Professor Linda Silberman

New York University

Linda Silberman is the Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University.  She is also the co-director of NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law.  She is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, a Member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law, and a Member of the Singapore Family Justice Courts International Advisory Council.  She also sits on both the Arbitration Committee and the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the City Bar of New York.  Professor Silberman holds an Honorary Professorship at Queen Mary University of London in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. She recently completed a stay as Scholar in Residence at the WilmerHale law firm in London.

Professor Silberman plays an important role at the American Law Institute (ALI), serving as an Adviser on three different projects: the Restatement Third of the US Law on International Commercial Arbitration, the Restatement Fourth of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, and the Restatement Third on Conflict of Laws. Previously, she was co-reporter for the ALI’s Project on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute.

Professor Silberman teaches and writes in the areas of Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Comparative Procedure, International Litigation, International Arbitration, and International Child Abduction. She often serves as a litigation and arbitration consultant and/or expert in these fields. She is the co-author of a leading Civil Procedure casebook, “Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice”, now in its 5th edition, and of a Comparative Procedure teaching book, “Civil Litigation in Comparative Context”, forthcoming in a 2nd edition. She has been invited to give the general course on Private International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2020.