Recent Significant Matters
Prevailed in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of a dismissal of an action brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act on behalf of the family of a minister and human rights activist who was abducted by agents of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and transferred to North Korea where, without any judicial process, he was imprisoned, tortured, and killed. The decision was covered by the Washington Post, among others.
Appealing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit an adverse judgment in a $70 million enforcement action brought against Iran, the University of Chicago, and the Field Museum under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Representing a foreign airline in enforcement of a federal criminal restitution order against the perpetrator of a large-scale fraud against the airline.