The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice

The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice

Stuart Newberger

11.8.2018

Stuart Newberger

Stuart Newberger is a Washington-based senior partner with the international law firm Crowell & Morning. His practice centers on handling complex international disputes, with many involving the actions of governments. Newberger has over 30 years of trial experience in the United States and in international arbitration venues around the world including ICSID, PCA, ICC, ICDR, AAA, SCC, LCIA, and Austrian Federal Economic Centre, among others.

Newberger specializes in International Dispute Resolution practice. His practice area ranges from private commercial activities to public policy issues. In his practice, he has extensive contact with international organizations, such as the United Nations, executive and regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress.

Newberger is the author of The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice, a book on the investigation into the terrorist attack on UTA Flight 772 and the victim’s families long fight to obtain justice. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and has lectured on law, international affairs, and public policy issues at various universities.

He obtained his Bachelors from George Washington University and attended Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to entering private practice, Newberger served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene and as an Assistant United States Attorney.

In September 1989, a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents detonated aboard UTA Flight 772. 170 people were killed from the blast. The UTA Flight 772 terrorist attack never obtained the notoriety of the Lockerbie bombing that happened ten months earlier also carried out at the instruction of Libyan dictator, Muammer Qaddafi. UTA 772 became “the forgotten flight.”

Stuart Newberger represented the families of seven Americans killed in the UTA 772 attack. In The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice, Newberger tells the story of the forgotten flight for the first time. He pieces together the events that led up to the crime in excruciating detail and reveals how French investigators cracked the case. Newberger takes readers behind-the-scenes in diplomatic talks between the French and Libyan governments.  The Forgotten Flight is a real-life legal thriller that asks how we can hold sovereign nations accountable for their crimes.