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Committee co-chair

Hamilton Loeb, partner at US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, has won a two-year term as co-chair of the 1,200-member International Trade Committee – the largest committee in the ABA’s Section on International Law and Practice. Loeb, who handles international trade law, technology litigation and international arbitration, co-chairs his firm’s international committee.

In brief: Urban renewal expert to Tyndallwoods

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