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Ronald Brand at New York University and the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association

Publish Date/Time: 
October 30, 2012

On October 25, 2012, Professor Ronald A. Brand participated in a panel discussion titled “Regulating Forum Shopping: Courts’ Use of Forum Non Conveniens in Transnational Litigation” at the 18th Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium at the New York University School of Law.  The panel was part of a symposium titled “Tug of War: The Tension Between Regulation and International Cooperation.”  Professor Brand provided a comparative law perspective on the doctrine of forum non conveniens, comparing it to the civil law alternative of lis alibi pendens, and discussing both external and internal challenges to the forum non conveniensdoctrine in the United States.  The panel was moderated by Franco Ferrari, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law at New York University School of Law, and included presentations by Peter “Bo” Rutledge, Herman E Talmadge Chair of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, and John Fellas, a Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

On October 27, 2012, Professor Brand participated in the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA).  The meeting was held at the ABILA’s International Law Weekend.  Panels at the “Weekend” included presentations by Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi and by 2011 Pitt Law graduate Patrick Yingling, currently a Clerk for The Honorable D. Michael Fisher, Judge on the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.


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