TUESDAY, MAY 29

International Finance: The inter-American legal affairs committee of the District of Columbia Bar’s International Law Section, along with two committees of the Bar’s International Section, and the Inter-American Bar Association, present “Future of Foreign Investment Protection in Latin America: A Roundtable.” The luncheon program begins at noon. Speakers: Salvador Behar, legal counsel for international trade, Embassy of Mexico; Alvaro Galindo, of counsel, Dechert; Omar Bolivar, president, BG Consulting; Ignacio Torterola, of counsel, Foley Hoag; and Hernando Otero, principal, 1492 Americas. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: $10, law students; $15, government and nonprofit employees; $20, Inter-American Bar Association, International Law Section; $30, non­section members. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Tax Open Mic: The financial products committee of the Taxation Section of the D.C. Bar presents “Second Annual Open Mike Session on Technical Tax Issues in Practice.” The luncheon program begins at noon. Speakers: Craig Gibian, partner, Shearman & Sterling; Michael Yaghmour, director, Price­water­house­Coopers; Matthew Stevens, partner, Ernst & Young. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: free, government brown bag (with appropriate ID); $10, government and nonprofit employees, students; $25, sponsoring section; $35, nonsection members. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.

Taxes: The new tax practitioners committee of the Taxation Section of the D.C. Bar presents “Entering Tax Controversy for New Practitioners and Hot Topics in International Tax Enforcement.” The luncheon program begins at noon. Speakers: Dianne Mehany, associate, Caplin & Drysdale; Scott Michel, member, Caplin & Drysdale; Rosty Shiller, attorney-advisor to the National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service. Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K St. N.W. Cost: free, government brown bag (with appropriate ID); $10, government and nonprofit employees, students; $25, sponsoring section; $35, nonsection members. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.

Investment Treaties: The D.C. Bar and the Dispute Resolution Interest Group of the American Society of International Law present “The New U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.” The off-the-record luncheon program begins at 12:30 p.m. Speakers: Jonathan Kallmer, deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for investment, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Michael Tracton, senior negotiator for investment treaties, U.S. Department of State; Jean Kalicki, partner, Arnold & Porter. Location: Arnold & Porter, 555 12th St. N.W., 10th floor. Cost: $5, law students; $15, government and nonprofit employees; $20, sponsoring bodies; $35, nonsection members. Registration and information: (202) 626-3463 or www.dcbar.org.