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Arbitration And Mediation 2021: Best Practices Working Through And Beyond Covid

Arbitration And Mediation 2021: Best Practices Working Through And Beyond Covid


This all-day program, co-sponsored by NYSBA and Fordham Law School, will focus on the lessons we have learned in conducting efficient and effective arbitrations and mediations in the time of COVID – and how we can integrate those lessons into arbitration and mediation Best Practices going forward. The conference will include panels of representatives of leading ADR providers, corporate users, arbitrators and mediators, and also panels on ethics & diversity and on practice development.

CLE Program – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Reception – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Virtual Check-In

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School

Laura Kaster, Chair, Dispute Resolution Section

Jonathan Fellows, Chair, ComFed

Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Program Co-Chair

Jeffrey T. Zaino, Program Co-Chair


9:15-10:15 a.m.

The Perspective of Major Arbitration Providers as to Arbitration and Mediation Beyond COVID

Moderator:  Jeffrey T. Zaino, American Arbitration Association (AAA)

Panel Members

Marek Krasula, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, International Court of Arbitration®  

Mia Levi, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)

Chrystal Loyer – FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution

Michal Marra, American Arbitration Association (AAA); International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) 

Matthew York – JAMS


10:15-10:25 a.m.    Break 

10:25-11:25 a.m.    User and Perspectives: How Users View the Innovations Brought by COVID and Their Impact Going Forward

Moderator:  Noah Hanft, Acumen ADR LLC

Panel Members  

James Cowan, Associate General Counsel Global Litigation-Americas Shell Oil Company

David M. Goldman, Esq., General Counsel, GAMCO Investors, Inc.

James Masterson,  Senior Vice President and Head of Global Litigation, MasterCard 

Susan Stone, General Counsel, Marsh LLC, Marsh & McLennan Companies

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Perspectives of Arbitrators and Mediators –– Lessons Learned from COVID and Best Practices Going Forward

Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr., MoxleyADR LLC

Panel Members

Hon. Ariel Belen (Ret.), JAMS

William H. Crosby, Jr., Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Interpublic Group

Carol E. Heckman, Esq., Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Laura A. Kaster, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

12:30-1:15 p.m.    Lunch

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Keynote Address:  The Impact of Our COVID Experience on Best Practices in Arbitration and Mediation Going Forward

Speaker: Prof. John D. Feerick, Fordham Law School

1:45-2:15 p.m.     

Report on the Chief Judge’s Presumptive Mediation: What We Can Expect Going Forward

Moderator: Charles J. Moxley, Jr., MoxleyADR LLC


John S. Kiernan, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Chair, Chief Judge’s Advisory Committee on ADR in the New York Court System

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge, New York Court System

2:15-3:15 p.m. 

ADR Ethics and Inclusion in the Time of COVID and Beyond

Moderator:  Prof. Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Fordham Law School

Panel Members 

Theo Cheng, ADR Office of Theo Cheng

Benjamin Davis, Professor of Law, University of Toledo Law School

Ingeuneal Gray, Co-Chair, Diversity Committee of the American Arbitration Association

Deborah Masucci, Masucci Dispute Management and Resolution Services

David C. Singer, Singer ADR Neutral Services

3:15-4:00 p.m.

4:00-5:15 p.m.  

ADR Practice Development in the Time of COVID – Lessons Learned

Moderator: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Shampnoi Dispute Resolution & Management Services, Inc.

Panel Members

Doug Durant, JAMS

Mansi Karol, Esq., American Arbitration Association

Jisook Lee, Associate Director,  FINRA Dispute Resolution Services

Helena Tavares Erickson, Senior Vice President, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

5:15 p.m.

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Virtual Networking Reception

Start Date:
  • March 24, 2021
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 7:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.50
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KD11
Section Member Price: $150.00
NYSBA Member Price: $175.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $275.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Continuing Legal Education
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Corporate Counsel Section