We handle international and domestic litigation and alternative dispute resolution, representing foreign and domestic companies in matters involving complex legal, regulatory, and technical issues in state and federal courts around the U.S.  We also counsel international clients on commercial and business-related issues such as contractual provisions and risk management.

The international work involves issues relating to jurisdictional challenges, the doctrine of forum non conveniens, enforcement of foreign judgments, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and application of various treaties. We counsel clients globally in all of these areas and more generally, on matters involving cross-border litigation and the application of law from both civil and common law jurisdictions.

The Axelrod Firm Partner Lisa Savitt’s foreign legal experience spans work in many jurisdictions including Austria, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, Poland, Taiwan, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United Kingdom.

Ms. Savitt received the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law.  She has received numerous special honors and opportunities to travel to foreign nations to participate in delegations of the ABA, including the ABA International Legal Briefing Trip to Turkey (2016), Cuba (2015) and Myanmar and Cambodia (2014).  She also was one of three ABA panelists in a public session on mediation and dispute resolution together with Polish journalists and lawyers during the ABA International Legal Briefing Trip on Dispute Resolution to Warsaw and Vienna (2013).

Ms. Savitt is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales and worked in London for three years.  She is a former Chair of the ABA Section of International Law and currently serves on the ABA Rule of Law Board.  She is the former Chair of the International Committee of DirectWomen, the only national non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women lawyers on major corporate boards.  Ms. Savitt is also Chair of the Board of the non-profit organization, A Child for All which helps vulnerable children in Mali.  She is a Founder and former President of the International Aviation Women’s Association.

Firm President Sheryl Axelrod is fluent in Spanish and attorney Kevinn Souffrant is a native French-speaker.