3-Day Commercial Arbitration Training

July 20-22, 2020

Join us for this comprehensive interactive training on conducting commercial arbitrations – as arbitrators and as counsel — using contemporary Best Practices.

For new arbitrators and seasoned arbitrators interested in taking their skills to the next level – and for litigators interested in learning how best to represent clients in arbitrations to take advantage of the advocacy opportunities available in arbitration.

The training will be conducted by seasoned arbitrators, counsel, arbitration administrators, and academics, focusing on Best Practices, from the perspectives of arbitrators and counsel, for conducting commercial arbitrations in an economical, expeditious and fair manner, enabling parties to achieve the promise of commercial arbitration.

In addition to interactive sessions on managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the hearing and award, the program will include presentations on the law of arbitration, the ethical rules relating to service as an arbitrator, e-discovery, award writing, international arbitration, mental heuristics relevant to arbitral decision-making, and the development of an arbitration practice.

The training will be provided by commercial arbitrators Charles J. Moxley, Jr. and Edna Sussman and by arbitration counsel Lea Haber Kuck of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and will include presentations by Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association, and Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution.  See the list below of the faculty members who will be presenting on the key substantive areas for conducting effective arbitrations.

TOPICS AND SKILLS: 

  • Selecting Arbitrators
  • Conducting Conflicts Searches
  • Conducting the Preliminary Hearing
  • Conducting Hearings on Applications for Preliminary Injunctions and Other Interim Relief
  • Determining the appropriate scope of discovery, including documents, electronic documents and depositions
  • Determining the appropriate scope of motion practice
  • Setting deadlines for discovery and motion practice
  • Hearing discovery and substantive motions
  • Addressing motions to disqualify counsel
  • Special considerations for pro se parties
  • Determining what non-party subpoenas to sign
  • Running the hearing effectively
  • Determining what evidence to admit and exclude
  • Dealing with difficult arbitrators, counsel and parties
  • Issues as to the authority or not of arbitrators to award sanctions
  • Preparing awards, both standard and reasoned
  • Handling requests to submit additional evidence after the closing of the hearing
  • Deciding applications to amend awards
  • Arbitration ethics, diversity, and inclusion
  • Seeking vacatur of awards
  • Cyber security in arbitration

TESTIMONIALS FROM  PREVIOUS ATTENDEES:

“I have never been to a better training seminar in my 29 year career.”

“The level of information and energy was amazing. It covered the area from soup to nuts. The seminar should be used for prospective arbitrators by all of the various arbitration programs. The knowledge and willingness to answer questions by the speakers was awesome. Mr. Moxley’s guidance resulted in a tremendous sharing of expertise by extremely experienced and knowledgeable panelists. ”

“I would recommend this seminar to everyone. It is a must.”

“Great learning experience, superb presentations and excellent networking. This is one of the best three day CLE programs I have ever attended.”

“As an experienced CLE lecturer I can tell you that this arbitration training program was excellent.  First class all the way!”


PROGRAM DIRECTORS:

CHARLES J. MOXLEY, JR., ESQ.:  Mr. Moxley has presided over hundreds of arbitrations, including in the commercial, securities, insurance, employment, and international areas.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching arbitration and international law at the Fordham University School of Law and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of law.  A Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he is a member of arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), the U.S. Council of International Business (USCIB) for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Supreme Court, New York County (Commercial Division and Part 137). He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in ad hoc cases and is an IMI and CEDR Certified Mediator.  Mr. Moxley lectures and speaks frequently at academic and professional functions and has written extensively on Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations.

EDNA SUSSMAN, ESQ.:  Ms. Sussman is a full-time experienced arbitrator and mediator with experience with hundreds of disputes serving on leading ADR panels, including those administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), the U.S. Council of International Business (USCIB) for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, WIPO, the Swiss, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur  and Dubai Arbitration Centers, the Supreme Court, New York County (Commercial Division) and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in New York. The Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at the Fordham University School of law, Ms. Sussman serves on the boards of the AAA and the College of Commercial Arbitrators, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has published and lectured extensively on the arbitration and mediation process.  She was selected as “2012 New York City Mediation Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and is listed annually in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

LEA HABER KUCK, ESQ.:  Ms. Kuck is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and a member of its international litigation and arbitration group.  Ms. Kuck concentrates her practice on complex litigation and arbitrations involving a wide range of corporate, commercial and securities matters.   She regularly represents clients in disputes arising out of international business transactions and advises clients on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution, including forum selection, jurisdiction, service of process, extraterritorial discovery and enforcement of judgments.  Ms. Kuck has experience in all phases of litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, in federal and state courts in the United States as well as international arbitration conducted under UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR and other arbitration rules.  She frequently writes and lectures on topics of international litigation and arbitration.


For additional information please contact Catherine Carl at [email protected].

Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program.