The goal of this course is to familiarize foreign business lawyers with litigation in the U.S. court system through readings discussion and practical exercises. Participants should, by the end of the course, be sufficiently familiar with U.S. litigation to competently interface with local counsel in U.S. litigation matters and to make decisions involving the activities of their Russian companies clients in the U.S. courts. Topics will include federal rules of procedure and evidence with an emphasis on complex litigation and application of technical subjects such as electronic data. This course has application to litigation in the ever-shrinking legal and business world. US Federal courts often address issues with international implications from party jurisdiction to remedies effecting commerce among nations.
A more detailed syllabus and description of assignments will be available in the Pericles office prior to the start of the course.