IFA Annual Convention 2014 Dickinson Wright proudly hosted the International Lounge at the 54th International Franchise Association Annual Convention in New Orleans – February 22-25, 2014. The International Lounge provided a great opportunity for delegates to connect and network in a comfortable and relaxed setting, and was a resounding success! Dickinson Wright is a proud sponsor and member of the International Franchise Association and was represented by attorneys Ned Levitt and Andrae Marrocco at this year’s convention.