McGuireWoods Richmond partner Ryan Frei and associate
Ashley Peterson authored the
U.S. chapter of Getting the Deal Through’s “Complex Commercial
Litigation,” a book providing a global review of key issues in commercial
Frei and Peterson addressed more than 50 points lawyers around the world
need to know before litigating and trying a case in the U.S. judicial
system. The authors noted that because litigation tends to be regional,
foreign parties involved in U.S. litigation are often U.S.-based
subsidiaries. However, the lawyers cautioned that due to the continued
expansion of globalization and e-commerce, “foreign entities and parents of
U.S. affiliates may find themselves litigating [in the United States] more
In the chapter, Frei and Peterson reviewed background on the U.S. legal
framework and detail considerations for bringing a claim in a U.S.
jurisdiction, actions to respond to a claim and progress a case, and trial
and post-trial considerations.
The U.S. chapter of the 2019 edition of “Complex Commercial Litigation” is