Date: Monday, March 15, 2021 7:30 AM - Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:15 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

Temple Law School Japan’s Faculty Focus – International Law Lecture Series – provides an opportunity to increase knowledge as well as debate and share ideas on current legal topics in the areas of international and comparative law. Temple Law Japan professors and distinguished keynote speakers will lead the lectures. In Spring 2021, the lectures will be held online via zoom.

Time (JST):

7:30 – 7:35 p.m. Introduction
7:35 – 9:05 p.m. Lecture
9:05 – 9:15 p.m. Q&A


4,000 yen for attendees requiring CLE credits
Payable by bank transfer or credit card
Free to attendees not requiring credit

Monday, March 15  [1.5 Ethics Credits]Monday, March 15  [1.5 Ethics Credits]


All the President’s Men and Women: Ethical Implications of the Trump Legal Team’s Election Challenge Strategies

F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad, Attorney; Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

From seemingly mercurial DOJ decisions to unsuccessful election lawsuits, the Trump era especially has been shaped by lawyer conduct and — some say — misconduct. TUJ Law adjunct professor F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad will walk us through key moments in asking what, if any, professional exposure the President’s inner circle lawyers face. Our online CLE will look at these issues and suggest where things may lead. Those interested in legal ethics, attorney professional liability, and the intersection of lawyering and politics should find the evening informative and engaging, including Q&A. 1.5 CLE ethics credits.

F. Frederic (Ric) Fouad teaches Professional Responsibility as an adjunct professor at Temple Law (Tokyo Campus) and Fordham Law (New York). In addition to teaching law since 2008, Ric’s practice spans 31 years and combines Japan-focused commercial matters with extensive pro bono work. Ric began his career at Jones Day and has also served in-house at Taisei Corporation, Lexington Corporation, and Spartus Capital Management. Ric received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his J.D. from New York University, and was a 2009-2010 Harvard Law School Visiting Scholar. Ric divides his time between Tokyo and New York.

Monday, April 19  [1.5 Substantive Credits]


Practicing Law Outside Your Admitted Jurisdiction: International Disputes and Regulatory Law

Tony Andriotis, Partner, DLA Piper;Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

Opportunities for international lawyers outside of the usual transactional fare are on the rise. This CLE will introduce ways in which lawyers can engage in disputes and regulatory law in jurisdictions other than those they are admitted to practice. Areas of discussion will include (1) cross-border litigation, (2) international arbitration, (3) competition and (4) corruption. The instructor will give a brief introduction on all four areas, while giving practical advice rooted in his many years of practice.

Tony Andriotis is a Partner with DLA Piper, where his primary practice focuses on international dispute resolution, and he leads the Tokyo based international arbitration group. He currently also serves as President of the Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan and as a Board Member of the European Business Council. Tony is an Adjunct Professor at the Tokyo campus of Temple Law School, and a Part-time Lecturer at both Keio Law School (Tokyo) and Humboldt University (Berlin). He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Fordham University School of Law. Though residing in Japan for over a decade, Tony is a native of New York City, where he previously clerked for a federal judge at the United States Court of International Trade.

Wednesday, May 19 [1.5 Substantive Credits]


Recent US Sanctions Trends under the Biden Administration:
Projections, Enforcement and Compliance

Alexander Dmitrenko, Head of Asia Sanctions, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer;
Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

Sanctions continue to represent a key geo-political tool, particularly often utilized by the recent US administration. The new Biden administration might be looking to amend certain sanctions trajectories, including enforcement priorities, to better fit their overall geopolitical approach. The presentation will analyze the current status of US sanctions regimes targeting China, Russia, and Iran. We will also discuss legal countermeasures advanced by these jurisdictions to curtail the negative impact of US sanctions, which created compliance quandaries and potential conflict of laws scenarios, particularly between US and China. The presentation will share various risk mitigation strategies and will offer projections as potential future trajectories of various sanctions regimes, enforcement and compliance.

Alexander Dmitrenko is the Head of Asia Sanctions at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Tokyo. His practice focuses on anti-corruption, sanctions, trade wars, anti-money laundering, cyber-security, data privacy and other compliance areas. Prior to Freshfields, Alexander worked for another major international law firm in NYC and as Senior Legal Counsel at Sojitz Corporation in Tokyo. Alexander is legally qualified in New York State, England & Wales, Russia, and is registered as a Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi. Alexander is the Chair of the Japan Sub-Committee of Temple University Compliance Advisory Board, co-Chair of Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network and a Friendship Ambassador of Hachijojima Island. Alexander teaches the International Compliance course at our Law School and frequently presents and publishes on international compliance issues at other Japanese academic institutions, including most recently Ritsumeikan, Keio and Waseda Universities.

About CLE Credit

Temple Law School is an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than an attendance verification letter.

Our CLE lectures are held in English and open to anyone interested in the topics. You do not have to be seeking CLE credit.

Zoom System Requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

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Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus
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Phone: +81-3-5441-9841 | Beasley School of Law