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News Posted on April 6, 2017

Professor Dodge Cited by District Court

Professor William S. Dodge was cited by the district court in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Traffic Monsoon, LLC, 2017 WL 1166333 (D. Utah). The court cited Professor Dodge’s article “Understanding the Presumption against Extraterritoriality” for the proposition that the presumption is not a clear statement rule. The court went on to hold that Congress’s amendment of the Securities Exchange Act in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act was sufficient to overcome the presumption against extraterritoriality in suits brought by the SEC, a question that has divided lower courts.

Professor Dodge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, is an influential international law scholar. He serves as a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law: Jurisdiction and as a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law. He is a co-author of the casebook Transnational Business Problems and a co-editor of International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change, which won the American Society of International Law's 2012 certificate of merit. He has authored more than 50 other publications in books and law reviews.