Business Law Section Leadership: Episode 4: A View of an International Lawyer — Tom Morante and the Legal Profession in a Global World

39 Min Listen By: ABA Business Law Section


In this episode, international lawyer Tom Morante provides keen insights into the opportunities and rewards of becoming an international lawyer, as well as describing the complexities of this practice area.  Tom advises clients on U.S. and foreign insurance and financial services regulatory, compliance, and cross-border transactional matters. He handles matters involving life and annuities, health, insurtech, data privacy and cyber risk, and D&O insurance. He is fluent in Spanish, and has studied in Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. He leads Carlton Fields’ International Insurance Regulatory Team and serves on the Advisory Board of Inter-American Dialogue’s Financial Services Advisor publication. In addition, he chairs the Business Law Section’s International Coordinating Committee and its Business Law Now Board, and serves on the Section’s Marketing Board.

The host of this episode is Shazia Ahmad .  Shazia is the Vice President of Regulatory Reporting at Wells Fargo. She has a broad range of experience in areas of legal, regulatory compliance and finance for financial instituitions and media companies including Wells Fargo & Co., Credit Suisse, JP Morgan & Chase and Viacom. She joined the Business Law Section of American Bar Association (ABA) as the national law student liaison and now is the Chair of the Young Lawyer Committee and Vice Chair of the State and Local Banking Subcommittee.


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