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“Choice-of-Law Clauses and the FAA: A Study of 5 States’ Approaches,” Mealey’s International Arbitration Report

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Elizabeth A. Edmondson and Associate Allison N. Douglis explain that federal courts have wrestled with what role state law should play when analyzing whether parties have chosen to abide by state rules of arbitration.  They highlight two court decisions that construed choice-of-law clauses in various ways and then describe how five states – New York, California, Texas, Illinois and Florida – interpret such clauses.