The firm acts as special counsel in complex litigation involving foreign litigants, foreign subject matter, foreign law and/or foreign proceedings.  Representation may include inter alia support in pre-trial evaluation, investigation, development of case strategy, packaging of evidence and damages, forum selection, recruitment of local litigation counsel, appearances before courts, tribunals and agencies, drafting of pleadings and filings, lobbying, press management and negotiation.

Representative work:

Representation of family and estate of Lina Thuneibat and Musab Khorma, Americans murdered in the 2005 Amman hotel bombings perpetrated by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act case against foreign government that sponsored the al-Zarqawi terror network.

Representation of family and estate of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley, assassinated in Amman, Jordan by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,  in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act case against foreign government that sponsored the al-Zarqawi terror network.

Representation of family and estate of U.S. Army PFC Kristian Menchaca, kidnapped, tortured and publicly executed by al-Qaeda in Iraq, in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act case against foreign government that sponsored al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Representation of family and estate of U.S. Army SPC Keith Maupin, kidnapped, tortured and publicly executed by al-Qaeda in Iraq, in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act case against foreign government that sponsored al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Estate of John Buonocore, III et al. v. Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahariyah, Libyan Internal Security, Libyan External Security, Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi, Major Abdallah al-Sanusi, Inbrahim al-Bishari, Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Air Force Intelligence, General Muhammed al-Khuli 

Victor Simpson, et al. v. Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahariyah, Libyan Internal Security, Libyan External Security, Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi, Major Abdallah al-Sanusi, Inbrahim al-Bishari, Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Air Force Intelligence, General Muhammed al-Khuli

Lord Peter Knowland v. Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahariyah, Libyan Internal Security, Libyan External Security, Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi, Major Abdallah al-Sanusi, Inbrahim al-Bishari, Syrian Arab Republic, Syrian Air Force Intelligence, General Muhammed al-Khuli

Co-counsel in successful representation of American terror victims and their families in multiple ongoing cases brought in federal district court in Washington, D.C., under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, to recover damages against Libya, Syria and others for their state sponsorship and direct involvement in the 1985 terrorist massacres at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy and the Schwechat Airport in Vienna, Austria which were carried out by the Abu Nidal Terrorist Organization. Extensive lobbying of U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on behalf of victims, leading to enactment of Justice for Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act and Libya Claims Resolution Act. Representation of victims in negotiations with officials in U.S. Department of State. Representation of victims before Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, U.S. Department of Justice.

Pan American World Airways, Inc. and Minmar (495) Limited v. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, Libyan Arab Airlines, the State of Al-Jamahirya Al-Arabiyah Al-Libya Al-Shabiya Al-Ishtirakiya Al-Ozma  

Co-counsel in successful representation of Lloyds insurance syndicate and bankruptcy trustee of Pan American Airways, Inc. in negotiations to settle business claims pending against Libya in Scottish courts and arising from the December 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.   

Republic of Austria v. Halimeh Almughrabi, Co-counsel in representation of American terror victims in ongoing criminal case pending in the Austrian criminal courts against Halimeh Almughrabi, the wife and agent of the alleged chief financial officer of the Abu Nidal Terrorist Organization. 

9-11 Victims Compensation Fund, Co-counsel in representation of English family member in dispute concerning proceeds of 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund, and involving competing estates in New York and England. 

Lead negotiator in extra-judicial resolution of civil and criminal allegations made by U.S. shareholders in publicly traded Canadian precious metals exploration company against foreign investors and company insiders purportedly abusing offshore structures.

Co-counsel in successful representation of Swiss owner of fund manager in investigation conducted by Swiss financial crimes prosecutor. 

Representation of Hong Kong telecommunications service provider in connection with inquiries made by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stemming from alleged involvement in stock promotion scheme.

Lead representation of Silicon Valley entrepreneur in protracted dispute with government-owned Indian incubator following collapse of international joint venture, ending in recovery of valuable software technology.

Co-counsel in representation of U.S. dynamic shelving and storage distributor in case against French dynamic shelving and storage manufacturer for violations of exclusive distribution agreement, leading ultimately to successful arbitration and payment of substantial arbitral award.

Representation of Lebanese medical products distributor operating throughout Middle East region in successful negotiation of dispute with U.S. medical products manufacturer.