Who We Are

An exclusive private group of international attorneys dedicated to giving a significant competitive advantage to foreign lawyers who make the effort to understand the US Corporate Counsel professional and operational paradigm.

Membership is by invitation only.
No cost or fee for membership

Who We Work With

Are you an experienced Lawyer licensed and practicing in a country outside the United States? Do you represent or want to represent U.S. Corporate Clients?

Serious professionals are always welcome to join us.

We welcome your inquiry.

Requirements

Membership is exclusively for:

1. Seven or more years as a licensed practicing lawyer in a non-US jurisdiction;
2. LlM./Masters in U.S. law or JD Degree from a Common Law jurisdiction;
3. English Proficiency;
4. Pass our “Basic Professionalism” course (no cost to you).

MORE THAN 450 MEMBERS IN 17 COUNTRIES.
NO COST, NO FEES.
JUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTACTS.
BY INVITATION ONLY

THE INSTITUTE´S COURSES ARE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

THE ART
OF
PARTNERSHIP

Becoming Trusted Counsel

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THE
RELATIONSHIP
PARTNER

Develop, Deliver, Sustain

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My Competitive Advantage

Participating with the Institute courses is like opening a door and stepping into a room that you knew was there but you did not have the key.

Juliana describes her experience with courses at the Foreign Counsel Institute

Now I have the key. Now I can create more sophisticated and higher-level relationships with American Corporate Counsels.

I confess to you that my biggest career mistake was my failure to understand how…

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Juliana Silva – Corporate, Commercial and IP Law, twelve years legal experience in three U.S. multinational pharmaceutical corporations – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Join me on Linkedin!

FLUENT
ENGLISH FOR
LAWYERS

The Art of Smooth Speaking

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TRULY
EFFECTIVE
WRITING

Clear Thinking Made Visible

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PROCESS,
PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

Your Home Port in a Storm

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PROFIT
FROM
DIVERSITY

The D and I Advantage

This is a description of the types of training and courses for learning to work with American corporate law departments


The Art of Professional Partnership
Becoming a Relationship Partner
The Lawyer as Corporate Negotiator
Legal Process/Project Management
Profiting from Diversity
Fluent English for Lawyers

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All Certificates are exam-based and verified for comprehension and retention.

PROFESSIONALISM
THE ART OF PARTNERSHIP

The practical and fundamental concepts including: Technology, Communication, Matter Management, RPC and more

ADVANCED PROFESSIONALISM

A series of Special Challenges and Courses that enhance your professional acuity and raise you to a higher level.

COMMUNICATION
THE ARTICULATE LAWYER
Clear Thinking Made Visible
Master of clear and concise writing, fluent professional speaking and effective conceptual organization.
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Our on-line courses are under constuction

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BRUSSELS MAY 6 and 7, 2016
“Excellent!

I came away from this conference more knowledgeable and more enthusiastic about my professionalism.

Pragmatic yet paradigmatic – the seminars gave me both practical tools ready to implement as well as general frameworks in which to understand the broader aspects of legal practice with corporations.”

Laura Pauwels, Netherlands

NEW YORK CITY
February 22, 2018
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My Competitive Advantage

I give you three reasons:

One, quite valuable for distinguishing oneself from our collegial competition.

international lawyers work with u.s. american corporate law departments

Two, certainly enhances the awareness of assumed expectations, and thus improved partnering.

Three, an inside track towards client development of U.S. Corporate lawyers and law departments.

There are no big secrets revealed here, but practical insights, presented in a coherent framework that allows one to see and understand the whole picture.

Christian Klein, Financial Regulatory Law – Frankfurt, Germany.

My Competitive Advantage

I believe that the client sets the goal, together we agree on the strategy, and the local tactics are my prerogative. But this can bring a tension and risk especially with non-French clients.

Therefore, I enjoy to develop the Institute´s recommended approach.

One example that works marvelous for me: The decision-tree technique in a process management map. This is now my fundamental system because it communicates clearly what the client wants to know and control.

I have convinced Clients to trust me with this technique alone.

Louise Lefebrve, Labour Law, Labour Relations Restructuring, Litigation – Paris, France

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