April 22, 2021, Clean Energy and International Commercial Arbitration

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April 21, 2021, Best in Class: Marketing and Branding Techniques- Navigating our New Normal.

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Cost, Speed, Effectiveness, and Enforceability in Arbitration
Date: Mar 22, 2021 10:38 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Parties choose arbitration for a variety of reasons. Whether parties arbitrate for reasons of cost, privacy, speed, effectiveness, or arbitration’s potential to enable disputing Parties to salvage or preserve relationships, arbitration has one key advantage: the near global enforceability of arbitral awards.

The North American Branch (NAB) invites you to join us on 22 March 2021 at 11 am ET to learn about how Judge Shira Scheindlin, Ms. Blanca del Carmen Martinez Mendoza, and Ms. Deborah Hylton provide Parties the procedures they need to reach an enforceable award.

Judge Shira Scheindlin will address case management techniques to decrease cost and increase effectiveness of the arbitral process. Ms. Carmen Martinez Mendoza and Ms. Deborah Hylton will address elements of an effective expedited proceeding and the implicit tradeoffs involved in expedited proceedings.

Dr. Katherine Simpson is the moderator for this program.

Brief Panelist and Moderator bios are provided below; more extensive bios are available on the NAB website.

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, where she served for 22 years. Before taking her seat on the Southern District, Judge Scheindlin worked as a prosecutor, commercial lawyer, and judge. In the mid-70s Judge Scheindlin served as Chief Administrative United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She left to become the general counsel of the Department of Investigations of the City of New York. She then returned to the Eastern District as a Magistrate Judge for five years, followed by eight years in practice as a partner at two large New York City law firms, representing clients in both commercial litigation and products liability, in both state and federal court.

Ms. Blanca Martinez, ACIArb specializes in international arbitration, international trade law, public international law, as well as Mexican constitutional and administrative law. She is a lawyer at the National Agency for Safety, Energy and Environment. Her experience includes investment arbitrations representing Mexico as well as participating in the negotiation processes of international agreements as a former member of the Legal Counsel Office at the Ministry of Economy in Mexico. Her practice has also been focused on domestic administrative and constitutional proceedings and tax law. Blanca is also a lecturer at the National University of Mexico (UNAM).

Ms. Deborah Hylton, FCIArb is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and conflict engagement specialist with practical business experience, legal skills and financial acumen. She is also has served as transactional lawyer, CEO, board chair, board member, restructuring officer and corporate governance expert. She is a problem-solver by nature and practice. Her background offers a distinctive skill set in the traditional roles of arbitrator and mediator and in the growing field of dispute prevention and early conflict engagement.

MODERATOR :Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb is an international arbitrator based in the U.K. (33 Bedford Row Chambers) and the U.S. (Simpson Dispute Resolution). She is an educator who lectures frequently on topics related to international arbitration and advocacy, and her international efforts to increase diversity in international dispute resolution include “The New List: Arbitrators of African Descent with a U.S. Nexus” (with Nancy M. Thevenin) and “CETA – Where are the Women?”, which was shortlisted for GAR’s “Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge”-Award (2020).

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23 Feb 2021: Diversity , Equity and Inclusion in Alternative Dispute Resolution: From Contact to Contract

In this 75 -minute webinar panelists Ms. Rebekah Ratliff, Professor Homer La Rue and Dr. Katherine Simpson discuss initiatives to expand the number of and increase awareness of Black/African American Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioners and provide access.

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29 October: Webinar

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22 October: Webinar

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15 October: Webinar

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08 October: Webinar

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1 October: Webinar

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15 Sep 1pm ET/10am PT ““Schein”-ing a Light on Circuit Splits — Non-Signatories, Delegation, and the Coming Battle Over Arbitration Discovery Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782”

Circuit court splits have caught the Supreme Court’s attention over the past year, resulting in some stunning outcomes. Among the issues federal courts have addressed are compelling discovery in international arbitration, enforcing arbitration agreements against non-signatories, and re-interpreting the standard for delegation. The Supreme Court has already weighed in on non-signatories, has granted cert once again on delegation, and is anticipated to take up the issue of compelling discovery.

Brian Esler, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Seattle, WA
Mark Ritchie, FCIArb, Law Office of Mark Ritchie, P.C., Houston, TX
Elizabeth Sandza, FCIArb, Wilson Elser, Washington, D.C.

Joan Steams Johnsen, FCIArb, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL

*CLE credit pending in Florida, Washington, Oregon and Delaware

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15 July: Does Your Insurance Exclude Coverage for COVID-19 Losses?

In this 90-minute webinar two internationally renowned insurance lawyers will argue before a tribunal comprising three former State insurance commissioners. The webinar audience will vote to decide which side wins and a panel of experts will answer audience questions.

Presenters: Ted Nickel, Julie McPeak, Nick Gerhart, Peter Kochenburger, Adam Scales, Katherine Smith Dedrick, Peter Rosen.
Moderator: Jim Reiman

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9 July 2020 What Arbitrators Need to Know UCC “BATTLE OF THE FORMS” AND ARBITRABILITY

With the large number of force majeure notices companies have issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many disputes are arising over which party in the supply chain should bear losses. Do the parties have to arbitrate this conflict when one party’s standard form contains an arbitration clause, but the other party’s form does not? The webinar presenters will provide insights in this one-hour CLE program.

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Presenters: Charles E. Harris III, Ms. Sarah Reynolds, FCIArb. Both are partners in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice at Mayer Brown LLP

8 July 2020 Exercising Opportunities for Control in Arbitration

This webinar focuses on the concept of implementing “fair and practical” control of risk in international arbitration, from the parties’ efforts to minimize risk during initial deal negotiations, through party cooperation during the lifetime of the business relationship. Hosted by the Boston Chapter, in collaborartion with the Boston International Arbitration Council Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center

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Presenter: Professor Christopher Gibson Presenter, Moderator: Ms. Merriann Panarella, FCIArb