Debra D. O'Gorman

Debra D. O'Gorman

Dechert LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Curbs Extraterritorial Reach of the Alien Tort Statute

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491 pertaining to the reach of the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). This decision states that the ATS does not apply to conduct...more

4/25/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Foreign Corporations Jurisdiction Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. SCOTUS

U.S. Lawsuits Against Non-U.S. Banks; Recent and Expected Changes

Two recent developments in U.S. law may be of special interest to non-U.S. clients, especially foreign banks. First, the highest appellate state court in New York issued a decision on November 20, 2012 holding that a Lebanese...more

12/12/2012 - Foreign Banks Long Arm Statute Personal Jurisdiction

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