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David Saltzman specializes in private and public international law litigation, arbitration, and negotiation, mainly at the federal district and appellate levels. He has assisted several foreign countries in successfully overcoming complex and politically sensitive legal and commercial challenges. He also handles matters involving civil liberties and the rights of individuals to freely speak and write about genuine historical and political controversies.
Saltzman’s experience includes matters involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Alien Tort Statute, and other federal immunity statutes, the First Amendment, joint ventures and long-term contractual relationships, real estate development and finance, and antitrust. He has handled high-profile cases in the federal courts of the District of Columbia, California, and Minnesota.
From 1991 to 1993, Saltzman was an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in New York. There, he worked on a wide variety of complex matters, ranging from occupational safety and health to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Saltzman received his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1991. Saltzman conducted his Bachelor’s studies at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., College of William & Mary, 1987
- Program, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France, 1986
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Friends of Turkey, Member of the Board
- Assembly of Turkish American Associations
- GC Global Learning, Member of the Board of Advisors
- “Ten Years of Litigation by Heirs of Ottoman Armenians for Unpaid Insurance Proceeds: An End in Sight,”Middle East Critique, Fall 2011.
- Speaker, “The Armenian Cause Today: Challenges for Reconciliation,” 34th Annual Turkish American Conference, organized by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, in Washington, DC, April 2014.
- Speaker, “European Court of Human Rights (EHCR) Judgment on Perinçek v. Switzerland and its Implications in North America,” Turkish-Canadian Youth in a Changing World, organized by Carleton University and The Council of Turkish Canadians in Ottawa, March 2014.
- Keynote Speaker, “US-Turkish Relations: Challenges and Opportunities,” Portrait of Turkey: US-Turkish Relations, organized by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY, October 17, 2012.
- Panel Speaker, “Forming a Non-Profit Organization,” at the 27th Annual ATAA Annual Turkish American Conference in Washington, DC, November 2006.
- Speaker, “Illicit trade of Turkish cultural property” organized by the Smithsonian National Institute in Washington, DC.
- French, Fluent
- Turkish, Conversational
- Hebrew, Conversational