Blogs

State Bar of Wisconsin

Sign In

News & Pubs Search

Advanced

 Recent Blog Postings

​​
Filter: 
​​
    • April
      26
      2018
      International Practice Section Blog

      Enhance Your Practice through International Education

      The practice of the law is becoming international in scope. Michael Jakus discusses how to enhance your international practice via the International Practice Section, now an Outreach Partner with Community Colleges for International Development.

    • April
      17
      2018
      International Practice Section Blog

      Outsourcing Services: Is Your Data Protected? A U.S. HIPAA Privacy Law Case Study

      Protecting personal information gets complicated when U.S. companies and their business partners process sensitive data overseas – a less expensive option growing in popularity. Ngosong Fonkem gives practical solutions to avoid violating the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act when outsourcing data services.

    • February
      08
      2018
      International Practice Section Blog

      What Increased Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws Means for Wisconsin Businesses

      With the U.S. intensifying its efforts to prosecute trade law violations, Wisconsin companies with international ties need to keep an eye on the impact enforcement actions may have on their businesses. Ngosong Fonkem discusses this policy shift and its impact in Wisconsin.

    • January
      05
      2018
      International Practice Section Blog

      Southeast Asia and Wisconsin: Deepening Ties to Unlock Economic Opportunity

      Although trade relations between Wisconsin and Southeast Asia are strong, trade margins could grow significantly if Wisconsin firms continue to deepen their ties to the region. Ngosong Fonkem discusses how Wisconsin firms can unlock and capture untapped economic opportunities in the region.

    • December
      08
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      Essential Elements for Success in International Transactions

      What are the steps lawyers should take to increase the chance of a successful international transaction? James Casey offers his top essential elements for success in executing and managing international contracts.

    • November
      29
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      U.K. and EU Trademark Registrations: What Happens After Brexit?

      For U.S. companies seeking to protect their trademarks in Europe, the U.K.’s imminent exit from the EU raises many questions. Elisabeth Townsend Bridge discusses what may happen with trademarks after Brexit.

    • October
      06
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      The Trump Administration Pulls the Plug on DACA – Now What?

      Rescinding the DACA Executive Order has significant humanitarian and economic implications, says Kime Abduli. But it is also an opportunity for Congress to address the ills of our current immigration system.

    • August
      16
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      The Many Paths to Practicing
      International Law

      International law is a fascinating and fast-growing legal field. What does it take to get into this practice area? While an attorney can certainly plan to focus on international matters from day one, involvement in international matters can be varied and may simply arise out of clients’ needs.

    • March
      28
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      Countering Human Trafficking in Tanzania

      Wisconsin lawyer Cynthia Hirsch recently traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with Lawyers Without Borders to participate as a trainer in a workshop designed to help Tanzanian prosecutors, judges and police officers sharpen their courtroom skills to better prosecute human trafficking cases.

    • February
      15
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      Immigration Order Update: The Chaos Is Not Over

      When President Trump signed the Executive Order banning immigration from seven countries on Jan. 27, uncertainty, inconsistency, and lack of agency coordination followed. Immigration attorney Joseph Rivas discusses the various responses of government agencies, and the lawsuits filed in federal courts.

    • January
      05
      2017
      International Practice Section Blog

      Anticipating the Trump Administration’s Impact on Immigration Law

      Benjamin Kurten discusses possible impacts from the Trump administration on immigration law in the near future. “While it remains to be seen what changes the Trump administration will ultimately accomplish, one thing is clear – change is coming and everyone should prepare,” Kurten writes.

    • December
      20
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Practical Tips on Compliance Reviews for Clients with Overseas Operations

      Conducting a compliance review for clients with overseas operations provides an added level safeguard and comfort and brings a whole new level of understanding to local operations from a risk and compliance perspective. Matthew Koch provides practical tips for conducting a compliance review of foreign operations.

    • November
      21
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Audit Your Brands – An Essential Part of International Legal Advising

      In our constantly changing global marketplace, your client's branding needs are constantly evolving too. Help your clients stay ahead of the competition by encouraging them to conduct regular trademark audits to ensure proper protection of their valuable trademark assets.

    • November
      14
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Cost Savings for U.S. Manufacturers via the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

      The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill eliminates or reduces duties assessed on certain imported raw materials and intermediate products. MTB duty savings can eliminate import taxes, cutting production costs enhancing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Interested importers should not miss the Dec. 14, 2016, deadline to take advantage of the cost savings opportunities.

    • August
      25
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Changes to U.S. Visa Waiver Program Will Affect Some International Travelers

      The Visa Waiver Program is a U.S. government program that allows citizens of specific countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism, business, or while in transit, for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa. Attorney Benjamin Kurten discusses changesto the program as of April 1, 2016, that may impact you or your clients.

    • July
      27
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Wisconsin Lawyer Trains Liberian Lawyers to Counter Human Trafficking

      Wisconsin lawyer Cynthia Hirsch recently traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, with Lawyers Without Borders to participate as a trainer in a workshop designed to help Liberian prosecutors, defenders, and judges sharpen their litigation skills to better implementLiberia’s new anti-human trafficking law.

    • July
      26
      2016
      International Practice Section Blog

      Welcome to the New
      International Practice Section Blog

      We’re excited to announce the launch of a new blog for the International Practice Section! Designed to deliver the latest news, it will give practical advice and valuable resources that focus on issues relating to International Law.

​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​