Mark B. Feldman international law

Garvey Schubert Barer


Georgetown University Law Center (foreign relations law) 

Former Deputy and Acting Legal Adviser U.S. Department of State 


Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA)

Cultural Property Litigation and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976: American Bar Association Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. III, Issue No. 2, pp 9-13, summer 2011.

1988 Arbitration and Act of State Amendments to the Federal Arbitration Act and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Arbitration Law Strengthened by Congress, New York Law Journal, November 10, 1988.

Testimony on FSIA amendments, Senate Judiciary Comm., 100 Cong., 2d Sess., October 5, 1988.

Testimony on FSIA amendments, Subcomm. Admin. Law and Gov. Ops., House Judiciary Comm., 100 cong., 1st Sess., May 28, 1987.

Testimony on FSIA amendments, Subcomm. Admin. Law and Gov. Ops. House Judiciary Comm., 99 Cong., 2d Sess., May 21, 1986 includes lengthy memorandum for the record.

The United States Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 in Perspective: A Founder’s View, 35 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 302 (April 1986).

Amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: The ABA Position, 20 International Lawyer 1289 (1986)

Foreign Sovereign Immunity in the United States Courts 1976-1986, 19 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 19 (Winter 1986).

Waiver of Foreign Sovereign Immunity by Agreement to Arbitrate: Legislation Proposed by the American Bar Association, Arbitration Journal (March 1985).

Expropriation Law

State Responsibility for Regulatory Takings Under International Law: Recent NAFTA Arbitration Cases, Symposium - Emerging Law of Foreign Investment: Substantive Issues Arising Under NAFTA and Bilateral Investment Treaties, D.C. Bar International Law Section, January 2003.  

Book Review:  Westberg, International Transactions and Claims Involving Government Parties: Case law of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, 26 George Washington J Int’l Law 451 (1992)

Supreme Court Limits the Act of State Doctrine, Newsletter, Committee on Foreign Sovereign Immunity, ABA Section on International Law (Spring 1990).

Adjudication of Foreign Expropriations in U.S. Courts, 77 ASIL Proceedings 335, April 14, 1983 

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Testimony re 1988 amendments urging more business friendly language on agents fees. Informal Hearing chaired by Howard Berman, HFRC.  

Testimony on FCPA amendments, Subcomm. Int. Economic Policy and Trade (Bonkers presiding), House Foreign Affairs Comm., 98 Cong., 1st Sess., April 18 (etc), 1983. 

Testimony on FCPA amendments (S. 708), Joint Hearing, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Comm., 97 Cong., 1st Sess., May 21, 1981.

Letter to the New York Times, To Be Principled in a Cynical World, Within Limits, June 28, 1981 (re FCPA- title by Editors).

Statement for U.S. to UN ECOSOC Intergovernmental Working Group  on Corrupt Practices, November 15, 1976, DOS Bulletin, December 6, 1976 at 696.

Testimony on Illicit Payments,  Subcomm. Consumer Protection and Finance, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, 94 Cong., 2d Sess., September 21, 1976.

Testimony on Illicit Payments,  Activities of American  Multinational Corporations Abroad, Subcomm. Int. Economic Policy, House Int. Relations Comm., 94 Cong., 1st Sess., June 5, 1975, DOS Bulletin July 7, 1975 at 39.

Sensitive Payments Abroad: International and Domestic Aspects, 71 ASIL Proceedings 1, April 21, 1977.   

Developing and Enforcing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, 70 ASIL Proceedings 20, April 1976.

Cultural Property

The UNESCO Convention Regime, Symposium on Reform of Cultural Property Policy: Accountabilty, Transparency and Legal Certainty, Cardozo Law School, April 10, 2014.

Letter to New York Times, Nazi-looted Art, July 5, 2013.

The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Property: A Drafter’s Perspective: International Trade in Ancient Art and Archeological Objects, Art & Culture Heritage Law Committee Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue No. 1, Summer 2010.

Letter to New York Times, Museums and Antiquities, June 4, 2008.

Testimony on Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CCPIA), Subcomm. Int. Trade, Senate Finance Committee, 95 Cong., 2d, Sess., February 8, 1978. 

Testimony on CCPIA, Subcomm. Int. Trade, House Ways and Means Committee, 96 Cong., 1st Sess., September 27, 1979.

International Protection of Cultural Property, 71 ASIL Proceedings 202, April 21, 1977.

Symposium, Legal Aspects of the International Traffic in Stolen Art, Washington D.C., December 28, 1975, 4 SJIL 111 (1976)

Testimony on Treaty with Mexico, Hearing, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 8, 1971.

International Arbitration

Stronger Arbitration Law Will Promote World Trade, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 22, 1988.

