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Personal Jurisdiction After Daimler

(148 Ratings)

Produced on: March 23, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Jay Safer discusses how the world of litigation and personal jurisdiction has changed since the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its landmark decision in Daimler v. Bauman. Safer reviews the history of personal jurisdiction, the evolution of case decisions, and specific jurisdiction versus general jurisdiction requirements. He discusses what must be alleged in a complaint and what must be argued for and against granting motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

The program examines various court rulings post-Daimler, the role that state long arm statutes play in light of Daimler, and whether consent to jurisdiction by the defendant can avoid Daimler dismissal, particularly where an out of state or foreign defendant has registered to do business in a state. Lastly, Safer explores what other doctrines and issues are possibly affected by Daimler. Understanding the impact of Daimler is critical for representing your client in any litigation matter.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Comprehend the history of personal jurisdiction
  2. Understand the Supreme court’s landmark ruling in Daimler and the trajectory of the lower courts since that ruling
  3. Explore how to argue a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction post-Daimler
  4. Examine the impact of Daimler on other legal doctrines


Jay Safer

Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch LLP

Jay G. Safer is a Partner at the law firm of Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch LLP in New York City. Jay handles complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Jay represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, FCPA, international litigation and arbitration, including application of the New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, banking, financial institutions, corporate governance, technology, privacy, insurance, construction, real estate, labor and employment, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional, and regulatory issues, mediation, class actions, defamation, and media.

He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures and pre-litigation analysis. He has represented clients in international litigation, including domestic and foreign clients in courts outside the United States and foreign clients in United States courts. He has represented clients from the United States and around the world in international arbitrations. Jay has served on panels, bench-bar forums, and is a member of committees with judges and attorneys discussing and speaking on a wide range of civil litigation issues, litigation skills, and U.S. and international arbitration and international litigation practice. He has presented numerous programs and seminars on U.S. and international arbitration and litigation to foreign judges, lawyers, and law students visiting the United States and at seminars abroad. He frequently presents webinars and CLE programs to national audiences.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School teaching foreign lawyers on the management of U.S. Litigation, and the role of arbitration and mediation in U.S. Proceedings. Jay was appointed to the advisory group to the New York State Federal Judicial Council consisting of federal and state judges appointed by the Chief Judge of the State of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Jay was appointed by the Chief Judge of the State of New York to the Commercial Division Advisory Council that advises the Chief Judge and the judiciary on matters involving the Commercial Division of the State of New York.

Jay was appointed by the New York State Chief Administrative Judge to serve on the Advisory Committee on the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules. Jay is involved in leadership positions in numerous bar associations, including as past and present chair and member of many bar association sections, executive committees, and committees. He has also made appearances on television and authored numerous articles and publications. 


Thomas N.

Wonderful lecture

Gregory A. K.

Sincere in explaining. Well presents the minutia.

Chris H.

Very good course.

Robert W.

Very well done.

Jeffery D.

Great analysis of the decisions

Karla G.

Great overview of PJ !

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