Speaking Engagement

Artificial Intelligence in International Business Law: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions

AIJA 2024 Half-Year May Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel Mexico City
Campos Eliseos, Numero 204 Colonia Polanco
11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Blank Rome associate Victoria Ortega will serve as a panelist at the International Association of Young Lawyers’ (“AIJA”) 2024 Half-Year May Conference, being held May 29 through June 1, 2024, in Mexico City, Mexico.


The conference’s academic program will be about '“Law in the Times of the Digital Economy” and will be divided into two tracks. The first track will focus on Transactions in the Age of Technology, where the panels will discuss artificial intelligence (“AI”), blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts, among other topics. The second track will address the Impact of the Digital Economy in Our Daily Lives and how the digital economy is shaping not only commerce but also public interest, regulation, and policy in a variety of areas, including environmental factors, healthcare, indigenous rights, traditional knowledge, and consumers’ rights.

Victoria’s session, “Artificial Intelligence in International Business Law: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions,” will take place on Thursday, May 30, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


This discussion begins by defining AI’s role and scope in international business, providing a foundational understanding of its classifications and applications. The conversation then tackles the challenges of integrating AI, focusing on ethical concerns like privacy and bias, jurisdictional complexities, and questions of liability and accountability, especially in light of regulations like the EU AI Act. Highlighting practical insights, the discussion shifts to case studies that demonstrate both successful integrations of AI and notable failures, offering a critical analysis of these real-world examples to draw lessons for future applications. Finally, the discussion concludes by emphasizing the need for international standards and best practices in AI’s use within business law, proposing a path forward that balances innovation with ethical and legal considerations.


  • Moderator: Dominik Wagner, Tigges Rechtsanwälte, Germany
  • Armando Barba, OBPO Advisors, Mexico
  • Michal Chodkowski, Łaszczuk & Partners, Poland
  • Naoki Kanehisa, Atsumi & Sakai, Japan
  • Victoria Ortega, Blank Rome, USA

AIJA is a global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under and provides international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn, and develop.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.