Professor Gomez Discusses the Future of Transnational Litigation

Manuel A. Gómez, associate professor at Florida International University College of Law, was recently invited to present at the “Lessons from Chevron: Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by Stanford Law School, was held on Feb. 8, 2013.

With a series of panels, the symposium brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss the ongoing litigation between Chevron and the people of Lago Agrio, Ecuador regarding alleged environmental harms. Having been characterized as both “a shakedown” and “a landmark victory,” this case raises important questions about the future of transnational litigation.

As part of a panel about forum non conveniens and judgment enforcement, Professor Gómez discussed the efforts to enforce an USD$18 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorean court, in Argentina, Brazil and potentially other Latin American jurisdictions.

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