Every year, thousands of judgments from foreign courts are brought to U.S. federal and state courts for recognition and enforcement. Thanks to the sharply rising tide of transnational litigation, more and more U.S. and non-U.S. lawyers will face the challenges of successfully obtaining-or opposing-recognition in U.S. courts. Some of these challenges were recently highlighted in Chevron v. Donziger, a New York federal court case that invalidated a multi-billion dollar Ecuadorian judgment.

Any lawyer seeking to obtain or oppose recognition in U.S. courts, will benefit from watching this video, which provides a detailed overview of the law of foreign judgment recognition, and addresses the practical considerations at play. Topics covered include:

  • The three legal frameworks for foreign judgment recognition
  • Threshold requirements for recognition
  • Reciprocity principles
  • Mandatory and discretionary grounds for non-recognition
  • Special First Amendment issues
  • Differences in substantive and procedural law among the states
  • Use of experts in seeking and opposing recognition
  • Default judgments
  • State v. federal courts
  • Recent decisions and trends

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