About the Author
Dennis S. Ellis is an attorney at global law firm Paul Hastings where he serves as the Global Chair of the Complex Litigation and Arbitration practice group. He concentrates his practice in the defense of consumer class actions, complex commercial cases, mass and toxic tort litigation, and product liability lawsuits. Dennis earned what is believed to be the largest judgment ever obtained by a Chinese firm in a U.S. court for his client New World TMT Limited. This book is inspired by Dennis and his teams' efforts to collect on this $2.8 billion judgment both domestically and internationally - an experience that has made Dennis an authority on enforcing judgments. Dennis resides in Los Angeles. Katherine F. Murray is an attorney at global law firm Paul Hastings and member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Arbitration practice group. She was a key member of the Paul Hastings team who secured one of the most significant judgments granted to a Chinese firm in a U.S. court - a $2.8 billion judgment for New World TMT Limited. Katherine has been enforcing this historic judgment in the U.S. and abroad ever since. Her experience enforcing this judgment makes her an authority on the topic of this book. She concentrates her practice on complex business litigation matters and also has significant experience litigating consumer class actions spanning a range of industries, with an emphasis on food, cosmetic, and consumer electronics companies. Katherine resides in Los Angeles. Nicholas J. Begakis was formerly an attorney at global law firm Paul Hastings and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Arbitration practice. Nick's practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, including consumer class actions, business torts, product liability defense, environmental litigation, real estate litigation, and white collar defense. His pro bono service earned him the ACLU of Southern California's Humanitarian Award in 2010. Nick was a member of the Paul Hastings team tasked with collecting the historic $2.8 billion judgment for New World TMT Limited secured by Paul Hastings in 2006. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Nick served as an extern to the Hon. Marvin Baxter of the California Supreme Court. He resides in Los Angeles. Adam M. Reich is an attorney at global law firm Paul Hastings. He represents clients in a variety of commercial and complex litigation and counseling matters, primarily relating to contracts. Additionally, he regularly litigates cases involving various tort claims brought under common law and pursuant to federal statutes. As a smaller percent-age of his practice, Adam counsels companies undertaking internal investigations, including those relating to anti-corruption and other regulatory enforcement, and he also advises on litigation risk involved in hospitality transactions. Adam has received recognition throughout his tenure in the law, including a "Legal Rebel" profile by the American Bar Association relating to his innovative use of traditional and social media to assist with advocacy on behalf of a woman incarcerated 29 years for a murder she did not commit. Adam is licensed to practice law in three jurisdictions, and he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.