March 22, 2022 | 12:00 PM EST

The Washington, DC Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is pleased to announce its inaugural event to commemorate the official “Re”-launch of the Chapter. All are welcome to this event to gather our existing Chapter members, “re”-introduce CIArb to the DC arbitration community, and attract new members, including law students.

Please contact Chapter Chairs, Chip Rosenberg or Susan Franck, with any questions.

Michael NolanKeynote Speaker: Michael Nolan

This event will feature Katherine Smith-Dedrick, the Chair of the North America Branch of CIArb, who will introduce CIArb and explain the ways in which CIArb can help develop a career as an arbitrator. Michael Nolan, a CIArb Fellow and member of our Chapter, will deliver a thought-provoking keynote address entitled “The U.S.’s Distinctive Competence-Competence Law: Implications for Treaty-Based Arbitrations.” The event will conclude with a networking session in break-out rooms. A little bit of everything!

Katherine Smith-Dedrick is the Chair of the North America Branch of CIArb. Katherine has significant arbitration experience both as a party representative and a neutral. Katherine is a commercial neutral with the American Arbitration Association, an arbitrator with FINRA, a Fellow, Board and Executive Committee Member of the Certified Institute of Arbitrators headquartered in London (international arbitration), and a neutral with the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

Michael Nolan is an independent arbitrator based in New York and Washington, DC. He is a CIArb Fellow and a member of the Washington, DC Chapter of CIArb NAB. He specializes in international disputes arising from commercial contracts, concession agreements and other government contracts, and investment protection treaties. Before becoming a full-time arbitrator and member of Arbitration Chambers, Mr. Nolan practiced with Milbank LLP, where he was a partner for nearly 25 years.

Washington College of LawThis program is free, but space is limited. To register, please go to:

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