International Law

Megan Barnhill, Chair

The Virginia State Bar’s International Practice Section had 475 members as of June 2019. The Section’s Board of Governors for the 2018-2019 term was comprised of eight members.

Over the past fiscal year, the section worked with the Antitrust, Business Law, Corporate Counsel, and Intellectual Property Sections to sponsor a CLE program at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting.  The program covered issues such as antitrust, export controls, intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, and national security that commonly arise in international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Trump era.  Geoffrey Goodale, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Section for the 2018-2019 term, was a member of the panel and Megan Barnhill, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Section for the 2018-2019 term, moderated the panel. The Section also continues to act as an in-name-only cosponsor of programs sponsored by the DC Bar that may be of interest to Section members.  In addition, the Section commenced planning for a program that is slated to be held in Northern Virginia in the coming months related to current issues in international trade. 

The Board officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year were as follows:

Chair:          Megan Barnhill

Vice Chair: Geoffrey Goodale

Secretary:   Melissa Stear Gorsline 

Treasurer:   Jeff Talbert 

The other members of the Board of Governors were:  John Huddle, Lindsay Reimschussel, Satnam Singh, and Christina Zanette. 

 

The terms of following two members of the Board of Governors are expiring this year and they will not be members of the Board of Governors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year: 

Christina Zanette 

Lindsay Reimschussel  

 

The following individual has been appointed to a position on the Board of Governors for a three year term beginning in the 2019-2020 fiscal year: 

                    Brad Haneberg  

 

The Board officers for the 2019-2020 fiscal year are as follows:  

Chair:             Geoffrey Goodale

Vice Chair:     Megan Barnhill            

Secretary:      Melissa Gorsline

Treasurer:      Jeff Talbert

 

Submitted by:

Megan Barnhill, 2018-2019 Chair, International Practice Section

Updated: Jul 11, 2019