About Me

Ted Folkman

I’m Ted Folkman. I am a lawyer at Murphy & King, a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve been practicing law here in Boston since 2001. I speak and write regularly on issues of US and transnational procedure. My  publications include:

  • Aaron Marr Page, et al., International Litigation, 52 ABA/SIL YIR 191 (2018)
  • Theodore J. Folkman, Service of Process, in International Aspects of U.S. Litigation (J. Berger ed. 2017)
  • Aaron Marr Page, et al., International Litigation, 51 ABA/SIL YIR 159 (2017)
  • Theodore J. Folkman, International Judicial Assistance (2d ed. 2016)
  • Theodore J. Folkman & David L. Evans, The US Judicial Assistance Statute: A Powerful Tool in International Arbitration? 69 Dispute Resol. J. 1 (2014).
  • Theodore J. Folkman, Two Modes of Comity, 34 U. Penn. J. Int’l L. 823 (2013).
  • Theodore J. Folkman & David Lee Evans, Choice of Law, in Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes (Juris Publishing 2012).
  • Theodore J. Folkman & Penny Gilbert, Using US Pretrial Discovery To Your Advantage, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Dec. 14, 2010.
  • Theodore J. Folkman, Choice of Forum When Seeking Prejudgment Injunctive Relief, Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Apr. 12, 2010.

I am a member of the American Law Institute. I’m also active in the Boston Bar Association, in particular as a member of the amicus committee, and I am a member of the American Arbitration Association’s national rosters of commercial and consumer arbitrators. In my spare time I am an amateur choral singer and I volunteer with the Parkway Minyan and at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please drop me a line!

About Letters Blogatory

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Letters Blogatory is, as far as I know, the first blog to treat international judicial assistance as a blog-worthy topic in its own right. What do I mean by international judicial assistance? Well, there is international law, and then there is private international law, and within private international law there are the areas of law that have to do with how you can go about getting judicial authorities in one state to take actions on your behalf in aid of a proceeding in another state. That’s what I mean by international judicial assistance. Letters Blogatory covers international judicial assistance in civil and commercial cases. In particular, we cover:

  • Service of process abroad, including service under the Hague Service Convention
  • Obtaining evidence abroad for use in the United States, including proceedings under the Hague Evidence Convention
  • Obtaining evidence in the United States for use abroad, including proceedings under the judicial assistance statute
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards, including awards under the New York Convention

Letters Blogatory was honored as one of the 100 best legal blogs by the ABA Journal in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

I hear from readers from time to time, so I have a sense of who you are: Letters Blogatory reaches practicing lawyers in the United States and abroad, in law firms big and small, in in-house legal departments, and in government agencies. It reaches academics, journalists, and fellow law bloggers. And it reaches law students from countries and legal traditions around the world.

I hope you find Letters Blogatory useful! If you have comments on the blog, suggestions for improvement, or would like to contribute as a guest writer, please let me know.

About Murphy & King

Murphy & King

I am a shareholder of Murphy & King, P.C., a firm of twenty-eight lawyers with offices in Boston and New York. Our practice areas include:

  • Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
  • Business litigation
  • Corporate and real estate transactions
  • White-collar criminal defense

We represent clients in disputes and transactions with transnational implications of the kind I write about on Letters Blogatory. If you would like to arrange a consultation with me or one of my colleagues, please contact the firm using our contact page.