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Claire DeLelle focuses on commercial litigation and pre-litigation counseling and resolution, representing domestic, foreign and foreign-sovereign clients in complex commercial litigations at all levels in federal and state courts. She has argued before federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and has also second-chaired federal trials, including obtaining a multimillion-dollar award in favor of a plaintiff-client. She has also defended a former CEO of a UK-headquartered company in a US criminal jury trial.
Ms. DeLelle has represented foreign sovereign and diplomatic clients in civil litigations involving the act-of-state doctrine, the political question doctrine, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. She also counsels clients regarding US sanctions laws administered and enforced by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
"Ancillary U.S. Proceedings: Chapter 15 and 28 U.S.C. § 1782", hosted by Kleyr Grasso Associes, Luxembourg, (Presenter)
"How to Avoid an All-Expenses-Paid Holiday to the Western District of Texas", sponsored by the Jersey Law Institute, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, (Presenter)
US Appeals Court Upholds Bondholder's Discovery of Argentina's Foreign Assets, Client Alert, (author)
The long arm of US import-export laws, Insurance Day, (author)