February 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration will open at 12:30 p.m.

This symposium will feature Robert Ginsburg, a foremost expert in International Risk Management who will present a keynote based on his upcoming JILB article, “Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy: The Case for Structured Proportionality.” Practitioner panelists will build on Prof. Ginsburg’s comments to discuss subcategories of international deals such as conflicts of law, international alternative dispute resolution, cryptocurrency and international currency issues. These firm representatives communicate the perspective of host countries and investors during project negotiations.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Lincoln Hall
375 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Please direct questions to Keiko Quiñones-Osumi, Symposium Editor:


RSVP here (RSVP not required).

Schedule of EVENTS

{Hors d’Oeuvres to be served during conference breaks. Business casual attire recommended}

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion

Investor Protections in Foreign Transactions: Is International Arbitration the Gold Stan

2:15-3:15 p.m. | Keynote Address

Robert Ginsburg, President, RBG Global

Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy:

The Case for Structured Proportionality

The surge of economic nationalism and cross-border technology investments foreshadows disputes between inbound investors and host governments. In order to maximize the rewards and minimize the risks of cross border investments, legislators and arbitrators must develop and enforce regulations that protect public interests while enabling investors to successfully operate in the host country. In anticipation of these disputes, Robert Ginsburg’s article is the first scholarly investigation of how arbitral tribunals can use structured proportionality to accomplish this objective. This presentation will also demonstrate how this approach can be used to achieve similar outcomes in disputes that arise out of conflicts in other industries.

3:30-4:30 p.m | Panel Discussion

The New Frontier of KYC/AML:

How KYC/AML Regulation Changes are Shaping Cross-Border Transactions


Kolade Agbaje-Williams, Examinations Manager, National Futures Association

Patrick T. Childress, Associate, Sidley

Valerie J. Gottlieb, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Brooke R. Kerendian, Associate, DLA Piper

Matthew F. Kluchenek, Partner, Mayer Brown

Samuel G. Kramer, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Soledad G. O’Donnell, Partner, Mayor Brown

Patrick J. Reinikainen, Associate, Ropes and Gray

Tim Samples, Assistant Professor, UGA Terry College of Business

Holly E. Snow, Partner, Paul Hastings


This program has been approved for a total of 2 general CLE credit hours in the state of Illinois. Visit https://northwestern.box.com/s/yq38q74v9h558frv6h70rvmu1hhovipx for CLE additional reading materials.


The Journal of International Law & Business Symposium is supported by the Irving Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994.