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Published on July 4, 2013 | by LawNews

Prof. Julian Ku, George Conway Publish WSJ Op-Ed ‘When Corporate Defendants Go on Offense’

Professor Julian Ku published (with Wachtell partner George Conway) an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, “When Corporate Defendants Go on Offense,” which describes and supports Chevron’s “offensive” defense strategy in its litigation over an Ecuadorean judgment against it for environmental pollution.


In defending against an $18 billion judgment levied by Ecuadorean courts, oil giant Chevron has played more offense than defense. It has sued the plaintiffs’ U.S. and Ecuadorean attorneys, and several of the plaintiffs’ expert witnesses. Last month, Chevron even filed counterclaims alleging fraud and misconduct by Patton Boggs, a well-respected U.S. law firm involved in the case.

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