NYSBA International Section Meeting Sao Paulo

Dates: October 14, 2015 - October 17, 2015

Renaissance Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil

NEW YORK – October 7, 2015 – The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section will hold its seasonal meeting this year in Sao Paulo when it convenes October 14 to 17 at the Renaissance Hotel, and Thompson Hine LLP again will play an integral part in the proceedings.

The meeting will include sessions on international arbitration in Latin America, transnational insurance, investment treaty arbitration in Latin America, estate income tax and immigration planning, international asset tracking and recovery, pitfalls for the multinational employer, e-documents in litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, how to respond to a global data breach incident and many other timely topics. Thompson Hine New York office partner William H. Schrag will serve as a program chair. He will lead the session, “Cross-Border Insolvency Laws: International Comparisons.”

“We are excited to again be a part of this historic event, which will be meeting for the first time in Sao Paulo,” said Schrag. “With the global market steadily growing and evolving, we look forward to sharing in the knowledge of the professionals who will present panels at the conference.” The International Section of NYSBA has almost 2,000 members from all 50 states in the United States and from around the world.

Schrag, a partner in Thompson Hine’s Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy group, also played a central role in the 2013 NYSBA International Section Meeting in Vietnam, its first conference in that country. He focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights. He represents clients in domestic and international bankruptcy litigation, workouts, corporate reorganization and related matters. He represents major financial institutions, manufacturers, institutional creditors, official creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 trustees, purchasers of estate assets and court-appointed examiners in U.S. and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings. Schrag also represents commercial lenders in state and federal courts in actions to enforce creditors’ rights and to defend against lender liability claims.