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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate and Board Governance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • International Business
  • Privacy and Data Protection

Education

  • J.D. American University, Washington College of Law

  • B.A., University of Vermont

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators course in international arbitration

  • Licensed Property/Casualty Insurance Producer, Illinois and Washington, DC

Admissions and Qualifications

  • Washington, DC
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US District Court for Washington, DC
  • US Court of Appeals for Washington, DC
  • US Court of International Trade

Prior Experience

  • Law Offices of Aaron Schildhaus
  • Carlsmith Ball PC
  • The European Business Law Firm PC
  • PepsiCo, Inc.

Aaron Schildhaus

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Publishing & Speaking

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, "EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Key Provisions and Best Practices", International Law News, June, 2018
  • Author, "EU-US Privacy Shield: Will it Shield You from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?", ABA Section of International Law, February, 2018
  • Author, "Impacting your Company ... in Just a Few Months ... GDPR!", ABA Section of International Law, Winter 2017

“International Law News” – featured articles as follows:

  • “Anticorruption Compliance and Insurance Coverage: Offsetting the High Costs of Investigations”. Spring 2013
  • “Global Businesses and the Just Rule of Law” Fall 2011
  • “Special Issue: The ABA Section of International Law Celebrating 75 Years as a Section and 130 Years as an ABA Entity”. Fall 2008
  • Book: “ABA-SIL Leading the World’s International Lawyers Since 1878" 2008
  • Co-Author  “International Legal Developments in Review: 1998, International Aviation and Aerospace Law”, The International Lawyer, Volume 33, Number 2, Summer, 1999.
  • Paper: “International Corruption and the OECD Convention on International Corrupt Practices”, Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, Nice, France, August, 1998.
  • Paper: “Constitutional and International Law Issues in Application of NAFTA to Sub-National Entities”, American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August, 1998.
  • Co-Author  “International Legal Developments in Review: 1997, International Aviation and Aerospace Law”, The International Lawyer, Volume 32, Number 2, Summer, 1998.
  • Paper: “International Aviation and the Unidroit Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment”, American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice Annual Spring Meeting, New York, April, 1998 and May 27, 1998.
  • Paper presented, "Le cadre legislatif et reglementaire et la privatisation en Cote d'Ivoire", Forum des Investisseurs - 95, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, October 3, 1995.
  • Paper presented and program co-chair, "International Legal Implications of the Internet", Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Chicago, August, 1995.
  • Co-author, "Aux utilisateurs des autoroutes de l'information - Quelques considérations d'ordre juridique", Revue Economique Franco-Suisse No. 1/1995, April, 1995.
  • Paper presented, "Privatization of the Telecommunications Sector", Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress – Marrakesh, November 2, 1994.
  • Article, "Stop the Business Bribery Game" The Journal of Commerce, April 21, 1994
  • Assistant Editor, The U.S.-Mexico Trade Pages, The Global Source, Washington, DC, 1992.
  • US Editor, "EC Brief" - co-publication with Butterworths UK, 1990-91.
  • Editor: "1992 in Europe" - ABA National Institute, New York, 1990..
  • Author: "The Single European Act" - The International Lawyer, Summer, 1989.
  • Author: "MIGA and Foreign Investment" - Book review, The International Lawyer, 1989.
  • Author: "ICSID Review" - Book review, The International Lawyer, 1989.
  • Editor, Washington Foreign Law Society Newsletter, 1986-88.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Speaker: “Transnational Legal Challenges of International Terrorism”, American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice, Monterrey, Mexico, October 13, 2001.
  • Speaker: “Investing in the US: What You Should Know”, American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice, Monterrey, Mexico, October 12, 2001.
  • Chair and moderator: “Pathways to Employment in International Law”, a continuing series of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice: Washington, DC (April, 2000), New York City (July, 2000), Albuquerque, NM (October, 2000), San Diego, CA (February, 2001), Washington, DC (April 5 and 25, 2001), Chicago (August 4, 2001), Monterrey, Mexico (October 10, 2001), and numerous other such programs throughout the U.S. since that time.
  • Speaker: “International Arbitration and Mediation: Choosing the right arbitrator or mediator”, American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution and Paris Bar, Paris, France, July, 2000.
  • Speaker: “Combating International Corruption: the United States and the FCPA”, Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, New Delhi, India, November, 1999.
  • Speaker and Rapporteur: Chaired Energy Panel at “Corruption 1998, Meeting the New Guidelines” UNDP, CCBE, UIA, IBA, ABA Seminar Bruges, Belgium October, 1998
  • Speaker: International Development Finance, USIA-sponsored mission, Dakar, September, 1998
  • Speaker: International Corruption, Dakar, USIA-sponsored mission, September, 1998
  • Speaker: US Investment in Africa, Dakar, USIA-sponsored mission, September, 1998
  • Speaker: International Development Finance, USIA-sponsored mission, Abidjan, September, 1998
  • Speaker: International Corruption, Abidjan, USIA-sponsored mission, September, 1998
  • Speaker: US Investment in Africa, Abidjan, USIA-sponsored mission, September, 1998
  • Moderator, organizer and speaker: “Main Theme: Finance in Emerging Market Countries, The Role of the Lawyer” and Chairman, “Second Annual UIA Law Forum on Developing Countries”, Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Congress, Nice, France, August, 1998.
