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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Click here for The New List: Arbitrators of African Descent with a U.S. Nexus

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