Pamela K. Bookman

Fordham University School of Law

Pamela k Bookman

Pamela K. Bookman (@pamelabookman) is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Civil Procedure, Contracts, and International Litigation and Arbitration. She is a member of several associations focused on transnational litigation, including the New York State Bar Association Task Force to Update Report on New York Law in International Matters and the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution. Prior to entering academia, Professor Bookman was a Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on transnational litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice. Following law school, Professor Bookman clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Bookman’s scholarship on transnational litigation has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, the Yale Journal of International Law, and other leading law journals. Professor Bookman received her B.A. in Russian Literature from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Virginia Law Review and received the Rosenbloom Award for enhancing the academic experience of her fellow students.

Posts by Pamela K. Bookman

If Not Here, Where? Transnational Litigation Against U.S. Tech Companies Around the World

As U.S. courts have narrowed their amenability to transnational litigation, foreign courts have emerged as forums for such litigation. This is strikingly clear in suits against U.S. tech companies, which often cannot be sued at home because of Section 230 immunity. In suits around the world against U.S. tech giants, foreign courts are adapting concepts…

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Conference to Honor Professor Linda Silberman

On April 20-21, this coming Thursday and Friday, the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law at NYU School of Law will hold a conference to honor Professor Linda Silberman, who retired in 2022 after 51 years of teaching. The conference is free, but registration is required. The conference program can be viewed here….

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Paper Tiger, Hidden Dragon?: Some Thoughts on Smagin v. Yegiazaryan

This Term, the Supreme Court will hear a dispute between two wealthy Russians relating to an international arbitration award in London arising out of a failed real estate venture in Moscow. The case pits two competing tendencies of the Justices against one another: (a) their penchant for preventing such seemingly foreign litigation from proceeding in U.S….

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