Category Archives: Speaking

Kaspersky Lab challenges the U.S. Government ban on its products

January 23, 2018

Bruce Marks gives an interview to RIA News on US government’s decision to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab products in federal agencies. He thinks that the Russian brand of security software doesn’t have any chances to appeal the decision. The president has a very strong  position in the issues of the national security and there is a possibility that Kaspersky might be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

See full article 

Bruce Marks gave an interview to RIA News on D. Trump’s accomplishments

January 21, 2018

Bruce Marks gives an interview to RIA News on D. Trump’s first year accomplishments. He points that the president is boosting the U.S. economy with tax reform as well as improving the US immigration system.

RIA News https://ria.ru/world/20180118/1512831417.html

Thomas Sullivan is to speak at ABA’s IX Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

On December 8, 2017, the American Bar Association’s  Ninth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes, will be held at the Marriott Novy Arbat, Moscow, Russia. The conference will be attended by representatives of more than one hundred law firms from Europe, Asia and America.

Thomas Sullivan of Marks & Sokolov, LLC will be speaking on the topic of foreign litigants taking discovery in the United States pursuant to 28 USC §1782, for use in legal proceedings in their home forum.  The conference is dedicated to navigating business disputes between Russian and US-EU companies, resolution of shareholder disputes under the new Russian arbitration law, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments, and strategic considerations in cross-border business disputes.

Event info

Presentation: Obtaining U.S. Discovery For Use In Non-U.S. Tribunals Pursuant To 28 U.S.C. § 1782

Bruce Marks gave an interview to RIA News on Sovereign immunity

September 6, 2017
Bruce Marks gives interview to RIA News on the issues with the Russian diplomatic property in  US.
He points that the law of sovereign immunity connotes that a state, unless it chooses to waive its immunity, is immune to the jurisdiction of foreign courts and the enforcement of court order.

Article

Bruce Marks gave an interview to BBC

July 27, 2017

Bruce Marks gave an interview to BBC on the passed a bill that gives Congress the power to block any effort by the White House to weaken sanctions on Russia, offering a direct challenge to President Donald Trump’s authority.

BBC Article