Use and Limitations of Discovery in Arbitration – Lunch and Learn Session

Dec 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join the Boston Branch of the CIARb for their next Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at noon (EST) discussing the “Use and Limitations of Discovery in Arbitration”.  Led by an experienced panel of Jonathan Fitch, William Zucker and & Wendy Venoit, this Lunch and Learn will discuss current institutional rules and trends regarding the use of Discovery in Arbitration, discovery “best practices”, and how litigants and arbitrators view the use and limitations of discovery in arbitration.  This panel-led discussion will be followed by “break outs” of participants into smaller groups to discuss the pros and cons of using various discovery devices in arbitration, the arbitrator’s right to limit discovery, and how the litigants and arbitrators can guide and control discovery to maintain the goals of a just, speedy and efficient arbitration process.


Jonathan W. Fitch, Managing Partner, Fitch Law Partners LLP, Boston, MA

William A. Zucker, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP, Boston, MA

Wendy K. Venoit, Partner, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLP, Boston, MA

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The Arbitral Process From Start to Finish – Tips for a Successful Arbitration

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST

Please join the Young Members Group of the CIArb NAB for an informative round table discussion that will examine the arbitration process from start to finish—from the drafting of an arbitration clause to post-award relief. Panelists, including international arbitration practitioners, professors, and arbitrators, will share their insights on factors that users of arbitration and practitioners should take into account and consider in each phase of the arbitral process.

This program is organized by Soledad O’Donnell, CIArb NAB YMG Steering Committee Member, and M. Imad Khan, CIArb NAB YMG Chair. Sarah Reynolds, FCIArb, will moderate the panel discussion.

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This program is co-organized with Young ITA as part of its #YoungITATalks series,

Arbitrating with Non-Participating Respondents: Pitfalls and Best Practices (webinar)

Thursday, 5 November 2020 12:00 EDT

With the increasing likelihood that, due to the pandemic, arbitrators and claimants will encounter more cases with non-participating respondents, join us for an interactive roundtable discussion addressing practical issues and challenges for arbitrators and counsel arising out of these cases.

A panel of seasoned practitioners will both identify various thorny procedural and substantive issues presented by cases with non-participating respondents, and provide practical guidance for counsel and arbitrators when presenting or evaluating evidence, as well as measures that should be considered or taken to balance the due process rights of non-participating respondents with the need to move the arbitration forward and render an enforceable award.

This event is part of USCIB/ICC USA’s Sole Practitioner Group “Nuts & Bolts Arbitrator Series,” and supported by CIArbNY. It will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Speakers include:

  • Claudia Salomon, FCIArb (moderator), Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Juliet Blanch, Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, London and Hong Kong; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Lawrence S. Schaner, FCIArb, Arbitrator, Schaner Dispute Resolution LLC, Chicago
  • John M. Townsend, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington, DC
  • Melanie Van Leeuwen, Partner, Derains & Gharavi, Paris

Brief opening and closing remarks will be given by Marek Krasula (Regional Director for North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration), Peter Sherwin (Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP and Chair of USCIB/ICC USA’s Arbitration Committee), and Matthew Draper, FCIArb (Partner, Draper & Draper LLC and Chair of USCIB/ICC USA Arbitration Committee’s Sole Practitioner Subcommittee).

Please register for the webinar here. If you wish to submit questions in advance to the panelists, please submit them here.

The Tech ADR Summit Webinar Series

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North America Branch cordially invites you to:

—Part of CIArb NAB ADR Month of October—
Social Distance Accessible
From Seattle to Singapore

Click here for the series brochure or register here.