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Bruce R. Bryan

International Criminal Appeals

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WHEN THE LAWS OF COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL LAW COLLIDE

A foreign national prosecuted or sued in the United States often faces special concerns. Some may challenge whether he or she should receive the same protections under the United States Constitution and federal law while others say that international law or the laws of another country, if helpful, have no bearing. Similarly, a United States citizen prosecuted or sued in a foreign country or international tribunal may seek the protections of the United States Constitution or international law. Also, there are basic human rights that transcend the laws of all countries – rights belonging to all people regardless of nationality. In each instance, these people need an experienced appellate advocate who can make sense of the complex interplay of the laws of multiple jurisdictions and argue effectively the appeal, no matter how difficult the circumstance.

Attorney Bruce R. Bryan is experienced in international law

Over 20 years as an appellate attorney handling appeals in multiple jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of the United States, Attorney Bruce R. Bryan has been called upon to argue complex legal issues involving international law and the extraterritorial application of the United States Constitution and statutes. He is a
legal author and an
Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Cornell Law School, one of the nation’s leading legal institutions. Appellate Attorney Bryan represents United States citizens and foreign nationals on appeals in United States courts, international tribunals, and foreign courts. Among other things, he also represents clients on
federal appeals, including appeals to the
Supreme Court of the United States, and
appeals in all states, including
New York state criminal appeals and
New York state civil appeals.

United States appeals involving the application of international law

Attorney Bryan is experienced in handling appeals in United States courts that involve the application of international law. For example, he appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States in
United States v. Pasquantino, a case involving the application of the revenue rule under international law and its impact on the assertion of United States criminal jurisdiction abroad.

Native Americans involved in appeals in United States Courts

Attorney Bryan represents Native Americans on appeals in state and federal courts. For example, he has handled appeals from convictions in federal courts that have involved issues of international law and the assertion of United States criminal jurisdiction over Native American reservations. For example, he successfully overturned the federal conviction of a Native American accused of wire fraud and money laundering when operating a business on a reservation straddling the United States and Canadian border. He prevailed in arguing that there was insufficient evidence that the Native American had violated Canadian tax laws and therefore he had not schemed to defraud a foreign government of tax revenues.

Foreign nationals involved in appeals in United States Courts

Attorney Bryan has represented many non-United States citizens in appeals in the United States over the course of his 20 years of experience as an appellate attorney. More than two decades ago, he recognized the consequence of prosecutions in the United States of non-resident aliens accused of violating United States criminal laws while in foreign countries. He published
The Constitutional Rights of Non-Resident Aliens Prosecuted in the United States, a law review article cited by the National Law Journal as recommended reading.

United States citizens involved in appeals in foreign courts and international tribunals

Attorney Bryan’s broad knowledge of the law and years of appellate experience allows him to effectively represent United States citizens involved in appeals in foreign courts and international tribunals. He has the ability and experience to become familiar with the foreign law applicable to a case and work in conjunction with foreign counsel.

 

B. Bryan, "Defendant's Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York," (2005)


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

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Cornell Adjunct Professor of Law


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

As an adjunct faculty, Professor Bryan teaches "Advanced Persuasive Writing and Appellate Advocacy" to second and third year law students at Cornell Law School. Read More