This symposium, co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, will bring together prominent academics, legal practitioners, and business leaders to discuss three key issues in transnational litigation: (1) the future of Alien Tort Statute litigation after Kiobel, (2) the need for federal legislation governing the recognition of judgments rendered in foreign countries, and (3) global forum shopping. The symposium will close with a fourth panel focused on strategic business planning in light of the preceding topics.
- 8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
- 9:00 to 9:05 am – Welcome and Introduction
- 9:05 to 9:25 am - Special remarks by Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. (Partner - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)
- 9:25 to 10:45 am – "Transnational Forum Shopping"
- 10:45 to 11 am – Break
- 11 am to 12:30 pm – “Responsible Enforcement of Foreign Judgments”
- 12:30 to 2 pm - Lunch Presentation with Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General of the United States (2007-2009)
- 2 to 2:15 pm - Break
- 2:15 to 2:25 pm – Special remarks by Kathleen M. Sullivan (Partner - Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan)
- 2:25 to 3:35 pm – “The Future of Human Rights Litigation After Kiobel”
- 3:35 to 4:05 pm – “Business Planning: Doing Good While Doing Well”
- 4:05 to 4:10 pm - Closing Comments
- 4:15 pm - Reception
This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 5.25 credit hours. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.