SFL attorneys David Levine and Antonia Iragorri have each been published in this year’s edition of The Year In Review, an annual publication of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section. Volume 55 of the The Year In Review covers international legal developments for 2020, including complex issues relating to the practice of law amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Levine, one of two chairs of the International Ethics Committee for the ABA’s International Law Section, co-authored COVID Relief? Not from FRCP Rule 4, wherein David surveyed the use of alternative forms of service of process in federal court cases, including service by email. Specifically, the piece analyzed how a difficult procedural hurdle, such as service of process during a pandemic and worldwide lockdown, would be treated through the use of a long-existing, yet sparsely utilized rule.
Associate attorney, Antonia Iragorri, authored Changing the Supreme Courts: Comparison between the United States and the United Kingdom, wherein Antonia comparatively analyzed the nomination process for a Supreme Court Justice in the United States with the equivalent process for the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom. Specifically, Antonia highlighted the 2020 nomination, and subsequent confirmation, of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as well as the political tug-of-war associated with her appointment.
The Year in Review will be circulated worldwide to approximately 11,000 subscribers in more than 90 countries. On average, thirty to forty Committees of the ABA’s International Law Section contribute to the publication and capture the germane legal developments, key pieces of legislation, and landmark decisions that help to shape the legal tapestry of their respective countries and areas of interest.