Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Jerome C. Roth was elected on Oct. 27, 2017 as vice president and future president of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats), the world’s oldest and most multicultural international law organization.
Founded in 1929 and based in Paris, UIA counts as members thousands of individual lawyers from over 100 countries as well as bar associations representing millions of lawyers worldwide. The organization is dedicated to the exchange of ideas, information and friendship among the world’s lawyers, study of and training on a broad range of international legal topics, and the global defense of lawyers persecuted for representing human rights advocates. Mr. Roth served previously as president of UIA’s American section, Chair of its Criminal Law Commission, and a member of its Human Rights Committee.
“I could not be more honored and cannot wait to roll up my sleeves and continue the UIA’s critical mission, working with its diverse membership from every continent,” Mr. Roth said.
“We’re very proud of Jerry’s accomplishment, especially in light of our firm’s broad global practice, international client base, and long-standing involvement in international human rights issues,” added Brad D. Brian, co-managing partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Mr. Roth is a trial lawyer who specializes in business and international litigation and arbitration, as well as white collar criminal defense and investigations. He is an active member of the international litigation bar, has both US and French law degrees, and has represented European, Asian and Latin American clients in criminal and civil litigation matters, as well as U.S. companies in matters abroad. Mr. Roth is also an ICC-trained international arbitration lawyer and has handled arbitrations and mediations before a range of arbitral tribunals.