Gary J. Mennitt

Gary J. Mennitt

Dechert LLP

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Litigation Funder Communications Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine

Addressing a novel issue in In re: International Oil Trading Company, LLC, 548 B.R. 825 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2016), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied in part an involuntary...more

6/8/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege Commercial Bankruptcy Common-Interest Privilege Corporate Counsel Creditors Debtors Document Productions Involuntary Bankruptcy Litigation Funding Motion to Compel Work Product Privilege

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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