- This Chapter addresses that issue from the perspective of the U.S. courts. To give a flavor of the type of reasoning employed, we offer two specific examples of extraterritorial reach analysis: in the employment and labor law field; and with respect to U.S. securities laws.
Persons, ideas, and business deals may circulate freely around the world. Yet the international marketplace does not operate according to a uniform set of laws. As such, an important consideration for U.S. companies and citizens operating in the global market is whether conduct outside the U.S. may still be subject to U.S. law – i.e. whether the U.S. law in question has extraterritorial reach beyond U.S. borders.