Clara Brillembourg Elected Co-Chair of ASIL’s Women in International Law Interest Group
April 5, 2012
Clara Brillembourg, an associate in Foley Hoag LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, has been elected co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Women in International Law Interest Group.
Her election was announced at the group’s annual luncheon at ASIL’s 106th Conference, where U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer presented Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty with the Award for Prominent Women in International Law, recognizing her significant contributions in the development of international law.
Ms. Brillembourg advises sovereign governments and companies on international matters involving both dispute resolution and corporate social responsibility. Her international litigation and arbitration practice focuses on the representation of sovereign States in international disputes with other States, foreign investors and before U.S. courts. In her corporate social responsibility practice, she advises corporate clients on the international standards and context-specific risks related to human rights, security and social issues.
The Women in International Law Interest Group, also known as WILIG, was created to promote and enhance the careers of women in the field of international law. The group supports its nearly 500 members in the development of their careers and leadership skills in the area of international law, as well as promoting awareness of women’s issues in international legal initiatives. WILIG also sponsors a series of expert panels on a variety of international law topics throughout the year.
About the American Society of International Law
ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization. It was founded in 1906, chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950, and has held Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1993. ASIL’s mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. The Society’s 4,000 members (from nearly 100 countries) comprise attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, international civil servants, students, and others interested in international law.
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