On September 29, Amerigo for Law, a one-week course in U.S. business law for Italian lawyers, completed its first edition.
The initiative, launched under the patronage of the American embassy in Rome, was part of a joint cooperation agreement between the Amerigo Association and Fordham University School of Law.
The concept and program of Amerigo for Law were put forward by the president of the Amerigo Association, Vito Cozzoli, and Rosa Giovanna Barresi, alumni ambassador of Fordham Law School.
Amerigo for Law attracted a select group of top-level Italian professionals who share the common goal of a better understanding of U.S. law practice under the general framework of transatlantic collaboration.
Assistant Dean Toni Jaeger-Fine developed the program, which enabled participants to discuss with Fordham Law professors such cutting-edge issues as corporate reorganization and international arbitration, as well as financial crime and data security.
Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo delivered a lecture, “Key Issues of U.S. Foreign Policy,” as part of the program. At a meeting at the Italian consulate, General Consul Francesco Genuardi reviewed opportunities that are opening up in New York City for Italian entrepreneurs, such as the start-up hub on Roosevelt Island.
Amerigo for Law participants visited Federal Bankruptcy Court and the New York Bar Association. Additionally, two receptions, held at the law firms of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP proved to be profitable networking opportunities.
Vito Cozzoli, president of the Amerigo Association, said the initiative afforded “the opportunity to assemble a team of great professional and human value.”