Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison, LLP, lead plaintiffs' counsel in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum; Kristin Linsley Myles, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Chimène Keitner, UC Hastings College of the Law; Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
Topics include the following: The Supreme Court's decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum held that the Alien Tort Statue (ATS) cannot be applied extraterritorially. How does the decision fit into the Court's jurisprudence? How and where will plaintiffs continue to prosecute human rights claims? Foreign or international tribunals? U.S. courts? What types of claims "touch and concern" the United States with "sufficient force" to overcome the presumption against extraterritoriality?