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6310 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 360
Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Harvard Law School, J.D. 1989 cum laude
- University of Virginia American Studies & Spanish 1986 with Highest Honors
- The Honorable Hector M. Laffitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, designated to First Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court District of Columbia
Publications and Presentations
- The Inconvenience of Victims: Abolishing the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens in U.S. Human rights Litigation, Virginia Journal of International Law Vol. 39 (1998)
- Collective Rights Adjudication in U.S. Courts: Enforcing Human Rights at the Corporate Level, Brigham Young University Law School, Vol. 1999, No. 4 (1999)
- Universal Jurisdiction and Structural Reasonableness, Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 40 (2004)
- Unholy Profits: Holocaust Restitution and the Vatican Bank, Chap. 12 in HOLOCAUST RESTITUTION: PERSPECTIVES ON THE LITIGATION AND ITS LEGACY, (Eds. M. Bazyler, R. Alford 2006)
- Member of the California and New York Bars
- Member, and former Executive Board Member, American Branch International Law Association
- Member, ABOTA American Board of Trial Attorneys
- Member, ABA, Litigation, Business Law and Gaming Law Sections
- Tenured Faculty Member, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998-2006
- Fluent in Spanish, conversant in French
Lee Crawford Boyd is a founding partner of Schwarcz, Rimberg, Boyd & Rader. She has served in government as a criminal prosecutor in New York, a litigation associate in a major entertainment law firm in the private sector, and a tenured professor of law at Pepperdine Law School, specializing in complex and international litigation and trial practice, international human rights and foreign affairs law. As a law professor, Ms. Boyd published widely in the area of human rights and international litigation and served Of Counsel to survivors and victims in human rights cases, including Holocaust restitution litigation. Since 2007, she has served business and individual clients as trial and appellate counsel in matters involving international litigation, intellectual property rights, employment discrimination, legal malpractice and general commercial matters. She continues to teach International Litigation at Pepperdine Law School as an adjunct professor of law.
- Lead counsel in a successful complex international litigation arbitration representing an entertainment business client in the online gaming industry
- Lead counsel and oral advocate before en banc Ninth Circuit in a complex foreign affairs case involving Armenian Genocide. See the argument
- Lead counsel in a successful complex malpractice and foreign affairs litigation and parallel arbitration involving Pan Am Flight 73 hijacking victims.
- Lead counsel in a national and state class action brought against a global retail company.
- Lead counsel to the Armenian Orthodox Church in a suit against the J.P. Getty Museum for recovery of art stolen during Armenian Genocide. Read the article Los Angeles Times article.
- Lead counsel in a foreign sovereign immunity suit against the Republic of Turkey for real property stolen during Armenian Genocide
- Lead appellate counsel in a Ninth Circuit appeal by an Armenian Genocide victim’s survivor against Deutschbank.
- Lead counsel in a human rights case brought on behalf of Chinese victims against a Silicon Valley technology company
- Lead co-counsel in an action brought on behalf of an Ecuadorian indigenous community in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York for recovery of judgment against an oil company
- Lead counsel in a successful arbitration of a trade secret misappropriations case for a staffing company that resulted in an award of punitive damages
- Successful appeal to the California Court of Appeals that involved constitutional issues on behalf of an e-commerce patent holder
- Lead appellate counsel on a successful appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that involved Holocaust reparations and issues of foreign affairs law against the Vatican Bank