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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.

Next CLE: 

​Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation - Considerations for US Lawyers presented by Jon-David Giacomelli, Partner at Cambridge, LLP.  For more information about the speaker, please visit:

When:  March 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon

Where:  Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201

The U.S. and Canada have the largest trading relationship of any two nations on earth. This leads to a concomitant amount of disputes, litigation and arbitration. This program will deal with some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes which cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada from a Canadian perspective. We drill down on practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why; how to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate; how to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings; the impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada; Substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings etc.. Every U.S. lawyer who deals with cross-border issues with Canada will want to attend this seminar.

Three (3) learning outcomes attendees will take away from the proposed presentation:
1. Identify key issues that arise in U.S./Canada Cross-border litigation and arbitration
2. Learn what is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada
3. Learn about the importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.

* This event is approved for 1.0 Hour Texas CLE Credit - free for Dallas Bar Association members and the general public.
* If you are not a DBA member and would like to attend for CLE credit, the CLE cost is $30.
* Lunch available for purchase.
* $4 parking in Belo Garage with validation.
* DBA ILS Website:


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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:  David Ritter
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm:  Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
Firm Address:  740 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 800
Firm City, State, Zip:  Richardson, Texas 75081
Business Phone: (972) 755-9177

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: 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: Chalon Clark
Officer Position:  DBA Board Advisor
Firm:  Husch Blackwell LLP
Firm Address: 2001 Ross Ave. Ste 2000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-999-6100

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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