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Impact of Kiobel V. Royal Dutch Petroleum on the Alien Tort
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
There is no charge for this program.

The Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") has been used as a jurisdictional basis for foreign plaintiffs to sue multinational corporations in U.S. courts over their alleged violations of international law. In April 2013, the United States Supreme Court, in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., issued a ruling limiting the extraterritorial application of the ATS. The Court's decision continues a recent trend by federal courts of invoking the presumption against the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.

The panel, composed of members of the ATS plaintiffs' bar, defense bar, and academia, will discuss and debate the scope of the Kiobel holding and the future of the ATS litigation and other U.S. litigation.

Moderators: HAGIT ELUL, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; SANDER BAK, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Speakers: MARTIN FLAHERTY, Leitner Family Professor; Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School; CAREY R. D’AVINO, Eaton & Van Winkle LLP; co-counsel for Plaintiff; OWEN C. PELL, White & Case LLP and counsel for amicus Cato Institute

Sponsored by: Committee on Federal Courts, Marilyn Kunstler, Chair


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