Recent Developments

November 21, 2016

NPLLP partner John Peterson recently wrote for the Datamyne Blog regarding the Enforce and Protect Act's Unfair Trade Remedy.  Click here to read the article.


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Ralph C. Coti


Ralph Coti, who served as counsel to Neville Peterson LLP from 2000 through 2012, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A graduate of Columbia University and Columbia University’s School of Law, Ralph was a dedicated, meticulous and creative attorney who represented hundreds of clients in a broad array of commercial and international transactions spanning a brilliant 4-decade career. He viewed his clients as his partners in legal endeavors, and worked tirelessly to help them achieve their goals. As counsel to Neville Peterson LLP, he helped the firm’s attorneys master the relationships between international trade and commercial law. 

In addition to his legal work, Ralph devoted time to a number of civic and charitable organizations. He was a Director and Secretary of the Clover Foundation in New York, and served as President of the Managing Council for the Premio Esteban Campodonico, a distinguished prize issued annually by the Universidad de Piura in Lima, Peru, honoring outstanding service to Peruvian society.

Ralph is survived by his wife and son, and by colleagues at Neville Peterson LLP who will remember him fondly and miss him.


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Neville Peterson LLP attorney Russell A. Semmel's article, No Reservations: A Proposal to Streamline Calendar Practice in the United States Court of International Trade, was published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. You can read the article here

The paper accompanied Russ' presentation at  the 2014 Court of International Trade Judicial Conference, where it was a topic of considerable discussion and lively debate. 

The article continues Neville Peterson LLP's tradition of contributing to scholarship in the area of international trade and Customs law.