Event Title

Panel I: Lessons from Latin America: Case Studies in Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Moderator:

Neil A. F. Popovic, Sheppard Mullin

Description

Novel enforcement issues have arisen in regard to judgments issued by Latin American courts against major international companies. The panelists discussed these cases and issues, identifying lessons and prospects for future litigation and enforcement issues.

Speakers

Neil A. F. Popovic is a partner in the Business Trial practice group in Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco office and is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice. Mr. Popovic’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, white collar criminal matters, and international litigation and arbitration. Mr. Popovic also practices international environmental law, including representing clients in international negotiations. He teaches courses in International Litigation and Arbitration and International Environmental Law at Berkeley Law. Mr. Popovic received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1987, where he was Note and Comment Editor for the California Law Review.

Christopher Whytock is a professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and a faculty affiliate of the UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture and the John & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law.. His research focuses on transnational litigation, conflict of laws, international law, and the role of domestic law and domestic courts in global governance.

Natasha Fain is a staff attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco where her work includes investigating and litigating Alien Tort Statute cases against perpetrators of human rights abuses found in the U.S. from countries as diverse as Somalia, Peru, and Haiti living in the United States. She is a former litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Scott Edelman is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Century City office and co-chair of its Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments Practice. Mr. Edelman has substantial experience trying high stake fraud cases, including achieving the dismissal of two toxic torts cases against Dole Foods because of fraud on the court by plaintiffs and their counsel. Mr. Edelman has also represented Chevron in high-stakes proceedings stemming from the oil operations of Chevron's subsidiary, Texaco, in Ecuador. Mr. Edelman received his law degree from the University of California (Boalt Hall) in 1984, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Ecology Law Quarterly.

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Panel I: Lessons from Latin America: Case Studies in Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Novel enforcement issues have arisen in regard to judgments issued by Latin American courts against major international companies. The panelists discussed these cases and issues, identifying lessons and prospects for future litigation and enforcement issues.