Zachary D. Clopton
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Zachary D. Clopton is a Professor of Law Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Prior to joining Northwestern, Clopton was as an Associate Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a Public Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago and worked in the national security group at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C. Professor Clopton’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, and Cornell Law Review, among others. His public writing has appeared in Slate, Politico, The Hill, and others.
Posts by Zachary D. Clopton
What happens when the tax authority of the Kingdom of Denmark believes it was defrauded by more than 150 pension plans across the United States? A multidistrict litigation! This post briefly summarizes an unusual litigation in the Southern District of New York captioned In re SKAT Tax Refund Scheme Litigation. The post begins with a…Continue Reading
Section 1782, which authorizes judicial assistance to foreign and international tribunals, is a staple of transnational litigation. In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit reviewed a lower court decision to deny a 1782 application. This case is in many ways a “typical” 1782 case, although its discussion of choice-of-forum clauses is of note. Background Very…Continue Reading
Hart Publishing has just released an important new book on foreign law in Asia, edited by Kazuaki Nishioka. As regular TLB readers might recognize, I am very interested in how courts grapple with the law of foreign jurisdictions. (New paper coming soon!) In the United States, federal courts apply Federal Rule 44.1, under which foreign…Continue Reading