
Our panel will explore best practices on how one develops and succeeds in an international law practice. After a discussion of the different types of international law practices and identifying those that show the most promise in today’s marketplace, the panelists will provide insights on how to become an international lawyer immediately out of law school or to migrate from another practice to handle international matters. The panel will also share tips on developing and growing such a practice as a young lawyer, including navigating the typical pitfalls one encounters along the way.

Moderator: George Humphrey, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston, and Head of Law Student Outreach, International Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Albert C. Tan
, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas
Elaine Makris Williams, President, MS Legal Search, Houston
Janet H. Moore, President, International Lawyer Coach, Inc., Houston
Carlo Romero, Legal Counsel, Wärtsilä North America, Inc., Houston

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