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Jim Letten Invited to Speak at International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence and International Law

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Jim Letten has been invited to speak at the 10th Annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence and International Law.

The conference – held May 31 – June 1 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China in collaboration with Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School, Yale Law School and Tulane Law School – will focus on recent trends, cases and developments in international trade laws.

In 2015, Jim visited Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School following his keynote address on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) at the kickoff conference of China’s “One Belt and Road Initiative,” which will again be the backdrop for this year’s New Haven Conference. Jim’s chapter on the FCPA was published internationally in the official volume of the 2015 conference, and he will again provide an article for publication on the subject co-authored with Caroline B. Smith.

In addition, Jim will participate as a member of a Zhejiang University working group on international trade issues and lecture to international law classes at the university June 2 -3.

Jim’s practice areas include investigations and white-collar crime, appellate and written advocacy and civil rights in the energy industry. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush in 2005 and continued in President Barack Obama’s administration. He was the longest-serving U.S. Attorney with more than 11 years of continuous service and one of only three U.S. Attorneys in the country appointed by successive presidents from different parties. Jim also served as the first assistant U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Louisiana from 1994 – 2001.

Jim’s presentations and publications in Asia – along with a recent published chapter on U.S. trade regulations lead-written by Tim Perry – are part of the firm’s effort to grow the FCPA and international practice areas.