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Recent Developments in U.S. Practice of International Law Ethics

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Produced on October 19, 2017

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Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This course, led by attorney R. John Smith, provides a brief review of recent developments within U.S. International Law Ethics. Issues covered in this program include legal ethics, anti-bribery laws, legal compliance issues in tax, finance, the FATCA, anti-money laundering laws. Additional related issues will be addressed.

Highlights will include the recent 2017 European Commission ruling that the U.S. online retailer Amazon benefited from illegal tax benefits in Luxembourg and has to pay back nearly $300 million in unpaid taxes and the 2016 E.U. order that Ireland recoup 13 billion Euros ($15.2 billion) in back taxes from Apple.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the concepts of U.S. international law ethics with a particular focus upon tax, finance, the FATCA, and anti-money laundering developments
  2. Assess the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Conceptual Framework for Members in Business and Ethical Conflicts in the context of US International Law ethical developments
  3. Distinguish between the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics
  4. Evaluate the need for U.S. international law ethical standards, codes of ethics, practices in business compliance, etc.
  5. Address the role that culture plays in U.S. international law ethics

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit


R. John Smith

R. John Smith Esq.

R. John Smith, Esq., is a tax law expert with over 30 years focus upon Partnership Tax law matters. He is author of the treatise "Practical Insights on Tax Law“, Tax Law Writer and Editor of Tax Law CPE courses; works closely with national subject matter professionals in the design and execution of complex, large-scale partnership transactions, has lectured on complexities of Subchapter K, partnership modeling Debt allocations, distributions, bringing in new partners, sales of partnership shares, terminations, US Treasury proposed partnership regulations on hot assets under Code Sec. 751(b). which mandate bookups (revaluing partnership assets at fair market value) to lock in each partner’s share of Code Sec. 751 property; nuances of joint venture structuring, US Taxation of international transactions, U.S. International Taxation,Cross-Border Transfers,taxation of outbound transfers to, as well as inbound transfer from, foreign corporations is determined under Code Sec. 367; Reorganizations,Outbound Transfers to Foreign Corporations; Acquisitive Reorganizations;Outbound Acquisitive Reorganizations;Inbound Transfers From a Foreign Corporation;Inbound Acquisitive Reorganizations; Foreign-To-Foreign Acquisitive Reorganizations; Foreign currency translations, Hedges of Foreign Currency Risk with Debt Instruments held as Capital Assets; Tax Law Strategy for tax attributes including foreign Qualified Business Unit earnings remittances, foreign corporation actual and deemed distributions, foreign income taxes etc. throughout the US, Israel, Asia etc. He is member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Jack is an alumni of Harvard University and New York University School of Law.


Richard C.

Excellent course explaining the ethical underpinnings to current regulations and practices related to taxation, banking, and other international activities.

Catherine H.

I liked the presenter, R. John Smith - he had a nice manner, clear knowledge of the subject matter, and addressed the issues enthusiastically & added relevant examples and information. He was also very good answering the questions submitted at the end. Thanks very much.

Melissa B.

Excellent speaker. Tremendous knowledge.

Vanessa P.

It was very informative

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