International Litigation

A Guide to Jurisdiction, Practice and Strategy. Fourth Revised Edition


The new Fourth Revised Edition of International Litigation provides U.S. courts practitioners with a step-by-step guide through international litigation, from pre-litigation considerations (obtaining foreign counsel, jurisdiction, choice of forum, etc.) to enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.

Supplemented by practical checklists and strategies throughout, solutions are offered to pressing questions:

Does arbitration or litigation afford the better chance for success?
What contract drafting, jurisdictional, or enforcement of judgment issues are posed when a foreign sovereign is a party?
What Act of State immunities apply to sensitive sovereign or political issues?
What motions to dismiss or other procedural issues should be anticipated?
Can international differences in service of process, evidence gathering, and jurisdictional points improve or jeopardize the chances for success?

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David Epstein, Ll.B. (1961) and Ll.M. (1966) Georgetown University Law Center, is the former Director, Office of Foreign Litigation, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He is an adjunct professor, author and frequent speaker on international arbitration and litigation.

Charles S. Baldwin, IV., J.D., M.A. (1994) American University and School of International Service, Ll.M. (1996) Georgetown University, is an author and speaker on international trade and litigation. He practices law as a partner at Brooks Pierce LLP.
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