Anti-Terrorism Act

We represent more than 2,000 Americans, including members of 497 Gold Star families, in terrorism matters under the Anti-Terrorism Act and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  While every case is unique, some of our current terrorism-related matters include:

Atchley et al. v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd. et al., No. 1:17-cv-02136 (D.D.C. 2017), an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit on behalf of more than 1,200 Americans who were severely injured, whose loved ones were killed or severely injured, by attacks committed by radical Shiite terrorists in Iraq.  The suit, filed against the parent companies and/or subsidiaries of AstraZeneca plc, General Electric Company, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., and Roche Holding AG, has been reported upon by the New York TimesUSA TodayFox NewsNBC NewsThe Washington Post and other outlets. In July 2018, the New York Times reported that the Department of Justice is now “investigating claims that drug companies funded terrorism in Iraq.” See the Complaint >>

Cabrera et al. v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., et al., No. 1:19-cv-03833 (D.D.C. 2019), an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit on behalf of 702 Americans who were severely injured, or whose loved ones were killed or severely injured, by attacks committed by al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The suit, filed against the parent companies and/or subsidiaries of Black & Veatch, DAI Global, Environmental Chemical Corporation, G4S, Janus Global Operations, Louis Berger Group, Chemonics International, Blumont (f/k/a International Relief & Development), and MTN Group, has been reported upon by the Wall Street JournalCNBCFox NewsCNN, the BBC, and other outlets. See the Complaint >>

Brown et al. v. National Bank of Pakistan, No. 1:19-cv-11876 (S.D.N.Y. 2019), an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit on behalf of 168 Americans who were injured, or whose loved ones were killed or seriously injured, in attacks committed in Afghanistan by al-Qaeda and its affiliates from 2009 through 2019. See the Complaint >>

King et al. v. Habib Bank Limited, No. 1:20-cv-04322 (S.D.N.Y. 2020), an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit on behalf of over 200 Americans whose family members were killed or seriously wounded in Afghanistan by al Qaeda and its affiliates from mid-2010 through early 2019. See the Complaint >>

Cabrera et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 1:19-cv-03835 (D.D.C. 2019), a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran under the terrorism provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  The case, brought on behalf of more than 700 Americans, alleges that Iran provided material support to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2006 through the present. See the Complaint >>

Schrier v. Qatar Islamic Bank, No. 0:20-cv-60075 (S.D. Fla. 2020), an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit brought against Qatar Islamic Bank on behalf of Matthew Schrier, an American journalist who was kidnapped by an al-Qaeda affiliate and held hostage for months before successfully escaping.  The case alleges that Qatar Islamic Bank substantially assisted the al-Qaeda-linked terrorists who held Mr. Schrier hostage by recklessly providing banking services to known fundraisers for the terrorists. See the Complaint >>

Neiberger v. Islamic Republic of Iran, No. 1:16-cv-02193 (D.D.C. 2016), a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran under the terrorism provision of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  The case, brought on behalf of dozens of Americans, alleges that Iran provided material support to radical Shiite terrorists in Iraq from 2005 through 2012.