Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP partner Chris Helmer was recently appointed newsletter co-editor of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), one of the IBA’s largest and most active committees. As co-editor with UK lawyer Simon Hart, Helmer puts together the semiannual committee newsletter reporting on litigation legal developments in countries all across the world. With a membership of over 80,000 individual lawyers spanning 160 countries, the IBA, based in London, is the world’s leading organization of lawyers who do cross-border work and deal with international legal issues. The Litigation Committee focuses on the legal, practical and procedural issues involved in conducting litigation as those issues may differ from country to country. When an important new case on intellectual property rights is decided in China, or new laws about data privacy protection are enacted in Germany, it is reported in the Litigation Committee newsletter.
About Chris Helmer
Helmer currently focuses her work on international dispute resolution, complex international contracts and marine-related matters. As head of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's international team, she also assists clients by directing team members as they work on foreign-market entry for U.S. companies, drafting cross-border sales and foreign manufacturing agreements, preparing export/import compliance programs and handling FCPA investigations. Helmer earned her bachelor's degree in three years, magna cum laude, at Washington State University before receiving her law degree, cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School. She obtained an LL.M. in international law from Columbia University, while serving as part-time in-house counsel to a Daimler-Benz multinational subsidiary.
Helmer has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for many years. She is also named to the “Super Lawyers” list in the international, business litigation and transportation/maritime practice areas by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine and was selected as Lewis & Clark Law School's "Distinguished Graduate" for 2008.