March 2011 – Chaffetz Lindsey associate Yasmine Lahlou continues her work as co-chair of the Middle East Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association.
From March 6-12, Lahlou was part of an ABA delegation to Amman, Jordan and Beirut, Lebanon. The delegates met with local diplomats, members of the Governments and leaders of the legal community to discuss the rule of law and political developments in the region.
During the tour, Lahlou met with the Presidents of the Jordan Bar Association and Beirut Bar, Lebanon’s Attorney General, the Ministers of Justice, the Presidents of the Judicial Council, the Governor and vice-Governor of the Central Banks, and the U.S. Ambassadors, in both countries. In addition, meetings were arranged with local business leaders and international litigation and arbitration lawyers.
The delegation was part of the ABA’s Section’s initiative to deepen their ties to the Bar in the Middle East and broaden awareness of the Section’s wide-ranging work and mission in that region.
Lahlou has been involved with the ABA’s Middle East Committee since 2007 and was appointed co-chair in 2010.
Chaffetz Lindsey is currently handling arbitration and litigation matters involving some four states in the Middle East.