Defense of Mexican Government Agencies

Four Mexican Government Agencies

Representation of four Mexican government agencies in defense of a private art collector's attempt to force them to recognize certain paintings as authentic Frida Kahlo works of art. Achieved dismissal with prejudice after arguing that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act barred a U.S. District Court from compelling the Mexican Government to authenticate artwork.

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