Prof. S.I. Strong spoke recently at Stanford University Law School at a symposium relating to the long-running and highly publicized dispute involving Chevron, Ecuador and various Ecuadorian parties (the Lago Agrio plaintiffs) and arising out of the alleged pollution of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Prof. Strong compared the use of a particular discovery device, 28 U.S.C. s. 1782, in both international litigation and international arbitration, and considered whether the statute can and should be used in the latter scenario. Papers from the symposium, including an article by Prof. Strong on 28 U.S.C. s. 1782, will be published in the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation later this year.