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April 18, 2011

Pepperdine Transnational Litigation Conference

On April 21, the Pepperdine University School of Law will feature a distinguished group of academics, judges, and practitioners discussing current and future trends in transnational litigation, such as the use of the 200-year old Alien Tort Statute, the enforcement of foreign judgments against U.S. and multinational defendants, and the application of U.S. federal and state laws to activities occurring abroad.

In conjunction with the colloquium, the Pepperdine Law Review will publish several papers on transnational litigation. One of the papers updates and expands ILR’s report, Think Globally, Sue Locally, which was released last summer. As with the earlier report, the new paper is authored by Jonathan Drimmer, an attorney in Washington, DC and former deputy director of the Office of Special Investigations in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.

A second paper will focus on enforcement of foreign judgments by U.S. courts. Authored by William Thomson, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, the paper will discuss recent efforts by the plaintiffs’ bar to seek recognition and enforcement from U.S. courts of foreign judgments that are not consistent with the U.S. Constitution.

Registration for the conference is free.

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