Why you should attend
As international business grows and flourishes, more disputes cross national boundaries. Parties involved in international business need to know how to most effectively resolve international disputes, and be aware of the strategic considerations that distinguish international litigation from pure domestic litigation. These considerations include securing the most favorable forum for the suit to be resolved, since more than one forum is likely have jurisdiction when the dispute is international; obtaining evidence located abroad for use in a lawsuit in another country; managing global litigation, especially where lawsuits are filed in more than one country by multiple plaintiffs; and enforcing foreign judgments. Our panels of experts will share their knowledge with you on these and other strategic issues.
What you will learn
- Recent developments in international litigation
- Pointers on international discovery
- The valuable insights of federal judges on best practices for the resolution of international disputes
- In-house counsel’s perspectives on managing global litigation
Who should attend
This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, government officials, and other professionals who are involved in the litigation of international disputes.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks
- What is distinctive about international litigation?
- Representing foreign clients in U.S. courts
John Fellas, Jeffrey W. Sarles
9:45 Recent Developments
- Alien Tort Statute
- Personal jurisdiction
- Attachment of assets in international litigation
- Third-party funding of international litigation claims
Derek J.T. Adler, Henry G. “Harry” Burnett, Douglas W. Mateyaschuk II, Alexander Yanos
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 International Litigators Toolbox No. 1: When U.S. Discovery Rules Clash With Foreign Law (Including a Mock Argument Before District Court Judges)
- Foreign privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations
- Foreign blocking statutes
- Strategies, doctrines and devices
Steven C. Bennett, Hon. Robert M. Dow, Jr., Mark Hanchet, Laina C. Lopez, Hon. Victor Marrero
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2:00 In-House Counsel’s Perspective on Managing Global Litigation
- Special considerations
- Managing global litigation
- Managing expectations of outside counsel
Stephen R. Reynolds, Javier H. Rubinstein
3:00 Strategy in International Litigation
- Practical tips
- Issues that arise
John F. Baughman, Nick Gray, Christie Helmer
4:00 Networking Break
4:15 International Litigators Toolbox No. 2: The Service of Process on Foreign Defendants and the Taking of Evidence in International Litigation
- Serving papers and taking evidence across borders
- Hague Service Convention
- Hague Evidence Convention
- Section 1782
John Fellas, Damien J. Byrne Hill, David Zaslowsky
Hon. Robert M. Dow, Jr.
~ United States District Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Hon. Victor Marrero
~ United States District Judge, United States District Court, Sourthern District of New York
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