Michael D. Ramsey

†††††† †††††† Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School

Legal Consulting

Consulting and Legal Expert Services in the areas of:

 

 International Law, Treaties, Foreign Affairs Law

 U.S. Constitutional Law, Federalism and Separation of Powers

 U.S. Supreme Court Practice and Procedure

 Federal Courts, Jurisdiction and Justiciability

 International Business Law and Litigation

Member, California State Bar
Member, U.S. Supreme Court Bar
Admitted to Practice in Federal and State Courts in California

 

Participant (as co-counsel, consultant, expert or amicus curiae) in past or pending litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits, and district courts in California and the District of Columbia.

 

Named among San Diegoís Top Attorneys (academic category) by San Diego Daily Transcript, 2008 & 2015.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

 

NLRB v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281 (U.S. Supreme Court, 2014).

 

Co-counsel and counsel of record for law professorsí amicus brief (brief available here; brief cited in Courtís majority opinion)

 

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491 (U.S. Supreme Court, 2013)

 

Co-counsel for amicus brief addressing issues of extraterritorial jurisdiction.

 

Samantar v. Yousuf, No. 08-1555† (U.S. Supreme Court, 2010)

 

Co-counsel and counsel of record for law professorsí amicus brief addressing issues of foreign sovereign immunity.

 

Young v. Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd., No. 09-55352 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010)

 

Co-Counsel for plaintiff/appellant on issues of personal jurisdiction.

 

Balintulo v. Daimler AG, No. 09-2778 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, pending)

 

Co-counsel for commissioned amicus brief addressing international law, federal courts, and the scope of the Alien Tort Statute.

 

Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy Inc., No. 07-0016 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, decided Oct. 2, 2009)

 

Co-counsel for commissioned amicus brief addressing international law, federal courts, and the scope of the Alien Tort Statute.

 

McKesson Corp. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 07-7113 (U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 539 F.3d 485 (2008)); No. 82-00220, 520 F.Supp.2d 38 (U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2007) (pending on remand)

Expert on treaty law and international law as the basis of individual rights in federal court.

American Insurance Association v. Garamendi, 539 U.S. 396 (2003) (U.S. Supreme Court); Gerling Global Reinsurance Co. v. Low, 296 F.3d 832 (9th Cir. 2002); Gerling Global Reinsurance Co. v. Low, 240 F.3d 739 (9th Cir. 2001)

Co-counsel for California State Insurance Commissioner on issues of foreign affairs law, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and U.S. Supreme Court practice and procedure.

Dillman v. Mitsubishi Materials Corp., No. 814430 (Orange Co. Super. Ct. 2003); In re World War II Era Japanese Forced Labor Litigation, 114 F. Supp. 2d 939 (N.D. Cal. 2000)

Expert on treaty interpretation.

United Reporting Publishing Co. v. Calif. Highway Patrol, 231 F.3d 483 (9th Cir. 2000); Los Angeles Police Department v. United Reporting Publishing Co., 528 U.S. 32 (1999).

Consultant regarding federal court procedure and first amendment litigation.

Mingtai Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. United Parcel Service, 177 F.3d 1142 (9th Cir. 1999).

Consultant regarding foreign affairs law.

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References available on request