The Annulment Proceedings and the Finality of ICSID Arbitral Awards, 2 ICSID Review:  Foreign Investment Law Journal 85 (Spring 1987).

An Award Made in New York Can Be a Foreign Arbitral Award, Arbitration Journal (March 1984).

Maritime Boundaries

The Tunisia-Libya Continental Shelf Case:  Geographic Justice or Judicial Compromise?  77 American Journal of International Law 219 (April 1983).

The Maritime Boundaries of the United States, 74 American Journal of International Law 729 (October 1981) with David Colson.

Testimony on Maritime Boundary Settlement Treaty with Canada, Hearing, Senate Foreign Relations Comm., 97 Cong., 1st Sess., March 18, 1981, DOS Bulletin, May 1981 at 22.

Testimony on Maritime Boundary Treaties with Mexico, Cuba and Venezuela,  Hearing, Senate Foreign Relations Comm., __Cong., __Sess.,  June 30,1980, DOS Bulletin, September 1980 at 71; 1980 Digest U.S. Practice Int. Law 587-599, 412-415.                                          

Letter to New York Times, A Treaty With Mexico That Is Good for the U.S, September 16, 1980 (re Mexican Maritime Boundary Treaty).

Iran Hostage Accords – Iran Claims Tribunal

Drafting the Claims Settlement Agreement, Revolutionary Days: The Iran Hostage Crisis and the Hague Claims Tribunal (Juris 1996) at p. 91.

Ted L. Stein on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal – Scholarship par Excellence, 61 Washington Law Review 997 (1986).

Dames & Moore Is Small Comfort for Iran Claimants, Legal Times of Washington, July 13, 1981.

Implementation of the Iranian Claims Settlement Agreement, 1981 Proceedings Southwestern Legal Foundation 75.

Symposium on the Settlement with Iran, University Miami Law School, March 6-7, 1981, published in Lawyer of the Americas, U Miami J. Int’l Law (Special Issue, Spring 1981)  

Testimony on Algiers Accords (Iran Claims Tribunal), Hearing, Senate Foreign Relations Comm., 97 Cong., 1s Sess., February 17, 1981 pp. 185-191.

Export Controls

The Restructuring of National Security Controls under the 1985 Amendments to the Export Administration Act: Multilateral Diplomacy and the Extraterritorial Application of United States Law, 21 Stanford Journal of International Law 235 (Fall 1985).

U.S. attempts to restrict trade in high-tech goods, Financial Times (London), July 17, 1985.

Commercial Speech  

Commercial Speech, TDF and the Right to Communicate under International Law, 17 International Lawyer 87 (Winter 1983); Transnational Data Report Vol. VI No. 1 p.51 (January-February 1983).

National Regulation of  Transborder  Data Flows, 7 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulations 1 (winter 1982) with David Garcia.


NEPA: Circuit Rules for NRC in Environmental Impact Case, Legal Times of Washington, September 7, 1981 (with Ronald J. Bettauer).

China: Mark B. Feldman, Robert Dole & John Glenn, Legal Aspects of the Normalization Process, 5 Md. J. Int’l L. 55 (1979)

Emergencies: Testimony on National Emergencies Act, Subcomm. Gov. Ops. and Admin. Law, House Judiciary Comm., 94 Cong., 1st Sess., April 9, 1975, DOS Bulletin, May 19, 1975 at 651.

Food Security: International Law and the Food Crisis, 69 ASIL Proceedings 40, April 24, 1975.

Environment: Rehabilitating Our Continental Neighborhood: Rivers, Lakes, Fisheries and Pollution Zones, 68 ASIL Proceedings 138, April 26, 1974.

FOIA: Testimony on Security Classification Reform, Hearings re H.R. 12004, House Comm. Government Operations, July 1 (etc), 1974 at 325-26, 330, 337, 347-49.


Presidential Power in Combating Terrorism, Johns Hopkins SAIS forum, November 7, 2006, C-Span Video Library.

Testimony on Anti-Hijacking Act, Subcomm. Transportation and Aeronautics, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Comm., 93 Cong., 1st Sess., February 27 (etc), 1973 at 406.

Testimony on Cuba (with Meyer, Hurwitch and Funseth), Hearing, Hague Convention on Aircraft Hijacking,  Senate Foreign Relations Comm., July 20, 1971 at 58-63

Panama Canal Treaty Negotiations: Testimony, House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, 92 Cong., November 30, 1971. Serial 92-30 (1972) at 39-45, 80-83.

Harv.L. Rev.

The Urban County: A Study of New Approaches to Local Government in Metropolitan Areas, 73 H. L. Rev. 526 (1960) (with Everett L. Jassy).

Book Note, Stone, Aggression and World Order; Bowett, Self-Defense in International Law, 72 H. L. Rev. 1403 (1959).