Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm, March 13, 2012
Location: Room 110 and the Warren Room, Boalt Hall.
Event Overview:
The enforcement of foreign judgments is an increasingly problematic issue. Recognition of foreign private judgments occurs when the courts of one country recognize a judgment issued by the courts of another. Such recognition allows the successful party in one country to pursue relief in the other without the cost of having to re-litigate the issue in the new jurisdiction. This benefit is of great value to private parties involved in international business and litigation.

The 2012 Riesenfeld Symposium focused on the enforcement of foreign judgments and featured two panels, one concerning foreign judgments in the context of the internet and media, and another concerning the legal disputes over judgments issued buy Latin American courts.

Following the event, a cocktail reception and dinner were held at the Bancroft Hotel, where Prof. Harry N. Scheiber was presented with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of international law.

Click here to download the event flyer. Additional pictures from the event are available here.


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Tuesday, March 13th
12:45 PM

Keynote Address

John B. Bellinger III, Arnold & Porter

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:15 PM

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

Neil A.F. Popovic, Sheppard Mullin
Christopher Whytock, University of California, Irvine
Natasha Fain, Center for Justice and Accountability
Scott Edelman, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Panel II: Novel Enforcement Issues in the Internet Age

Maria Chedid, Arnold & Porter
Geoffrey Hazard, Berkeley Law
Michael Traynor, Cobalt LLP
Molly Van Houweling, Berkeley Law

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Riesenfeld Award Banquet

Harry N. Scheiber, Berkeley Law

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM