Jamie Boyer and Liz Kramer Co-author Article in Magazine


Stinson Leonard Street Partners Jamie Boyer and Liz Kramer co-authored the article "Courts Hold State Anti-Arbitration Decisions are Preempted" in the May issue of For The Defense.

This insightful article reviews the ripple effect of AT&T Mobility LLC v Concepcion, 131 S Ct. 1740 (2011). In the past year, the application of Concepcion has expanded outside of class action suits. Defense counsel of state court anti-arbitration cases were using Concepcion to attack state court decisions. The decision written by Justice Scalia has become a decision that all defense counsel seeking to enforce arbitration clauses should be familiar.

Boyer and Kramer review the original case for readers, the subsequent attempts by federal courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court–to issue rulings clarifying and expanding the scope of Concepcion, and how states are trying to limit the use of this decision.

Boyer, an attorney in the firm's St. Louis office, focuses her practice on complex commercial and product liability litigation. She also is a member of the firm's education litigation group, specializing in school funding litigation across the U.S.

Kramer, an attorney in the firm's Minneapolis office, specializes in arbitration law and appeals. She blogs weekly about developments in arbitration law at

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