Lee Crawford Boyd
Lee Crawford Boyd is a litigator and trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience handling complex litigation and arbitration and national and state class action suits, involving entertainment, international human rights and restitution cases. Lee has represented clients in a variety of different high-profile disputes, including in more than 30 jury trials and ranging from cases involving the restitution of cultural property from the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust and flight hijacking victims.
Lee is also a member of Victoria Associates, an elite international arbitration practice group made of international arbitration specialists from around the globe. This enhances her practice and she stands ready to serve clients with transnational disputes.
Prior to Pierce Bainbridge, Lee was a tenured faculty member at Pepperdine Law School where she taught international litigation and civil procedure. She also worked as a prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s office as well as at several other prominent law firms.
She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.
Class Action Litigation
International Human Rights
Media and Entertainment
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of Virginia
McKool Smith, P.C.
Professor of Law
Brown Hyatt Farber Shreck LLP
Schwarcz, Rimberg, Boyd & Rader LLP
Howarth & Smith
Loeb & Loeb LLP
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 1st, 9th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, District of Columbia
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member, Victoria Associates, International Disputes
New York State Bar Association, International Law Section
California State Bar Association, Litigation Section
International Law Association, American Branch (former Executive Board member), Human Rights Committee
California Lawyers Association, International Law Section
Board member, Transparency International Honduras Chapter, Association for a More Just Society
California International Arbitration Council (CIAC)
Institute for Transnational Arbitrators
Report From Jerusalem: The Continuing Struggle For Holocaust Justice, Co author. Warsaw Point, June 22, 2016
Unholy Profits: Holocaust Restitution and the Vatican Bank, Author, Chap. 12 in Holocaust Restitution; Perspectives on the Litigation and Its Legacy, (Eds. M. Bazyler, R. Alford 2006)
Universal Jurisdiction and Structural Reasonableness. Author, Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 40 (2004)
Collective Rights Adjudication in U.S. Courts: Enforcing Human Rights at the Corporate Level. Author, Brigham Young University Law School, Vol. No. 4 (1999)
The Inconvenience of Victims: Abolishing the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens in U.S. Human rights Litigation, Author. Virginia Journal of International Law Vol. 39 (1998)