Modern International Dispute Resolution (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 4/30/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the May 2015 webcast, Modern International Dispute Resolution.

Topics covered include:

  • How to properly structure cross-border transactions
  • Drafting arbitration clauses
  • Handling issues with foreign citizen or foreign state opponents
  • Investor-state arbitration
  • Discovery under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1782
  • Personal jurisdiction
  • Forum non conveniens
  • Extraterritorial application
  • Foreign sovereign immunity
  • Political question and act of state doctrines

The global nature of the modern economy has changed the face of dispute resolution. Cross-border transactions lead to cross-border disputes, requiring savvy counsel to think outside the traditional litigation box, both in terms of claims and defenses in U.S. courts, and in terms of international commercial arbitration.

This seminar addresses issues and strategies key to navigating the new world of global dispute resolution, in the context of U.S. litigation with foreign (and sometimes sovereign) parties, in the context of private international commercial arbitration, and in the context of investor-state arbitration.




Edwin L. Fountain, American Battle Monuments Commission/ Arlington
Edwin Fountain is General Counsel of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the federal agency that administers U.S. military cemeteries and memorials around the world.   Prior to joining the ABMC in March 2015, Edwin spent 23 years in the Washington, DC office of Jones Day, where he was a partner in the firm’s general litigation practice.   Edwin represented numerous foreign companies and other entities in litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia and around the country, including the Kingdom of Belgium and several Belgian government agencies and judicial officers in the case Best Medical Belgium, Inc. v. Kingdom of Belgium et al., 913 F. Supp. 2d 230 (E.D. Va. 2012).  Edwin received a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics (1987) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1990), and clerked for the Hon. Robert G. Doumar of the Eastern District of Virginia in 1990-91.

Melissa S. Gorsline, Jones Day / Washington, DC
Melissa Gorsline has a wide variety of experience in international commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on public international law, treaty-based international investment arbitration, and quasi-criminal claims. She has experience arbitrating complex matters before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the American Arbitration Association, and ad hoc tribunals constituted under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law arbitration rules. She has been involved in complex international and multijurisdictional matters before federal and state courts, and has practiced before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Ms. Gorsline also has significant experience in Section 1782 discovery and other litigation related to foreign or international proceedings. In connection with these matters, she has addressed issues unique to representing non-U.S. corporations in the courts of the United States and U.S. corporations with respect to legal matters abroad.

Rodney F. Page, Bryan Cave LLP / Washington, DC
Rod Page has practiced law in Washington, D.C., since 1971. His practice is primarily commercial and corporate litigation, including trial and appellate work. He is experienced in corporate derivative actions, partnership disputes, contract cases, fiduciary litigation, and technology issues. As a Washington lawyer, he also has experience in regulatory litigation matters, and he has advised clients in government investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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