If you’re a commercial litigator who practices in Federal Court, check out the recently released Fifth Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court, edited by Robert L. Haig and published jointly by Thomson Reuters and the ABA Section of Litigation. This 16 volume set is available to Jenkins members in print or electronically via our onsite Westlaw stations.
According to Haig, this title is not only a valuable research tool and source of knowledge, but “an idea book filled with nuggets of wisdom and perspective …gained by years of experience” that tells readers “how to use the law to achieve their clients’ objectives” (p. vi). In a recent review in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, Abraham C. Reich and Nathan M. Buchter (Fox Rothschild LLP) lend support to the editor’s assertions, urging practitioners not to miss out on this “invaluable resource for trial lawyers” (March 2022, Vol. 51, No. 3, p. 10).
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court provides in-depth coverage of both federal civil procedure and substantive commercial law as well as “the interplay” between them (p. v). It also offers step-by-step guidance for all phases of litigation from initial assessments and investigation through enforcement of judgements. Practice aids such as procedure checklists, checklists for planning discovery, and key forms are also included.
With over 300 authors, including many renowned judges and practicing attorneys, the set addresses a wide range of topics such as securities, banking, intellectual property, and franchising, to name just a few. The Fifth Edition also contains over 20 new chapters that examine “subjects whose importance has dramatically increased in recent years” (p iv), from animal law, art law, and artificial intelligence to trade associations, use of jury consultants, and valuation of a business. It also covers less conventional treatise topics like third-party litigation funding and crisis management.