The Legal Alliance of the Americas to Host Detroit, Washington Receptions

Sen. Dick Durbin and World Bank Chief C. Felipe Jaramillo to attend/present

DETROIT, September 6, 2016 — The Legal Alliance of the Americas, a network of more than 400 attorneys from top law firms in North and South America, has announced that it will host informative presentations in Detroit and Washington, D.C. The events coincide with the International Bar Association Annual Conference, which attracts 6,000 legal professionals from around the world, and will be held in Washington, D.C. Sept. 18-23, 2016.

The first will be a pre-conference informal program and continental breakfast. The keynote speaker will be Robert Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank, who will speak about the U.S. economy and cross-border business in the Americas. The presentation will be at Miller Canfield’s world headquarters in Detroit, 8 a.m.-noon, Friday, Sept. 16.

The second will be a reception at the IBA Conference in the Diplomat Room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19. Keynote speakers will be Sen. Dick Durbin, who will talk about the upcoming U.S. presidential election and prospects for international trade and commerce in the next administration, and World Bank Chief Economist for the Americas C. Felipe Jaramillo, who will discuss economic prospects for the Americas.

“The IBA Annual Conference is an essential event for attorneys working in the global marketplace. We are pleased to have prestigious keynote speakers for the events the Alliance planned to coincide with the conference, offering invaluable opportunities to network and gain information,” said Alliance Executive Director José P. Ceppi.

The Legal Alliance of the Americas focuses on providing legal services throughout the Americas, helping companies navigate the legal issues that arise when operating or investing in the Americas. It comprises top-tier law firms in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States.

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About The Legal Alliance of the Americas
The Legal Alliance of the Americas is a network of market-leading, independent law firms with an international focus, shared values and approaches that bring together more than 400 lawyers in 14 cities. The Alliance firms strive to provide superior coordinated legal services throughout the Americas, providing clients seamless services across key jurisdictions of North and South America. For more information, visit

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