Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Symposium Schedule

Our Courts and the World: Transnational Litigation and Civil Procedure


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Welcome



  • Austen Parrish, Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Southwestern Law School (Symposium Co-Chair)
  • Christopher A. Whytock, Acting Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine (Symposium Co-Chair)
  • Nathalie N. Dina and Naseem Arjmand, Special Project Editors, Southwestern Journal of International Law

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.




  • Donald Earl Childress III, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Allan Ides, Christopher N. May Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Linda J. Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Adam N. Steinman, Professor of Law and Michael J. Zimmer Fellow, Seton Hall University School of Law


  • James H. Broderick, Jr., Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.

Judicial Discretion and Comity



  • Gary B. Born, Partner, WilmerHale, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Cassandra Burke Robertson, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Paul R. Dubinsky, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
  • Thomas Orin Main, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law


  • William E. Thomson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Complex Transnational Litigation



  • Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies, Law & Economics PhD Program, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Linda Sandstrom Simard, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Janet Walker, Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Rhonda Wasserman, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


  • Ray D. Weston Jr., Vice President and General Counsel, Taco Bell Corp.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Judgment Enforcement



  • Samuel P. Baumgartner, Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law
  • Vaughan Black, Professor of Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
  • Stephen B. Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Montré D. Carodine, Associate Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law


  • Marcus S. Quintanilla, Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

5:15 p.m

Closing Remarks and Reception