AIJA Americas Meeting


28 March 2022

Join us for the AIJA’s Americas Meeting to take place in Miami during Monday 28 March 2022. Our vibrant host city is ready to welcome us back for an AIJA style friendly learning and networking moment. Our event will be jointly organised with the University of Miami Law School. Thanks to their generous support, attendance will be free of charge.

This year, the future of the legal profession is the focus of many discussions across our different platforms from podcast to webinars to the Annual Congress. In Miami, our President, Anna Wyrzykowska, invites you to an engaging discussion about the ultimate challenges, opportunities, and trends connected with the law and its practice in the region and worldwide.

Two academic sessions will take place on Monday afternoon, followed by a networking reception and an optional dinner.

Our AIJA’s Americas Meeting  will also be offered online. You can register here

Practical Information


University of Miami School of Law 

1311 Miller Drive

Faculty Meeting Room & Lounge, 4th Floor, Law Library

Coral Gables, FL 33146



Please find below the hotel recommendations of the University of Miami Law School, including discount codes and instructions for individual reservations.


THesis Hotel Miami

THesis Hotel Miami Online booking

Phone: 305-667-5611

Corporate Code: UMIA


Mayfair Hotel & Spa

Phone: 305-441-0000 ext 3570

Corporate Code: UOM



Mr. C Coconut Grove

Mr. C Coconut Grove Online booking

Phone: 305-800-6672

Corporate Code: UMMIAMI



Mutiny Hotel

Mutiny Hotel Online booking

Phone: 305-441-2100 ext 2005

Corporate Code: SYNUM2



Biltmore Hotel

Biltmore Hotel Online booking

Phone: 855-318-7562

Corporate Code: UNIHUR



 University of Miami School of Law

Support Partner 



Full programme

AIJA Americas Meeting

Monday 28 March 2022

14:30 » 15:00
Registration and Check-in on Law School Bricks/Faculty Lounge (University of Miami Law School)
15:00 » 15:15
Welcome Remarks
- Anna Wyrzykowska, Partner at WKB Poland, AIJA President
- Professor Caroline M. Bradley, University of Miami School of Law, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
15:15 » 16:15
"Future of the Legal Profession - The Role of Lawyers in the Rapidly Changing World"
o The panel discussion will focus on identifying how can legal professionals help to navigate through international challenges e.g. the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic or legal changes integrating ESG guidelines in our professional and legal standards. 


Jessica Owley, University of Miami School of Law, Faculty Director for the Environmental Law Program
James M. Meyer, Harper Meyer, Founding Partner & Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar
- Jeffrey Bast, Co-Managing Partner, Bast Amron LLP


- Anna Wyrzykowska, Partner at WKB Poland, AIJA President
16:15 » 16:45
Coffee/Networking Break in Faculty Lounge & Terrace
16:45 » 17:45
"Navigating a Legal Minefield: The Legal Implications in the Americas of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine"
o This panel will discuss the all-encompassing reach of the sanctions imposed by many countries around the world on Russia and their practical effects and legal implications for the way business is, and will be, conducted in the Americas, including the structuring of commercial transactions and the potential rise of disputes across the region.


- Professor Caroline M. Bradley,  University of Miami School of Law, Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
- Apoorva Patel, Vice-President, Burford Capital
Julianne K. Nowicki, Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, Associate


- Eduardo De la Peña Bernal, Reed Smith, Counsel & AIJA’s Treasurer - Bureau Member
17:45 » 18:00
18:00 » 19:30
Networking Reception on Law School Bricks (courtyard, University of Miami Law School)

Practical information