  • Moderator and speaker  “International Aviation: Strategic Alliances”: American Bar Association Section of International Law Annual Spring Meeting, New York, April, 1998.
  • Moderator “Exporting Services to Indian Ocean Rim Countries” American Council for Trade in Services and US Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, September, 1997
  • Moderator and speaker  First Annual UIA Developing Countries Law Forum -Bar Leaders Roundtable” - UIA Annual Congress, Philadelphia September, 1997
  • Moderator and speaker  First Annual UIA Developing Countries Law Forum “International Corruption” - UIA Annual Congress, Philadelphia September, 1997
  • Moderator and speaker  First Annual UIA Developing Countries Law Forum “Private Sector Development” - UIA Annual Congress, Philadelphia Sept., 1997.
  • Moderator and speaker  First Annual UIA Developing Countries Law Forum, “Financing Development” - UIA Annual Congress, Philadelphia September, 1997.
  • Moderator and speaker  First Annual UIA Developing Countries Law Forum, “Legal and Regulatory Reform” - UIA Annual Congress, Philadelphia Sept, 1997.
  • Interview - USIA WorldNet: “The Practice of International Law”, Sept. 1997.
  • Speaker, “Doing Business Worldwide”, The Third Annual Midwest International Law Forum, American Bar Association, Scottsdale, Arizona November, 1996.
  • Speaker, "Legal and Economic Aspects of Investments in the Middle East", Union Internationale des Avocats, The Jerusalem Bar, The Israel Bar and The Hebrew University Faculty of Law - Jerusalem, Israel, April 10, 1995.
  • Speaker, "L'investissement americain dans les pays francophones", Conference at U.S. Embassy - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, March 9, 1995.
  • Speaker, "Table Ronde sur la Privatisation", Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Cote d'Ivoire - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, March 8, 1995.
  • Speaker, "International Trade - Developing Countries and the GATT", Conference of Economic Journalists - U.S. Embassy - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, March 7, 1995.
  • Speaker, "Opportunities for Your Firm in International Markets: Pacific Rim, The Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii – Honolulu, " December 8, 1994.
  • Speaker, "International Business and Trade", International Jaycees, World Affairs Seminar - Washington, DC, September 6, 1994.
  • Speaker, "Breach of Contract: Consequences & Remedies", Union Internationale des Avocats - Athens Greece, June 18, 1994.
  • Interview, "Doing Business with South Africa" Voice of America, April 27, 1994
  • Panelist, "Trade Issues: Nafta for Africa" Worldnet, Africa Journal, live satellite TV broadcast world-wide from Washington, DC - February 3, 1994.
  • Program Director, Moderator and speaker, "Post NAFTA: Doing Business in North America" - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Bruxelles and Union des Entreprises de Bruxelles - Brussels, Belgium - January 25, 1994.
  • Program Director, Moderator and speaker, "Retombees des Accords de NAFTA (ALENA) et du GATT sur le Monde des Affaires" - Chambre de Commerce Franco-Americaine, Chambre de Commerce France-Amerique Latine et Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur de la France -Paris, France, December 16, 1993.
  • Program Director, Moderator and speaker, "Trade and Business Opportunities in the U.S. & Mexico" - Junior Chamber International World Congress - Hong Kong, November 23, 1993.
  • Speaker, "Les PME face au grand marché nord américain en création (ALENA)" - Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris - Paris, France, September, 1993
  • Speaker, "The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its Impact on Hawaii" - - State of Hawaii and Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Honolulu, September, 1993.
  • Program Co-Chair and Co-Moderator, "Doing Business With Mexico" - American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Seminar - New York, NY, August, 1993.
  • Interview, "European Employment Laws", First Business, USA Cable TV, 1992.
  • Speaker, "Emerging Businesses in Europe", DC BAR, 1992.
  • Guest Lecturer: "Beyond the SEA: Europe After 1992"; International Law Society; George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, 1992.
  • Speaker: "Financing Sales and Investments in Poland for Small and Medium-Sized Companies"; The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, 1991.
  • Guest lecturer: Washington College of Law, American University, 1990.
  • Speaker: "Doing Business in Europe", Georgia World Trade Conference, Savannah, GA. 1990.
  • Visiting lecturer abroad: AMPART (U.S.I.A. - sponsored series of lectures, seminars and meetings with high-level government officials and business representatives) in Tunisia, Morocco and Israel on U.S. and international trade and business practices, policies and strategies, 1989..
  • Program Chairman and Moderator:"1992: Doing Business With Europe", ABA nation-wide, live Satellite seminar, 1989.
  • Moderator: ABA Seminar, "Public International Law Trends in Tourism: Can Law Travel as Fast as the New Tourist?" 1989.
  • Moderator: ABA International Section Annual Showcase Program, "Europe's Single Market: Business, Political and Legal Consequences of 1992", 1989.
  • Moderator: ABA International Section Annual Meeting, "Doing Business in Europe, 1992  Mini-Series - Financial Services Directives", 1989.
  • Co-Chair; Moderator: "1992: New Opportunities for U.S. Banks and      Businesses in Europe" ABA National Institute, New York , 1989,
  • Speaker: "Establishing Operations in the European Community (and Foreign Markets) Preliminary Observations and Practical Considerations" - American Council of Life Insurance Annual Seminar on International Insurance - Washington, DC, 1988.
  • Speaker: "International Service Industries - Perspectives of the Developing Countries" ABA Afternoon Embassy Lecture Series - Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, DC, 1988.
  • Speaker: "Service Industries in the GATT: the U.S. and Japanese Perspectives"; ABA Afternoon Embassy Lecture Series -Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC, 1988.
  • Guest Lecturer: "Paris Neighborhoods", lecture series at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1988.