Diego Zambrano's primary research and teaching interests lie in the areas of civil procedure, transnational litigation, and judicial federalism. His work generally explores the civil litigation landscape: the institutions, practices, and incentives that influence litigant choices and outcomes, including how parties in the legal system strategically shape and respond to procedural rules. Professor Zambrano also has an interest in legal developments related to Venezuela. During 2019-2020, he led an innovative Stanford Policy Lab on "Rebuilding the Venezuelan Judiciary" and served as an advisor to opposition political parties in the Venezuelan National Assembly.
To resolve the dictators’ asymmetry, Congress should adopt a Foreign Sovereign Anti-SLAPP statute and amend the FSIA. Courts should also interpret FSIA exceptions broadly, and reform the act of state doctrine and foreign official immunity.