Michael Aaron Granne   

Michael A. Granne

Visiting Assistant Professor


Professor Granne specializes in international litigation and arbitration and international business law. He has taught various international law and litigation-related courses, including Civil Procedure, International Business Transactions, International Law and International Litigation and Arbitration.

Professor Granne has had many years of practice experience, focusing on cross-border and general commercial litigation, international arbitration, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) advice and investigations. He has represented foreign sovereigns and multinationals in a variety of disputes in U.S. courts, ranging from securities claims to breach of contract to enforcement of judicial and arbitral judgments.

He clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and is fluent in Italian and Portuguese and proficient in Cape Verdean Crioulo and Spanish.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES

Does the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Allow Suits Against Individual Government Officials?, 37 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 243 (2010)

Two-Dimensional Federalism and Foreign Affairs Preemption, 44 Val. U. L. Rev. 863 (2010)

Does Sovereign Immunity Shield Iraq from Paying for Human Rights and Other Abuses of the Hussein Regime?, 36 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas. 400 (2009)

Defining “Organ of a Foreign State” Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 42 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1 (2008)