Partner Receives International Law Award

July 31, 2014

Under the direction of Editor-in Chief Bhalinder Rikhye, India Law News—a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, India Committee—has received the Section’s prestigious 2014 Outstanding Committee Newsletter Award.  Mr. Rikhye, partner at leading Mineola-based law firm Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP will accept the award on behalf of the India Committee at an awards ceremony that will take place at the ABA 2014 Section of International Law Retreat on August 7, 2014 at the Harvard Club of Boston.  The award was given for outstanding analysis and review of a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the laws of India, India-U.S. relations and the international legal community.

“Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan is tremendously proud of our partner’s contribution to the international law community and we are grateful for this esteemed recognition from the American Bar Association,” said Managing Partner Anthony Barbiero.

India Law News has addressed legal issues related to topics as diverse as taxation, competition law, intellectual property, civil aviation, social media, gender issues in the legal profession, and how India’s approach to regulation of hate speech differs from that of the U.S.  Although India and the U.S. are the world’s largest democracies with separation of powers and common law systems, there are still significant differences in their respective statutes and regulations.  Written primarily by attorneys from major Indian law firms, the articles in the India Law News have consistently been recognized for their breadth and accessibility, particularly for those unfamiliar with the recent trends in India’s often complex laws.

“The mission of the India Law News, as conceived by the India Committee, is to bring greater understanding of the Indian legal system to those in the U.S. and elsewhere who are looking to do business in India; this award is recognition by the ABA’s Section of International Law that our authors and editors have been successful in realizing that mission,” said Mr. Rikhye.

The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law India Committee brings together Indian and American attorneys, law students and business organizations, as well as participants from other countries, for information sharing and examination of the Indian and U.S. legal systems through India Law News and other forums including ABA conferences, special programs teleconferencing, webinars, and a bi-annual conference held in India.

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