Announcement Letter- Amit Ben-Yehoshua Apppointed as the Vice-Chair of the China Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law

September 4, 2012

Special Announcements

AMIT BEN-YEHOSHUA APPOINTED AS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE CHINA COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, SECTION OF  INTERNATIONAL LAW

Amit Ben-Yehoshua has been appointed Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association China Committee.  Amit Ben-Yehoshua is licensed to practice law in California and Israel and serves as a Senior Counsel at Dacheng Law Offices, Shanghai Branch. Da Cheng Law Offices was recently ranked as the largest law firm in Asia and employs more than 3,000 lawyers and staff members in thirty five branches across China. Amit specializes in foreign direct investment into China, with emphasis in technology related translations, labor law, dispute resolution, and intellectual property. Amit is a graduate of the Tsinghua University of Beijing and holds a Master of Law in Chinese Law and has more than twelve years of legal experience.

The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. It focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.  The Section seeks to promote and further the development of interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to promote knowledge and formulate professional opinion of international law among members of the legal profession and others; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to advance the rule of law in the world.  The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees within 12 divisions — Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law, International Treaties, and Tax, Estates & Individuals — to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.

With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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