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International Claims in Domestic Courts

Our Global Disputes lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in proceedings brought by or against foreign parties in domestic courts, including against attempts by foreign plaintiffs to bring complaints in domestic courts under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

As corporate activities become increasingly global, defending foreign claims in domestic courts presents a host of challenging legal and practical issues. Our cross-border litigation team is well positioned to address these issues, including the reach, content, and interaction of domestic, foreign, and international law. We understand the nuts and bolts of investigating and gathering evidence in remote locations overseas, as well as the art of framing issues and evidence in a way that enables domestic courts and juries to understand events that occurred under conditions far removed from their personal experience.

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Contact(s)
Caroline N. Mitchell
San Francisco
+1.415.875.5712
Thomas E. Lynch
New York
+1.212.326.3897
Robert A. Mittelstaedt
San Francisco
+1.415.875.5710
Geoffrey S. Stewart
Washington
+1.202.879.5445