Murphy & King, P.C. Shareholder Elected to the American Law Institute

October 22, 2018

Murphy & King, Professional Corporation announced today that Shareholder Theodore J. Folkman has been elected to the American Law Institute.

The American Law Institute ( is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.  The Institute is made up of judges, lawyers and law professors of the highest qualifications and drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.  The ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.  ALI announced its 31 newly elected Members in a press release dated October 18.

Ted Folkman concentrates his practice in complex business, commercial, and other civil cases, with a special focus on cross-border issues, international judicial assistance, and private international law.  He has argued cases at all levels of the Massachusetts courts and in US courts of appeals and appears in federal courts around the country, often in cases seeking evidence in aid of proceedings in foreign tribunals.  Ted is also a member of the national commercial and consumer panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and acts both as a neutral and as an advocate in domestic arbitrations.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on civil procedure and other topics and is the author of Letters Blogatory, a blog covering international judicial assistance and private international law, which the ABA has repeatedly honored as one of the top legal blogs since 2013.