Simplifying Complex Litigation

One key to winning complex litigation is to explain your position in an easy-to-understand, fully credible way. But simplicity does not come easily.  To achieve it, litigators need to dig deeply into the law and the facts, and be well grounded in how the litigation process works at both the trial and appellate levels.

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Simon v. Hungary

On January 29, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit revived the claims of Jewish Hungarian Holocaust Survivors against the Hungarian State Railroad for its role in World War II deportations. Mr. Gaston is court-appointed interim co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs.


Appellate Litigation

Arguing cases on appeal is very different from presenting a case to the trial court. There is even more of a premium placed on clarifying and simplifying what is often a complex record or a complex statute. Mr. Gaston has won a number of important appeals using this strategy.


Sovereign Immunity

In United States courts, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act is the only way to bring an action against a foreign state or its political subdivisions and instrumentalities. Mr. Gaston has considerable experience bringing such actions.


Victims of Terrorism

Victims of terrorism who are United States nationals have a number of remedies available to them if they can identify either a state sponsor of terrorism or a private entity which provided material resources and support to those who committed the crime. Mr. Gaston has won large judgments in many such actions.