Established in 1955, the Business Law Section is one of the oldest and largest practice sections of the Virginia State Bar (“VSB”). Our active members range from solo and small firm to large multi-national law firm practitioners, as well as in-house counsel. Judicial and Student membership classes are also important Section constituencies. The practice areas of our Section membership run the gamut from general business to niche specialists, many of whom are also members of other practice sections within the VSB focused specifically on their fields, such as the Antitrust, International, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Sections to name just a few. This Section thus has the unique opportunity to both facilitate understanding and synergies among these diverse fields of expertise as well as to draw from a wide range of talent in planning and delivering tools to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of our members. Known for our excellent continuing legal education programs and publications, we are particularly proud of the exemplary reputation of the Annual Advanced Business Law Conference, (celebrating its 43rd iteration in 2015), and our tradition of collaborating with other practice sections to maximize the quality and effectiveness of that Conference and our other Section initiatives. The Section is managed by a Board of Governors appointed by active Section members at the annual Section meeting.