September 12, 2014

Event: Consular Corps College Symposium

From November 19, 2014 through November 21, 2014, the Consular Corps College will host its annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. Topics include: Understanding Immigration Law and Visas; Crisis Management; Legal, Health, and Death Issues; Law and Order for the Consul; […]

August 5, 2014

Event: Speech to the Oregon Consular Corps

On October 8, 2014, I will speak to the Oregon Consular Corps about foreign sovereign immunity and about what consuls, both career and honorary, need to know when their foreign state, embassy, or consulate gets sued in the United States. […]

March 27, 2014

Case Watch: Rana v. Islam

On March 21, 2014, on the heels of the Khobragade criminal case, Mashud Parves Rana, an A-3 visa holder, sued his employer, the current New York Consul General of Bangladesh, Monirul Islam, and Islam’s wife, Fahima Tahsina Prova, in the […]

March 19, 2014

Case Watch: United States v. Khobragade

On January 9, 2014, a grand jury returned an indictment (Dkt. 10, Case No. 1:14cr0008 (S.D.N.Y.)) against Ms. Devyani Khobragade, the former Deputy Consul General to the Consulate of India in New York City, NY. The United States charged Ms. […]

March 11, 2014

Event: Special Morning Training for Diplomats and Consular Officers

On April 10, 2014, Laina Lopez, attorney with Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, will speak at “Special Morning Training for Diplomats and Consular Officers” on foreign sovereign immunity law in the United States. The event is sponsored by the D.C. […]

November 22, 2013

Event: Consular Corps College Symposium

From December 4-6, 2013, the Consular Corps College, of which I am a member, will convene in Washington, D.C. for a Symposium. On December 5, I am speaking with others on a panel called “Establishment of a Consular Office.”  The […]

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