Managing International Legal Matters
On Demand

Managing International Legal Matters

Practice Areas:
International Law
David Robbins |  Kelly Weiner |  Brent O'Leary
Course Levels:
1 hour
Original Program Date :
Jun 14, 2018

Course Description

Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to key issues unique to international legal practice including selecting and managing local counsel, identifying and integrating legal issues into a coherent strategy, controlling costs and achieving a successful outcome. We will use examples from the experiences of the speakers as a means to explore the topic concluding with take-away points to apply in future international legal matters

Course Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session/webinar participants will be have tools to organize and manage legal matters that involves multiple international jurisdictions.

Topics and Agenda

  • Mins. 1-10: Overview of issues faced by in-house counsel managing legal matters involving jurisdictions outside the U.S.
  • Mins. 11-25: Techniques for organizing and executing international legal matters using examples from the speakers’ experience with harmonizing global strategy
  • Mins. 26-40: Executing cross-border transactions and protecting intellectual property
  • Mins. 41-55: Summary of Take-Away Points
  • Mins. 56-60: Concluding Remarks

CLE Credits

Mandatory CLE Credit

This program may be eligible for a total of 1 CLE credit(s) in a 60 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.

This program may be eligible for a total of 1.2 CLE credit(s) in a 50 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.




This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in California of which 0 are Legal Ethics, 0 are Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, 0 are Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence.


All courses are presumptively approved.  This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Georgia of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Illinois of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Professional Responsibility credit.


Select Counsel is an approved provider in the State of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Pennsylvania of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Washington of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.

States Pending Approval

The following states are pending approval.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Texas.

Other MCLE Jurisdictions

Reciprocal States: The following jurisdictions allow reciprocity for courses approved in other MCLE jurisdictions:Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon.

Self Reporting States: States that allow an attorney to apply or self-report CLE credit are: Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Course Materials


David Robbins's Profile

David Robbins Related seminars and products: 1


Law Office of David Robbins

David Robbins is recognized internationally as a leading project finance lawyer representing lenders and developers in a wide range of projects from some of the world's largest multi-billion dollar cross-border financings in markets around the world to small and mid-market energy projects in the U.S. He has many years experience living and working in Japan including as Head of the Asia Energy & Infrastructure Sector in the Tokyo office of DLA Piper from 2008 through 2011. In addition to his project finance practice, David also has extensive experience in mid-market M&A representing both sellers and buyers as well as a wide range of commercial transactions and corporate matters.

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate & Securities | Energy and Infrastructure Projects

PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Former partner at DLA Piper  |  Orrick  |  White & Case

LAW SCHOOL: George Washington University


Kelly Weiner's Profile

Kelly Weiner Related seminars and products: 1


Law Office of Kelly Weiner PLLC

Kelly is an attorney based in NYC providing general counseling on corporate matters, contracts, licensing, dispute resolution, trademark, copyright and advertising laws and intellectual property support in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Her previous firms include Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Nixon Peabody, and Foley & Lardner, where she worked extensively with well known brands such as Harley-Davidson, Citi, Hermès and Constellation Brands.

Co-founder, Pitch Networking 2014-present
International Trademark Association (INTA), Public and Media Relations Committee, 2015-2017
New York Women's Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee, 2012-2013
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Media Law, 2010

Selected to the 2014 -2017 New York Rising Stars lists, published by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

PRACTICE AREAS: General Corporate | Intellectual Property | Licensing 

PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Attorney at Foley & Lardener LLP

LAW SCHOOL:  Emory University School of Law


Brent O'Leary's Profile

Brent O'Leary Related seminars and products: 1

Former Senior Legal Compliance Counsel at Bloomberg LP

Bloomberg LP

Brent O'Leary was a Senior Compliance Counsel for 15 plus years at Bloomberg L.P. based in their Tokyo, New York and London Offices and was the Head of Compliance for Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa during different periods of his tenure. Before Bloomberg, Brent was a Senior Associate at White & Case, LLP in their Tokyo Office in the corporate and finance department where he specialized in Project Finance, M&A and Aircraft Leasing. Brent was also corporate counsel to the American Chamber of Commerce Japan.

MCLE Information for On-Demand

MCLE Information for On-Demand Seminars

General Information

Please note that Select Counsel delivers multiple on-demand courses. Please view a specific course program’s description page or marketing materials for information indicating the jurisdictions a specific program is eligible for credit.

Accreditation Information

Select Counsel applies for credit for most of it's on-demand seminars the following states:

  • Georgia
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  • Texas
  • Washington

Select Counsel is an approved accredited provider for in the states of California and Pennsylvania.  CLE credit is available for all Select Counsel courses. 

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Course Approval Reciprocity

The following states allow attorneys to earn CLE credit through reciprocity from a course or course provider that meets the basic requirements for approval in that state.  States that allow reciprocity for courses approved in other jurisdictions are listed below.  Click any of the states  below for rules and regulations regarding reciprocity in that  below state.

Self-Reporting/Accreditation States

Select Counsel has not submitted applications in the states listed below.  Many states allow attorneys to submit a course for approval and/or self-report their attendance to the their MCLE Board if it has not been submitted by the sponsor of the course. Currently attorneys who participate in a Select Counsel course who want CLE for the states listed below need to apply/report directly with that state. However, if there is a high demand for a particular state during the registration process, Select Counsel will consider submitting an application for accreditation in that state.

  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • Georgia (for some select counsel programs, see the CLE Credit tab for additional information)
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
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  • Kentucky
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  • Minnesota
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  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
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At this time, Kansas requires the sponsor of all non-traditional format courses to submit the program application. (Kansas will not accept an application from an individual lawyer).


Please note that some states have accreditation fees. In addition, some states may not approve specific programs, formats, or topics for credit. This list is a general guide only. Specific information about your state accreditation requirements can be found on your state's regulator page. For contact state regulator contact information please visit the Continuing Legal Education Regulators Association at

Certificates of Attendance and Tracking

For each on-demand seminar, Select Counsel will be tracking your attendance through participation codes that pop up during the presentation. Instructions on how to use these participation codes, along with information about how to retrieve your credit will be provided to you prior, during and after the completion of the program.


Upon completion of the course you will receive a either a state specific certificate of attendance for the courses that Select Counsel applied for or a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for states that have reciprocity or are self applying/reporting states.  


State by State reporting instructions will be included with each certificate of attendance. You will receive this information via email, as well as in a handout that can be accessed before, during and after the course in your customer account.

Participation Reporting

Select Counsel only applies for course approval in the following states: CA, IL, OH, TX, and WA and is an accredited provider in PA.  Select Counsel will report attendance in any of the above states (e.g. PA) that require the provider to report attendance.  For states that allow course approval reciprocity and/or that attorneys are self-reporting/applying, Select Counsel will guide you to the appropriate forms and governing bodies. All information about reporting credit to your state will be provided as a hand out prior, during and after the completion of the course.

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats.  Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules. For contact information, go to

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