Melissa Stewart

Georgetown University Law Center

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart (@StewartMelissa0) is a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She was appointed a Lecturer in Law at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and was previously the Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow at Georgetown’s Human Rights Institute. Her research and teaching interests primarily lie in the areas of civil procedure, human rights, international law, and transnational litigation. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of International Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. She was previously an Associate in the International Litigation and Arbitration Department at Foley Hoag, LLP. She received her LL.M. with distinction and J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she was a Global Law Scholar. She received her Master’s in international economic law, global governance studies, from SciencesPo in Paris.

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Kashef v. BNP Paribas SA Overcomes the Forum Non Conveniens Hurdle

In Kashef v. BNP Paribas SA, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in the Southern District of New York recently denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens. The order allows plaintiffs to continue to pursue their claims against BNP Paribas S.A. and its U.S.-based subsidiary and New York branch (“BNPP”) for their role in…

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