Course DescriptionThe successful enforcement of international arbitration awards requires careful navigation of both domestic and international law. In this program, Neil Popovic, a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin, will lay out the legal details, practical considerations, and recent developments in international arbitration. Lawyers will be guided through the process of how to recognize and enforce an international arbitration award and deal with the tricky interplay between The Federal Arbitration Act and the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards. Mr. Popovic will highlight the pertinent provisions attorneys must be familiar with, and the tools available for enforcement.
Length: 1hr 15min
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Neil Popovic is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco office and is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice. Mr. Popovic’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, white collar criminal matters (including internal investigations) and international litigation (including international arbitration) and counseling. Mr. Popovic has developed expertise in legal issues related to environmental marketing, as well as federal preemption. Mr. Popovic also practices international environmental law, including representing clients in international negotiations. He teaches courses in International Litigation and Arbitration and International Environmental Law at Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall). His commercial practice includes extensive experience litigating matters under California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professionals Code section 17200. Mr. Popovic has represented a variety of clients including, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, The Republic of Argentina, Asiacontent.com, Caremark, Inc., CCOF, Concern Sojuzvneshtrans, Dah Mei Silk Weaving Fty. Co., Ltd., Earthjustice, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Fiji Water Company LLC, The FRS Company, Julia Butterfly Hill, Home Americair of California, Hospital of Barstow, Inc., iGlobe Partners, IMPAX Laboratories, ITT Sheraton Corporation, Lenovo, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, MCI, Inc., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Muzak Limited Partnership, Nelson & Associates, MDS Nordion, Palm Inc., Polyprima Karyareksa, PT, RSA Security Inc., The Republic of Congo, Roll International Corporation, Seagate Technology, ValleyCare Health System, Veritable Vegetable, Inc., and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.