October 27th, 2017 – Miami, Florida – Gabriel Dejarden, a Dominican Attorney based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the recipient of the “Best Use of Social Media Award” conferred by the American Bar Association Section of International Law for the 2016-2017 ABA year.
Mr. Dejarden received the award at the Committee Awards Ceremony celebrated yesterday at the JW Marriot Marquis in Miami, Florida.
Gabriel Dejarden said “we are very humbled by this award bestowed upon our committee. This recognition reinforces our commitment to promote innovative initiatives of interest to our members.” Mr. Dejarden is currently serving its third term as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Interest Network and was also appointed Deputy Liaison Officer earlier in the year. In the latter capacity, Gabriel will help spearhead the Section’s efforts to collaborate with other Bar Associations, Multilateral Agencies and Governments.
Gabriel, a partner with the law firm Expertis Dominican Republic- Dejarden Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo (DVMS), has a diverse transactional practice, focused on real estate and hospitality, financial services, labor and employment, trusts and corporate law matters.
The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law, and the education of international law practitioners. It focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities. The Section seeks to promote and further the development of interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to promote knowledge and formulate professional opinion of international law among members of the legal profession and others; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to advance the rule of law in the world. The Section has numerous task forces and more than 60 regional and special interest committees within 12 divisions — Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law, International Treaties, and Tax, Estates & Individuals — to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the US national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.