Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell

A team of Proskauer attorneys, on behalf of 12 leading non-profit organizations specializing in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, drafted an amicus brief in support of a mother seeking to uphold a district court’s determination that her child would be subject to a grave risk of harm were he to be returned to his country of residence with his father.  The respondent and her minor child, K.D., fled French St. Martin to the United States to escape abuse at the hands of K.D.’s father.  In response to a petition filed under the Hague Convention by the child’s father, Judge Vincent L. Briccetti of the Southern District of New York determined that the minor child could not safely be returned to his home country with his father.  The father appealed to the Second Circuit.