Recent Developments in Private International Law: the US and Beyond

As the 118th American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting approaches, the ASIL Private International Law Interest Group will organize a fireside chat on Thursday, April 4 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET in Washington D.C.

During this fireside chat, our esteemed speakers will discuss recent developments in private international law in the US and beyond. Professor Ronald A. Brand will analyze the developments at the Hague Working Group, which is currently pursuing a convention on parallel proceedings and related actions or claims. Ms. Sarah Prosser will provide an overview of recent developments in the private international law efforts of the U.S. Department of State in 2023, with insights into initiatives planned for 2024. Professor Carlos M. Vázquez will focus on developments in the United States, including such recent decisions as Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co, Cassirer v. TBM, and the Mexican Gun Litigation. The fireside chat will adopt a relaxed format, ensuring a casual and enjoyable experience for both speakers and the audience.

Speakers (alphabetized by surname):

Ronald A. Brand
Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor
Academic Director, Center for International Legal Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Sarah Prosser
Assistant Legal Adviser for
Private International Law (L/PIL)
Office of the Legal Adviser
U.S. Department of State

Carlos M. Vázquez
Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

Chair: Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang, Co-Chair of the ASIL Private International Law Interest Group and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Law School

Time: Thursday, April 4 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
Venue: Fairchild East/West at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

• Happy Hour
We invite Private International Law Interest Group members, newsletter editors, and friends to join us for a casual happy hour gathering at McClellan’s Sports Bar located at the Washington Hilton. Please find event details below:

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM ET, Thursday April 4, 2024
Social & Networking Event
McClellan’s Sports Bar
No Host Bar
We look forward to learning any PIL (and non-PIL) inspirations from you for the more exciting years to come. Everyone is welcome to stop by.

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ASIL Private International Law Interest Group Co-Chairs

Jeanne Huang <>

George Tian <>