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International Law Section

The Dallas Bar Association International Law Section promotes international law and business in the Dallas area and provides educational programs and social opportunities for the development of international lawyers. This section meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.


Meeting Schedule:

This Section meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Section News:

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January 17, 2017 CLE Luncheon

Our January CLE Luncheon will feature Edward H. Block and Peter Vogel, of Gardere, who will discuss Cyber Risk to Clients (and Lawyers): Data Stored on Cloud Storage Around the World.  Please join us for this interesting, timely (and potentially unnerving) discussion. 

Upcoming Events/Programs

On Tuesday, January 17th, after you have a good lunch at the Belo, please join the Section's mentoring committee as we host a Social at Trinity Hall Irish Pub starting at 6 p.m.  All Sections members are welcome to attend.  Contact Richard Gallagher for details  ( Trinity Hall Irish Pub is located next to Mockingbird Station at the Northeast corner of Mockingbird and Highway 75.  We encourage your participation even if you have not attended any of our past events.  See more information below regarding the mentorship committee.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, for those of you interested in going to Houston, the Texas Cuba Trade Alliance announces a short conference on Doing Business with Cuba.  The conference will be held beginning at 10:45 a.m. at the Houston Club, 910 Louisiana, 49th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002.  Please see the attached brochure.  (If you did not receive a brochure attached to this email, and would like one, then please contact   

And as part of the Groundhog Day celebrations, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 12:00 noon, at the Belo Mansion, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth as part of the International Perspective Series Part 1 is presenting Charles A. Kupchan, who will be speaking about The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Challenge.

Mentorship Program

The International Law Section operates a Mentorship Program with the Law Students at SMU Dedman School of Law. As part of the Program we periodically have "socials". Unless notified otherwise, the socials take place at Trinity Hall Irish Pub located next to Mockingbird Station, near the intersection of Mockingbird and Highway 75. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

  •         Tuesday, January 17
  •         Monday, February 13
  •         Tuesday, March 21
  •         Monday, April 17

Section Officers:

Name: Aisha U-Kiu
Officer Position:  Chair
Firm:  Robert Half Legal
Firm Address:  2001 Ross Ave Ste 3500
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone:  (214) 999-0909

Name:  Eugenia Ponce
Officer Position:  Vice Chair
Firm:  The Ponce Law Office, P.C.
Firm Address:  3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75204
Business Phone:  (972) 863-1446

Name: Christina Tsevoukas
Officer Position:  Treasurer
Firm:  The Law Office of Christina Tsevoukas
Firm Address:  10000 N. Central Expwy. Ste. 400
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX 75231
Business Phone:  (347) 879-5259

Name:  David Ritter
Officer Position:  Secretary
Firm:  Kennedy Law, L.L.P.
Firm Address:  1445 Ross Ave Ste 2750
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: (214) 716-4341

Name: Andrea Almeida
Officer Position:  Community Outreach Officer
Firm:  Horzepa Spiegel & Associates PC
Firm Address:  5000 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 150-475
Firm City, State, Zip:  Frisco, TX 75033
Business Phone:  (214) 453-2428

Name:  Jim McCarthy
Officer Position:  Immediate Past Chair
Firm:  Diamond McCarthy LLP
Firm Address:  2711 North Haskell Avenue, Suite 3100
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75204
Business Phone:  (214) 389-5300
Cell Phone:  (214) 454-9912

Name: Sakina Foster
Officer Position:  DBA Board Advisor
Firm:  Haynes and Boone, LLP
Firm Address:  2323 Victory Avenue, Ste. 700
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75219
Business Phone:  214.651.5000

Section Council:

Name:  Andrea Zanini Almeida
Firm:  Horzepa Spiegel & Associates
Firm Address:  5000 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 150-475
Firm City, State, Zip:  Frisco, TX  75033
Business Phone:  (972) 937-4669

Name:  Michael A. Bloom
Firm:  The Law Offices of Michael A. Bloom
Firm Address:  P.O. Box 802826
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75380
Business Phone:  (972) 934-9500

Name:  J. Richard Gallagher
Firm:  Law Offices of J. Richard Gallagher
Firm Address:  5630 Gaston Avenue
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75214
Business Phone:  (214) 320-3320
Cell Phone:  (214) 566-6746

Name:  John B. Holden, Jr.
Firm:  Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Firm Address:  2323 Ross Ave., Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 953-5961

Name:  Larry B. Pascal
Firm:  Haynes & Boone LLP
Firm Address:  2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75219
Business Phone:  (214) 651-5652

Name:  Florentino A. Ramirez
Firm:  Ramirez & Associates
Firm Address:  8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1280
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75206
Business Phone:  (214) 637-0933

Name:  David Ritter
Firm:  Kennedy Law, LLP
Firm Address:  1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 2750
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75202
Business Phone:  (214) 532-6813

Name:  Thomas W. Slover
Firm:  Owens, Campbell & Aiken, L.L.P.
Firm Address:  700 North Pearl Street, Suite 1600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 698-2111

Name:  Webb Spradley
Title:  Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Firm:  Mexichem USA/Dura-Line
Firm Address:  7226 Desco Drive
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75225
Business Phone:  (865) 288-5952
Cell Phone:  (214) 384-5948

Name:  John M. Stephenson
Firm:  Frost Brown Todd LLC
Firm Address:  100 Crescent Court, Suite 350
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 580-5846

Name:  Christina Tsevoukas
Firm:  Law Office of Christina Tsevoukas
Firm Address:  10000 North Central Expressway, Suite 400
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75231
Business Phone:  (347) 879-5259

Name:  Aisha U-Kiu
Firm:  Robert Half Legal
Firm Address:  2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 3500
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 999-0909

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Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the International Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:

Dallas Bar Association
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

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 For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  



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