This class, taught by Jerry Goldman, a Shareholder with Anderson Kill, will provide an overview of the fundamental issues encountered in handling litigation in federal court on behalf of the victims of terrorism. The program will cover issues at the pleading stage, including deciding to bring suit as an individual or a class, asserting personal and subject matter jurisdiction over the defendant, identifying the possible causes of action, best practices in serving notice, and responding to motions to dismiss. The course will then discuss how to conduct investigations, submitting FOIA notices, and using formal discovery practices through the summary judgment stage. Next, the presenter will cover specific issues relating to the foreign sovereign immunities act, alien tort claims act, and the anti-terrorism act, as well as the role of state common law. Finally, the program will cover the issue of defaulting foreign sovereign defendants and the role of certain governmental funds in the proceedings.
Jerry S. Goldman is a shareholder in both Anderson Kill’s New York and Philadelphia offices, and is co-chair of the firm's Regulated Products Practice group. A former prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Goldman has built a highly successful and varied practice serving individuals and closely held businesses throughout the United States.
Mr. Goldman practices in the areas of complex litigation; general business law; white collar criminal defense; estate planning along with estate and trust administration; employment law; federal and international taxation and intellectual property. He is also a member of Anderson Kill's Foreign Investment Recovery Practice group.
He focuses on solving difficult problems by devising creative solutions.
Prior to founding his practice in 1982, Mr. Goldman served as Senior Assistant District Attorney and Senior Supervising Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. There he gained substantial experience litigating a variety of complex criminal matters and supervising a host of white-collar criminal prosecutions.
Many of Mr. Goldman's engagements have had international law components, ranging from complex litigations involving multi-national parties and claims to transnational business matters.
Mr. Goldman has been mentioned in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Lawyers, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys for both New York and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Goldman is rated "AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated," the top rating, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Goldman has lectured before a variety of professional, trade, business and non-professional audiences on a variety of topics.