Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph L. Raia has been appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
Raia will play a key role in the leadership of the 17,000-member section that has representation from over 100 countries worldwide. He will be primarily responsible for coordinating the work of the section’s 62 committees and will work closely with the chair and chair-elect to advance the section’s strategic plan. Raia will assume the role of section chair in two years.
“I see the section’s mission as one of service,” said Raia regarding his appointment. “We help our members to do well, by becoming better lawyers and improving their worldwide professional network. We help them to do good, by advancing the development of international law and the rule of law.”
Raia co-leads Gunster’s international law practice where he represents foreign and domestic individuals and companies in court proceedings, government investigations, and arbitrations relating to commercial, trade and investment matters pending in the United States and abroad. Prior to his role as vice chair, he served on the section’s executive committee and as secretary/operations officer. Raia has contributed to ABA policy and comparative work on multiple legal and policy issues.
The ABA Section of International Law is a global leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners. The section focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360.