Webcast: Nationwide Injunctions and the Practice of Forum Shopping

November 15, 2022

This course covers the rise of nationwide injunctions and their effect on public perception of the judicial system. We discuss the differentiation between nationwide injunctions in private law cases and public law cases, and take a deeper look into the arguments both for and against nationwide injunctions. Finally, we address the increase in appellate skepticism and proposals for reform.

Topics discussed:

  • The rise of nationwide injunctions
  • Nationwide injunctions in private law cases
  • Nationwide injunctions in public law cases
  • Arguments for and against nationwide injunctions
  • Increased appellate skepticism and proposals for reform

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Gregg Costa is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-chair of the firm’s Global Trial Practice Group. Mr. Costa previously served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2014 to 2022, following his nomination by President Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 97-0. His broad experience – having handled complex civil and criminal matters, at trial and on appeal, as advocate and judge – allows him to offer invaluable skills and strategic insights.

Collin Cox is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes commercial cases. He has been a lead trial lawyer in computer software trade secrets cases, several actions related to the Bernard L. Madoff fraud, royalty disputes, patent litigation, and other business crisis situations. He continues to be one of the youngest trial lawyers in Texas to receive band ranking recognition in commercial litigation from Chambers USA.

Miguel A. Estrada is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he represents clients before federal and state courts on a broad range of matters and has also argued 24 cases before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Estrada is the lead appellate counsel in two securities-fraud appeals from jury verdicts that are currently pending in the Second Circuit. From 2014-2022, Chambers & Partners has named him as one of a handful of attorneys that it ranked in the top tier among the nation’s leading appellate lawyers.


This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour, of which 1 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement. This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

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California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast. No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.