Publication date: August 16, 2023
Malgorzata Kieltyka has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the Life Science Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section for the year 2023 – 2024.
K. Jakub Gladkowski has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Life Science Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section for the year 2023 – 2024.
The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students; it is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. Founded in 1878, the ABA’s stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation of model ethical codes related to the legal profession. As of fiscal year 2017, the ABA had 194,000 dues-paying members, constituting approximately 14.4% of American attorneys. In 1979, half of all lawyers in the U.S. were members of the ABA. The organization’s national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois, and it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.
Health and life sciences are critical and fast-developing fields, with problems and solutions spanning continents and crossing borders. The committee explores emerging issues in international public health, international organizations, cross-border healthcare, international regulation and issues of social responsibility such as access to new treatments and healthcare. The committee facilitates networking and educational opportunities for attorneys in public and private sectors on all six continents.