Law Talk helps foreign lawyers understand and work with American legal concepts. Law Talk delivers that understanding quickly, freeing up lawyer time for higher-value activities.
A foreign lawyer could of course obtain the understanding alone, using the knowledge base and research skills common to all laywers. However, self-instruction would take much, much longer.
For a lawyer in a law firm, the need to better understand and work with American legal concepts might relate to business development: when pitching to an American company or attending an international conference, it’s useful to explain France-based experience and skills in a way that’s easily understood to a counterpart operating within an American law framework. Alternately, the need might relate to an open client matter: a France-based transaction or dispute might involve issues of American law; or if the client or cooperating counsel is American, then ongoing communication will be facilitated by making France-based issues and analysis easily understood within an American law framework.
For an in-house company lawyer (or administrative and finance director with legal oversight responsibilities), the need to better understand and work with American legal concepts arises in two areas: managing an international or American law firm for US-related matters; and negotiating and otherwise communicating with American suppliers, clients, and partners.
In these situations, the need goes beyond simple English grammar and vocabulary: what’s needed is a higher-level understanding of American legal doctrine.
Law Talk training can be customized to meet precise needs, addressing the specific points most relevant for the situation. Training can be one-on-one or in groups. In a group training, everyone can be from the same organization, or the training can be a workshop combining lawyers from different organizations. There’s a solution for every need.
Some of the Law Talk training topics are listed below. This list isn’t exhaustive. Click here to schedule a training at your office. Or if you prefer a group workshop, then click here to indicate which topics interest you, and we’ll contact you when we’re organizing a group workshop on a topic of interest to you.
Conflict of laws
Courts (federal and state)
Employment and labor law
Enforcement of foreign judgments
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Leasing and landlord-tenant law
Loans (secured and unsecured)
Lobbying and government relations
Mergers and acquisitions
Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations
Partnerships and joint ventures
|Personal injury liability (torts)
Private equity placements
Property acquisition and development
Real estate finance
Sale of goods (the UCC)
Telecom, broadcast, and Internet
US legal system