Steven Donziger
Steven Donziger
This is going to be an interesting event. Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiff’s attorney in the Chevron Ecuador case, will attend the first The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s Symposium.

Called “Lessons from the Chevron Ecuador Litigation” it’s an all-day event, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at room 290 in the Stanford Law School. Given the schedule and the attendees, the event promises to be a doozy. Check this out:

The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s Symposium:
Lessons from the Chevron Ecuador Litigation
Friday, February 8, 2013 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Room 290
The ongoing litigation between Chevron and the people of Lago Agrio, Ecuador regarding alleged environmental harms dating from Texaco’s oil exploration and extraction in Ecuador now spans three continents and nearly twenty years; and concerns the largest judgment ever awarded in an environmental lawsuit, eighteen billion dollars. The litigation has been called both “a shakedown,” and “a landmark victory,” yet it continues to be litigated around the world and divide both the bar and the academy. What are the consequences of this case? With complex litigation becoming increasingly transnational, what general lessons can be drawn from this case? These questions are at the heart of SJCL’s inaugural symposium.
Panels: Lessons from Chevron
 Deborah Hensler, Moderator, Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution, Stanford Law School
 Ted Boutros, Defense Counsel for Chevron; Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
 Steven Donziger, Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel; Partner, Donziger & Associates
 Patrick Keefe, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
 Judith Kimerling, Professor of Political Science, Queens College, City University of
New York
Transnational Reach of Ethics Rules
 Nora Freeman Engstrom, Moderator, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
 Howard Erichson, Professor of Law, Fordham University
 Morris Ratner, Associate Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings College of Law
 Catherine Rogers, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law,
Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
Transnational Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation: Foreign Judgment Enforcement and Foreign Discovery

 Jenny Martinez, Moderator, Professor of Law and Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, Stanford Law School
 Michael Goldhaber, Senior International Correspondent and “Global Lawyer” Columnist for The American Lawyer and the ALM Media Group
 Manuel Gómez, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University
 Richard Marcus, Horace O. Coil Chair in Litigation, U.C. Hastings College of Law
 S.I. Strong, Supreme Court Fellow and Associate Professor of Law, University of
Missouri School of Law
 Christopher Whytock, Professor of Law, U.C. Irvine School of Law
Third Party Litigation Financing and Transnational Litigation
 Janet Cooper Alexander, Moderator, Fredrick I. Richman Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
 Martin Redish, Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, Northwestern University School of Law
 Maya Steinitz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law Reception to Follow

Stay tuned.

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