Kristen Adams

2015 Annual Dinner:  A Conversation with Two Former Senators

2015 Annual Dinner: A Conversation with Two Former Senators

At this evening’s annual meeting dinner, ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo moderated a conversation with two former senators, Democrat George Mitchell and Republican Olympia Snowe, both of Maine. Senator Mitchell was the Senate Majority Leader, and recalled fondly his positive working relationship with Republican Bob Dole, who at that time was the Senate Minority Leader. […]

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Sonsini Addresses Luncheon Honoring New Life Members and 50-Year Members

Sonsini Addresses Luncheon Honoring New Life Members and 50-Year Members

Called a “legal changemaker” by ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo, new life member Larry Sonsini was a member of the NYSE board of directors from 2001 to 2003, chaired the NYSE’s Regulation, Enforcement, and Listing Standards Committee until 2008, and is Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He also took Civil Procedure from new […]

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Remarks FBI Director James Comey

Remarks FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James B. Comey addressed the Institute on Tuesday May 19 after the first portion of the discussion of the Model Penal Code:  Sexual Assault and Related Offenses.  Director Comey was introduced by Judge William Webster, Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and former Director of the FBI.  In his introduction, Judge Webster mentioned […]

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ALI Honors Robert H. Mundheim with its Distinguished Service Award

ALI Honors Robert H. Mundheim with its Distinguished Service Award

Lance Liebman, the ALI’s eminent former Director and current Council member, presented the Institute’s Distinguished Service Award to Robert H. Mundheim. Mr. Mundheim, who is Of Counsel with Shearman & Sterling, co-chaired the Fried, Frank firm,  represented the Department of the Treasury in the Iranian Hostage Crisis, was Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel […]

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From Appellate Advocate to Appellate Judge:  Judge Sri Srinivasan

From Appellate Advocate to Appellate Judge: Judge Sri Srinivasan

New ALI member Judge Sri Srinivasan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit addressed the Institute this morning.  Judge Srinivasan  assumed office in May 2013, having previously served as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.  He is the nation’s first federal appellate judge of South Asian […]

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The Restatement of the Law Fourth, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States

The Restatement of the Law Fourth, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States

The Restatement of the Law Fourth, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States is a three-part project: (1) Jurisdiction, (2) Sovereign Immunity, and (3) Treaties. This year’s discussion is centered on Sovereign Immunity and Treaties; last year, the Institute discussed and approved a portion of the Jurisdiction draft. One interesting feature of this project, which […]

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President Ramo Shares Greetings from Mr. Boskey

President Ramo Shares Greetings from Mr. Boskey

In her opening remarks, ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo brought greetings from Mr. Bennett Boskey, the ALI’s longtime former Treasurer.  Mr. Boskey will soon celebrate his 99th birthday and has, in so many important ways, contributed to both the process and the substance of the ALI’s work. One of Mr. Boskey’s best-known contributions to the ALI […]

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