McGuireWoods Richmond partner Ryan Frei and associate Ashley Peterson co-authored the 2020 U.S. chapter of Lexology: Getting the Deal Through’s “Complex Commercial Litigation,” a book providing a global review of key issues in commercial litigation. This year marks the third time Frei and Peterson have co-authored the chapter.
Frei and Peterson addressed more than 50 points that lawyers around the world need to know before litigating and trying a case in the U.S. judicial system. The co-authors noted that litigation tends to be regional, and that even with foreign companies, the parties involved in U.S. litigation are often U.S.-based subsidiaries. However, due to continued globalization and e-commerce expansion, “foreign entities and the parents of U.S. affiliates may find themselves litigating in the U.S. more frequently,” the lawyers wrote.
In the chapter, Frei and Peterson addressed the U.S. legal framework, the process of bringing and pursing claim in a U.S. jurisdiction, options for responding to a claim, fact and expert discovery, and trial and post-trial considerations.