Jan 22

Mark Werbner to Deliver Law School Presentation on U.S. Anti-Terrorism Law

SAN FRANCISCO – Noted trial attorney Mark S. Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner will be delivering a presentation at one of California’s top law schools to examine the history and impact of the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act. Werbner also will discuss his work as one of the lead lawyers in the first U.S. trial against a foreign bank for providing material support to terrorists.

The Feb. 9 event at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law is sponsored by the Hastings Jewish Law Students Association. The one-hour program will be hosted by UC Hastings associate professor Morris Ratner beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the McAllister building on the law school campus.

“I am very honored and excited to discuss this important area of law with UC Hastings students and the community,” says Werbner. “U.S. anti-terrorism statutes are already making a big impact in our courts, as evidenced by the liability finding against Arab Bank last year.”

Last September, Werbner and a team of lawyers representing nearly 300 U.S. victims of international terrorist attacks won the first civil liability verdict in U.S. history against a foreign bank for supporting terrorism. The landmark jury award against Jordan-based Arab Bank followed a six-week trial in New York federal court. A damages trial in that case is set for this spring.

In addition to highlighting the legislative history of the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act during the UC Hastings presentation, Werbner will discuss the Act’s civil and criminal components and highlights from the Arab Bank trial.

Sayles Werbner has an international reputation as a “go to” trial law firm in multifaceted business litigation, patent litigation, life-altering personal injury cases, and other areas of the law.

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