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2013 Annual Meeting

  • When: August 8–11, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, California

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Schedule of Fellows Events

Thursday, August 8- Saturday August, 10

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM 


Moscone West, Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor, 800 Howard Street

ABA Expo

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Thursday, August 8- Friday, August 9]

10: 00 AM - 2:00 PM [Saturday, August 10]

 Moscone West, Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor, 800 Howard Street

Friday, August 9

12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Fellows State Chair Luncheon

San Francisco Marrott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street

5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

The Center on Law and Globalization Reception

San Francisco Marrott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fellows Opening Reception (Ticketed Event)

The Jewish Contemporary Museum, Grand Lobby, 736 Mission Street

Located just steps away from the Marriott Marquis, The Fellows invite you to relax and mingle with friends at the unique and inspiring Jewish Contemporary Museum! Admission to "Beat Memories: The photgraphys of Allen Ginsberg" exhibit is included in the ticket price.

 Saturday, August 10

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Fellows Annual Business Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street

Our Business Breakfast speaker, Frank H. Wu, will speak on the challenges facing new lawyers and legal education today. Frank H. Wu is the Chancellor and Dean of the University of California at Hastings College of the Law and a Sustaining Life Fellow. Following the presentation, Fellows Chair Myles Lynk will recape the work of The Fellows and the Foundation over the past year, as well as discuss new Fellows business.


2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Fellows CLE Research Seminar: "Dirty Money: Can Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism be Effectively Regulated?"

Moscone West, 800 Howard Street

Co-Sponsored by: The ABA Section of International Law, The ABA Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division, the Senior Lawyers Division,  The ABA Section of Science and Technology Law, and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.

Dirty money gets produced by organized crime and drug trafficking, prostitution and tax evasion, corruption and financial crime, among many sources.  A global regulatory system seeks to monitor and suppress money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Spearheaded by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a multilateral body based in Paris, global standards against money laundering were revised in 2012/2013 to cover the financial systems of all countries.  FATF, the IMF and World Bank, and regional assessment bodies review the progress countries make towards conformity with the standards. But does all this effort make any difference?

This panel reports on an assessment undertaken by the Center of Law and Globalization, ABF, in cooperation with the IMF, to evaluate how the IMF has performed as the largest assessment body and what challenges regulation and monitoring of anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism pose for national and international regulators, financial institutions, and illegal markets and producers of dirty money.

The Center/ABF assessment team had access to IMF staff and classified materials,  as well as to officials and classified materials in four countries—Armenia, Germany, Mauritius and Netherlands.

Although the Center Report will not be released until  September 2013, ABF Research Professor Terence Halliday, who is Co-Director of the Center on Law and Globalization, and team leader for the IMF assessment, will open up a discussion on:

  • the challenges of financial regulation of dirty money
  • the fundamental questions his team raised with assessors
  • the promise of the 2012 Standards and 2013 Methodology
  • the possible consequences for various stakeholders, including states, ministries of finance, financial institutions, lawyers, other professions and non-profits banks versus criminals, money-launderers, and potential terrorists. 

Moderator: David K.Y. Tang, Managing Partner, Asia, K&L Gates, San Francisco, CA


Michael Lintern-Smith, Senior Partner, Robertsons Solicitors, Hong Kong, China

Richard Messick, Consultant, Legal Development and Anticorruption at Messick Group; former Senior Public Sector Specialist on Governance, World Bank; Senior Fellow at Instituto Libertad y Democracia

 Kevin L. Shepherd, Esq., Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD; Maryland Fellows State Chair

Sunday, August 11

9:00 PM - ???

Fellows Sing-along

San Francisco Marriott Marquis , 55 Fourth Street

What better way to top off a long day of meetings than with a relaxed evening of sing-along favorites? Bring some friends and enjoy!

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