Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Law firm, ABA president withdraw from event promoting investment in Russia in wake of
country's enactment of new antigay laws

ABA president James Silkenat takes a principled stand
against Russian anti-gay legislation; he withdraws as
keynote speaker of Russian investment event
American Lawyer Daily reports:
      Goodwin Procter said Tuesday it will neither cosponsor nor host a forum aimed at promoting investment in Russia that was to be held in the firm's New York office on Nov. 18 after learning that American Bar Association president James Silkenat had withdrawn as keynote speaker.
      Gay rights activists had urged Silkenat and Goodwin to cut their ties to the Russia Forum New York event in light of anti-gay legislation recently enacted by Russia that has sparked protests there and abroad.
Read more at American Lawyer Daily
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