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American Society of International Law Annual Meeting to Feature Panel Recognizing Gary Born’s International Civil Litigation in United States Courts

March 21, 2007

WilmerHale is honored to announce a panel discussion, at the American Society of International Law’s 101st Annual Meeting, on Gary Born’s groundbreaking work on international litigation—International Civil Litigation in United States Courts. The fourth edition of Mr. Born’s book was published by Aspen Publishers in early 2007. The work is acknowledged by practitioners and academics in the United States and elsewhere as the leading commentary on international litigation in US courts. The panel description from the American Society of International Law Annual Meeting program is as follows:

“The Future of Transnational Litigation in US Courts: Distinct Field or Footnote?

March 30, 2007 -- 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Twenty years after the first edition of Gary Born’s International Civil Litigation in United States Courts suggested that litigation with an international dimension had to be understood as a distinct field, separate in important ways from domestic litigation, law schools across the US offer courses on transnational litigation and more than a half dozen case books now cover the “field.” Has the anticipated transformation in how American lawyers think about transnational disputes come about? Or are such disputes largely seen as footnote-worthy variations on familiar domestic frameworks? Evaluating US legal developments with respect to jurisdiction, choice of law, sovereign immunity, and the relevant Hague Conventions, the panel will draw on experience from other jurisdictions and consider what the future will bring in terms of separate and specialized US procedural rules for transnational disputes.

Moderator: Paul R. Dubinsky, Wayne State University Law School

Panelists: Donald Francis Donovan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Mathias W. Reimann, University of Michigan Law School; Linda Silberman, New York University School of Law”

Mr. Born is one of the world’s preeminent authorities on international arbitration and international litigation. In 2006, he was ranked “World’s Best International Litigator” by Legal Media’s Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers—Best of the Best 2006. Mr. Born is also the author of International Commercial Arbitration (3rd ed. Kluwer forthcoming 2007) and International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (2nd ed. Kluwer 2006).

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